Delaware Park Latest Track to Boot Vazquez: The Blood-Horse 6/30/15

RMTC By Frank Angst Trainer Juan C. Vazquez is slowly running out of Mid-Atlantic tracks at which to run his horses after Delaware Park informed the trainer he is no longer welcome to race his horse there. On June 30 Delaware Park chief executive officer Bill Fasy said the track had barred the trainer from

KHRC Delays Action on Medication Rules: The Blood-Horse 6/29/15

RMTC By Ron Mitchell The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on June 29 delayed taking a vote on proposed rules on medication testing, withdrawal guidelines, and disciplinary measures and penalties that included rules on the mineral cobalt. KHRC chairman Bob Beck said the proposals needed more work and will now be sent back to the Kentucky

New Drug Rules Take Effect in West Virginia: The Blood-Horse 6/29/15

RMTC By Tom LaMarra With the latest Thoroughbred racing rule changes now in place, West Virginia has now fully adopted the National Uniform Medication Program. The updates took effect June 28, said Kelli Talbott, senior deputy attorney general for the West Virginia Racing Commission. They include the multiple medication violation penalty system, which targets repeat

‘Emerging Threats’ on Horizon for CHRB: Thoroughbred Daily News 6/26/15

RMTC By T. D. Thornton Don’t expect to see any Lasix-free races soon in the Golden State, but the California Horse Racing Board is zeroing in on proactive ways to head off other "emerging threats" to equine welfare, like requiring post-mortem reviews of all on-track fatalities, focusing on quality instead of quantity when it comes

Kentucky Trainer Walsh Suspended 10 Days: The Blood-Horse 6/24/15

RMTC By Frank Angst Kentucky stewards have suspended trainer Brendan Walsh for 10 days after multiple non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs were found in post-race tests of Saham after his third-place finish in the Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 15 at Keeneland. In test results from official Kentucky Horse Racing Commission laboratory LGC Science and confirmed in

Trainer, owners could face penalties: Albuquerque Journal 6/24/15

RMTC By Ed Johnson ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A racehorse co-owned by Ruidoso Downs owner R.D. Hubbard and The Downs at Albuquerque owner Paul Blanchard has tested positive for an excessive amount of a therapeutic drug, New Mexico Racing Commission executive director Vince Mares confirmed Tuesday. The 2-year-old filly Lilly Is First tested positive for clenbuterol

Staff drug testing on agenda: Griffiths: 6/24/15

By: Tom Biddington Australian Trainers’ Association president Robbie Griffiths says staff drug testing is something that most trainers will have to look at in the wake of Shockaholic’s positive to methamphetamine. Trainer Matt Laurie revealed on Tuesday he suspects a staff member using the drug ice is the probable reason behind the positive swab, with

Suspension, fines for 2 horse trainers: Albuquerque Journal 6/23/15

RMTC By Charles D. Brunt New Mexico Racing Commission stewards suspended trainer Lillian N. Silva for a year and fined her $5,000 after a horse under her care tested positive for more than double the legal amount of the drug Clenbuterol following a Nov. 3 race at Zia Park in Hobbs, according to rulings recently