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Mar21, 2017

Mark Kavanagh, Danny O’Brien Allowed to Continue Horse Training After VCAT Overturns Cobalt Doping Bans: ABC.Net 3/17/17

March 21st, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: ABC.Net.Au Leading horse trainers Danny O'Brien and Mark Kavanagh have won an appeal against their doping bans after a Victorian tribunal ruled Racing Victoria did not follow proper testing protocols. Photo: Danny O'Brien (C)

Mar20, 2017

Sunland Park Earns Reaccreditation From NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA.Com 3/20/17

March 20th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: NTRA Contact: Joan Lawrence, NTRA Communications, (646) 335-6833, jlawrence@ntra.com Contact: Dustin A. Dix – Director of Racing Operations, (575) 874-5200, Dustin.Dix@Sunland-Park.com SUNLAND PARK EARNS REACCREDITATION FROM NTRA SAFETY & INTEGRITY ALLIANCE LEXINGTON, Ky. (March

Mar15, 2017

Equine Injury Database Statistics Continue to Reflect Progress: THA Racing.Com 3/11/17

March 15th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra Fatalities in races in 2016 dropped 5% from the previous year to 1.54 per 1,000 starts, another indication that improved safety protocol and a tightening of equine medication rules are making a

Mar13, 2017

Ohio: Racing Commission Hosting Forums To Discuss ADW Regulations, Out Of Competition Testing: Paulick Report 3/13/17

March 13th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Press Release The Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) will host an open forum to discuss the regulation and licensing of advance deposit wagering (ADW) platforms in Ohio. The meeting will take place on March

Mar9, 2017

Delaware Commission Moves Foward with Medication Rule Updates: THA Racing.Com 3/9/17

March 9th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission has published several rule modifications, including those related to out-of-competition testing and the Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System, and is poised to adopt them in April following

Mar5, 2017

Organization Of Racing Investigators Hosts Annual Training Conference At Tampa Bay Downs: Paulick Report 3/5/17

March 5th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Press Release The Organization of Racing Investigators hosted their annual training conference at Tampa Bay Downs The Organization of Racing Investigators (ORI) held their annual training conference at historic Tampa Bay Downs this past

Mar2, 2017

Can Sport Horse and Racehorse Practice Be Ethical?: The Horse 3/2/17

March 2nd, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Maureen Gallatin Nearly 400 veterinarians considered this question during a 3 1/2-hour panel discussion, reaching a consensus of, “Absolutely, yes. Practice can and should be ethical, even in the sport horse or racehorse world.”

Mar2, 2017

Milkshake Testing Latest Step Forward For Integrity At Oaklawn Park: Paulick Report 3/2/17

March 2nd, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Ray Paulick The Arkansas State Racing Commission on Thursday began random testing for total carbon dioxide (TCO2) levels in horses competing at Oaklawn Park. The move, widely supported by horsemen who seek a level

Mar1, 2017

Pennsylvania Moves Forward with Out-Of-Competition Testing: THA Racing.Com 3/1/17

March 1st, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Feb. 28 approved a regulation for out-of-competition testing that is expected to be in place sometime this spring. An order signed by state Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding,

Mar1, 2017

Disqualified for 16 years for Peptide VNFYAWK: Harness Link 3/1/17

March 1st, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: HarnessLink.Com Harness Racing New South Wales(HRNSW) Stewards commenced an Inquiry on 5 October 2017 into the results of the following out-of-competition blood samples taken from horses in the care of trainer Mr Shaun (Anthony)

Feb28, 2017

Farro, Penaloza Serving Parx Suspensions For Clenbuterol Violations: Paulick Report 2/28/17

February 28th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Paulick Report Staff Patricia Farro, leading trainer in 2016 at Parx Racing, returns to the suburban Philadelphia, Pa., track from a 15-day medication violation suspension on Saturday, March 4. Another Parx-based trainer, Miguel Penaloza,

Feb27, 2017

New York Tweaks, Re-Proposes Anti-Stacking Rules for NSAIDS: TDN 2/27/17

February 27th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: T.D. Thornton By unanimous voice vote, the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) tweaked and re-proposed a rule Feb. 27 regarding the use of multiple non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) before horse races in order

Feb23, 2017

Maryland Commission Streamlines Rule Adoption Process: THA Racing.Com 2/23/17

February 23rd, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra The Maryland Racing Commission has developed statutory language that will allow it to adopt updates and changes to model rules—most recently the one on out-of-competition testing—as they are approved by the Association

Feb23, 2017

Updated Penalty System Rule Progresses in WV Legislature: THA Racing.Com 2/23/17

February 23rd, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra Proposed amendments to Thoroughbred racing rules, including the updated Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System model rule, passed the West Virginia Senate Feb. 17 and await approval by the House of Delegates. West

Feb23, 2017

CHRB Changes Existing Rules to Improve Safety: TDN 2/23/17

February 23rd, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: T.D. Thornton The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) approved a series of amendments Feb. 23 with the aim of improving horse safety by better clarifying the state’s protocols for medication use and eligibility conditions,

Feb23, 2017

Kentucky Rescinds Dextrorphan Positives, But No Victory For Proponents Of Environmental Contamination: Paulick Report 2/23/17

February 23rd, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Natalie Voss The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission agreed earlier this year to rescind three recent violations related to overages of dextrorphan, a metabolite of dextromethorphan. However, according to Dr. Mary Scollay, equine medical director

Feb22, 2017

Ness Serving 100-Day Suspension for Clenbuterol Positives: Daily Racing Form 2/22/17

February 22nd, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Matt Hegarty Jamie Ness has reached a settlement with Florida regulators in which the trainer will serve a 100-day suspension stemming from multiple clenbuterol positives in 2012 while being able to transfer his horses

Feb21, 2017

Ontario Horse Racing Regulation: Horse Canada 2/21/17

February 21st, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario In the spring of 2016, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) launched Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario, a project directed at identifying and moving

Feb21, 2017

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Reaches Agreement in Out-Of-Competition Sample Violation: TDN 2/21/17

February 21st, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: Thoroughbred Daily News The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has reached an agreement with horse trainer and owner Otabek Umarov for a five-year suspension and $5,000 fine following his refusal to comply with equine drug

Feb21, 2017

Kentucky Rescinds Dextrophan Positives: Blood-Horse 2/21/17

February 21st, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Frank Angst Citing new research that suggests the metabolite of Dextromethorphan, Dextrorphan, can stay in a horse's system at a wider variance of time than previously realized, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission earlier this

Feb20, 2017

Two UAE Trainers Handed One-Year Suspensions For Cobalt Overages: Paulick Report 2/20/17

February 20th, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Paulick Report Staff A pair of trainers in the United Arab Emirates have been suspended for 12 months each, according to the Emirates Racing Authority, for concentrations of cobalt in excess of 100 micrograms

Feb16, 2017

NYS Gaming Commission Takes National Lead in Addressing Horse Racing Glaucine Positives: NY Gaming Commission 2/16/17

February 16th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: NY Gaming Commission The New York State Gaming Commission today announced significant, nation-leading action in addressing the presence of the alkaloid glaucine in the urine and plasma of race horses, resulting in more than

Feb15, 2017

Vitali Enters Horse at Parx After Getting Stay: Daily Racing Form 2/15/17

February 15th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Matt Hegarty Marcus Vitali, the controversial trainer who has been banned by several tracks along the East Coast, has been allowed to enter a horse at Parx after receiving a stay of an ejection

Feb15, 2017

Stewards Investingating Wilde Positive: Racing.Com 2/15/17

February 15th, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: Andrew Eddy Racing Victoria stewards are investigating a positive swab from the stables of Symon Wilde following the confirmation that anti-inflammatory drug Dexamethasone was found in a post-race sample taken form one of his