Regulators Discuss Adding Backstretch Investigators: Blood-Horse 4/19/17

By: Frank Angst In an era where some states have faced budget cuts, racing regulators talked April 19 about creative ways to place more investigators on the backstretch as a way of discovering wrongdoing and deterring future bad behavior. The talk of such approaches was one of four panel discussions on a busy Wednesday at

Pennsylvania Moves Forward with Out-Of-Competition Testing: THA Racing.Com 3/1/17

By: Tom LaMarra The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Feb. 28 approved a regulation for out-of-competition testing that is expected to be in place sometime this spring. An order signed by state Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, who oversees the PHRC as part of his department, said the new testing program is designed “to ensure the integrity

Disqualified for 16 years for Peptide VNFYAWK: Harness Link 3/1/17

By: HarnessLink.Com Harness Racing New South Wales(HRNSW) Stewards commenced an Inquiry on 5 October 2017 into the results of the following out-of-competition blood samples taken from horses in the care of trainer Mr Shaun (Anthony) Simiana: FRANCO TIAGO NZ                          Sample collected on 17 April 2016 WALKABOUT CREEK                        Sample collected on 17 April 2016 FRANCO TIAGO

CHRB Changes Existing Rules to Improve Safety: TDN 2/23/17

By: T.D. Thornton The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) approved a series of amendments Feb. 23 with the aim of improving horse safety by better clarifying the state’s protocols for medication use and eligibility conditions, and by tweaking existing rule language to meet the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) standards for of out-of-competition testing.

Ontario Horse Racing Regulation: Horse Canada 2/21/17

By: Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario In the spring of 2016, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) launched Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario, a project directed at identifying and moving forward on common-sense reforms to the regulatory rules that govern horse racing. The Findings Report is available here. The AGCO