Kentucky Rescinds Dextrophan Positives: Blood-Horse 2/21/17

By: Frank Angst Citing new research that suggests the metabolite of Dextromethorphan, Dextrorphan, can stay in a horse's system at a wider variance of time than previously realized, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission earlier this year dropped sanctions in three cases where the metabolite was discovered. KHRC equine medical director Mary Scollay offered a presentation

Maker has 40-Day Suspension Rescinded: Daily Racing Form 1/6/17

By: Matt Hegarty LEXINGTON, Ky. – Stewards in Kentucky have issued a ruling rescinding a 40-day suspension handed down last year to trainer Mike Maker for a post-race positive of dextrorphan, the metabolite of a once-common ingredient in cough syrup, according to a copy of the ruling and racing officials. The ruling, issued on Thursday,

Judge Reverses Werre’s One-Year Suspension: The Blood-Horse 6/17/15

RMTC By Ron Mitchell A circuit court judge has reversed the one-year suspension imposed by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on trainer Daniel Werre for a positive medication test at Turfway Park in December 2012. Werre, who obtained his trainer's license in 2011, was suspended April 3, 2014, after the KHRC upheld the stewards' initial

Monmouth Park earns NTRA safety reaccreditation: The Racing Biz 5/27/15

RMTC The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Monmouth Park has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Home to 17 graded stakes – including the $1 million Haskell Invitational and the $500,000 United Nations Stakes – the Oceanport, N.J., track opened its 70th live racing season earlier this month. Monmouth

Gulfstream Park Earns Reaccreditation From NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA.com 3/26/15

RMTC Press Release LEXINGTON, Ky. (Thursday, March 26, 2015) – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Located in Hallandale Beach, Fla., between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, the 76-year-old track is in the final days of its Championship

Trainer McCauley Facing KHRC Allegations: The Blood-Horse 3/24/15

RMTC By Frank Angst Trainer Tevis McCauley will have to answer to multiple charges, including allegations of "milkshaking" and medication rule violations, following an investigation by Kentucky Horse Racing Commission staff. After an executive session during its regular meeting Monday, March 23, the KHRC voted to charge McCauley with numerous violations following the staff investigation.