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Researcher: ACOX1 might factor into energy metabolism that contributes to the different needs of certain breeds, including Thoroughbreds and Arabians, as well as “rustic” breeds capable of surviving harsh conditions.
Safety in Thoroughbred horse racing became a very public concern two years ago when a series of catastrophic breakdowns at Santa Anita Park in Southern California became national news. Veterinarians presented safety measures put in place to protect horses and humans.
The Pleasant Valley State Prison program, an extension of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances/Groom Elite Program, offers second careers to its racehorses and vocational training for student/inmates.