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Race-day Drug Use in USA Remains Controversial

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on October 13, 2014
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The use of drugs in North American horseracing was once again under the spotlight at the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) conference held in Paris, France, recently. Keynote speaker, and chairman of the U.S. Jockey Club, Ogden "Dinny" Phipps, reiterated the theme addressed at the 2014 Jockey Club Round Table Conference regarding integrity and uniformity in racehorse drug testing and medication. Despite calls for a centralized regulatory body for horseracing in the United States, there are still 38 individual racing commissions, one for each state with horseracing under its jurisdiction...

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Santa Anita’s Season Starts on New Track

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on September 29, 2014
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When the 25-day autumn meet began at Santa Anita on September 26, it was with a brand new dirt track consisting of El Segundo sand excavated from construction sites at Los Angeles International Airport. Due to the sand's uniformity and ability to drain quickly it is anticipated that the track will be safer for equine athletes than the previous sand and clay track which it replaced...

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2014 Melbourne Cup – Three European raiders set to flourish at Flemington

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on September 19, 2014
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The countdown to the 2014 Melbourne Cup continues and this year’s race has attracted a number of European raiders who will be seeking success in the famous contest. The excitement is growing ahead of 'the race that stops a nation' and punters all over the world will be keeping a close eye on the international horses that will be making the trip to Flemington on Tuesday 4th November....

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Woodbine Mile Victory for Trade Storm

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on September 15, 2014

Having finished in third place in last year's event, Trade Storm thundered to victory in the 2014 Woodbine Mile on Sunday, his first win for 2014 and his sixth career win. Trained by David Simcock, owned by Qatar Racing and ridden by jockey Jamie Spencer, Trade Storm won the race by a half-length, just ahead of Kaigun, with Bobby's Kitten in third place...

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Glorious Goodwood 2014 Round Up

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on August 13, 2014

There were plenty of highlights at this year's Glorious Goodwood race event. Among them were the group races, two-year old races, the Magnolia Cup, the QIPCO Sussex Stakes, the 27 horse charge, and the Stewards' Cup. The Wannabe Yours and the Sterling Insurance Race took place earlier in the week, as well...

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A Tribute to the First Triple Crown Winner

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on June 16, 2014

The level of excitement generated for the Belmont Stakes was largely driven by the hope that California Chrome would become the first winner of the Triple Crown since Affirmed's victory in 1978, but to the disappointment of many, this was not the outcome. Tonalist crossed the finish line in first place, followed by Commissioner, Medal Count, and the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner finished the race in fourth place...

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California Chrome Aims for Triple Crown Title

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on June 2, 2014

Since Affirmed won the Triple Crown in 1978, becoming the eleventh Thoroughbred in history to achieve this honor, twelve competitors have come close to adding their names to the list by winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, but failed to win the third and final race of the series, the Belmont Stakes...

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Spotlight on Drug Use in Horse Racing Industry

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on March 24, 2014

Drug use in the horse racing industry has long been a contentious issue with animal welfare organizations, as horses are believed to be given chemicals to mask pain, prevent bleeding and/or to enhance performance...

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AERC Considers Severing Ties With FEI

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on March 10, 2014

At the recent two-day American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) held in Atlanta, one of the main topics of discussion was the possibility of the United States forming an international governing body separate from the International Equestrian Federation (FEI). This was prompted by reports of doping and injuries in the sport in the Middle East, many instances which are said to remain unreported...

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Lea Sets New Donn Handicap Record

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on February 10, 2014

Owned by Adele Dilschneider, ridden by Joel Rosario and trained by William Mott, five-year-old Lea set a new record of 1:35.30 for the Donn Handicap (Grade 1) at Gulfstream Park on Sunday, beating Will Take Charge to the finish line by ...

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