With Eye Toward Uniformity, Kentucky Reviews Drug Rules: Blood-Horse 2/1/17

By: Frank Angst After an in-depth review of its racing medication rules relative to the Association of Racing Commissioners International’s recommendations, a Kentucky council is recommending penalty classification changes for a pair of medications. The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council recommended Feb. 1 that the expectorant ambroxol (Ambril) be moved to a more severe penalty

KHRC Denies Suspended Trainer’s Stay Request: Blood-Horse 6/15/16

By: Frank Angst The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission June 15 denied suspended trainer Otabek Umarov's request for a stay in his lengthy suspension until a hearing can be conducted. On May 27, following a one-hour formal hearing before the stewards, KHRC staff issued a 10-year suspension of Umarov and fined him $10,000 because of violations

Conway Finds Lasix-Free Races Regulation Unconstitutional: Thoroughbred Daily News 12/23/15

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has found unconstitutional a Kentucky Horse Racing Commission regulation that permits racetracks to conduct races for which horses could not be treated with the legal anti-bleeder medication furosemide, according to a release Wednesday from the Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association. Agreeing with the position of the Kentucky HPBA, Conway’s

Status of KY Lasix-Free Regulation Uncertain: The Blood-Horse 9/10/15

By Ron Mitchell The Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee of the Kentucky legislature has voted 6-2 to find a proposed regulation permitting racetracks the option of carding furosemide-free races "deficient." Furosemide, commonly known as Salix or Lasix, is a widely-used anti-diuretic medication. In a release, the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association said the 6-2 vote

KEDRC Makes Cobalt Policy Recommendation: The Blood-Horse 5/26/15

RMTC By Frank Angst The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council will advise the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to adopt rules on the mineral cobalt in line with a Racing Medication and Testing Consortium recommendation. The KEDRC voted May 26 at the Kentucky Horse Park to recommend a Class B penalty when horses test above 50