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May15, 2017

Stewards Report Len Xuereb and Stefan Jokic: Racing.Com 5/15/17

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By: Racing Victoria Staff Stewards Report Len Xuereb Racing Victoria (RV) Stewards have today issued charges against licensed trainer Len Xuereb following an investigation into the circumstances that lead to his horse, Elegantly Wasted, returning

May14, 2017

Daily Double: Vazquez Horse Disqualified Twice From Maiden Wins For Drug Violations: Paulick Report 5/14/17

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By: Paulick Report Staff What are the chances a horse would be disqualified from a maiden win – not once, but twice – as a result of post-race drug tests? That's what happened to J.

May11, 2017

Three Years Later, Wickliffe Case Brings Rule Change: Blood-Horse 5/11/17

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By: Frank Angst Three years after the deaths of horses in Kentucky and Florida were linked to a Lexington compounding pharmacy, the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy strengthened its regulation of the industry in a move it

May11, 2017

AQHA Announces ‘Racing Integrity Teams’ in Partnership with Racetracks, Racing Commissions: Daily Racing Form 5/11/17

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By: Mary Rampellini The American Quarter Horse Association announced Thursday that it has been teaming up with racetracks and racing commissions to "deploy Racing Integrity Teams to racing events." The team's tasks vary, from performing

May11, 2017

Monmouth Park Earns Reaccreditation from NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA.Com 5/11/17

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

By: NTRA Press Release/Joan Lawrence LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 11, 2017) – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Monmouth Park has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Featuring 14 graded

May10, 2017

Manufacturer Fined in Contaminated Horse Feed Case: The Horse 5/10/17

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By: Pat Raia California-based Western Milling LLC has agreed to pay more than $500,000 in fines in connection with its manufacture of monensin-contaminated horse feed. Monensin is an ionophore antibiotic sometimes included in ruminant, swine,

May9, 2017

Supplement Contamination Caused Positive Test Results: The Horse 5/9/17

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By: Edited Press Release The United States Equestrian Federation (US Equestrian) said it appreciates the efforts made by Cargill to determine how two horses ridden in a Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) competition by US Equestrian

May6, 2017

More Drug Tests for Qld Winter Carnival: Nine.Com 5/6/17

May 6th, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: AAP Queensland officials have stepped up drug testing for the winter carnival with samples taken from 50 horses at the Gold Coast feature meeting. The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission has announced increased drug testing

May4, 2017

Attorney Advises Caution in Use of Compounded Meds: Blood-Horse 5/4/17

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By: Frank Angst An attorney who handled a prominent negligence case against a Kentucky compounder advises veterinarians and horse owners to make sure they are acting legally when administering a compounded drug to a horse, because

May1, 2017

NYRA Bets Presents Derby Countdown: Pre-Race Inspections, Fractionally Speaking: Paulick Report 5-1-17

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

By:Natalie Voss Considering the Intricacies of Pre-Race Inspections As Kentucky Derby and Oaks starters turn in their final workouts and gallops this week, they'll be watched closely by Kentucky Horse Racing Commission officials as part

Apr28, 2017

Churchill Downs Releases Derby, Oaks Equine Security Protocols; Re-Emphasizes Ongoing Safety & Integrity Measures: Churchill Downs 4/28/17

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By: Press Release/Churchill Downs/Darren Rogers LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, April 28, 2017) – Churchill Downs Racetrack today re-emphasized its annual enhanced security measures for horses competing in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I)

Apr26, 2017

Mario Serey Jr. Suspensions Total 315 Days For Six Clenbuterol Positives In Pennsylvania: Paulick Report 4/26/17

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By: Paulick Report Staff Trainer Mario Serey Jr. is facing a 315-day license suspension and $11,500 in fines from six individual rulings issued by stewards at Penn National and Parx Racing in Pennsylvania for clenbuterol

Apr26, 2017

Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Stewards Under Scrutiny For Summary Suspensions: Paulick Report 4/26/17

April 26th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Ray Paulick Last week we wrote about a horse being allowed to run in the finals of the April 22 Remington Park Futurity for Quarter horses despite the horse's owner and trainer being summarily

Apr24, 2017

NY Commission Tweaks 7 Drug Thresholds: TDN 4/24/17

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By: T.D. Thornton By unanimous voice vote, the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) tweaked and augmented threshold levels for seven therapeutic Thoroughbred medications at the board’s Apr. 24 monthly meeting. According to a brief

Apr20, 2017

ARCI Welfare, Integrity Conference Continues: The Horse 4/20/17

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By: Edited Press Release The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is pioneering cost-effective loaner integrity teams that provide investigative reinforcements for the sprint sport’s big-event days. That program was the main focus of Wednesday’s discussion

Apr19, 2017

The Jockey Club Denies Stud Book Privileges to Four: Blood-Horse 4/19/17

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By: BloodHorse Staff The Jockey Club announced one trainer has been denied all privileges of The American Stud Book for 10 years and three other trainers have been denied the same privileges for one or

Apr19, 2017

ARCI: Vet’s List Changes Aim to Protect Horses: Blood-Horse 4/19/17

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By: Frank Angst The Association of Racing Commissioners International Drug Testing and Practices Committee April 19 moved forward on changes that would standardize vet's list procedures from state to state. The end goal of the

Apr19, 2017

Finger Lakes Racetrack Earns Reaccreditation from NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA.Com 4/19/17

April 19th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: NTRA FINGER LAKES RACETRACK EARNS REACCREDITATION FROM NTRA SAFETY & INTEGRITY ALLIANCE LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 19, 2017) – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack has earned

Apr19, 2017

$75,000 Fine, 4-Year Suspension for New Mexico Trainer: TDN 4/19/17

April 19th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: T.D. Thornton A New Mexico-based trainer who continued to race Thoroughbreds unsanctioned for nearly two years despite having two horses test positive for a Class 1, Penalty Schedule A drug in 2015 now faces

Apr19, 2017

Trainer Navarro Vows to Fight Horse’s Positive Test for Cocaine: Daily Racing Form 4/19/17

April 19th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Matt Hegarty The Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering has notified trainer Jorge Navarro that a horse he trained tested positive for cocaine after a race at Tampa Bay Downs in February, and Navarro said

Apr19, 2017

Out-Of-Competition Testing, Research Seen as Keys to Clean Racing: The Racing Biz 4/19/17

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By: Press Release Increased out-of-competition testing, investing in additional investigators and research into emerging threats are the most effective ways to catch — and, more importantly, deter — cheating in horse racing. That was the

Apr19, 2017

Regulators Discuss Adding Backstretch Investigators: Blood-Horse 4/19/17

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By: Frank Angst In an era where some states have faced budget cuts, racing regulators talked April 19 about creative ways to place more investigators on the backstretch as a way of discovering wrongdoing and

Apr18, 2017

Kentucky Commission Adopts RCI Model Drug Rules: Paulick Report 4/18/17

April 18th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Natalie Voss The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to accept model drug rules set by the Association for Racing Commissioners International. Dr. Mary Scollay, equine medical director for the commission, said

Apr18, 2017

QRIC Cobalt Appeals Withdrawn: Racing.Com 4/18/17

April 18th, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Andrew Eddy The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission has withdrawn appeals against two trainers over cobalt offences but denied it had done so due to recent decisions in other state jurisdictions. QRIC had been appealing