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 he plans to contest the finding. In an administrative complaint dated March 16, the division said that Navarro’s Minecraft, a
By: ARCI Press Release Lexington, KY - The revisions to its racing regulatory standards that were adopted by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) at its meeting last month in New Orleans have now been formally posted. Sections pertaining to Medical Labeling were strengthened to ensure that improper medications are not being used in
By: Frank Angst In wrapping up work from a busy Association of Racing Commissioners International conference last month in New Orleans, the organization formally posted revisions to its regulatory standards April 13 including a change that acknowledges two types of methamphetamine positives. The change will see a footnote added to the methamphetamine penalty recommendation noting
By Brian O'Connor Talks are due to take place between the Turf Club and the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association to start implementing protocols for out of competition drug-testing recommended in the recently published Anti-Doping Task Force report, a step that racing’s integrity body describes as being “the last piece of the jigsaw” in terms of
By: David Grening Trainer Gary Contessa on Monday began serving a seven-day suspension for a drug violation incurred nearly two years ago at Tampa Bay Downs. The Contessa-trained Jeremy’s Song, who finished second in a maiden race March 8, 2014, was found to have had 2.3 nanograms of cocaine in his system, according to Contessa.
RMTC By Ed Johnson ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A racehorse co-owned by Ruidoso Downs owner R.D. Hubbard and The Downs at Albuquerque owner Paul Blanchard has tested positive for an excessive amount of a therapeutic drug, New Mexico Racing Commission executive director Vince Mares confirmed Tuesday. The 2-year-old filly Lilly Is First tested positive for clenbuterol
RMTC When The Cheaters Get It Wrong: Cobalt Latest In A List Of Misestimations By Natalie Voss The horse is a complex creature; so complex that even to those looking to give him a chemical boost, he can remain a mystery. Last week’s meeting of the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council focused on the most