By Blood-Horse Staff The Association of Racing Commissioners International Sept. 29 announced members of a committee that will work with regulators in each racing state to complete implementation of reforms that make up the National Uniform Medication Program. The 12 members of the ARCI Compliance Committee were invited by ARCI chairman Mark Lamberth, who has
Vet Adam Matthews launches Supreme Court action against Racing NSW over cobalt claims By: Adam Pengilly The vet allegedly at the centre of the cobalt crisis gripping Australian racing is set for a Supreme Court showdown with Racing NSW to prevent the governing body from publicising any potential charges against him. A matter involving Dr
By: Daryl Timms RACING Victoria will soon be able to test for formaldehyde — an embalming fluid — which stewards suspect is being injected into horses with a history of bleeding from the lungs. “It is something that is very much on our radar at the moment,” chief steward Terry Bailey said. “And it will
By Teresa Genaro The New York State Gaming Commission Sept. 24 passed several rule amendments related to equine medication, including further restrictions on the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and a total ban on stanozolol, an anabolic steroid. The NYSGC also amended rules regarding the role of veterinary technicians on the backstretch and a requirement
By Paul Courts HARNESS Racing New South Wales today conducted an inquiry into a report received from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory that plasma Total Carbon Dioxide (TCO2) above the prescribed threshold was detected in a pre-race blood sample taken from Precious M prior to race 6, conducted at Dubbo on Sunday, 13 September 2015.
By Danny Russell AN 18-year-old female stable employee who once reportedly went two nights without sleeping was on Thursday linked to a horse testing positive to ice after winning a maiden at Echuca. The Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board found on Thursday that Mornington trainer Matt Laurie was not culpable for his galloper Shockaholic’s illegal
By Frank Angst In an Aug. 29 Blood-Horse magazine story, National Thoroughbred Racing Association president Alex Waldrop and other industry leaders assessed the work of the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance in an article titled "Safety... on a Volunteer Basis." Waldrop participated in an extensive email Q&A with Blood-Horse writer Frank Angst that we thought
By Tom Precious The much-anticipated Sept. 24 release by New York regulators of their probe into the care of horses trained by Steve Asmussen is being delayed. More than 18 months after the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals alleged widespread abuse of horses in Asmussen's care, the New York Gaming Commission on the
By Jeremy Balan California Horse Racing Board commissioner George Krikorian's Big Book has been disqualified from her victory in the July 25 Fleet Treat at Del Mar because of a test that showed elevated levels of acepromazine, which can be used as a tranquilizer in horses. Trained by Tim Yakteen, the 3-year-old daughter of Mr.
By: Adam Pengilly The long-running cobalt affair is set to drag on for months with a host of parties penalised by Racing NSW stewards over their involvement indicating they will launch immediate appeals, including banned trainer Sam Kavanagh. Any chance of Kavanagh returning to the sport appears remote after he was disqualified for almost a