New York horsemen present Medication Reform Policy

Thoroughbred Horse

Cross-posted from the Blood-Horse WRITTEN BY BLOOD-HORSE STAFF The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association April 13 announced a plan to reform medication policies in Thoroughbred racing. The five-point proposal, first presented last year, is designed to address many of the issues that have recently brought criticism to the sport. "While we are hoping for industry-wide… Continue reading New York horsemen present Medication Reform Policy

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo makes inquiry into racehorse deaths at Aqueduct

Caleb's Posse winning at Aqueduct.

In a letter to the New York Racing Association, New York governor Andrew Cuomo calls for the organization to hire an independent investigator to look into the deaths of 16 horses [UPDATE: The number has risen to 20] since racing began on the inner-dirt track November 30th of last year. The number includes a horse… Continue reading NY Governor Andrew Cuomo makes inquiry into racehorse deaths at Aqueduct

NYRA to administer Lasix to horses on race day

I am not sure what to make of this. Perhaps you can enlighten me. The Associated Press reports: NEW YORK — New York Racing Association veterinarians will begin administering Lasix to horses on race day starting Jan. 26. Lasix is a diuretic used to treat pulmonary hemorrhaging in racehorses. NYRA President Charles Hayward says Thursday… Continue reading NYRA to administer Lasix to horses on race day

Horse Retirement Awareness Day at Saratoga August 18th

Hooray for Saratoga and the NYRA! Read on. Cross-posted from Saratoga.com Written by MARION ALTIERI Saratoga is indeed the place rich in tradition, but of course, new traditions are created every now and then when events and people recognize that it's time to create a new paradigm. NYRA introduces a new Saratoga tradition beginning this… Continue reading Horse Retirement Awareness Day at Saratoga August 18th

New York Will Conduct Out-of-Competition Drug Tests in Horse Racing

Cross-posted from the New York Times Written by JOE DRAPE NEW YORK -- (Dec. 30, 2009) The New York State Racing and Wagering Board will conduct unannounced drug testing of horses competing in the state even when they are stabled away from its racetracks. The board chairman, John D. Sabini, said the new out-of-competition rules… Continue reading New York Will Conduct Out-of-Competition Drug Tests in Horse Racing

New York Racing Association Adopts Anti-Slaughter Policy (US)

Cross-posted from The New York Times By JOE DRAPE Mr Drape opens with: The New York Racing Association said it would bar any owner or trainer from competing at its racetracks if any of their horses were sold for slaughter. It also urged horsemen who are part of what is widely considered the premier racing… Continue reading New York Racing Association Adopts Anti-Slaughter Policy (US)

Effort to Disclose Horses’ Medical Records Is Criticized

Cross-posted from the New York Times Written by JOE DRAPE NEW YORK -- (Oct. 8, 2009) A rule proposed by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board to make owners, trainers and veterinarians more accountable for their horses’ medical treatment and health has been opposed by nearly every constituency in horse racing. The rule,… Continue reading Effort to Disclose Horses’ Medical Records Is Criticized