Delaware Commission Moves Foward with Medication Rule Updates: THA Racing.Com 3/9/17

By: Tom LaMarra The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission has published several rule modifications, including those related to out-of-competition testing and the Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System, and is poised to adopt them in April following a mandatory 30-day public comment period. The DTRC took the action during its March 8 meeting. The next meeting is

Updated Penalty System Rule Progresses in WV Legislature: THA Racing.Com 2/23/17

By: Tom LaMarra Proposed amendments to Thoroughbred racing rules, including the updated Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System model rule, passed the West Virginia Senate Feb. 17 and await approval by the House of Delegates. West Virginia Racing Commission officials attempted to fast-track the updated MMV rule, which is one of four major components of the

Florida HBPA Pushes for Adoption of Medication Penalty System: THA Racing.Com 2/12/17

By: Tom LaMarra The Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association has reaffirmed its support for uniform medication rules, particularly adoption of the Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System. The FHPBA in a release said it held a meeting Feb. 1 in Orlando, Fla., to offer recommendations on adoption of the Association of Racing Commissioners International model rules

ARCI Names Members of New Model Rule Compliance Panel: THA Racing.Com 2/1/17

By: Tom LaMarra Three former racing regulators have been chosen to sit on a panel that will certify jurisdictional compliance with integrity standards each year—the components of the National Uniform Medication Program will be the focal point for 2017. The Association of Racing Commissioners International Feb. 1 named Steve Barham, Bennett Liebman and Allan Monat

PA Approves Penalty System Changed; Integrity a Focal Point: THA Racing.Com 1/26/17

By: Tom LaMarra At a meeting that again featured a discussion on the importance of improving integrity in horse racing, the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Jan. 26 approved revisions to the Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System. Pennsylvania adopted the MMV Penalty System, a component of the National Uniform Medication Program, in August 2016. The model

WV Makes Serious Push to Facilitate Quicker Model Rule Adoption: THA Racing.Com 1/24/17

By: Tom LaMarra The West Virginia Racing Commission has agreed to ask state government officials to help facilitate quicker adoption of two important model rules approved by the Association of Racing Commissioners International in December. The WVRC at its Jan. 24 meeting also announced plans to expand its out-of-competition testing program this year beyond the

NYSGC Proposes Overhaul of Drug, Veterinary Rules: TDN 1/23/17

By: T.D. Thornton Five proposed new rules dealing with Thoroughbred medication, prohibited substances, minimum drug penalties, out-of-competition testing, and airway bleeding in racehorses were advanced to a 45-day public-comment period by the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) at the board’s monthly meeting Jan. 23. Board members only briefly discussed specifics of the broad set

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

The New Out-Of-Competition Testing Rule: What You Need to Know: THA Racing.Com 1/15/17

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

Delaware Moves to Adopt Revised Model Rules on Medication: THA Racing.Com 1/11/17

By: Tom LaMarra The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Jan. 11 moved to update model rules for the Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System and out-of-competition testing. Both rules were approved by the Association of Racing Commissioners International Dec. 9, 2016, after endorsement from the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium. DTRC Chairman Duncan Patterson said the penalty