New Penalties Proposed for ARCI Drug Violations: TDN 4/11/19

Press Release: The Drug Testing Standards and Practices (DTSP) Committee of the Association of Racing Commissions International (ARCI) is considering a major change to the recommended penalties for violations of the association’s drug rules to dramatically increase sanctions on those violations that can be considered “doping” or “equine endangerment”. An ARCI workgroup has been quietly

Horsemen Contribute $170,000 to Improve Equine Drug Testing: THA 4/9/19

Press Release: The Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, led by a $25,000 donation from the New York THA, will contribute a total of $50,000 to fund research to develop an inexpensive test for the detection of potential blood-doping agents such as erythropoietin. The two-year study, an initiative of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, will be conducted

Regulatory Vet Continuing Education Organizers Honored: Bloodhorse 4/10/19

ARCI Press Release: On the closing day of its 2019 Racing Integrity and Animal Welfare Conference, held last week in Arcadia, Calif., the Association of Racing Commissioners International honored organizers of the annual Regulatory Veterinarian Continuing Education conference. The special President's Award, recognizing exemplary service and contribution to racing integrity, was presented to Dr. Dionne

Equine Health Specialist Will Lead ARCI: TDN 4/9/19

Press Release: Noted equine health researcher and Pennsylvania Racing Commissioner Dr. Corrine Sweeney, DVM, is the new Chair of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI). In addition to serving on the commission since 2008, Dr. Sweeney is Associate Dean at the New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and

Racing group funds University of Florida project to study drug with potential for misuse in racehorses: UF Health 4/8/19

By: Sarah Carey Veterinarians at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine will be collaborating with the UF Racing Laboratory to investigate a local anesthetic with the potential for misuse in racehorses, thanks to funding from a national racing group. The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium announced funding for two new tactical research projects, including UF’s,

ARCI Considering Banning Entries From Bisphosphonate-Treated Horses: TDN 4/8/19

Press Release: The Association of Racing Commissioner International said in a statement Wednesday that it is considering a policy that would disallow entries from horses below age four who are treated with bisphosphonates. This comes on the heels of America’s three major sales companies announcing a ban on the controversial drugs. “The ARCI is considering and

Racing group funds University of Florida project to study drug with potential for misuse in racehorses: UFHealth 4/8/19

By: Sarah Carey Veterinarians at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine will be collaborating with the UF Racing Laboratory to investigate a local anesthetic with the potential for misuse in racehorses, thanks to funding from a national racing group. The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium announced funding for two new tactical research projects, including UF’s,

Foreman Receives William H. May Award from ARCI: THA 4/6/19

By: Tom LaMarra Alan Foreman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, on April 4 was presented with the William H. May Award, the highest honor given by the Association of Racing Commissioners International. The award, first presented in 1986, recognizes an individual or entity that has had a profound positive effect

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