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 […]
Mourners packed the Kentucky Derby Museum’s garden Sunday to remember Eight Belles.
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 […]