Cobalt Trainers Reject Purse Freeze: Thoroughbred Daily News 7/29/15

Trainers Peter Moody, Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh–all facing charges for cobalt positives–rejected a proposal by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board Wednesday that would see them continue to train under a prize money freeze until their charges are heard. That trio of trainers–along with the father/son partnership of Lee and Shannon Hope, who are

WVRC Votes to Hire New Drug-Testing Lab: The Blood-Horse 7/28/15

By Tom LaMarra The West Virginia Racing Commission voted July 28 to hire a new equine drug-testing laboratory when the contract with its current lab ends at the end of August. West Virginia is one of four states in the Mid-Atlantic region that employs Truesdail Laboratories of California; the others are Delaware, Maryland, and New

AAEP Announces Initiative to Enhance Horse Health, Racing Integrity: AAEP.org 7/28/15

Press release AAEP Announces Initiative to Enhance Horse Health, Racing Integrity Prescription for Racing Reform to seek non-race day EIPH treatments, support 48-hour NSAID rule The American Association of Equine Practitioners today announced a multi-part initiative to protect the health and welfare of the racehorse and help ensure the long-term viability of the racing industry

Track Defends Trainer Suspended for Positive: The Blood-Horse 7/26/15

By Tom LaMarra In an unusual development, Canterbury Park has come to the defense of top trainer McLean Robertson, who was suspended for 90 days and fined $2,000 by the Minnesota Racing Commission for a positive test for a Class 1 methamphetamine. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune earlier reported that Robertson, also the leading trainer at Delaware

Amoss Settles Indiana Case, Accepts Penalty: The Blood-Horse 7/23/15

By Tom LaMarra Trainer Tom Amoss and the Indiana Horse Racing Commission have entered into a settlement agreement in a complex case involving a one-nanogram medication positive at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in 2011. Amoss, who has fought the IHRC over the positive reading for the Class 4 drug methocarbamol for about three years,

New Mexico Commission Bans Clenbuterol: The Paulick Repot 7/22/15

By Ray Paulick The New Mexico Racing Commission in a regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday voted to temporarily suspend the use of the bronchodilator clenbuterol in Thoroughbreds and Quarter horses, effective Thursday, July 23. The ban on the drug, which is designed to treat breathing problems but has been abused by some horsemen because of

Swiss Jumping Horses Test Positive for Prohibited Substances: The Horse 7/21/15

By Edited Press Release The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) announced July 21 that three Swiss show jumping horses have tested positive for prohibited substances. Samples taken at the CSIO5* at La Baule, France, on May 17 from the horse Nino des Buissonnets, ridden by Steve Guerdat, who won the Grand Prix on the day of

New ‘Race Horse’ Registry On Regulatory Horizon: Thoroughbred Daily News 7/21/15

By T. D. Thornton If individual racing commissions adopt the new model rule voted in last Thursday by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI), horses of all racing breeds will soon be required to be registered twice–first with their respective Thoroughbred, Standardbred and Quarter Horse registries, then again as a “race horse” with the