Jane Allin is our genius level resident expert on anything chemical. Alas, she is busy elsewhere so we will have to make do with mere mortals. Actually, all we are going to do — because it is all we can do — is borrow from others who have explained it elsewhere. This drug is in… Continue reading What to know about Betamethasone
Tag: thoroughbred racehorses
Racehorse Jabber Now dies after suffering an injury at Los Alamitos
PATCH.COM, Ashley Ludwig reporting, May 27, 2020, reports: LOS ALAMITOS, CA —Another racehorse died after suffering an injury at the Los Alamitos Race Course, state regulators said Wednesday. Veterinarians humanely euthanized Jabber Now, a 6-year-old thoroughbred, Tuesday, according to the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB). The horse finished last in the third race at Los… Continue reading Racehorse Jabber Now dies after suffering an injury at Los Alamitos
Racing databases, high risk horse alerts and phasing out Lasix in Kentucky
High Risk Entry Alert At last, a potentially good use for one of the US horse racing industry's databases. Unfortunately the data they collect is given out on a voluntary not mandatory basis. Oh, well. Like everything else it seems, it is a start. And any tool that will spare some of these Thoroughbred racehorses… Continue reading Racing databases, high risk horse alerts and phasing out Lasix in Kentucky
Kentucky Derby: Racing with 22,000 pounds of trouble
"The 20-horse Derby field lets in owners who should be eating hot dogs at Beulah Park in Ohio. Few of the half-dozen or more undeserving horses racing in the Derby are ever heard from again. You say you had a horse in the Derby? So did around 200 others last decade. So writes Jay Cronley… Continue reading Kentucky Derby: Racing with 22,000 pounds of trouble
‘Luck’ bad for horses as two die in making of HBO series
The HBO television series "Luck", which focuses on gambling and other goings on in and around American horse racing, does not shy away from the breakdown and deaths of racehorses that in real life occurs all too often. However, in the making of this series, fact and fiction have become tragically mixed. Due to lack… Continue reading ‘Luck’ bad for horses as two die in making of HBO series
Racing Babies: Are Two Year Olds Too Young?
By JANE ALLIN Globally, the sport of horse racing is a multi-billion dollar industry where both fortunes are made and fortunes are woefully lost. More than $100 million worth of bets are placed each year on the Kentucky Derby alone.  What once existed as a revered pastime is now a powerful commercial empire replete… Continue reading Racing Babies: Are Two Year Olds Too Young?