Officials also said they’d completed their investigation into horse mistreatment allegations surrounding Steve Asmussen.
Owners heard lectures on topics such as the musculoskeletal system, nutrition, and second careers.
Bal A Bali is being treated by Weston Davis, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, of Palm Beach Equine, in Wellington, Florida, and Vernon Dryden, DVM, CJF, APF, of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, in Lexington, Kentucky.
Dance With Fate was euthanized after sustaining a serious injury July 24 when he bolted and crashed into a fence while on the track at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, in California.
Panelists discussed scenarios, ranging from whether the 21st century horse is too fragile, the possible effects of medications on whether horses start less now, and even possible economic decisions that have resulted in horses racing less.
A New York Racing Association official said no rules were apparently broken June 7 when General a Rod was a late arrival to the pre-race testing barn for the Belmont Stakes.
Eight Thoroughbreds died in an early morning fire in a barn located across from the rear entrance to the Keeneland stable area.
The CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency says there are parallels between issues facing the U.S. horse industry and the Olympics when it comes to ensuring the integrity of those sports, specifically with regard to oversight on medications.
Trainer Doug O’Neill said the connections of the colt, who had been on the Kentucky Derby trail, are “guardedly optimistic.”
The court declined to review a ruling overturning a suspension imposed on equine vet Rodney Stewart, DVM.
A regulator says Monzante’s trainer and a private veterinarian apparently made the decision to euthanize him.
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