Maryland Becomes First State To Pass National Equine Medication Compact: THA 3/30/18

By: Tom LaMarra Pending the signature of Gov. Larry Hogan on legislation passed by the General Assembly, Maryland will become ground zero for the Interstate Compact on Anti-Doping and Drug-Testing Standards. The state Senate March 29 passed the legislation on third reading, which means it now it goes to the governor. Both the Senate and

BHA set to drug test horses in Ireland ahead of British flat fixtures: The Irish Times 3/25/18

By: Brian O'Connor The British Horseracing Authority has confirmed it is prepared to drug-test horses trained in Ireland before they race in some of the major flat meetings in Britain this year. Testing was carried out by BHA personnel at the yards of both Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott prior to the Cheltenham National Hunt festival earlier this month. All samples

Ruidoso Downs Bans All American Futurity-Winning Trainer: Paulick Report 3/19/18

By: Ray Paulick James Padgett II saddled the winner of last year's All American Futurity – Quarter horse racing's richest and most famous event held on Labor Day at Ruidoso Downs – but the American Quarter Horse Association's leading trainer by money won in 2017 has been told he will not be allowed to participate

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Board approves more than $1 Million for Equine Research: The Jockey Club 3/16/18

Press Release: The board of directors of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that, for the fourth consecutive year, it has authorized expenditure of more than $1 million to fund veterinary research to benefit all horses. The 2018 allotment of $1,239,083 will fund 11 new projects at nine universities, seven continuing projects, and two career development awards.

Turfway Reaccredited by Safety & Integrity Alliance: Bloodhorse 3/16/18

Press Release: LEXINGTON, Ky. (Friday, March 16, 2018) - The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Turfway Park in Florence, Ky., outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Saturday marks the 47th running of Turfway's signature event, the $200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3), an important prep

Greg and Denise Nelligan banned from Victorian racetracks: The Canberra Times 3/5/18

By: Patrick Bartley Former Aquanita employee Greg Nelligan and his wife Denise have had their stand-down notices expanded to include being banned from Victorian racecourses, training premises and receiving any direct or indirect benefit from thoroughbred racing and/or breeding in Victoria. Greg Nelligan, who is facing more than 100 charges related to the Aquanita inquiry,