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
By: T.D. Thornton By unanimous voice vote, the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) tweaked and re-proposed a rule Feb. 27 regarding the use of multiple non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) before horse races in order to eliminate the practice known as “stacking” of those medications while still allowing a second NSAID to be used if
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
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.''
By: Tom Precious Claims can be voided for additional race-day blood and urine positives for banned substances under a new rule approved July 25 by New York racing regulators. The New York State Gaming Commission signed off on a revision to its claiming cancellation rule allowing a claimant to void a claim if any sample
By: Tom LaMarra Of the four major components of the National Uniform Medication Program, the multiple medication violation penalty system has been adopted by the lowest number of jurisdictions. But one official April 11 said he expects that to change. New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association chairman Alan Foreman, during a presentation at the Racing Officials
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
by Edited Press Release In the wake of a troubling increase in the number of equine fatalities over the Aqueduct inner dirt track this winter, the New York Racing Association and New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association met on Saturday morning to address the issue and distributed separate press releases. From NYRA: The New York Racing