A solution to U.S. racehorse doping: On-track pharmacies?

by SID GUSTAFSON Cross-posted from The Rail — The New York Times On-track pharmacies have the potential to restore racing integrity in America. The on-track pharmacy would be the only place drugs are allowed on the racetrack. The attending veterinarian examines a horse and prescribes a treatment. If medication is determined to be part of… Continue reading A solution to U.S. racehorse doping: On-track pharmacies?

Ireland partners with China to develop Thoroughbred horse racing

Irish Thoroughbred Mare and Foal. Image by Alicia Frese (c) Flint Gallery.

The new rich of China like horses and are very enthusiastic about developing Thoroughbred horse racing in their country. While some have spent millions acquiring high class Thoroughbreds from Japan, a recent deal was struck between China and Ireland to establish a 2 billion dollar national equine center in Tianjin, China's fourth largest city. The… Continue reading Ireland partners with China to develop Thoroughbred horse racing