Britain unveils program to track retired racehorses

Camelot (right), ridden by Joseph O'Brien, after beating French Fifteenth to win the Two Thousand Guineas, Newmarket, Suffolk, England, 2012. Press Association/AP

By JAMES BURN | RACING POST Keeping track of retired racehorses will become much easier, according to the British Horseracing Authority, with British racing's governing body revealing plans to simplify and modernize the process Feb. 6. The system, which is integrated into the industry's existing administrative site, will require and record details of a retired horse's new… Continue reading Britain unveils program to track retired racehorses

WV Racing Commission rules allow action in horse slaughter cases

West Virginia Horse Racing. Google Image.

Hooray, some good news regarding horse racing and horse slaughter from West Virginia. Cross-posted from the Blood-Horse TOM LaMARRA reports: Revised regulations adopted by the West Virginia Racing Commission allow the agency to take action against permit-holders found to have knowingly sold a horse for slaughter. It is believed to be a first in the… Continue reading WV Racing Commission rules allow action in horse slaughter cases

ReRun Brands Their Horses

ReRun is serious about protecting their horses even after the Thoroughbreds have left their rehabilitation, retraining and adoption program. That is why they all get freeze-branded with ReRun’s unique and distinctive design (see image above). It is half of a heart with the letters "R R." If you ever come across a horse with the… Continue reading ReRun Brands Their Horses