Conway Finds Lasix-Free Races Regulation Unconstitutional: Thoroughbred Daily News 12/23/15

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has found unconstitutional a Kentucky Horse Racing Commission regulation that permits racetracks to conduct races for which horses could not be treated with the legal anti-bleeder medication furosemide, according to a release Wednesday from the Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association. Agreeing with the position of the Kentucky HPBA, Conway’s

Moody Cobalt Case Set For Long Haul: Thoroughbred Daily News 12/18/15

The Peter Moody court case over the ongoing cobalt scandal continues apace, and it appears it will continue to do so until February at least. The trial resumes Monday when seven more witnesses are to be called, but legal counsel for the stewards is not available after that session comes to a close and both

Cobalt Colt Bondeiger Sold After Stipes Knew Horse Returned Positive: Herald Sun 12/16/15

By: Danny Russell PROMISING colt Bondeiger was sold as part of a seven-­figure deal last year despite stewards knowing the horse had tested positive for cobalt. Bondeiger, trained by Danny O’Brien, had finished second in the VRC Derby ­behind Preferment in November and was heading towards stallion-­making race the Australian Guineas in the autumn. The

Moody Defense Questions Testing: Thoroughbred Daily News 12/16/15

Australian trainer Peter Moody’s hearing for three charges related to cobalt positives faces delays into Christmas and possibly the New Year after the champion conditioner’s defense accused Racing Victoria of breach of procedure Wednesday, according to Racing.com. That site reported that Moody’s defense argued the case was prejudiced because the B urine sample of Lidari

Ziadie Handed Six-Year Suspension: Daily Racing Form 12/16/15

By: Matt Hegarty Kirk Ziadie, a Florida-based trainer who led the Gulfstream Park spring meeting with 22 wins from 45 starts, has been suspended six years and fined $18,000 for what state regulators said were 18 violations of medication rules over the past four years, according to a copy of the ruling. Ziadie has not

Tracks, Regulators Aim for Improved Testing: The Blood-Horse 12/16/15

By Frank Angst In a story that stunned attendees at the Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming Dec. 8, Kentucky Horse Racing Commission equine medical director Mary Scollay told a story of a misunderstanding between a lab and state regulator that compromised drug testing in a state (not Kentucky). "The contract required a three-day turnaround

Regulators Want Central Rule-Making Process: The Blood-Horse 12/15/15

By: Tom LaMarra Development of a central rule-making process for uniform medication policies and related implementation will be the 2016 focus for the Association of Racing Commissioners International. The organization's board of directors at a recent meeting voted to act on "unifying the racing industry" on integrity initiatives as well as adoption of the National