Horse Racing 2019 Year in Review

Mongolian Groom. Sports Illustrated image.

JANUARY With 10 horses suffering catastrophic injuries in January 2019 at celebrated Santa Anita Park in California, horse racing got off to an unusually bad start. Over the course of the year, horse deaths became the prevailing national horse racing story, culminating with the death of Mongolian Groom in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on November… Continue reading Horse Racing 2019 Year in Review

Blood Money: Salix and Beyond – Part 2, the Money

Blood and Money by Jane Allin Part 2 Money

by JANE ALLIN Int'l Fund for Horses Special Report PART 2, THE MONEY THE primary intent of this article was not to expound on the pros and cons of Salix but rather to focus on the aspect of greed and money that is synonymous with the North American racing industry. A South African project undertaken… Continue reading Blood Money: Salix and Beyond – Part 2, the Money

American Graded Stakes Cmte restates desire to phase out Salix

Salix. Photo: Anne M Eberhardt

TOM LaMARRA writing for The Horse reports: In advance of an expected vote by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) June 13, the American Graded Stakes Committee (AGSC) reaffirmed its desire to ban all race-day medication in graded stakes for 2-year-olds. The KHRC already has prepared a draft regulation that will be discussed and most… Continue reading American Graded Stakes Cmte restates desire to phase out Salix

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission poised to phase out Lasix in Stakes races

A racehorse steps onto the track during training. Image by Clarence Alford.

MATT HEGARTY writing for the Daily Racing Form reports: The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Wednesday is expected to approve a regulation that would phase out the raceday use of the anti-bleeding medication furosemide before stakes races beginning in 2013. If approved, horses in the 2014 Kentucky Derby would be prohibited from receiving an injection… Continue reading Kentucky Horse Racing Commission poised to phase out Lasix in Stakes races