Keenland and Fasig-Tipton change medication policies for horse sales

Sales ring. Keeneland. Lexington, Kentucky. Image: 2012 ©Wendy Wooley.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — Officials from Keeneland Association and Fasig-Tipton Company Inc. Thursday announced restrictions on the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids and bronchodilators, including Clenbuterol, for all horses sold at sales conducted by these two major Thoroughbred auction houses effective immediately. These latest reforms are in addition to restrictions put in place… Continue reading Keenland and Fasig-Tipton change medication policies for horse sales

Back in Dixie killed at Keeneland — “The bone had separated . . .”

Cross-posted from Horse Racing Wrongs by PATRICK BATTUELLO Friday’s 9th race at Keeneland was a $100,000 Grade 3. In other words, the kind of race that typically garners press coverage. Owing to such coverage, we now know that one of those under the whip that evening, a 4-year-old filly named Back in Dixie, broke [down]… Continue reading Back in Dixie killed at Keeneland — “The bone had separated . . .”

The Breeders’ Cup: From the track at Keeneland to a committee in Kentucky on the use of Lasix

TRACK, DRUGS AND THE BREEDERS' CUP Use of Lasix Kentucky committee consider rules allowing Lasix free races Cross-posted from the Daily Racing Form By MATT HEGARTY LEXINGTON, Ky. – A committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is scheduled to consider a rule next week that would allow tracks to write races that prohibit the… Continue reading The Breeders’ Cup: From the track at Keeneland to a committee in Kentucky on the use of Lasix

Racing executives remain complacent and clueless while horses suffer and die

Written by VIVIAN GRANT After meeting for two days in Lexington to discuss horse safety and welfare, racing executives remain complacent and clueless while horses suffer and die. The third Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit ended June 29 in Lexington with a commitment to create a national rider injury database, something that Keeneland… Continue reading Racing executives remain complacent and clueless while horses suffer and die

Adopting no sale Thoroughbreds (US)

By VIVIAN GRANT Wow, at long last horse breeders and traders with their thinking caps on. And not solely about themselves, but about the future of the horses they bring into the world. This is such a step forward that it is difficult for us to think of anything sarcastic to say, and as our… Continue reading Adopting no sale Thoroughbreds (US)