By: Ray Paulick The Arkansas State Racing Commission on Thursday began random testing for total carbon dioxide (TCO2) levels in horses competing at Oaklawn Park. The move, widely supported by horsemen who seek a level playing field among their peers, adds to integrity measures taken earlier this year at the Hot Springs, Ark., racetrack, including
By: Ray Paulick Efforts by the California Horse Racing Board to begin third-party administration of the anti-bleeder medication furosemide (Salix, formerly Lasix) – initiated in 2012 – suffered another setback last week when the state of California's Office of Administrative Law disapproved an amendment to sections 1433 and 1845 of Title 4 the California Code
By: Alan Foreman During the coming months, racing jurisdictions throughout the country will be modifying or adopting the new out-of-competition testing rule that was adopted by the Association of Racing Commissioners International Dec. 9, 2016. The new rule was the product of an extensive collaborative effort by industry organizations, regulators, regulatory attorneys and the scientific
Chris Waller Set to Face Steward’s Inquiry After Horse Tested Positive to Methamphetamine: The Sydney Morning Herald 11/11/16
By: Chris Roots A horse trained by Chris Waller has returned an initial positive test to the party drug ice. The trainer of the world's best turf horse Winx could have to face a stewards' inquiry into the positive sample to methamphetamine from one horse if it is confirmed by a second sample. At two subsequent starts
By: NTRA The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Board of Directors today approved amendments to the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance Code of Standards, including: a January 2019 deadline for total compliance with the National Uniform Medication Program (Program); annual certification of jockey weight scales and automated logging of weight data; and strengthening of totalizator
By: Tom LaMarra The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will almost triple the number of veterinarians it has on a typical race day to assist with the two biggest programs of the year May 6-7 at Churchill Downs. In addition, the KHRC well in advance of the Longines Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!
By: Glen Mohammed PRECISE MOMENT, has become the first horse to return a positive sample since threshold levels were introduced. The levels became law on April 2, 2015. The Shaffique Khan-trained creole tested positive for Furosemide (Lasix), which is administered to horses entered to race four hours before their race. His sample was in excess