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Activist’s abused horse on the mend

NUNU, the injured horse nearly ridden to death by the BLM activist “Dread Head Cowboy” in an anti-violence protest on the Dan Ryan Expressway at Chicago recently, is safely on the mend and on her way to recovery since...
By illustration (igsrv.org).

‘Milkshaking’ creates careers for crooks

“CAREERS of trainers, horses, and a few veterinarians, I'm sorry to say, have been made by milkshaking, and their success has always been at the expense of others, wrote Racetrack veterinarian Dr RICK M. ARTHUR, a member of the...
Give the punter the info he needs!

How to make horse betting popular again!

TO render this Racing “Brain Game” of studing form popular again, and making it a viable wagering pursuit for intelligent investors into the future, customers must be given a surfeit of information. Transparency is key! And complete integrity in...

California podcast promotes SA racing

TODAY, we meet Joe Sharabati, who lives near San Francisco in California and runs a new podcast focusing on international racing. He says that, purely by chance, he has come to love South African racing, which he now promotes...

Thinking out of the box

HOW do we take horseracing forward in a new world? How do we reach a new, younger market? Neil Andrews talks to Angus Campbell about his T-8 Racing concept https://youtu.be/yL_afkSc3j0

Horse serum for Covid-19 illness

CLINICAL trials are starting in hospitals in Argentina using a hyperimmune serum made with antibodies from horses, amid hopes it will reduce the severity of illness in those seriously ill with Covid-19. The serum, developed in a collaborative effort, is...
By illustration. (Candiese Lenferna).

Covid-19 restrictions can amount to horse abuse

ONE of Victoria's leading veterinarians claims the State Government decision to allow thoroughbred racing to continue in pandemic-struck Victoria has averted potential animal welfare concerns. In making the announcement on Monday, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said animal welfare played a...
Photo per illustration. - ca.uky.edu

US research facility’s drug-detection projects

THE Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center in Kentucky, USA, is the only scientific institute in the United States with nearly all faculty conducting full-time research in equine health and diseases. The mission of the Gluck Center is scientific discovery,...
Natalie Turner, in the hot seat.

RA’s new CEO promises transparent action

NOTHING like a friendly face to brighten up one’s day, but the new Racing Association CEO, Natalie Turner, says that appearances can deceive—she can be tough when needs be. She has learnt from the past, wishes to correct mistakes and...

Durban July: Why mess with a recipe that works?

TODAY, I wish to take racing fans and punters on a culinary adventure. I have sent in two photos for Turf Talk to print which I think will explain how I feel about this year’s Vodacom Durban July, writes...