Judge Issues Stay of NYSGC vs Mott Hearing: Thoroughbred Daily News 4/29/15

RMTC The Honorable Sandra J. Feuerstein of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York issued an order staying the administrative hearing of the New York State Gaming Commission against Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott for alleged overages of therapeutic medication, Mott’s attorney Andrew Mollica announced in a press release

AAEP On Call Program to Support Derby and Oaks Telecasts: AAEP.org 4/28/15

RMTC Press Release Equine surgeon Keith Latson, DVM, DACVS, will represent the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ On Call program and assist NBC Sports with horse-health information during the May 1 and 2 live racing telecasts at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Dr. Latson will be available to provide timely health reports to the media

Brendan McCarthy faces two charges: Racing.com 4/28/15

By: Tom Biddington Caulfield trainer Brendan McCarthy will front the Racing Appeals and Discipline Board after being charged with illegally treating Zedi Knight earlier this month. Racing Victoria stewards confirmed the two charges on Tuesday, stemming from a race-day stable inspection by the Compliance Assurance Team. The stewards allege McCarthy administered an unknown substance by

Harness Trainer Pena Cited For 1,717 Drug Violations, Fined…: The Paulick Report 4/27/15

RMTC Harness Trainer Pena Cited For 1,717 Drug Violations, Fined $343,400, Banned Three Years By Press Release The New York State Gaming Commission today issued a $343,400 fine and three-year ban against harness trainer Luis (Lou) Pena, holding him responsible for 1,717 equine drug violations. In 2012, the Commission (formerly the Racing and Wagering Board)

Cobalt Policy Adopted by Regulators: Horseracingnation.com 4/27/15

RMTC Press Release The Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) is formally notifying regulators and their testing labs of a new policy that would make it illegal to administer cobalt to a race horse. The RCI Board of Directors last week voted to sanction trainers of horses that were found to have a cobalt level

Broad Horse-Protection Plan Floated by RCI: The Blood-Horse 4/23/15

RMTC By Tom LaMarra The Association of Racing Commissioners International will put out for comment a broad equine welfare proposal that would sanction anyone found to have used excessive amounts of substances to the detriment of racehorses. The proposal was introduced by Rick Goodell, executive director of the New York State Gaming Commission, during the

Mott files federal lawsuit challenging 15-day suspension: Daily Racing Form 4/23/15

RMTC By: Matt Hegarty Bill Mott, the Hall of Fame trainer, has filed a federal lawsuit against the New York State Gaming Commission, its officers, and officials with the state’s drug-testing lab, claiming that he was denied due-process rights to defend himself against an accusation that he had two therapeutic overages in the same horse

RCI Board Approves Cobalt Regulations: The Blood-Horse 4/23/15

RMTC By Tom LaMarra The Association of Racing Commissioners International board of directors April 23 approved a testing threshold level and penalties for the mineral cobalt, a naturally occurring substance in racehorses. During a meeting in Tampa, Fla., the RCI Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee took testimony from the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium

Broad Horse-Protection Plan Floated by RCI: The Blood-Horse 4/23/15

RMTC By Tom LaMarra The Association of Racing Commissioners International will put out for comment a broad equine welfare proposal that would sanction anyone found to have used excessive amounts of substances to the detriment of racehorses. The proposal was introduced by Rick Goodell, executive director of the New York State Gaming Commission, during the