Organization Of Racing Investigators Hosts Annual Training Conference At Tampa Bay Downs: Paulick Report 3/5/17

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 week.  An international group of Investigators, Law Enforcement, Stewards and Regulators gathered in the Sunshine State to discuss the challenges

Florida HBPA Pushes for Adoption of Medication Penalty System: THA Racing.Com 2/12/17

By: Tom LaMarra The Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association has reaffirmed its support for uniform medication rules, particularly adoption of the Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System. The FHPBA in a release said it held a meeting Feb. 1 in Orlando, Fla., to offer recommendations on adoption of the Association of Racing Commissioners International model rules

Racing Investigators to Meet at Tampa Bay Downs: Blood-Horse 1/13/17

By: BloodHorse Staff The Organization of Racing Investigators (ORI) will be holding its annual training conference at Tampa Bay Downs, Feb. 26-March 1. "We are fortunate to have our 2017 venue at Tampa Bay Downs" said Deanna Nicol, Tampa Bay Downs director of security and current ORI chair. Since 1991 ORI has held annual training

Racehorse ‘Party Till Dawn’ Fails Drug Test for Methamphetamine: The Washington Post 12/16/16

By: Marissa Payne An Australian racehorse trainer has come under scrutiny after his horse, Party Till Dawn, tested positive for methamphetamine, the Australian Broadcasting Company reports. Trainer Ben Currie hasn’t been accused of intentionally drugging his horse, but the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission will question him next week as to why Party Till Dawn tested positive for methamphetamine

RMTC, NTRA Release New Test Barn, Chain of Custody Recommendations: NTRA.Com 12/7/16

By: NTRA.Com The Racing Medication & Testing Consortium (RMTC) and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today released a new set of test barn and chain of custody recommendations designed to encourage the use of best practices at racetracks. The living document is a joint initiative of the RMTC and the NTRA Safety & Integrity

Kentucky Likely to Put Labs to the Test: Blood-Horse 10/29/16

By: Frank Angst The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will likely run double-blind quality assurance testing on its lab after the state’s Equine Drug Research Council approved plans Oct. 28 to carry out such tests. The EDRC approved up to $16,000 from its Rapid Response fund to work with three lab horses at Kentucky Equine Research

International Horse Racing Authorities Move Forward with Lab Accreditation Program: Paulick Report 10/6/16

By: Natalie Voss Progress continues on an international accreditation program for laboratories conducting drug testing on Thoroughbred racehorses, according to an update this week. Dr. Yves Bonnaire spoke before the 50th International Conference of Horseracing Authorities with additional details on the program, which was started in 2014 and should launch next year. The International Federation

NM Meeting Designed to Bring About Change: Blood-Horse 8/3/16

By: Tom LaMarra The New Mexico racing and breeding industry recently held the first of what could become a regular series of meetings to address common issues, including equine medication and drug testing protocol. The meeting was organized by New Mexico Horse Breeders president Ralph Vincent and moderated by Dr. Dionne Benson, executive director of

WV Moves Ahead With Out-of-Competition Tests: Blood-Horse 6/21/16

By: Tom LaMarra The West Virginia Racing Commission plans to launch its out-of-competition program in conjunction with the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 6 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort. WVRC executive director Joe Moore June 21 said officials met at Mountaineer "to continue working on (developing) an out-of-competition testing program. The desire is