ARCI: Vet’s List Changes Aim to Protect Horses: Blood-Horse 4/19/17

By: Frank Angst The Association of Racing Commissioners International Drug Testing and Practices Committee April 19 moved forward on changes that would standardize vet's list procedures from state to state. The end goal of the rule put forward by The Jockey Club Safety Committee is to standardize vet's list rules, specifically targeting situations where a

WVRC to Examine Options for Quicker Adoption of Model Rules: THA Racing.Com 1/10/17

By: Tom LaMarra The West Virginia Racing Commission intends to examine its options in regard to facilitating quicker adoption of national model rules, in particular those related to equine medication and drug testing. West Virginia thus far has been among the more proactive states when it comes to the National Uniform Medication Program, which it has

RMTC Board Approves Cobalt Threshold 3/26/2015

NEWS RELEASE March 26, 2015 Contact: Hallie Roach Lewis (859) 224-2848 RMTC BOARD APPROVES COBALT THRESHOLD The board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) today announced that a uniform threshold for cobalt regulation in the United States was approved at its regularly scheduled meeting held on March 24 at Gulfstream Park

MRC Puts NUMP’s Multiple Medication Violation Penalty…: Thoroughbred Daily News 2/7/15

By Mike Kane Trainers Scott Lake and Hector Garcia unwittingly became part of racing regulatory history in late January when they were the first horsemen to receive additional suspensions from the Maryland Racing Commission, which was using the guidelines of the Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System that is part of the National Uniform Medication Program

Lake Suspended for 120 Days: Thoroughbred Daily News 2/5/15

Veteran trainer Scott Lake was assessed a suspension of 120 days - twice what was originally reported - by the Maryland Racing Commission as the result of horses in his care testing positive for an anabolic steroid. Mike Hopkins, the MRC’s executive director, said Wednesday that the commission had clarified the penalties handed to Lake.