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ELD and CDL Webinar Recording Available from AHC

While registration filled up quickly for the American Horse Council's First Quarter 2018 webinar on the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) and Commercial Drivers License (CDL) requirements, the AHC recorded the webinar in order to share with AHC members and horsemen. This is a multifactorial issue, with requirements for a CDL varying from state to state. [...]


Understanding EHV-1 and How to Prevent It

UNDERSTANDING EHV-1 AND HOW TO PREVENT IT By Clara Fenger, DVM, PhD, DACVIM The North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians (NAARV) welcomed an esteemed program of speakers to Southern California on the eve of the Breeders’ Cup for its inaugural symposium. Held November 1-2 in Carlsbad near the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, the symposium, presented [...]


Agenda Set for Track Superintendents Field Day at Oaklawn

The agenda is set and the excitement is building for the 17th annual Track Superintendents Field Day at historic Oaklawn Park. The event is open to all track superintendents and staff. “We welcome and urge tracks to invest in sending your team,” states event founder Roy Smith, “the information shared and the industry networking [...]


Presidents’ Day Weekend Stakes Coming Together at Oaklawn

Farrell (Photo by Coady Photography) Farrell, Streamline and Terra Promessa are among the early probables for Saturday’s $150,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) for older fillies and mares, Oaklawn co-stakes coordinator Lenny Rera said Sunday morning. The 1 1/16-mile Bayakoa is Oaklawn’s second of three major two-turn preps for the $700,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) [...]


Topics Announced, Registration Open for National HBPA Convention in New Orleans

Sports betting and its possible effects on horse racing. Stemming the dearth of backside employees. Horses’ inadvertent exposure to recreational and prescription medications. Needing solutions, not just funding, for Thoroughbred aftercare. Where the trainer absolute-insurer rule stands. Horsemen as citizen marketers. Those are among the discussions taking center stage at the National HBPA Convention, March [...]


NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance, RMTC to Present New Regulatory Vet Continuing Education Conference

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Safety & Integrity Alliance and the Racing Medication Testing Consortium (RMTC) today announced a new two-day continuing education conference for regulatory and official racetrack veterinarians. The inaugural Regulatory/Official Veterinary CE – set for June 25-26 at Keeneland, preceding the Grayson-Jockey Club Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit (WSS) [...]


Keeneland Library Showcases Work of Noted Racing Artist Peb

Image courtesy Keeneland Library The Keeneland Library is paying tribute to Pierre Bellocq, the internationally celebrated artist better known as “Peb,” with the exhibit “Artistry of Peb: Fifty Years of Features” that opens Monday, Feb. 5, and a virtual exhibit now available on Keeneland.com titled “The Artistry of Peb.” “Artistry of Peb” showcases [...]


AHC to Host Webinar to Discuss ELD Mandate

The American Horse Council (AHC) will host its First Quarter 2018 webinar on Monday, February 12th at 3:00 pm ET and will address the recent Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate that has caused much confusion and a lot of questions throughout the equine industry. In light of the recent phone calls and emails with questions [...]