RMTC Approves GABA Threshold 4/15/2015

NEWS RELEASE April 15, 2015 Contact: Hallie Roach Lewis (859) 224-2848 RMTC APPROVES GABA THRESHOLD The executive committee of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) has approved a uniform testing threshold of 110 parts per billion (ppb) in blood for the naturally occurring amino acid gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). The threshold, which was developed by

RMTC Board Approves Cobalt Threshold 3/26/2015

NEWS RELEASE March 26, 2015 Contact: Hallie Roach Lewis (859) 224-2848 RMTC BOARD APPROVES COBALT THRESHOLD The board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) today announced that a uniform threshold for cobalt regulation in the United States was approved at its regularly scheduled meeting held on March 24 at Gulfstream Park

Ontario Commission to Work with Industry on Cobalt Testing: Paulick Report 3/21/15

RMTC By Press Release The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) announced that it will begin working with the horse racing industry to develop a practical and appropriate response to the testing for cobalt. The ORC plans to move in a timely manner through its existing Out-of-Competition Testing (OCT) Program. It is noted that the addition of

MRC Puts NUMP’s Multiple Medication Violation Penalty…: Thoroughbred Daily News 2/7/15

By Mike Kane Trainers Scott Lake and Hector Garcia unwittingly became part of racing regulatory history in late January when they were the first horsemen to receive additional suspensions from the Maryland Racing Commission, which was using the guidelines of the Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System that is part of the National Uniform Medication Program

Drs. Scollay, Arthur, Hovda Voice Support of RCI’s Proposed…: Paulick Report 1/12/15

by Paulick Report Staff Dr. Mary Scollay, Dr. Rick Arthur, and Dr. Lynn Hovda submitted the following letter to the Paulick Report voicing their support of the RCI’s recent decision to establish rules on compounded medications in horse racing: The Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) recently announced they have given approval to a Model

RMTC Board Encouraged by Uniform Rule Adoptions, Advances Laboratory Uniformity,…10/16/2014

NEWS RELEASE October 16, 2014 Contact: Hallie Roach Lewis (859) 224-2848 RMTC BOARD ENCOURAGED BY UNIFORM RULE ADOPTIONS, ADVANCES LABORATORY UNIFORMITY, APPROVES RULE ON COMPOUNDED MEDICATION A review by the board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) of state-by-state adoption of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) National Uniform Medication

RMTC Board: Stanozolol Threshold Eliminated, Ohio Lab Granted Interim Accreditation…9/20/13

NEWS RELEASE September 20, 2013 Contact: Hallie Roach Lewis (859) 224-2848 RMTC BOARD: STANOZOLOL THRESHOLD ELIMINATED, OHIO STATE LAB GRANTED INTERIM ACCREDITATION, UNIFORM NATIONAL MEDICATION RULES, PENALTIES AND LAB REFORMS ENDORSED, OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING COMMITTEE FORMED, WALDROP ELECTED TO SUCCEED LEWIS AS CHAIRMAN The board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium

RMTC Gives Final Approval for Multiple Violation Penalty Model Rule 7/19/13

NEWS RELEASE July 19, 2013 Contact: Hallie Roach Lewis (859) 224-2848 RMTC GIVES FINAL APPROVAL FOR MULTIPLE VIOLATION PENALTY MODEL RULE The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors has given final approval for a Multiple Violation Penalty (MVP) model rule and has forwarded it to the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI)