ARCI Updates Regulatory Standards: ARCI.Com 4/13/16

By: ARCI Press Release Lexington, KY -  The revisions to its racing regulatory standards that were adopted by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) at its meeting last month in New Orleans have now been formally posted.  Sections pertaining to Medical Labeling were strengthened to ensure that improper medications are not being used in

RCI Adds Footnote on Levo-Methamphetamine: The Blood-Horse 4/13/16

By: Frank Angst In wrapping up work from a busy Association of Racing Commissioners International conference last month in New Orleans, the organization formally posted revisions to its regulatory standards April 13 including a change that acknowledges two types of methamphetamine positives. The change will see a footnote added to the methamphetamine penalty recommendation noting

NY Bans Trainer Sedlacek for Five Years: The Blood-Horse 1/26/16

By: Tom Precious Trainer Roy Sedlacek was banned from all racetracks in New York for five years by regulators following what officials said was evidence two horses that ran last October at Belmont Park were administered an opioid analgesic drug nearly as potent as morphine. Sedlacek on Jan. 26 was slapped with a five-year license

Roy Sedlacek suspended for drug positives: Daily Racing Form 11/16/15

By Matt Hegarty Roy Sedlacek, a New York-based trainer, has been suspended indefinitely by New York stewards after two of his horses tested positive for a powerful banned synthetic drug after racing at Belmont Park, according to state records. The two horses tested positive for a rare substance called AH-7921 while racing one week apart

New Synthetic Opioid Designer Drug Found by New York Lab: ARCI 11/9/15

Press Release LEXINGTON, KY - The Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) has put all racing regulatory agencies worldwide on notice of a finding by the New York Equine Drug Testing Program of the presence of AH-7921 in post-race samples taken from horses that recently ran at Belmont Park. This is the first time AH-7921

Two Horses Test Positive for Opioid: The Blood-Horse 11/9/15

By: Blood-Horse Staff The New York State Gaming Commission has indefinitely suspended trainer Roy Sedlacek for two positives in October at Belmont Park for AH-7921, a synthetic opioid the Association of Racing Commissioners International said can be as potent as morphine. The NYSGC scheduled a hearing on the matter for Nov. 10. Samples from Bossmon,

Swiss Jumping Horses Test Positive for Prohibited Substances: The Horse 7/21/15

By Edited Press Release The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) announced July 21 that three Swiss show jumping horses have tested positive for prohibited substances. Samples taken at the CSIO5* at La Baule, France, on May 17 from the horse Nino des Buissonnets, ridden by Steve Guerdat, who won the Grand Prix on the day of

Trainer, owners could face penalties: Albuquerque Journal 6/24/15

RMTC By Ed Johnson ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A racehorse co-owned by Ruidoso Downs owner R.D. Hubbard and The Downs at Albuquerque owner Paul Blanchard has tested positive for an excessive amount of a therapeutic drug, New Mexico Racing Commission executive director Vince Mares confirmed Tuesday. The 2-year-old filly Lilly Is First tested positive for clenbuterol