Natalie Voss, Author at Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

When It Comes To Riding Fouls, What Are The Rules, Anyway?

Andre Ramgeet didn’t get a leg up in the first race at Charles Town July 15 imagining it may be his last ride. He was aboard a horse called Monkey Wrench, an Isaac Barahona trainee he was told to take to the lead of the seven-furlong contest at the West Virginia track. The pair went […]

Four Racetrack Veterinarians On Probation As Part Of Agreement With California Board; Violations Could Include Medications Dispensed To Medina Spirit

Four veterinarians, including the primary vet for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert and others, have been placed on probation by the California Veterinary Medical Board. The stipulated settlements for Drs. Vince Baker, Ryan Carpenter, Sarah Graybill Jones, and Cathaleen Canfield were made public this summer and conclude accusations brought against them in 2021 and […]

HIWU Catches Trainers Up On Environmental Contamination, Electrolytes, And Test Barn Policy

On Sept. 7, officials from the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) together with the Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit (HIWU) held the first in a series of videoconferences aimed at answering horsemen’s questions about the new national regulations. Although billed as a town hall, the presentation involved officials fielding questions about anti-doping and medication […]

Are Genetics To Blame For Breakdowns? It’s Not That Simple, Epidemiologist Says

In the wake of Saratoga’s race meet, which made headlines for high-profile fatalities in Grade 1 races, racing fans and stakeholders have asked each other — what else can be done to improve equine safety? As pre-race veterinary checks have increased and medication use has become more restricted, many people have shifted their focus toward […]

From The Brink Of Death, Former Neglect Case Shines En Route To Thoroughbred Makeover

In the spring of 2021, Lonnie Winkelspecht came upon then-4-year-old filly Hoosier Artist in her worst hour. “She was basically laying in a mud puddle,” Winkelspecht remembered. “She couldn’t get up. “She had a body score of a 0. She was literally dying, laying there.” Winkelspecht had been called in to help move and stabilize […]

Research In Action: Grayson-Jockey Club Findings Have Changed Our Reaction To EHV

Possibly the only thing more unsettling than being a horse owner experiencing an infectious disease outbreak on their farm is to be a veterinarian who experiences one. That was the case for Dr. Trisha Dowling, professor of veterinary clinical pharmacology at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan, Canada. In 2008, Dowling took a […]

‘I Couldn’t Give Up On Him’: After Battle With EPM, OTTB Is En Route To The Makeover With A Junior Rider

One of the worst acronyms a horse owner can hear their veterinarian utter is EPM – Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis. The neurological condition has stumped veterinary professionals for years, with symptoms that can wax and wane, and sometimes mimic those of other illnesses. When Erica Brown acquired 6-year-old That Dude (fondly known as Ace) off the […]

Louisiana Commission Investigating After Owner Appears To Admit Program Training

It started with a Facebook post. The Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association made a post on Aug. 18 congratulating the connections of M CR Pilotos, who won the seventh race at Delta Downs the previous night. According to Equibase, M CR Pilotos is owned by A and J Running Horses (James A. Copeland) and conditioned […]