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Pena Files Lawsuit Over 'Big M' Barring

January 6, 2012:

According to a report, the Meadowlands Racetrack's 2011 leading trainer, Lou Pena, has filed suit against the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority and Jeff Gural after the track opted to bar the conditioner from entering his horses at the famed East Rutherford, NJ oval...read on

ORC To End N-Butyl Alcohol Administration

November 3, 2011:

The Ontario Racing Commission today announced via a notice to the industry that ORC official veterinarians will no longer be able to administer n-butyl alcohol in standardbred paddocks effective January 1...read on

Change Comes From Life At Ten Fiasco

October 18, 2011:

On Monday, October 17, the Breeders' Cup and the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced that they have implemented changes to their communications to ensure that a situation like what occurred in the 2010 Breeders' Cup with Life At Ten does not happen again...read on

Riding With A Backstretch Vet

August 25, 2011:

In an up-close and personal account, come take a step inside the world of a horse-racing veterinarian...read on

Bleeder Restrictions Recommended

August 25, 2011:

Earlier this week, the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council made a recommendation to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in regard to bleeder medications and the use of lasix...read on

Hey Guys! Hey! I'm Not Dead!

August 24, 2011:

Down Under horse veterinarian Art Meeker has been feeling the love after having suffered a massive heart attack at a Brighton training centre on June 30....read on

ORC: Watch For Hot Horses

July 19, 2011:

The Ontario Racing Commission Supervisor of Veterinarians is advising official veterinarians at all racetracks to be on alert for any hot weather effects on horses...read on

New Rules On Labelling Of Meds

July 15, 2011:

Following the completion of the public consultation process, the Ontario Racing Commission has announced that modified rules regarding the labelling of medications are now in effect...read on

KHRC's Veitch Ruling Months Away

July 4, 2011:

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's hearing regarding the actions of its chief steward, John Veitch, concluded late last week. The 66-year-old Hall of Fame trainer defended his actions in the final day of the hearing and stated that his family's reputation was on the line...read on

Vets Talk During Day 2 Of KHRC Hearing

June 30, 2011:

Day 2 of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's hearing into the alleged inaction of its chief steward, John Veitch, heard testimony from commission veterinarians into what did and did not transpire before Life At Ten loaded into the gate to contest the...read on

Balmoral Announces 'Vet Bets'

May 24, 2011:

Balmoral Park, Chicagoland’s premier harness horse racing facility, is honouring all U.S. Military veterans (both active and retired) this summer with 'Vet Bets.'...read on

St Elmo Hero Recovering

May 10, 2011:

After a fading, eighth-place finish in the $50,000 Graduate elimination at the Meadowlands on Saturday, May 7, after a lengthy duel with eventual winner Bettor Sweet, owner John Barnard knew something was wrong with...read on

MPHRC Drops EHV Vaccination Requirement

March 9, 2011:

The Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission has announced that effective immediately the requirement to have a current EHV vaccination, in order to race at tracks under the jurisdiction of the Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission, has been rescinded...read on

ORC Officials – How To Contact

March 8, 2011:

As part of its commitment to officiating excellence, the Ontario Racing Commission is publicizing the cell phone numbers of the panel of officials at each track...read on

Important Lewiston/Niagara Falls Border Info

March 2, 2011:

On March 1, 2011, the United States Department of Agriculture announced that United States Customs will not allow any animal shipments to enter the U.S. without appointment with the port veterinarian at Lewiston/Niagara Falls, New York port of entry for vet inspection...read on


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