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

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, and by tweaking existing rule language to meet the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) standards for of out-of-competition testing.

BC Wants Better Out-of-Competition Testing: Blood-Horse 12/20/16

By: Frank Angst Breeders' Cup officials are calling for improved out-of-competition rules and protocols after a positive post-race drug test for the anabolic steroid stanozolol in Masochistic will result in a disqualification of his runner-up finish in the  $1.5 million TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park. Breeders Cup expressed disappointment

RCI Adjusts MMV Points, Expands Out-of-Competition Testing: The Horse 12/16/16

By: Edited Press Release The upcoming version of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) Model Rules for Racing will contain important modifications that will adjust MMV (multiple medication violation) points so minor and isolated infractions are not treated on par with more serious violations in determining extra penalties. The modifications were requested by an

RCI Approves Panel to Rate State Uniformity: Blood-Horse 12/14/16

By: BloodHorse Staff When the Association of Racing Commissioners International adopts a model rule for Thoroughbred racing, it encourages each of its state regulator members to put the rule in place but has largely few options if states do not adopt a model rule. That could change, though, fueled by ratings that would be determined

NYRA Tracks Strongly Support Out-Of-Competition Testing: THA Racing.Com 11/29/16

By: Andy Belfiore Out-of-competition testing is a hot topic in horse racing. The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium and the Association of Racing Commissioners International have been working on a model rule, and several state racing commissions, most notably the California Horse Racing Board, already have out-of-competition testing programs in place. But one such program

Foreman Believes in Science Behind Thresholds:Blood-Horse 3/24/16

By: Frank Angst Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association chairman Alan Foreman is confident a 2015 decision by a Delaware assistant attorney general not to pursue a medication overage case against trainer Todd Pletcher will not negatively impact the National Uniform Medication Program. Speaking at the Association of Racing Commissioners conference March 24, Foreman said he doesn't expect

Maryland Racing Commission Names Medication Policy Committee: The Racing Biz 1/19/16

By: Frank Vespe In the wake of a controversial non-disqualification that roiled the Maryland racing industry, Maryland Racing Commission chairman John McDaniel announced today that he had appointed a Medication Policy and Review Committee. That committee will be comprised of three commissioners and chaired by Dr.Tom Bowman, a veterinarian whom McDaniel described as “most qualified