British Horseracing Authority Plans Integrity Survey: The Blood Horse 09/29/17

Press Release: The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is launching its first annual integrity survey in the coming days, with the objective of producing a robust benchmark of stakeholder perceptions of the BHA and confidence in its regulatory function, which can be measured and tracked over time. The need for the survey was identified by the

Navarro Cleared to Race at Stronach Tracks: Thoroughbred Daily News 09/27/17

By: Bill Finley Trainer Jorge Navarro will not have to worry about where he is going to race this winter. Tim Ritvo, the chief operating officer of The Stronach Group, reports that the trainer has been cleared to race at Gulfstream and all tracks owned by the Stronach team. Navarro’s status at Gulfstream was, at

Turnbull Disqualified for Two & a Half Years: Harness Link 09/22/17

Press Release: ON Monday August 21, 2017, Harness Racing New South Wales Stewards conducted an inquiry into a report received from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) that benzoylecgonine and ecgonine methyl ester, metabolites of cocaine, had been detected in the post-race urine sample taken from DESTINY WARRIOR following its win in Race 5 DUBBO RSL CLUB FINAL (2120m)

Increased Surveillance Announced: Daily Racing Form 09/22/17

By: Ron Gierkink Woodbine has announced an enhanced surveillance program, in which security will monitor the stalls of certain horses on race day. According to a release from the thoroughbred racing department, surveillance will began at 5 a.m. on the day of the race, and will continue until the horse reaches the paddock. Logs will be maintained recording the identity

ASPCA Throws Support Behind The Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017: Paulick Report 09/21/17

Press Release: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has announced its strong support for the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017. The bill, formally designated as H.R. 2651, would require that a uniform, anti-doping and medication control program be developed and enforced by a private, non-profit, self-regulatory organization known as the