Regulators Discuss Adding Backstretch Investigators: Blood-Horse 4/19/17

By: Frank Angst In an era where some states have faced budget cuts, racing regulators talked April 19 about creative ways to place more investigators on the backstretch as a way of discovering wrongdoing and deterring future bad behavior. The talk of such approaches was one of four panel discussions on a busy Wednesday at

New York Regulators Act on Drug Testing, Records Rules: Blood-Horse 1/23/17

By: Tom Precious New York racing regulators on Jan. 23 gave preliminary approval to an expansion of equine drug testing and recordkeeping rules, and set a minimum set of penalties to be imposed on trainers and others with repeated equine drug violations. The decision by the New York Gaming Commission, which now begins a 45-day

NTRA Board Approves Updates to Safety & Integrity Code of Standards: NTRA.Com 10/20/16

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

Regulators Consider Out-of-Competition Rule: Blood-Horse 6/29/16

By: Frank Angst The model rules committee of the Association of Racing Commissioners International will consider an industry recommendation to expand out-of-competition testing when it meets July 14 in Seattle, Wash. The model rules committee will discuss, and possibly act, on a Racing Medication and Testing Consortium recommendation to expand the model rule on out-of-competition testing—which allows

Parx Racing Bans On-Track Shockwave Therapy: The Paulick Report 5/26/15

RMTC By Paulick Report Staff Parx Racing will ban possession or use of extracorporeal shockwave therapy devices on the grounds of the Bensalem, Pa., racetrack, effective June 1, director of racing Sam Elliott told the Paulick Report. “This policy was formulated after consultation with the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, the Jockeys Guild and equine veterinarians