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Safety Initiatives at The Jockey Club Round Table

On Sunday afternoon at the Gideon Putnam, The Jockey Club held its 63rd annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing. The event was presided over by Stuart Janney, newly elected as chair of the organization following the resignation of Ogden Mills Phipps, who had served as chair since 1983. The man at the…

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First Carriage Horses, Then Race Horses?

Last Friday night, the local Time Warner News NY1 aired a report about fatalities at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, linking horse racing with the contentious Central Park carriage horse issue. On the face of it, it’s not a stretch to consider the issues together; both, after all, raise issues of equine welfare; both have made…

The Aqueduct injury report: at last, we wait no more

In the five months since the first target date for the Aqueduct injury report came and went, rumors and questions abounded about its contents and the process by which it was compiled. Through much of the Saratoga meet, whispers of new release dates circulated weekly, with no official information coming from either the governor’s office…