RMTC Nears Recommendation on Calming Agent: The Blood-Horse 3/30/15

RMTC By Tom LaMarra The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium hopes to have a recommended testing threshold level by late April for a naturally occurring amino acid that has a calming effect on racehorses. The substance in question—gamma-aminobutyric acid, commonly known as GABA—was banned by the United States Equestrian Federation in 2012 because of adverse

ROAP Seeks Regulation of ‘Program Trainers’: The Blood-Horse 3/30/15

RMTC By Tom LaMarra The Racing Officials Accreditation Program, on its 2015 list of points of emphasis, is encouraging the horse racing industry to develop regulations to deal with the issue of "program trainers"—generally those who serve as cover for suspended or barred individuals. "On a scale of one to 10, in terms of importance

Equibase Now Providing Voided Claims Information: jockeyclub.com 3/30/15

RMTC Press Release Equibase Company announced today that, effective immediately, it will include in its data feeds, result charts and Equibase past performance products information on claims that were subsequently voided. The voided claim information is also being made available to tracks for inclusion in race programs nationwide. “As specific voided claim rules have become

AAEP Statement About Federal Charges Against Veterinarians in Penn…: AAEP.org 3/30/15

RMTC AAEP Statement About Federal Charges Against Veterinarians in Penn National Investigation Press Release American Association of Equine Practitioners President G. Kent Carter, DVM, today issued the following statement in response to the announcement of federal charges filed by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against four veterinarians: “We are

U.S. Alleges Conspiracy at Penn National: The Blood-Horse 3/30/15

RMTC By Frank Angst A review of federal court records outlining the criminal cases against four Penn National Race Course veterinarians reveals that the vets allegedly followed trainers' orders on what medications should be administered to horses. The four vets involved, Kevin Brophy, Fernando Motta, Christopher Korte, and Renee Nodine have admitted guilt to misdemeanor

Delaware man takes reins of horse racing investigations: Delaware.newszap.com 3/28/15

RMTC By Craig Anderson STANTON — John F. Wayne has an office at Delaware Park, and an eye on national issues involving the upkeep of horse racing’s integrity. Now, he’ll officially lead the national Organization of Racing Investigators, dedicated to purging any wrongdoing in the sport and industry. “We meet and network with each other

License Review Likely for Charged Penn Vets: The Blood-Horse 3/27/15

RMTC By Frank Angst Four veterinarians, who have agreed to plead guilty under a plea agreement following criminal charges brought by a U.S. Attorney, can expect to have their licenses reviewed in Pennsylvania. Late March 26, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced criminal charges had been filed against racetrack vets

RMTC Board Approves Cobalt Threshold 3/26/2015

NEWS RELEASE March 26, 2015 Contact: Hallie Roach Lewis (859) 224-2848 RMTC BOARD APPROVES COBALT THRESHOLD The board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) today announced that a uniform threshold for cobalt regulation in the United States was approved at its regularly scheduled meeting held on March 24 at Gulfstream Park

Barretts and CHRB Partner on Testing Program: The Blood-Horse 3/26/15

RMTC By Blood-Horse Staff The Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training will be the inaugural testing ground for an out-of-competition program at California sales. The California Horse Racing Board will be collecting hair, urine, and blood samples from horses to be sold at Barretts' May 28 sale, being held at Del Mar for the