New York Shifts All Drug Test Costs to Horsemen, Tracks: Blood-Horse 4/10/17

By: Tom Precious New York horsemen and tracks will pay the full costs of equine drug testing in the state, an amount that totals more than $4 million annually, under a state budget deal that was given final adoption by lawmakers late April 9. Under the terms of the agreement between the state Legislature and

Cuomo Plan Asks New York Racing to Pay for Drug Testing: Blood-Horse 1/18/17

By: Tom Precious New York state would stop paying costs associated with equine drug testing in the horse racing industry, under a proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his new 2017 state budget plan. The plan would save the state $4.5 million by shifting the testing costs onto "those that actually participate in horse racing.''

NYRA Tracks Strongly Support Out-Of-Competition Testing: THA Racing.Com 11/29/16

By: Andy Belfiore Out-of-competition testing is a hot topic in horse racing. The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium and the Association of Racing Commissioners International have been working on a model rule, and several state racing commissions, most notably the California Horse Racing Board, already have out-of-competition testing programs in place. But one such program

Rodriguez gets 25 days for Banamine positives: Daily Racing Form 2/28/15

RMTC By David Grening OZONE PARK, N.Y. -- Trainer Rudy Rodriguez will serve a 25-day suspension and pay a $2,500 fine as a result of two horses having overages for flunixin, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory also known as Banamine and used for therapeutic use. The suspension, issued by the New York Gaming Commission, begins Monday and

NYRA Tweaks Safety Protocols, Discontinues ’15-Day Rule’: Paulick Report 2/24/15

RMTC by Press Release The New York Racing Association today announced that it would discontinue the temporary rule mandating 15 days between starts for horses competing at Aqueduct Racetrack, effective with the entries of March 5. “Aqueduct operates under some unique circumstances, and equine welfare will always be the top of our concerns,” said Martin

New York Racing Association announces additional steps to further…: NYRA.com 1/21/15

By NYRA Press Office This afternoon, the New York Racing Association (NYRA), in consultation with the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (NYTHA), announced additional steps to further enhance stringent safety protocols for thoroughbred racing already in place at Aqueduct Racetrack. "The safety of our equine athletes and jockeys at Aqueduct Racetrack is a high priority,"

RCI Rules to Target Illegal Drug Compounding: The Blood-Horse 1/5/15

By Blood-Horse Staff The Association of Racing Commissioners International said Jan. 5 it is taking steps to ensure regulatory agencies have adequate authority to sanction licensees who violate existing federal restrictions limiting the use of illegally compounded medications. An already approved model rules policy would outlaw the possession or use of a drug, substance, or

Churchill Downs Incorporated Commits to Supporting the RMTC 7/31/2014

NEWS RELEASE July 31, 2014 Contact: Hallie Roach Lewis (859) 224-2848 CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED COMMITS TO SUPPORTING THE RMTC Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) today became the 24th racetrack entity in the United States to commit to making a contribution to the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC). This commitment is part of the RMTC’s annual