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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

Feb13, 2017

Veterinarian, Online Pharmacy at Center of Painkiller Case: Daily Racing Form 2/13/17

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

By: Matt Hegarty Federal prosecutors in Louisiana have charged a veterinarian and a Nebraska online pharmacy with conspiracy related to their alleged roles in providing an illegal painkiller, dermorphin, to Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse trainers

Feb12, 2017

Florida HBPA Pushes for Adoption of Medication Penalty System: THA Racing.Com 2/12/17

February 12th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra The Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association has reaffirmed its support for uniform medication rules, particularly adoption of the Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System. The FHPBA in a release said it held a

Feb11, 2017

California Horse Racing Board ‘Disappointed’ in Appellate-Court Decision in De La Torre Case: Northern California Record 2/11/17

February 11th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: Dee Thompson LOS ANGELES — Horse trainer Jose De La Torre had a trial-court decision overturned in his favor in a lawsuit brought against the California Horse Racing Board, according to a news release

Feb10, 2017

Federal Charges Brought Against Veterinarian In Louisiana Dermorphin Case: Paulick Report 2/10/17

February 10th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Paulick Report Staff After an investigation that spanned close to five years, federal authorities have indicted a Louisiana veterinarian with treating horses with an illegal synthetic drug. The Associated Press reports that veterinarian Kyle Hebert has

Feb9, 2017

Belinda McCarthy Disqualified and Fined: HarnessLink.Com 2/9/17

February 9th, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: NZDT/Harness Link Mrs Belinda McCarthy Harness Racing New South Wales Stewards today concluded the Inquiry into the presentation of VINNY CHASE to race at Tabcorp Park Menangle on 14 June 2016, when subsequent to

Feb7, 2017

Williams in Clear After Ibuprofen Positive: Racing.Com 2/7/17

February 7th, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Racing.Com Staff Warrnambool trainer Matthew Williams has been cleared of any rule breach, following an investigation into a raceday Ibuprofen detection in galloper Oregon Spirit. Oregon Spirit was set to race at Flemington on

Feb7, 2017

CHRB Faces Another Delay In Third-Party Furosemide Administration: Paulick Report 2/7/17

February 7th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Ray Paulick Efforts by the California Horse Racing Board to begin third-party administration of the anti-bleeder medication furosemide (Salix, formerly Lasix) – initiated in 2012 – suffered another setback last week when the state

Feb5, 2017

Santa Anita Stewards Fine Gus Headley $1,500: Daily Racing Form 2/5/17

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

By: Steve Anderson ARCADIA, Calif.- Trainer Gus Headley was fined $1,500 on Jan. 29 for removing a horse from another trainer’s stable and administering medication to the horse, according to a ruling issued by Santa

Feb3, 2017

Trainer Guilty, Disqualified 4 Years: HarnessLink.Com 2/3/17

February 3rd, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Harness Link Trainer-driver Shannon Lindsay with Apollo Thirteen. Harness Racing New South Wales(HRNSW) Stewards conducted an Inquiry yesterday into a report received from the Australian Government National Measurement Institute that Cobalt above the threshold

Feb3, 2017

Anti-doping Issues a Hot Topic at ITBA Seminar:Racing Post.Com 2/3/17

February 3rd, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Aisling Crowe in Clonmel CONCERNS over anti-doping inspections on stud farms, as well as inspections from the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), were hot topics at the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders' Association seminar at the Minella

Feb2, 2017

Big Topics: ARCI Conference on Racing Integrity and Equine Welfare: Horse Racing Nation 2/2/17

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

By: HorseRacingNation.Com The 2017 ARCI Conference on Racing Integrity and Equine Welfare will focus on a blunt discussion about what is working and what is not in racing regulation in an ongoing effort to continually