Images, Presentations and Videos from the Pan Am Conference and IFAR now Available

Images, presentations and videos from the Pan American Conference and the International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR) are available online. To view the Pan Am materials, visit and click the Resources tab. To view the IFAR materials, visit and click Resources tab and then click the link to the presentations. [...]


NO LASIX RACING: Good Idea or Failed Experiment?

(Photo © A closer look at the concept and what it means for the safety of horses and riders By Clara Fenger, DVM, PhD, DACVIM; Thomas Tobin, DVM, PhD, DACT; Peter Ecabert, JD The watch showed :51 3/5. Not a stopwatch breaker, but our trainer liked the way the big bay horse [...]


Aftercare Advocates Stress Owner Responsibility, Humane Treatment at First International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses

International advocates for equine aftercare emphasized owner responsibility and humane treatment in addition to sharing insights on retirement programs for horses whose racing or breeding careers have ended during the two day International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR), which held its first conference in Washington, D.C., on May 17 and 18, 2017. The [...]


Congress Poised to Pass Limited H-2B Cap Relief

As you know, the H-2B visa is of vital importance to the horse racing industry. The National HBPA, along with others in the racing industry and other industries that use the H-2B visa, have been working hard to ensure this visa remains a viable option. The good news is that Congress is poised to provide [...]