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July 11, 2016

Australia: Racing Chief Dismisses Claim That Industry ‘Loses Track’ Of Horses After Retirement

Peter McGauran, the chief executive of Racing Australia, dismissed claims that the racing industry “loses track” of many horses after they are retired. According to a report in The Guardian, the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses (CPR) is calling for an inquiry into the sport, claiming that around 10,000 horse are retired each year with no […]

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Ask A Vet: Why Do Equine Heart Attacks Happen?

The sudden death of Homeboykris on the Preakness undercard in May shocked many people, including the horse's connections. Necropsy results on the horse's body are expected to be released at the July 12 meeting of the Maryland Racing Commission, but veterinarians suspect the horse died of a heart attack. Homeboykris's connections took to social media in […]

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Nyquist Confirmed For G1 Haskell Invitational

Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist, who has not started since finishing third in the G1 Preakness Stakes, will return to the races in the G1 Haskell Invitational July 31. The Daily Racing Form reports that the son of Uncle Mo worked a “strong” five furlongs in 59 seconds at Santa Anita Monday morning. After conferring with owners Paul […]

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