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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 horses will be monitored, poked and assessed down to the blood in their veins. The horses set to race in the 138th Preakness are to be kept under 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

Oz Wonder Horse Quits While She’s Ahead

SkyNews,Jonathan Samuels, Australia Correspondent, April 17, 2013 After winning a record 25 consecutive races, an Australian wonder horse is finally hanging up her saddle. The owners of a horse ...Full Article

Formal Attire becomes eighth horse to die at Aqueduct Racetrack in 27 days of racing

Three-year-old gelding was trailing the leader on the rail entering the far turn at Sunday’s second race when the injury occurred. The horse was euthanized a short time later. ...Full Article