Press Release: Tackling the use of illicit substances in the horse world has advanced in recent month with three “tactical research” studies by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC). Tactical research studies focus on detecting,
By: Alex Robinson A showing producer whose horse tested positive for banned substances including ACP at Royal Windsor Horse Show has urged others to learn from her mistakes. Joanna Bates’ ride Grandeur was the subject of
By: Steve Andersen ARCADIA, Calif. – Trainer Brian Koriner has been fined $3,000 for a medication overage detected in one of his runners after a victory at Del Mar last August. In a stipulated agreement
By: James Burn Bedrock, who created a surprise when downing Samcro at Down Royal in November, missed a rematch with the one-time potential superstar in Saturday's Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown because he was not clear
Press Release: The FEI has tweaked its plans to ban the range of bisphosphonates that are unlicensed for use in horses amid concerns that residues from their use to treat bone disorders might result in
Press Release: MORIOKA -- The banned muscle-building steroid boldenone was detected in a horse entered in a December race at the Mizusawa track in Oshu, Iwate Prefecture, the prefectural horseracing association announced on Dec. 26.
By: Matt Hegarty LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court decision from last year that sent tremors through the racing regulatory community by throwing out the state’s absolute-insurer rule
Press Release: Contamination of a commercially available supplement with the banned substance ractopamine was behind two failed drug tests in high-level dressage horses who competed in Wellington, Florida, last year. The two cases have been
By: Michael Verney JOSEPH O'BRIEN has avoided sanction from the Irish Horse Racing Board (IHRB) despite having one of his horses disqualified after testing positive for a banned substance earlier this year. The O'Brien-trained Pedisnap
Press Release: Pergolide has been the mainstay treatment of pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), also known as equine Cushing’s disease, for several decades. Due to the class of drug that pergolide represents, it is a prohibited
By: Frank Angst The Minnesota Racing Commission has reached settlements to resolve three high-level positives found in recent equine post-race drug tests. Two of the positives were for pemoline (Cylert), and one was for cardarine—both
By: T.D. Thornton Positive post-race tests for Class 1A and 2A prohibited substances at Canterbury Park have resulted in $2,500 fines and 90-day suspensions for two trainers. The penalties imposed upon Ray E. Tracy Jr.
By: Jeremy Balan The California Horse Racing Board took a step toward a policy of out-of-competition testing with teeth during its monthly meeting Dec. 13 at Los Alamitos Race Course. Out-of-competition testing is conducted in California,
By: Matt Hegarty The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Tuesday placed three drugs on its prohibited substances list following positive findings for two of the substances in horses that raced in the state this fall.
By: T.D. Thornton The New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) voted by unanimous voice vote Monday to tweak a claiming price rule enacted in 2012 that had aimed to dis-incentivize owners and trainers from entering
By: Jeremy Balan The ongoing fight against the use of prohibited drugs in racehorses now features a drug-sniffing dog named Chini. A 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, Chini was deployed by Ruidoso Downs during its summer meet in 2018,
By: Brad Bishop Terry and Karina O'Sullivan are set to spend more than 12 months on the sidelines after being disqualified by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board on Thursday. The Stawell-based father-and-daughter training team
Press Release: A training duo received significant reductions to hefty raceday treatment penalties after an appeal to the South Australian Racing Appeals Tribunal (RAT). Niki O’Shea and Ashton Downing received five and two-year penalties respectively
Racing.com Staff: Trainers Robbie Laing and Russell and Scott Cameron have avoided sanction after having mares in their respective stables test positive for trenbolone, an anabolic androgenic steroid. Racing Victoria stewards in their investigation found
Press Release: The New York State Gaming Commission today announced that the New York Court of Appeals has upheld the 2015 sanctions levied against harness trainer Lou Pena, who was found responsible for 1,719 equine
By: Christa Leste-Lasserre In the race for the ultimate drug test, Chinese researchers just got a few lengths ahead. In fact, you might even say they got a hundred lengths ahead. That’s because they’ve validated a
By: Andrew Eddy Veteran Mornington trainer Clive Balfour faces another Racing Victoria investigation into possible race-day treatment just seven months after returning from a ban for the same offence. RV stewards at Moe on Thursday
By: Andrew Eddy The Australian Trainers' Association has called for Racing Australia to finalise a national approach to the end altrenogest saga, claiming a simmering disquiet from participants is threatening to boil over on the
Press Release: A panel of practicing racetrack veterinarians will present their thoughts on Out of Competition Testing at the Ohio State Racing Commission's (OSRC) monthly meeting, November 29, 2018, at 10 a.m. in Room 1948