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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 drf.com, 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 [...]


WVRC OKs $1.25M Charles Town Classic Purse

Tom LaMarra, The Blood-Horse Posted: 12/23/15 The 2016 Charles Town Classic will be held April 23 Photo: Chad B. Harmon The West Virginia Racing Commission Dec. 23 approved the $1.25 million purse for the 2016 Charles Town Classic (gr. II), but the vote wasn't unanimous in light of concerns over a projected drop in available [...]


Tampa Joins Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

The Blood-Horse Posted: 12/23/15 Tampa Bay Downs racing Photo: Tom Cooley Photo The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced Dec. 22 that Tampa Bay Downs has joined the TAA community. The track has signed on to provide a per-start, matching donation to the TAA beginning with its current 2015-2016 race meet. Horse owners have the opportunity to contribute [...]


NY: Finger Lakes Seeks Reduction in Race Dates

Tom Precious, Blood-Horse Date Posted: 12/18/2015 In an apparent move to pressure state officials to at least lower its mandated tax rate, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack said Dec. 18 that it wants to cut the number of Thoroughbred race dates in 2016 by nearly 20%. The track's announcement comes several days before the state [...]


VA: VRC Suspends TwinSpires ADW License

Blood-Horse Staff, Blood-Horse Date Posted: 12/19/2015 TwinSpires.com, one of three advance deposit wagering systems licensed to accept bets from Virginia residents, had its license suspended by the Virginia Racing Commission effective Dec. 18. The Virginia Equine Alliance Dec. 19 said the VRC at its Dec. 16 meeting gave TwinSpires.com, which is owned by Churchill Downs [...]

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