Stewards Issue Charge Against Emma Stewart: Harness Link 10/31/16

By: Harness Link/NZDT Harness Racing Victoria Stewards have issued a charge against licensed trainer Ms Emma Stewart under Australian Harness Racing Rule (AHRR) 190 (1) which provides: A horse shall be presented for a race free of prohibited substances It is alleged that the horse Berisari was presented to race at Melton on 26 June 2015 by

Kentucky Likely to Put Labs to the Test: Blood-Horse 10/29/16

By: Frank Angst The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will likely run double-blind quality assurance testing on its lab after the state’s Equine Drug Research Council approved plans Oct. 28 to carry out such tests. The EDRC approved up to $16,000 from its Rapid Response fund to work with three lab horses at Kentucky Equine Research

RV Extends Commitment to Equine Welfare:Racing.Com 10/25/16

By: Racing.Com Staff Racing Victoria has announced it will spend more than $2.5 million annually on a new Equine Welfare Strategy, a formal commitment to the welfare of thoroughbred racehorses before, during and after racing. RV's vision is to be recognised as a leader in equine welfare and to build a racing culture in which

Breeders Crown Starters Subject to Enhanced Security: HarnessRacingAmerica.Com 10/20/16

By: Harness Racing America/Meadowlands Media Relations East Rutherford, NJ – The Meadowlands and the Hambletonian Society & Breeders Crown are announcing pertinent details regarding the security to be employed for the upcoming Breeders Crown races. For the elimination races this weekend, participants in the Open Mare Pace elims will be required to report to the security barn by

NTRA Board Approves Updates to Safety & Integrity Code of Standards: NTRA.Com 10/20/16

By: NTRA The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Board of Directors today approved amendments to the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance Code of Standards, including: a January 2019 deadline for total compliance with the National Uniform Medication Program (Program); annual certification of jockey weight scales and automated logging of weight data; and strengthening of totalizator