Ryan Conley

Ryan Conley writes for the Star-Banner in Ocala, Fla. He is a past correspondent for The Blood-Horse

Articles by: Ryan Conley

Florida Sets Limit on Horse Auction Rules

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services claims it doesn’t have the power to regulate certain aspects of horse sales in the state, but is prepared to publish proposed rules it says are intended to prevent unfair or deceptive

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Public Forum Set for New Florida Horse-Sale Law

A public forum to discuss a new state law concerning the sale of horses in Florida will be held Oct. 29 in Tallahassee.

The forum, which will be held at 2 p.m. at the Eyster Auditorium of the Connor Building, 3125

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Racing Regulators Pass Model Rule on Steroids

Regulators attending the Association of Racing Commissioners International annual conference April 26 approved a number of model rules, including the prohibition in horses of nearly all anabolic steroid use.

The proposed anabolic steroid

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RCI Panel Discusses Ideas for Racehorse Safety

Emphatic calls for change in dealing with horse racing injuries and related prevention methods were made April 24 during a panel discussion at the annual Association of Racing Commissioners International Conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo.


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Regulators Consider Anabolic Steroid Limits

A model rule that limits anabolic steroid use to four approved substances was unanimously passed in a committee hearing of the Racing Commissioners International annual conference April 23, highlighting the opening-day morning session of the

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Proposed Kentucky Horse Sales Legislation Tabled

Proposed Kentucky legislation that sparked controversy in the Thoroughbred auction community was tabled Feb. 14 after a compromise was reached between the bill?s backers and several entities related to the commonwealth?s signature

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EHV-1 Quarantine Forces Seven Scratches at Calder

Calder Racecourse’s Grand Slam III card will be short seven scratched entries as a result of a Dec. 29 decision by Florida state officials to keep the equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) quarantine in place at Payson Park Training Center.


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Impact of EHV-1 on Florida Tracks Could be Minimal

Barring an always-possible turn of events, the recent outbreak of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) in Florida might have a minimal impact on the state’s racetracks.

State officials were considering lifting the quarantine on horses at Payson

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Florida Farms on Alert in Wake of Confirmed MRLS Case

About 200 people gathered at an April 6 meeting at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. pavilion in Ocala, Fla., for an update on mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS). The syndrome is believed to be responsible for at least three equine deaths in

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MRLS Effects Minimal in Central Florida

The impact of the deadly mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) has been minimal on central Florida horse farms this year, but experts say steps should be taken to limit future problems in the area’s vast equine industry.

That was the

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