NTRA Creates Safety Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has created an alliance of racetracks, horsemen’s groups and other entities to try to get a better handle on safety issues in the industry. The organizations have volunteered to place themselves under a certification process. Reforms like steroid bans and safety rail requirements have been hard to mandate in the… Continue reading NTRA Creates Safety Alliance

Keeneland, Turfway Ban Toe Grabs

Keeneland and Turfway Park have announced a ban on ‘toe grabs’ at those tracks starting September first. The move comes a few days after the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission issued a recommendation on the devices. Toe grabs are worn on a horse’s hooves and trainers use them to help the horse get better traction on… Continue reading Keeneland, Turfway Ban Toe Grabs