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Simon Bazalgette
Round Table: British Jockey Club Focusing On Fans First, Wagers Next

posted on  |  14-08-18

Simon Bazalgette, group chief executive of The Jockey Club in England, detailed the organization's mission. Founded in 1750, The Jockey Club was once the sport's regulatory agency in Britain, but gave that up in the 1990s with the formation of the British Horseracing Authority. Now, it focuses on maintaining the racing and...

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Stuart S Janney
Jockey Club Outlines Growth Strategies at Round Table

posted on  |  14-08-18

Jockey Club chairman Stuart Janney III showed up at the The Jockey Club's Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing with rolled-up sleeves. While Janney most assuredly looked as sharp as ever in a gray suit, dark blue tie, and lighter blue shirt at the Round Table Aug. 12 at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga...

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Jamie Stier
Racing Victoria wary of altrenogest change

posted on  |  14-08-18

Integrity services manager Jamie Stier has indicated Racing Victoria is searching for alternative solutions to those put up by Racing NSW to deal with the potentially serious issue concerning the use of the progestagen altrenogest. On Monday, Racing NSW enacted a local rule so as to ensure racing mares such as the champion Winx are...

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BHA Office
BHA welcomes parliamentary debate on welfare after petition meets threshold

posted on  |  14-08-18

The BHA has welcomed the possibility of a government discussion surrounding the subject of racehorse welfare after a petition started by Animal Aid reached the necessary 100,000 signature threshold to trigger consideration for parliamentary debate. The petition, which calls for an independent organisation to be established that would...

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Harness Racing Istock
Horse racing deaths revealed

posted on  |  14-08-18

Sixteen horses died on Racing NSW tracks between January 1 and June 30 this year, The New Daily can reveal. Another 13 have been euthanised after being injured in a race. There have also been three cases of sudden death due to cardiovascular failure associated with racing, according to figures obtained by NSW Greens animal welfare...

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Retired racehorse NSW
Equine therapy program

posted on  |  14-08-18

200 retired racehorses are part of Racing NSW’s $5 million horse welfare program, which is funded by one per cent of the state’s racing prizemoney. It prepares racehorses with new social skills for a for life beyond the track, whether it’s in show jumping, polocrosse, pony clubs or police horses. There are programs...

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Racing NSW
NSW enforce local rule on altrenogest

posted on  |  14-08-18

Racing NSW has moved swiftly to ensure that racing mares such as the champion Winx are not caught up in a drug scandal in NSW this spring by enacting a local rule to combat effects associated with the use of the progestagen altrenogest. On Monday, Racing NSW announced that "after considering scientific and veterinary...

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Regumate
No-one likes an angry mare

posted on  |  14-08-18

It’s a fair bet most punters have not heard of the substance Altrenogest however, it has the potential to have an impact on this year’s Melbourne spring carnival. Altrenogest is a synthetic reproductive hormone used to prevent females coming into season and is available in oral or injectable form, most commonly marketed...

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Stronarch Group
Humane Society outlines Stronach Group record on horse treatment

posted on  |  12-08-18

LANCASTER - With a large thoroughbred racing facility possibly coming to Lancaster, some animal rights activists have questioned the sport and the treatment of the athletes, in this case the four-legged variety. A look online shows that while there are still some problems, many animal rights groups, from PETA to the Humane Society of...

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Sue Dyson Lameness Test
Vets praise new system for assessing horse lameness

posted on  |  12-08-18

A group of vets who underwent a study on assessing pain in ridden horses say they will change their procedures for both pre-purchase examinations and equine performance assessment in the future. Led by Dr Sue Dyson, Head of Clinical Orthopaedics at the Centre for Equine Studies at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, the study...

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The International Group of Specialist Racing Veterinarians (IGSRV) is an association that unites regulatory racing veterinarians worldwide. The group was founded in 1985 and has played a major role in promoting the welfare and integrity of horse racing; advises authorities  worldwide.

The IGSRV  in association with the Association of Official Racing Chemists (AORC) organises a biennial International Conference of Racing Analysts and Veterinarians.

 

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