Enhanced Vet Examinations Announced: Standardbred Canada 8/31/15

On Monday, August 31, the Ontario Racing Commission issued a Notice to the Industry stating that official veterinarians will be conducting enhanced examinations of horses entered into upcoming premier events, starting with this coming weekend’s stakes action at Mohawk Racetrack. The notice states that trainers with entries in the Metro Pace and the Canadian Pacing

CTT Pledges Funds for Barn Surveillance: The Blood-Horse 8/31/15

By Tom LaMarra The California Thoroughbred Trainers Aug. 31 said its leadership unanimously agreed to use $150,000 from reserve funds to facilitate race-day camera surveillance in barn areas at California racetracks. The board of directors met Aug. 29 and approved the measure, the CTT said in a release. The organization also said it supports third-party

Clenbuterol Becomes a Banned Substance November 1: AQHA.com 8/26/15

All horses competing at AQHA shows must be clear of clenbuterol on or before November 1. Beginning November 1, 2015, clenbuterol will be considered a forbidden drug per AQHA Rule VIO401. Earlier this year, positive drug tests for detection of clenbuterol in American Quarter Horse racehorses resulted in significant penalties. As previously announced April 24,

Pennsylvania Trainer Rojas Pleads Not Guilty To Wire Fraud…: Paulick Report 8/25/15

By Paulick Report Staff Pennsylvania trainer Murray Rojas has pleaded not guilty on federal wire fraud and conspiracy charges related to allegations of illegal race-day drugging of horses running at Penn National race course in early 2013. The plea by the two-time leading Penn National trainer came on Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the

Just Do It: The Blood-Horse 8/25/15

By Tom LaMarra In March 2013 eight states in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast—Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia—announced their intentions to adopt uniform regulations governing equine medication rules and drug testing. The effort, spearheaded by the Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, which represents owners and trainers in many states in the

California Supports Third-Party Furosemide Administration: The Horse 8/24/15

By Edited Press Release Members of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) and California horse racing industry leaders are reaffirming their support for the concept of third-party furosemide (also called Salix or Lasix) administration as part of the National Uniform Medication Program, while offering reassurance that a vote by the board on Aug. 20 to

Louisiana Commission Accepts RMTC Medication Rules: Paulick Report 8/24/15

By Paulick Report Staff The Louisiana Racing Commission accepted the Racing Medication Testing Consortium’s model rules for medication at a meeting on Monday, according to a report from the Daily Racing Form. The rules will go into effect for Thoroughbreds beginning in October. The process of adopting the rules took about nine months as the

Moses handed 12-month ban for cobalt positive: Racing Post 8/21/15

By Caryl Williamson Australia: A shocked Kevin Moses will fight a 12-month ban for presenting a horse to race with cobalt in its system. Although the trainer was not charged with administering the substance, Racing NSW stewards said on Friday the offence was serious and warranted a period of disqualification. "How, what, where and why