The Jockey Club Continues Out-of-Competition Testing Grants:Thoroughbred Daily News 3/17/16

By: TDN The Jockey Club’s Graded Stakes Out-of-Competition Testing Grant Fund will continue to provide racetracks with funding for out-of-competition testing for the presence of blood doping agents and RCI Class 1 substances. The program, created in 2014, has been utilized by tracks in California, Florida, Kentucky, New York and Ontario. Thoroughbred racetracks that elect

Moody Suspended Six Months:Thoroughbred Daily News 3/17/16

By: TDN Trainer Peter Moody will sit out of training the next six months as penalty for presenting a horse to race under his care with cobalt in its system above the permitted threshold. The suspension handed down by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board was actually 12 months, but if Moody doesn’t commit a

Horseracing: RTC to Initiate Drug Testing for Racehorses:Times Online 3/17/16

By: Times Online The newly formed Royal Turf Club (RTC), committed to ensuring horseracing, is planning to conduct drug tests on horses prior to its inaugural races on Sunday (20) according to an official. “The Royal Turf Club is passionate about and dedicated to ensuring and upholding ethics through maintaining a zero tolerance policy towards

RAD Board: Moody Did Not Cheat:Thoroughbred Daily News 3/16/16

By: TDN Trainer Peter Moody has been cleared of a charge for administering cobalt for the purpose of affecting the performance of his former charge Lidari (Fr) (Acclamation {GB}); however, the champion Victorian trainer still faces charges for presenting the Group 2 winner to race with the substance in his system above the permitted threshold,

Indiana Suspends Trainer Haffner 45 Days: The Blood-Horse 3/15/16

By: Frank Angst In a settlement with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, trainer Randy Haffner will serve at least a 45-day suspension for 2015 violations in Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse races at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Under the agreement approved by the IHRC at its March 15 regular meeting, Haffner withdraws his appeal in

NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance Re-accredits Santa Anita: Horse Racing Nation 3/11/16

By: NTRA The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, near Los Angeles, has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Since 1934, Santa Anita has been one of America’s leading racetracks, showcasing Hall of Fame legends like Seabiscuit, Affirmed, Spectacular Bid, John Henry and Zenyatta. In addition to

Drug Testing of Racehorses by May: The Standard 3/9/16

By: Jenny Ortuoste The Philippine Racing Commission recently instituted the post-race drug testing of horses and set standards for the establishment of laboratory facilities. Approved on Feb. 3, Resolution No. 16-16 provides technical specifications for Philracom’s laboratory set-up, as well as for sampling and post-race examination units that must be established within three months by