Santa Anita Changing Rules in the Wake of Dozens of Equine Deaths
Santa Anita Park has come under increased scrutiny after 23 horses have died since Dec. 23, 2018. There were 20 total deaths during Santa Anita’s 122 racing days in 2017, according to the Jockey Club.
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation’s board of directors has approved a 2019 budget of $1,338,858 to fund eight new projects, nine continuing projects and three career development awards. This is the fifth consecutive year that more than $1 million has been approved.
Several research papers presented at last December's American Association of Equine Practitioners annual meeting in Las Vegas took an in-depth look at the causes of racing injuries with both Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds.
Illinois farrier Vern Powell shares the benefits of looking at feet in terms of steel length instead of a standard factory shoe sizes. It could give you a leg up in a forging competition or when sitting for an examination.
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