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Keystone Kops - by Eric Mitchell

Thoroughbred racehorses require some basic care—food, water, a clean environment, regular exercise, and veterinary care. It is unacceptable, therefore, that we have racetracks and horsemen’s groups in this country not fulfilling one of those basic needs—veterinary care—during training hours. The issue of having a vet on call during training hours is not new, but it was pushed painfully to the forefront... Read More

Scapegoat - By Lenny Shulman

As thousands of visitors from around the continent and the world descend on Kentucky for Keeneland's September yearling sale and October race meeting and the November Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs, they may smell the odor of scapegoat emanating from the office of chief racing steward John Veitch.... Read More

Crunching Numbers - By Eric Mitchell

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is caught in a vicious cycle. Racetracks’ and horsemen's associations are looking for reasons to avoid paying dues to the marketing/lobbying arm of the industry. ... Read More

Moments in Time - By Evan Hammonds

Though we don’t begrudge the continued, passionate interest in the outcome of the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) or the ongoing, sometimes vitriolic debate over who should be Horse of the Year, the other Breeders’ Cup races Nov. 5-6 produced some fine—and not so fine—moments.... Read More

Give Bute the Boot - By Eric Mitchell

Few issues in horse racing fire up people's emotions like medication. A couple of years ago the target was anabolic steroids, and the industry reacted quickly. By Jan. 1, 2009, most U.S. racing jurisdictions had adopted rules banning the use of anabolic steroids.... Read More

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