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Winter 2015 Issue The interactive, electronic version of The Horsemen's Journal's Winter 2015 issue is now available online. It is an enhanced version of our Winter 2015 issue. To view it, click here. Much more than a PDF, the interactive electronic edition of The Horsemen's Journal includes the ability to save, print, email, or share content on [...]


National HBPA Sets Convention Agenda

NHBPA release, The Blood-Horse Posted: 2/1/2016 Medication, legislation, aftercare, and the importance of media awareness are among the topics to be discussed during the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association winter convention Feb. 3-7 in Clearwater, Fla. Stella Thayer, president and treasurer of Tampa Bay Downs, is the keynote speaker for the convention. The event [...]


Blister Beetles and Alfalfa: A Potentially Lethal Mix

Paulick Report Posted: 2/1/2016 Dr. Lee Townsend, of the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology, offered a recap of blister beetles and alfalfa in the January issue of Equine Disease Quarterly, published by Gluck Equine Research Center. Townsend explained that blister beetles belong to a family of plant-feeding insects (Meloidae) that produce cantharidin, a toxic defensive chemical. [...]


Start of Parx Race Meeting Delayed until Feb. 20

Paulick Report Posted: 2/1/2016 The installation of a new safety rail at Parx has taken longer than expected, due to winter storm Jonas as well as several additional issues. According to, Parx officials have decided to push back the start of the race meeting one week, beginning Feb. 20 instead of the anticipated Feb. [...]


Rome’s Address on Ownership Proves Popular

OwnerView release, The Blood-Horse Date Posted: 2/1/2016 11:50:22 AM Last Updated: 2/1/2016 2:23:41 PM Jim Rome Photo: Photos by Z The keynote address by radio personality and horse owner Jim Rome at OwnerView's Thoroughbred Owner Conference has been downloaded more than 4,000 times since it was delivered at Gulfstream Park Jan. 13. Rome's 50-minute address, in [...]


Meet of Firsts Continues at Turfway Park

Blood-Horse Date Posted: 2/1/2016 2:03:09 PM Last Updated: 2/1/2016 2:25:53 PM A meet of firsts for trainers continued at Turfway Park Jan. 31 when Brett Santangelo won his first race as a trainer. Earlier in the meet two trainer-owner teams won their first stakes. Santangelo, 22, scored the first training victory of his career when [...]