Successful Lab Accreditation Push Down to Just a Handful: THA Racing.Com 6/29/17

By: Tom LaMarra Ten United States laboratories that test samples taken from racehorses in 31 of 34 racing jurisdictions applied for lab accreditation through the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, and nine are now accredited. Labs that have successfully completed two rounds of proficiency testing and have passed an on-site inspection are the UC-Davis Kenneth

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

CHRB Again Approves Third-Party Lasix Administration: Blood-Horse 4/6/17

By: Jeremy Balan A nearly five-year process to implement third-party administration of race-day furosemide (commonly known as Lasix) in California could be nearing an end after the California Horse Racing Board approved a proposal to authorize the practice April 6. During a meeting at Golden Gate Fields, the four attending members of the CHRB voted

WV Tracks Submit Applications for Safety and Integrity Alliance Accreditation: THA Racing.Com 12/26/16

By: Tom LaMarra/THA Two West Virginia racetracks have submitted applications for accreditation through the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance, which in part encourages best practices and adoption of national model rules. Officials at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races and Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort just before Christmas told the West Virginia

Indirect Veto Stalls Adoption of WV Rules: Blood-Horse 6/13/16

By: Tom LaMarra Some proposed changes and updates to Thoroughbred racing rules in West Virginia will have to wait almost another year because of an indirect veto by the governor. The Thoroughbred industry in the state each year compiles a wish list of regulatory changes, some of which are tied to updates in the National

Court Order Has Preciado Racing Again at Parx: Blood-Horse 5/25/16

By: Frank Angst While Pennsylvania gets its new racing commission in place, multiple graded stakes-winning trainer Ramon Preciado—accused of six clenbuterol positives in March and April at Parx Racing—continues to win races. Running under a temporary restraining order that lifted a decision by Parx to halt Preciado from entering horses, Preciado saddled Rag Time Stables'Kid

New York Proposal Would Add Oversight of Vets: The Blood-Horse 3/25/16

By: Frank Angst The New York State Gaming Commission has put together a proposed rule it hopes would add scrutiny to the practices of racetrack veterinarians. The proposal would require vets to limit drug administrations to treatment of ailments and preventative medical procedures. The rule was outlined March 24 by NYSGC equine medical director Dr.

Waldrop: Industry Can Lead on Needed Changes: The Blood-Horse 3/24/16

By: Frank Angst Using the recent accreditation of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance as an example, NTRA president Alex Waldrop said the industry can work with regulators to improve the sport. Speaking during the Thoroughbred racing committee meeting at the Association of Racing Commissioners International conference March