Another Cobalt Ban in the UAE: TDN 1/26/17

By: TDN- Shared News For the third time in the space of a little over a week, a Purebred Arabian trainer based in the United Arab Emirates has been banned two years for cobalt positives. Nacer Samiri pleaded guilty to presenting two horses to race in November with cobalt in their systems over the allowed

KHRC Committee Advances Voided Claim Rule: Blood-Horse 1/26/17

By: Eric Mitchell With relatively little discussion, a proposed rule outlining conditions that could void a claim was unanimously approved Jan. 26 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Safety and Welfare Committee. The proposed rule next goes to the full KHRC for review and approval. If approved, the proposed rule change goes through the standard

PA Approves Penalty System Changed; Integrity a Focal Point: THA Racing.Com 1/26/17

By: Tom LaMarra At a meeting that again featured a discussion on the importance of improving integrity in horse racing, the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Jan. 26 approved revisions to the Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System. Pennsylvania adopted the MMV Penalty System, a component of the National Uniform Medication Program, in August 2016. The model

WV Makes Serious Push to Facilitate Quicker Model Rule Adoption: THA Racing.Com 1/24/17

By: Tom LaMarra The West Virginia Racing Commission has agreed to ask state government officials to help facilitate quicker adoption of two important model rules approved by the Association of Racing Commissioners International in December. The WVRC at its Jan. 24 meeting also announced plans to expand its out-of-competition testing program this year beyond the

No Cobalt Charges for Kane Harris: Racing.Com 1/24/17

By: Racing.Com Staff Mornington trainer Kane Harris will not face charges over two cobalt positives with Racing Victoria stewards announcing on Tuesday night that the reserve samples taken from two of his runners were under the permitted threshold. The move by stewards came after the Queensland laboratory the Racing Science Centre declared the reserve portions

Gulfstream Park Earns Reaccreditation From NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA.Com 1/23/17

By: NTRA GULFSTREAM PARK EARNS REACCREDITATION FROM NTRA SAFETY & INTEGRITY ALLIANCE  LEXINGTON, Ky. (January 23, 2017) – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Located in Hallandale Beach, Fla., Gulfstream Park is offering a record $25 million in