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

Backpedaling on Progress: The Bloodhorse 2/9/16

By: Eric Mitchell How many ways can the racing industry find to undermine its own efforts? Sadly, too many. The most recent surfaced last week when the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association announced it wanted to pay for new research that would set thresholds and withdrawal times for 28 therapeutic medications allowed under the


NEWS RELEASE October 8, 2015 Contact: Dionne Benson, Executive Director, RMTC, (859) 224-2844 RMTC STATEMENT ON METHOCARBAMOL (ROBAXIN) THRESHOLD/ TREATMENT PROTOCOLS The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission recently suspended trainer Graham Motion for five days and fined him $500 for a medication overage involving the winner Kitten’s Point in Keeneland’s Bewitch Stakes. Kentucky officials determined that Kitten's

Waldrop Q&A: Safety and Integrity Alliance: The Blood-Horse 9/23/15

By Frank Angst In an Aug. 29 Blood-Horse magazine story, National Thoroughbred Racing Association president Alex Waldrop and other industry leaders assessed the work of the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance in an article titled "Safety... on a Volunteer Basis." Waldrop participated in an extensive email Q&A with Blood-Horse writer Frank Angst that we thought