New Technique Tests Horse Urine for 100+ Drugs: The Horse 07/30/17

By: Christa Leste-Lasserre Imagine a fair playing field where all competing horses could be tested for more than a hundred drugs at once from each of their urine samples, with results in a matter of minutes. No more need to imagine it. Hong Kong researchers are already there. “The short run time (of our new method)

PA Regulation ‘Suspends’ Horses after most Positive Tests: THA 07/27/17

By: Tom LaMarra The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission July 26 approved a new regulation that will make racehorses that test positive for a prohibited substance ineligible to compete for a period of time. The regulation, which is expected to take effect Sept. 1, calls for such horses to be placed on the stewards’ list for

Biancone Moves Closer to Kentucky Reinstatement: Blood-Horse 7/19/17

By: Frank Angst Trainer Patrick Biancone, who has not had a license in Kentucky since 2007 following the discovery of cobra venom in his Keeneland barn, moved a step closer July 19 toward being allowed to saddle a Thoroughbred in Kentucky. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission License Review Committee approved a conditional license Wednesday for Biancone, but will

Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Criminal Charges In Dermorphin Case: Paulick Report 7/19/17

By: Natalie Voss U.S. District Court Judge Donald Walter denied a motion earlier this month to dismiss federal charges against Louisiana veterinarian Dr. Kyle J. Hebert and Essential Pharmacy Compounding. Hebert is accused of providing trainers with injectable vials of dermorphin, a synthetic opioid said to be 30 times more powerful than morphine and which

Stepping Up Backstretch Security Via Tech: Blood-Horse 7/12/17

By: Frank Angst Like most anyone else associated with horse racing for any amount of time, Parx Racing executive Sam Elliott is plenty familiar with the "backstretch wave" from stable gate security, a cursory review of an approaching visitor followed by a friendly motion of the hand to grant entrance. While the gesture certainly is welcoming for

BHA: Elective Testing Could Have Prevented Yanworth Failed Test: Racing Post.Com 7/10/17

By: David Baxter Elective testing for the presence of corticosteroids should have been undertaken, with Yanworth's failed drug test after his run in the Champion Hurdle preventable, the BHA disciplinary panel indicated in their notes on the case published on Monday. Trainer Alan King was fined £2,000, while Yanworth was disqualified from the Cheltenham Festival showpiece –

O’Brien Fined by NY Gaming Commission: Thoroughbred Daily News

By: Brian DiDonato The New York Gaming Commission has fined top Irish-based conditioner Aidan O’Brien $1500 after his assistant trainer T. J. Comerford was found to be in the possession of injectable electrolytes at Belmont Park, Daily Racing Formfirst reported. A ruling issued Sunday by the NYSGC read: “Mr. Aiden (sic) P. O’Brien is hereby fined $1500.00 for

Richard’s Boy Drug Positive Leads to Increased Security: Blood-Horse 7/7/17

By: Jeremy Balan After a positive test for methamphetamine in Richard's Boyfollowing his win in the Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Stakes June 3 at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, owner Rockingham Ranch is taking extra measures to ensure the security of the Idiot Proof gelding ahead of his start in the July 8 Parx Dash Stakes (G3T). Trainer Peter