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

Regulatory Conference This Week in Charleston: Blood-Horse 4/17/17

By: Frank Angst Many of the country's leading regulators will listen to panels and presentations on drug testing and enforcement, policing the backstretch, and promoting the sport, just to name a few, when they gather this week in Charleston, S.C. The Association of Racing Commissioners International's 2017 annual conference on equine welfare and racing integrity will begin

Amoss Suspension Upheld; Appeal Planned: The Blood-Horse 3/10/15

RMTC By Tom LaMarra The Indiana Horse Racing Commission March 10 upheld an administrative law judge's order that trainer Tom Amoss be suspended 60 days and fined $5,000 in a therapeutic medication case that has dragged on for more than three years. Meanwhile, the IHRC also approved a settlement agreement with Quarter Horse trainer Ron

RCI Has New Take on Out-of-Competition Tests: The Blood-Horse 2/6/15

By Tom LaMarra The umbrella group for regulators in North America is examining a new approach to out-of-competition testing that would not only target blood-doping and gene-doping, but also help identify horses at risk of catastrophic injury. Out-of-competition testing, on the books in eight states, has different rules depending on the jurisdiction but was enacted