Can This Technology Get Racehorses Off Drugs?

Thoroughbred horse racing in the US is addicted to drugs. It runs so deep that it has become the norm. And worse, because it is legal, it is seen as beneficial. Instead of a health-first approach to …

These image scanners add a significant diagnostic advantage, as traditional CT scans require the patient to lie down with the anatomy un-weighted, depriving the clinician of the ability to analyze the stressed areas of bone while under loading pressures.

Until this equipment was developed, horses needed anesthesia in order to have a CT scan performed. The inherent risks associated with general anesthesia, the need to go to a hospital for a test, and the cost of this procedure prevented widespread use of CT in the majority of racehorses in training and eliminated its use as a screening tool by racing regulators and track practicing veterinarians…

Horse racing in Iowa doing well despite overall industry declines

Horse racing in Iowa doing well despite overall industry declines

Economic Impact Nearly $200M University of Kentucky researcher Alison Davis conducted a study which shows the economic impact of horse racing on Iowa is nearly $197 million. “I was impressed with the overall impact. For a state like Iowa to have an … [Continue reading]

Only 5 to Face to Star Racehorse Catalina Cruiser

Cruiser to be Big Favorite in 2019 San Diego Handicap Hronis Racing’s Catalina Cruiser, primed for his title defense in Saturday’s Grade II $200,000 San Diego Handicap will face five challengers in the 1 1/16-mile event that is the main stepping … [Continue reading]

Derby ‘Winner’ Maximum Security looks to rebound in Haskell

Maximum Security looks to rebound

Maximum Security is back in action this weekend as he’ll move forward in the Grade 1 Haskell at Monmouth Park. The Jason Servis-trained 3-year-old colt was famously disqualified from first and placed 17th in the Kentucky Derby, the first horse … [Continue reading]

Learning From Horse Racing Research

What We’re Learning From Horse Racing Research

Scientific Study on Horses & Injuries in Progress Preventing injuries is important not only for racehorse health but also jockey safety and public perception, says David Horohov, PhD, chair of the University of Kentucky’s (UK) Department of … [Continue reading]

Why You Shouldn’t Miss the Kentucky Derby

If you’re a horse race fan or bettor, there’s no chance you haven’t heard about the Kentucky Derby. One of the greatest horse racing events of the season, the Kentucky Derby is watched by millions. Huge amounts of money are bet on the event each year … [Continue reading]

The Best Horse Race Betting Strategies

 Horse race betting is the bread and butter of sports betting. Originally a popular sport to bet on in the UK, horse race betting has later spread across the world. The popularity of horse race betting is fueled by exciting races. No matter if it’s a … [Continue reading]

2-year old colt named after the late Jared Lorenzen

2-year old colt named after Jared Lorenzen

"It's the least we could do," said Tracy Farmer. "I think a great deal of him — the hardship and what he had to overcome. I admire him greatly." The New York-bred 2-year-old colt sold for $205,000 at Saratoga's 2018 yearlings sale and will be … [Continue reading]

Record Pick 4 payout hit at Canterbury. Interview with Winner

Record Pick 4 payout hit at Canterbury. The winner tells his story

On Friday [July 12, 2019 at Canterbury Park], the first three races in the Pick 4 were won by horses paying 6-1, 7-1 and 8-1 on a $2 win bet. Joe Tartaglia, watching the races from his home, was thrilled. His Pick 4 ticket had all of the six … [Continue reading]

Major Horse Races & Events In The United Kingdom & Ireland

International Correspondence Horse racing has always been a bettor’s paradise. The thoroughbred scene in the United Kingdom and Ireland showcases some of the best races in the world. With a season that spans from March to December, there is no … [Continue reading]