HORSERACING TESTING LABS COMMITTEE APPROVES ACCREDITATION OF NEW YORK DRUG TESTING LAB
RMTC URGES ADOPTION OF OUT OF COMPETITION AND MULTIPLE MEDICATION VIOLATION RULES
Striving to develop and promote uniform rules, policies and testing standards at the national level; coordinate research and educational programs that seek to ensure the integrity of racing and the health and welfare of racehorses and participants; and protect the interests of the racing public.
Q: What happens if I use medications that are not on scheduled on the CTS?
A: Veterinarians are free to use any drug they are otherwise legally able to use within their jurisdiction. However, the NUMP does not provide uniform thresholds for those drugs nor does the NUMP provide withdrawal time information. Further, if a horse tests positive for a medication not on the CTS in a jurisdiction following the MMV, the violation will result in the assignment of twice the points of any medication on the CTS in the same penalty class.
For example – if a horse tests positive for a medication on the CTS list that carries a class C penalty – that violation is a 1 point penalty. If the medication is not on the CTS list and carries a C penalty – the violation is twice the points or a 2 point penalty. #RMTC
The Arabian Jockey Club is a staunch supporter of the efforts of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium.