Equine Welfare

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Pumpkin Rumble Retired; Has Been Accepted to LongRun

Two-time Valedictory Stakes (G3) winner had "small injury" and owners Al and Bill Ulwelling have retired their 9-year-old star

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Turfway Switches from Polytrack to Tapeta; JC Donates to Surface Study

Churchill Downs Inc. is replacing Turfway Park's 15-year-old Polytrack with a Tapeta surface this spring, one of 5 synth tracks in US

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Blood and Gene Doping Agent IOX-2 Found in New York Standardbreds

Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) has issued a press release noting the detection of the blood and gene doping agent, IOX-2.

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Reforms to Medication and Riding Crop Policies at 2-Year-Old Sales

Juvenile sales are catching up with the racing scene and have announced restricted use of mediation and crops at 2yo under tack shows.

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Mongolian Groom Breeders’ Cup Breakdown: Opportunities “Missed”

Dr. Larry Bramlage issued a 25-report on Mongolian Groom about the horse's death in the Classic at Santa Anita; track had two more breakdowns Jan 17,18.

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Horse Racing Integrity Act Makes a Move in House

Majority in House of Representatives vote in favour of Horse Racing Integrity Act that will create a single national approach to medication testing.

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Santa Anita Postpones Opening Day Due to Weather; Tampa Cancels Dec. 22 card

Racetracks across the country are stepping up and postponing racing when bad weather is on the horizon; Santa Anita top open Dec. 28

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LongRun’s “Join Jim” Christmas Donation Campaign has Raised a Record $60,000 Two Weeks Left

Two weeks left to donation a little, or a lot, to the retired racehorses who are living at LongRun awaiting a new adoptive home

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Thoroughbred Safety Coalition: The Reforms

Aims to adopt best practices and set stricter guidelines for allowable medications, enact standards for crop use, encourage greater transparency etc.

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New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society Approved by TAA

B.C-based New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society has been re-accredited by the Kentucky-based Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.

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