Why people are paying €100,000 to breed digital horses online

Bonus — No animals harmed By Shannon McDonagh | EuroNews, Living Section McDonagh writes: NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) have existed for over half a decade but have found their place in tech since the beginning of this year, having permeated art, music, and most recently, sport. The latest chapter of the crypto-boom is leading to thousands… Continue reading Why people are paying €100,000 to breed digital horses online

California Horse Racing Board amends claiming rule

PRESS RELEASE ARCADIA, Calif. -- The California Horse Racing Board amended a rule pertaining to claimed horses on Thursday. Under the rule, a claim is void if a horse is placed on the veterinarian’s list by the racing vet or state vet after being found to be lame or unsound after the race or in… Continue reading California Horse Racing Board amends claiming rule

Forgotten Side of the Salix Debate: The Calcium Connection cont’d

WRITTEN BY JANE ALLIN Drug Interactions Anyone? This takes us to an even more insidious topic; the subject of drug interactions. As we are all aware there are always precautions associated with any medications, whether that be the so-called innocuous over-the-counter variety or more potent prescription medications. How two or more drugs interact, regardless of… Continue reading Forgotten Side of the Salix Debate: The Calcium Connection cont’d

Forgotten Side of the Salix Debate: The Calcium Connection

WRITTEN BY JANE ALLIN It seems a day does not go by without some reference to drugs and breakdowns in the world of horse racing here in North America. While it is unambiguous that a drug culture permeates America’s racetracks where horses are over-medicated with the misaligned intent of keeping them on the track without… Continue reading Forgotten Side of the Salix Debate: The Calcium Connection

Dullahan may be racing I’ll Have Another for HOY award

I really like Dullahan, and am so happy for his recent victory and third Grade I win this season. The colt now has automatic entry into the Breeders' Cup Classic. I can't remember where (probably on Twitter) but someone said that this puts Dullahan in a position to challenge Kentucky Derby (where Dullahan finished 3rd)… Continue reading Dullahan may be racing I’ll Have Another for HOY award

Giant Ryan surgery for injury sustained on Belmont day on hold due to blood clots

Jockey attempts to hold up Giant Ryan when he breaks his ankle.

With all the hoopla surrounding the scratch of I'll Have Another in the Belmont Stakes ending his highly anticipated attempt at the Triple Crown, coupled with the exciting rail-skimming victory of Union Rags in that very race, the life-threatening injury sustained by Giant Ryan became somewhat of a footnote to the day. Still, race fans… Continue reading Giant Ryan surgery for injury sustained on Belmont day on hold due to blood clots

Kentucky Derby contender Take Charge Indy injured; undergoes surgery

Calvin Borel works Kentucky Derby contender Take Charge Indy at Churchill Downs. Rob Carr / Getty Images.

The Horse reports: Chuck and Maribeth Sandford's Take Charge Indy will undergo surgery this week to remove a bone chip from his left front pastern, an injury he sustained during the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Trainer Pat Byrne said the injury is not career threatening and the colt could… Continue reading Kentucky Derby contender Take Charge Indy injured; undergoes surgery

Kentucky Demolition Derby; horses injured and off the trail

Algorithms beats Hansen to win the Holy Bull Stakes(G3) at Gulfstream Park

It has been so long since any of the horses aimed at the Kentucky Derby have been reported injured and out of the Run for the Roses -- thankfully -- we thought the trend had run its course (pardon a very tired pun). Sadly, that is not the case. Here is what the Kentucky Derby… Continue reading Kentucky Demolition Derby; horses injured and off the trail

Kentucky Derby domino effect again in play as one by one the horses fall

Garrett Gomez rides Out of Bounds to victory in the Sham Stakes. FoxSports Image.

Last year we saw what we thought was an unseasonably high number of injuries and setbacks to horses on the dream trail to the Kentucky Derby. But that dream quickly turned into a nightmare for many of the horses, trainers, owners and their fans. The Kentucky Derby domino effect is again in play this year… Continue reading Kentucky Derby domino effect again in play as one by one the horses fall

HBO suspends filming with horses for its series “Luck” after third death

Horses racing at Santa Anita during filming of HBO's series Luck. HBO image.

UPDATE: HBO Cancels "Luck". The Blood-Horse reports that HBO have now cancelled the series "Luck" due to racehorse deaths while filming. We understand that the AHA, there to monitor the handling of the horses, were at the mercy of the veterinarians hired to ensure the horses' safety. From what we make of it, these were… Continue reading HBO suspends filming with horses for its series “Luck” after third death