NY Regulators Ban Use of Anabolic Steroid: Blood-Horse 2/29/16

By: Tom Precious New York regulators Feb. 29 approved a ban on the last anabolic steroid that does not occur naturally in horses but has, until now, been permitted at specific threshold levels. The New York State Gaming Commission finalized a rule proposed last year to ban a horse from having any amount of stanozolol

RMTC BOARD MAKES THRESHOLD RECOMMENDATIONS, APPROVES AN EXPANDED OUT-OF-COMPETITION TESTING MODEL RULE

NEWS RELEASE  February 26, 2016 Contact: Hallie Roach Lewis (859) 224-2848   RMTC BOARD MAKES THRESHOLD RECOMMENDATIONS, APPROVES AN EXPANDED OUT-OF-COMPETITION TESTING MODEL RULE  The board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) voted to approve several important recommendations from its Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) and Horseracing Testing Laboratories Committee (HTLC) at

Racing Great Lance O’Sullivan and Co-Trainer Andrew Scott Charged with First NZ Cobalt Offences:Stuff.Co.NZ 2/26/16

By: Jamie Searle New Zealand Sports Hall of Famer and racing great Lance O'Sullivan has been charged with racing three horses with high levels of cobalt in their system. O'Sullivan and co-trainer Andrew Scott have been charged by the Racing Integrity Unit on Friday.The pair are the first New Zealand trainers to be charged with a cobalt offence. The Matamata trainers have three horses under investigation - Sound Proposition, Quintastics

Williams Sues over Amralah Treatment: Racing.Com 2/25/16

By: Shane Anderson Four-time Melbourne Cup winning owner Lloyd Williams is suing the Ballarat Veterinary Practice over the treatment of imported galloper Amralah during the 2015 Spring Carnival. A Melbourne court has heard that the leading Melbourne Cup chance was treated with a banned substance in the lead-up that forced him to miss Australia’s richest

Pennsylvania Governor Signs Bill Creating New Racing Commission: Paulick Report 2/23/16

By: Edited Press Release Governor Tom Wolf today signed House Bill 941, which, among other things, includes reforms of Pennsylvania's equine racing industry. The governor was joined by state Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, members of each of the legislative caucuses, leadership from the House Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee, and various representatives of

RACING MEDICATION AND TESTING CONSORTIUM SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE STATEMENT

NEWS RELEASE  February 19, 2016 Contact: Hallie Roach Lewis (859) 224-2848   RACING MEDICATION AND TESTING CONSORTIUM SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE STATEMENT To assist veterinarians in the medical treatment of racehorses, the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) created a Controlled Therapeutic Substances (CTS) list. The CTS list sets forth therapeutic medications that veterinarians can use,

Paul McGregor disqualified for 18 months: Harness Link 2/18/16

By: NZDT Racing Queensland Stewards have today disqualified harness trainer Paul McGregor from racing for a period of 18 months effectively immediately after he pleaded guilty to presenting a horse with elevated cobalt levels. At an inquiry held into a post-race urine sample taken from GOTTA GO ARTELECT (NZ) following its winning performance in Race 6

Jockey Club Researches the Untapped Power of the Microchip:Paulick Report 2/17/16

By: Natalie Voss The Jockey Club's announcement last summer that it would begin requiring microchips for foal registrations starting in 2017 was met with relatively little fanfare. That could be because microchipping has been standard for Thoroughbred registrations in the United Kingdom and Europe for years. What many horsemen and owners may not have realized,

RMTC ORGANIZES WORKSHOP ON HAIR TESTING AT UC DAVIS LABORATORY

NEWS RELEASE  February 16, 2016 Contact: Hallie Roach Lewis (859) 224-2848   RMTC ORGANIZES WORKSHOP ON HAIR TESTING AT UC DAVIS LABORATORY The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) organized an equine racing chemist workshop February 8-9 at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine to foster uniformity in testing of hair samples. The workshop,