Regulators Consider Out-of-Competition Rule: Blood-Horse 6/29/16

By: Frank Angst The model rules committee of the Association of Racing Commissioners International will consider an industry recommendation to expand out-of-competition testing when it meets July 14 in Seattle, Wash. The model rules committee will discuss, and possibly act, on a Racing Medication and Testing Consortium recommendation to expand the model rule on out-of-competition testing—which allows

Brian Cox, Vet Hearing Set for August:Racing.Com 6/29/16

By: racing.com Staff Wodonga trainer Brian Cox and veterinarian Dr Robert Fielding will face the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board in August, with five days set aside for the hearing. The RAD Board notified on Wednesday that the hearing of 13 charges (four in the alternative) against Cox and three against Dr Fielding will begin

Judge Issues Restraining Order in Umarov’s Favor: Daily Racing Form 6/23/16

By: Matt Hegarty A circuit court judge in Kentucky has issued a temporary restraining order that will prevent the state racing commission from enforcing a 10-year ban on the owner-trainer Otabek Umarov. Judge Philip Shepherd of Franklin Circuit Court wrote that the restraining order will remain in effect until Umarov’s appeal of the sanction is

WV Moves Ahead With Out-of-Competition Tests: Blood-Horse 6/21/16

By: Tom LaMarra The West Virginia Racing Commission plans to launch its out-of-competition program in conjunction with the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 6 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort. WVRC executive director Joe Moore June 21 said officials met at Mountaineer "to continue working on (developing) an out-of-competition testing program. The desire is

Trainer Steve Farley Loses Appeal Against 12-Month Cobalt Ban: Adelaide Now.Com 6/17/16

By: Ray Thomas, Racing Editor/The Daily Telegraph TRAINER Steve Farley of Sincero fame has had his appeal dismissed against a 12-month disqualification imposed after his filly Di’s Diamond returned an elevated cobalt reading after finishing unplaced in a race at Taree back in February. The Racing NSW Appeals Panel on Friday dismissed Farley’s appeal and

Lawson, Rhodes Disqualified: Racing.Com 6/16/16

By: Racing.Com Staff Grafton-based trainer Wayne Lawson has been disqualified for 12 months for presenting Stella’s Chance at the races with an elevated cobalt reading. The gelding was found to have the prohibited substance in his system at a level above the legal threshold of 200 micrograms per litre of urine under AR178C following his

CHRB Passes Third-Party Lasix Administration: Blood-Horse 6/16/16

By: Jeremy Balan Though many local veterinarians again voiced opposition, the California Horse Racing Board approved the third-party administration of race-day furosemide June 16 during a meeting at Santa Anita Park. The final step for the measure to be officially enacted is approval by the California Office of Administrative Law. The CHRB voted 5-0—with member Steve Beneto

KHRC Denies Suspended Trainer’s Stay Request: Blood-Horse 6/15/16

By: Frank Angst The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission June 15 denied suspended trainer Otabek Umarov's request for a stay in his lengthy suspension until a hearing can be conducted. On May 27, following a one-hour formal hearing before the stewards, KHRC staff issued a 10-year suspension of Umarov and fined him $10,000 because of violations