Equine health and safety

CARMA allocates more than $260,000 for retired horse

Dec 28th, 2009 | By TrackSide View

CARMA release

At its November board meeting, the CARMA Board voted to give $264,000 to twelve different charitable organizations caring for retired California racehorses.  This figure is an increase of approximately 50 percent from the amount granted in 2008, its first year of fundraising.  Last year, after only 6 months of operation, CARMA was able to grant $150,450 to eight charities.  The predominant source of funding is a .03 percent deduction from purses that goes directly to CARMA.  Owners do…

Finallymadeit euthanized after Saratoga training accident

Aug 5th, 2009 | By TrackSide View

(Edited NYRA/Saratoga Race Course report)

Finallymadeit, a 5-year-old son of Concerto who was being pointed toward Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney, was euthanized after fracturing a left fore cannon bone Tuesday while training.

Dunkirk fractures cannon bone in Belmont; full recovery expected

Jun 9th, 2009 | By TrackSide View

Equisponse release

ELMONT, N.Y. – Dunkirk, the second-place finisher in the June 6 Belmont Stakes, suffered a non-displaced condylar fracture of the left hind cannon bone during last Saturday’s running of the 1½ – mile Classic. The injury was detected when the colt was slightly off following the race, and x-rays taken June 8 revealed the fracture.

Ruffian Equine Medical Center opens near Belmont Park

May 26th, 2009 | By TrackSide View

Ruffian Equine Medical Center Opens Today
(Equisponse report)
ELMONT, N.Y. – The Ruffian Equine Medical Center (REMC), a state-of-the-art equine hospital located opposite the backstretch at Belmont Park, opened its doors Tuesday. The practice, owned and operated by Dr. James Hunt, DVM, and overseen by chief surgeon Dr. Patricia Hogan, VMD, ACVS, will act as a hub for area horses of all breeds and disciplines, specializing as a center for diagnostics and orthopedic surgery.