New Mexico Regulator Moves Toward Ban of Albuterol: BloodHorse 1/28/19

BloodHorse Staff: Believing improper use of albuterol has gone up since clenbuterol was banned from racing in the state, the New Mexico Racing Commission is moving toward a ban of albuterol. The NMRC Rules and Medication Committee voted Jan. 16 to make albuterol a "zero tolerance" drug in the state, in both Quarter Horse and

SECOND REGULATORY VETERINARIAN CONTINUING EDUCATION CONFERENCE IS SOLD OUT

  SECOND REGULATORY VETERINARIAN CONTINUING EDUCATION CONFERENCE IS SOLD OUT NEWS RELEASE  January 30, 2019 LEXINGTON, Ky. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Safety & Integrity Alliance and the Racing Medication Testing Consortium (RMTC) today announced that registration for the second Regulatory/Official Veterinarian Continuing Education Conference (RegVetCE19) is full. The meeting scheduled for March 4-5

NYSGC Adopts Modified Claiming Rule: BloodHorse 1/28/19

By: Tom Precious Regulators in New York have approved new flexibility in Thoroughbred claiming race rules, though they ordered some last-minute conditions as a bow to the restrictions the same regulators put in place after a high number of equine deaths at the 2012 Aqueduct winter meet. The new rule adopted by the New York

New Program for Racing Investigators to be Launched: Bloodhorse 1/28/19

Press Release: Beginning in the third quarter of 2019, the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) and the University of Arizona's Racetrack Industry Program (RTIP) will launch an educational program for horse racing investigators employed by racing commissions and tracks. No such program currently exists, and the effort will complement the work of the Organization

ARCI Publishes New Regulatory Standards: Bloodhorse 1/23/19

ARCI Press Release: New racing regulatory standards have just been published by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) as part of a continuing process to adapt standards to current integrity threats as well as new technologies and innovation. The standards are embodied in the almost 500 pages of the ARCI's Model Rules of Racing

Details of Rick Zeron suspension/fine: Harnessracing.com 1/15/19

Press Release: Harnessracing.com has obtained a copy of the specific ruling issued by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) that resulted in Rick Zeron receiving a 180-day suspension and $10,000 fine. In announcing the sanctions on Jan. 9, the AGCO only stated which rules were violated and not the specifics. According to the

Racehorse doping prevention and identification focus of three research studies: Horsetalk 1/14/19

Press Release: Tackling the use of illicit substances in the horse world has advanced in recent month with three “tactical research” studies by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC). Tactical research studies focus on detecting, identifying and inhibiting the use of illicit substances. The first study to be published, L-and D-threo Ethylphenidate Concentrations, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics in