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.
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation’s board of directors has approved a 2017 budget of $1,483,542 to fund 11 new equine research projects, eight renewing 2-year studies, and two career development awards.
As the public comment period for the proposed amendments to the Horse Protection Act (HPA) came to an end Oct. 26, nearly 200 influential people banded together to urge action from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Campbell, Texas, farrier and American Farriers Team member Sawyer Spradling demonstrates his approach to tuning a distorted pritchel to a punch, a skill that has served him well when he travels to clinics and competitions.
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