Former jockey Stevens takes zero-tolerance stand on raceday medication

Former Thoroughbred jockey Gary Stevens

“I did whatever I had to do to show up, whether is was injections in my knees or whatever,” Stevens said. “My career ended much earlier than it should have had I given myself the proper amount of time to heal up every time I was hurt. I didn’t know how bad I was hurting… Continue reading Former jockey Stevens takes zero-tolerance stand on raceday medication

Congress sets Hearing on horse racing health and safety

Horse on the Hill. Vivian Grant Farrell.

Written by TOM LeMARRA for The Blood-Horse A subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce will conduct a hearing on health and safety issues in horse racing April 30 in Pennsylvania, according to an April 23 notice. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. EDT, six days before the Kentucky Derby… Continue reading Congress sets Hearing on horse racing health and safety