The genetic integrity of North American-bred horses doesn’t seem to have been affected by race-day medication.
California racing saw a sharp increase last year in the number of fatalities due to cardiac failures.
Eric Mitchell shares his thoughts on the recently completed Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit.
Trainers managing Salix-free horses noted that none of them have shown signs of bleeding after races so far.
The book covers the twisting morass of equine regulatory law and tells a history of Thoroughbred racing.
Race-day Salix will not be allowed in listed stakes races for 2-year-old Thoroughbreds.
I’ll Have Another was retired from racing June 8, the day before he had a shot at the Triple Crown t
Salix is a medication used to prevent exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhaging, also known as bleeding.
Efforts to eliminate race-day medication and a federal bill that aims to create a national standard for medication use in Thoroughbred racehorses were the key topics discussed at a recent Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association board meeting.
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