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U.S. Jockey Club may seek federal regulation of sport

“With the safety of our horses, the integrity of competition and the general perception of the sport all at risk, we cannot afford to wait any longer,” Ogden Mills Phipps said. “Enough is enough.” From: UPI Sports News By: Robert Kieckhefer March 31 (UPI) — The head of the U.S. Jockey Club says his organization Full Article

Horse deaths jump at Finger Lakes track

Twenty race horses euthanized at Finger Lakes this year From: herRochester.com By: Joseph Spector ALBANY — On a cloudy and windy day Oct. 26, Magestick Tomahawk looked like one ...Full Article

KPIX 5 Reports On Horse Auctions Brings Changes To Golden Gate Fields

BERKELEY (KPIX 5) — A KPIX 5 investigation into the dark side of the horse racing industry has led to results. Following our series of reports, Golden Gate Fields ...Full Article

Blood, Sweat, and Wild Steeds

Inside the Longest, Toughest Horse Race on Earth From: ABC News By: Gloria Riviera, Alex Waterfield and Jackie Jesko Think you have what it takes to finish the longest, ...Full Article

Drugged horses slipping through ‘inadequate’ food system

The Spec, May 24, 2013   The horse “passport” Canada relies on to keep toxic meat off dinner tables around the world is open to fraud and error, a ...Full Article

Screening horses for ailments, doping ahead of Preakness a ‘sophisticated’ task

Baltimore Sun, May 16, 2013, Kevin Rector In a pair of low-slung green stables manned by security guards and watched by 24-hour surveillance cameras, a pack of brawny young ...Full Article

Udall wants to give Anti-Doping Agency power to police horse races with simulcast wagering

Alamogordo Daily News, Milan Simonich, Texas-New Mexico Newspapers, 05/04/2013 SANTA FE – Congress annoyed many people when it held hearings in 2005 to investigate steroid use by big-league baseball players. ...Full Article

Former racehorses get a second chance at life

CNN.com Living. May 3, 2013, Ashley Strickland (CNN) – Wooden Phone was never asked whether he wanted to race. Born in 1997, the dull-brown thoroughbred didn’t show initial signs of ...Full Article

Gail Vacca’s baby wins long-shot horse race

(Personal note – Gail Vacca was instrumental in closing down the slaughterhouse in Illinois and has done miracles in saving the lives of hundreds of horses. She is also ...Full Article

Routine on US Tracks, Doping is Banned in Europe

NPR, Eleanor Beardsley, April 23, 2013 (LIsten to this story on All Things Considered) At the famous Hippodrome de Longchamp just outside of Paris this month, crowds came to cheer ...Full Article