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

Oklahoma Medication Issues Discussed in Historic Meeting: AQHA 2/2/17

By: Oklahoma QHRA The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association hosted a meeting on Friday at Heritage Place in Oklahoma City to provide industry stakeholders an opportunity to visit with a number of racing industry experts on topics such as drug testing methodology, hair testing, out of competition or pre-race testing, uniform model rules with breed specific

WV Makes Serious Push to Facilitate Quicker Model Rule Adoption: THA Racing.Com 1/24/17

By: Tom LaMarra The West Virginia Racing Commission has agreed to ask state government officials to help facilitate quicker adoption of two important model rules approved by the Association of Racing Commissioners International in December. The WVRC at its Jan. 24 meeting also announced plans to expand its out-of-competition testing program this year beyond the