Kentucky Drug Testing Lab Enjoys Expansion: Blood-Horse 11/30/16

By: Frank Angst While the focus of the expanded LGC Science facility in Lexington will be on testing human-use supplements, as opposed to the lab's equine drug testing, the additional expertise on such supplements could provide crossover benefit. Lexington political and business leaders attended a ribbon-cutting Nov. 30 to celebrate the expanded LGC facility. LGC is a

NYRA Tracks Strongly Support Out-Of-Competition Testing: THA Racing.Com 11/29/16

By: Andy Belfiore Out-of-competition testing is a hot topic in horse racing. The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium and the Association of Racing Commissioners International have been working on a model rule, and several state racing commissions, most notably the California Horse Racing Board, already have out-of-competition testing programs in place. But one such program

Vitali, Hunter Banned at Florida Tracks: Daily Racing Form 11/28/16

By: Matt Hegarty Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla., has barred trainer Marcus Vitali and his associate, trainer Allan Hunter, from entering horses at the track, while Hunter has removed his horses from Gulfstream Park under orders from that track’s management, officials for both tracks confirmed on Monday. The decisions, which were first reported by

Snyder Names First Members to Statewide Horse Racing Commission: Crain’s 11/23/16

By: Lindsay Vanhulle LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday named six people to a new Horse Racing Advisory Commission, which was created through legislation he signed this year to update Michigan's horse racing statute. Housed within the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the seven-member commission is intended to recommend legislative or regulatory

Gulfstream Trainers Suspended for Medication Violations:Daily Racing Form 11/17/16

By: Mike Welsch HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Trainer Marcial Navarro has been suspended a total of 60 days and trainer Bruno Tessore for 10 days for medication violations, according to rulings issued by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation earlier this week. The rulings became effective as of Nov. 11. The rulings against

Caffeine Positive for Coffey’s Buzz: Racing.Com 11/16/16

By: Racing.Com Staff Racing Victoria stewards have launched an investigation into a caffeine positive obtained from a horse prepared by long-time Swan Hill trainer Austy Coffey. Stewards on Wednesday announced that they had received a report from Racing Analytical Services Ltd confirming that a prohibited substance had been detected in a sample collected from Coffey's

CHRB Issues Jimson Weed Warning: Blood-Horse 11/14/16

By: BloodHorse Staff Photo: Courtesy California Horse Racing Board Images of jimson weed, which is toxic to horses   The California Horse Racing Board issued a warning Nov. 14 to horsemen at Del Mar to be diligent for possible jimson weed contamination in bedding straw. While only one contaminated bale has been seen so far,