Saturday, April 28, 2018

History on the Hoof: Who Shod Dan Patch?

Who was the farrier for harness legend Dan Patch?

It doesn’t seem like a holiday, but there it was, noted on the calendar. “Dan Patch born this day, 1896.” I wondered, "How many people know who Dan Patch was?" And then I remembered that I've been meaning to write about his farrier.

Welcome to the story of the greatest horse you’ve probably never heard of.

Thursday, April 05, 2018

ARCI Racing welfare forum: Bisphosphonate medication regulation in American flat and harness racing; risk and protective factors in flat racing

This week's Animal Welfare Forum, held at the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) 84th annual conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas included discussion of how racing regulators might address abuse of equine medications known as bisphosphonates.