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Mar27, 2017

Dr. Mary Scollay Talks Drug Testing and the Role of the Regulatory Veterinarian: UA-RTIP.ORG 3/23/17

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

By: University of Arizona Tucson, AZ — The Race Track Industry Program was fortunate to host Dr. Mary Scollay, the equine medical director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, on Wednesday, March 22. Dr. Scollay

Mar27, 2017

Coast Trainer Loses Appeal Against $25,000 Fine: Sunshine Coast Daily 3/24/17

March 27th, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Alex Nolan Trainer: David Vandyke    Photo credit: Tracey Nearmy   RACING: Sunshine Coast trainer David Vandyke has lost an appeal against the severity of his $25,000 fine imposed by Racing New

Mar24, 2017

Florida Ruling Means Dozens Of Drug Positives Likely To Be Dismissed: Paulick Report 3/24/17

March 24th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Ray Paulick Dozens of administrative complaints for medication violations in Florida are likely to be dismissed after the state's Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering issued an order accepting the recommendations of an administrative law judge who

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)

Mar21, 2017

BHA to Double Number of Dope Tests on Horses Away from Racecourse: The Guardian 3/21/17

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

By: Chris Cook Racing’s ruling body is to double the amount of dope-testing it conducts away from the racecourse as part of its effort to combat the sophistication of modern doping methods. The British Horseracing

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