By: The American Quarter Horse Association The AQHA Executive Committee approved recommendations from the AQHA Animal Welfare Commission to continue to make strides for the benefit of American Quarter Horses. The health and well-being of the American Quarter Horse is the American Quarter Horse Association’s utmost concern. In accordance with AQHA’s mission statement, the
By: NTRA The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Located in Baltimore, Pimlico kicks off its Spring/Summer Meet on Thursday. The 28-day Pimlico spring meeting, which will be conducted through June 28, is highlighted by
By: David Grening ELMONT, N.Y. – The New York stewards suspended veterinarian Carl E. Juul-Nielsen 20 days and fined him $2,500 for falsifying records for the horse Street Shark, who was scratched from the first race at Aqueduct on March 19. Further, the stewards fined Street Shark’s trainer, Naipaul Chatterpaul, for working the horse the
Maryland Gives Vitali Green Light After Trainer Reapplies For Florida License: Paulick Report 5/5/16
By: Ray Paulick The Maryland Jockey Club has begun accepting entries again from Marcus Vitali after the trainer began the process of reapplying for the Florida license he voluntarily relinquished last month, a move that allowed him to temporarily dodge administrative complaints filed against him for seven alleged medication violations at Gulfstream Park. Vitali has
By: Equine Canada As of May 1, 2016, new Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) testing guidelines are being applied to the analysis of Equine Canada (EC) equine samples by the official laboratory (Maxxam). The new guidelines can be found HERE. Until August 1, 2016, in recognition of the need to allow for the best compliance and understanding
By: Steve Anderson ARCADIA, Calif. - Trainers Jeff Bonde and Javier Sierra were fined $500 recently by Santa Anita track stewards for medication violations. Bonde was cited after Tripski tested in excess of the permitted level of the corticosteroid Betamethasone after a third-place finish in the 10th race on March 26. Sierra was fined after
By: Tom LaMarra The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will almost triple the number of veterinarians it has on a typical race day to assist with the two biggest programs of the year May 6-7 at Churchill Downs. In addition, the KHRC well in advance of the Longines Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!
By: Glen Mohammed PRECISE MOMENT, has become the first horse to return a positive sample since threshold levels were introduced. The levels became law on April 2, 2015. The Shaffique Khan-trained creole tested positive for Furosemide (Lasix), which is administered to horses entered to race four hours before their race. His sample was in excess
By: Nicholas Bergin GRAND ISLAND -- An unusual torrent of race horses have tested positive for therapeutic drugs in Nebraska this spring. The owners and trainers of more than a dozen thoroughbreds appealed the penalties for the tests to the four member Nebraska State Racing Commission at its monthly meeting held Thursday at Fonner Park.