Injection Disclosures Loom at Mandatory for Claimed Cali Horses: TDN 4/19/18

By: T.D. Thorton Although a mandatory transfer of full veterinary records for claimed horses isn’t likely to happen soon, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) outlined plans Apr. 19 for a proposed new rule that would require a record of intra-articular injections to be passed from a previous owner to a new owner whenever a

The Trouble With Aminorex: Paulick Report 4/17/18

By: Natalie Voss Aminorex has already caused a few headaches for regulators. If a recent Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council (EDRC) meeting is any indication, it's destined to have a few more reaching for the aspirin. Aminorex is a stimulant that was once available in the human market as a weight loss aid. It was

NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance Re-Accredits Woodbine: The Bloodhorse 4/16/18

Press Release: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Woodbine Racetrack in Rexdale, Ontario, near Toronto, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Woodbine opened in 1956 bearing a name associated with racing in the area since 1874. The track opens its live Thoroughbred racing season Saturday for a 133-date meet that

New AQHA Policy Concerning Racing Medication Positives: AQHA 4/7/18

Press Release: The AQHA Animal Welfare Commission, a group of 23 industry professionals, met at the 2018 AQHA Convention in Jacksonville, Florida, and approved a policy change concerning awards and publicity of horses and/or trainers with racing medication positives. In doing so, commission members felt it is important for AQHA’s actions through awards and publicity

Panel Outlines Significant Drug Testing Challenges: The Bloodhorse 4/5/18

By: Frank Angst An April 5 discussion on equine drug testing standards and practices painted a picture of underfunded industry groups and labs battling ever-growing threats. Panelists outlined those challenges at the Association of Racing Commissioners International conference on equine welfare and racing integrity in Hot Springs, Ark. Dr. Richard Sams, lab director for LGC

Changes To The Rules Of Racing: Standardbred Canada 4/4/18

Press Release: The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to release a suite of reforms as part of the 'Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario' project. These rule and process changes reflect the AGCO’s commitment to promoting integrity and safety, protecting the public interest, helping to reduce the administrative burden for participants,