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FEI has new and improved medication rules; Southern bush tracks taught jockey Calvin Borel to ride; Derby also-rans return for Belmont

6-Jun-09

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Equestrian Sport

Clearer FEI doping and medication rules for horses welcomed
The International Equestrian Federation's (FEI) new doping and medication programme has been universally welcomed by riders, team managers and vets. From Horse and Hound. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

New York Lags in Exams of Dead Horses
Since the beginning of the year, 20 racehorses have been euthanized after breakdowns in racing or training accidents at Belmont Park or Aqueduct. From The New York Times. Read more >>

In Other News

FEI official avoids ban as Olympic probe starts
A disciplinary tribunal of equestrian's governing body rejected a request Friday from within its own organization to suspend one of its officials over an alleged banned drugs treatment given to a horse at the Beijing Olympics. From USA Today. Read more >>

Where Calvin Learned to Ride
At the bush tracks in Cajun country where Calvin Borel learned to ride horses for $4 a mount, standards weren’t much higher than the pay. From The Wall Street Journal. Read more >>

Chocolate Candy, Summer Bird hope to improve in Belmont
After skipping the BlackBerry Preakness Stakes (G1), a pair of horses who delivered solid performances in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) return to the Triple Crown series in Chocolate Candy and Summer Bird. From Thoroughbred Times. Read more >>

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