Oklahoma Medication Issues Discussed in Historic Meeting: AQHA 2/2/17

By: Oklahoma QHRA The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association hosted a meeting on Friday at Heritage Place in Oklahoma City to provide industry stakeholders an opportunity to visit with a number of racing industry experts on topics such as drug testing methodology, hair testing, out of competition or pre-race testing, uniform model rules with breed specific

MD. Racing Commission Upholds Struth DQ: TheRacingBiz.Com 1/17/17

By: Frank Vespe The Maryland Racing Commission Tuesday decided that the Struth – and the absolute insurer rule – outweighed what it perceived as the truth and Mike Trombetta. The case, which could have had wide-ranging implications not just in Maryland but across the country, instead simply upholds the sport’s longstanding regulatory scheme. Struth, trained

Cobalt Policy Adopted by Regulators: Horseracingnation.com 4/27/15

RMTC Press Release The Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) is formally notifying regulators and their testing labs of a new policy that would make it illegal to administer cobalt to a race horse. The RCI Board of Directors last week voted to sanction trainers of horses that were found to have a cobalt level

Laboratories: Drug Testing More Challenging: The Blood-Horse 4/22/15

RMTC By Tom LaMarra An April 22 roundtable discussion on anti-doping programs around the world revealed several common issues, including a need for more financial resources and dealing with highly-sensitive testing in an environment in which therapeutic medications are regularly used in training. Laboratory directors from the United States, Great Britain, and Hong Kong took

BHA Steroid Policy Has U.S. Ramifications: The Blood-Horse 2/3/15

By Tom LaMarra The racing and breeding industry in North America is devising a plan of action to accommodate the British Horseracing Authority's zero-tolerance policy for the presence of anabolic steroids in Thoroughbreds. The issue was discussed during the Feb. 3 Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association symposium at Keeneland in Lexington for the benefit of

RMTC Accredits First Two Laboratories 6/13/13

NEWS RELEASE June 13, 2013 Contact: Hallie Roach Lewis (859) 224-2848 RMTC ACCREDITS FIRST TWO LABORATORIES Lexington, KY -- The University of California-Davis Kenneth L. Maddy Laboratory and HFL Sport Science Inc., Lexington, Ky., became the first two fully-accredited laboratories under the RMTC Laboratory Accreditation program Tuesday. “The accreditation of these two laboratories marks the

RMTC Makes Therapeutic Withdrawal Time Recommendations, Announces Progress of its Drug… 10/20/10

NEWS RELEASE October 20, 2010 Contact: Hallie Lewis (859) 224-2848 RMTC MAKES THERAPEUTIC WITHDRAWAL TIME RECOMMENDATIONS, ANNOUNCES PROGRESS OF ITS DRUG TESTING INITIATIVES TASK FORCE Based on the recommendation of its Scientific Advisory Committee, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors has recommended scientifically identified withdrawal guidelines and plasma thresholds for the

RMTC to Fund Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship for Two Applicants 5/7/10

NEWS RELEASE May 7, 2010 Contact: Hallie Lewis (859) 224-2848 RMTC TO FUND POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP FOR TWO APPLICANTS The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors has approved the funding of Dr. Heather DiMaio Knych and Dr. Mary Robinson for its post-doctoral research fellowship program. This commitment fulfills one of the main