Persaud Suspended 30 Days For Possession Of Injectable Drugs: Paulick Report 8/8/18

Press Release: Owner/trainer Randi Persaud has been suspended 30 days for possession of injectable drugs, according to a ruling released Wednesday by the New York State Gaming Commission. Ten days of the suspension have been stayed, and Persaud's sentence is scheduled to run Aug. 10 through Aug. 29, inclusive. Possession of injectable medications or syringes

Updated classification guidelines and ARCI Rules: Harness Link 8/3/18

Press Release: In an ongoing effort to provide best practices for the regulation of racing and wagering, The Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) reviews and updates its Model Rules of Racing (v8.4) as well as the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances And Recommended Penalties Model Rule (v13.4.1). Reliance on these documents to form

Saratoga Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA

Press Release: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Saratoga Race Course, home to one of the world’s most prestigious annual race meets, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Located in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., the 155-year-old racetrack kicks off a 40-day stand Friday and, after opening weekend, continues Wednesdays to Mondays,

CHRB Makes Progress on Out-of-Competition Testing: Bloodhorse 7/20/18

By: Jeremy Balan Nearly a month after a contentious California Horse Racing Board meeting delayed a proposal on out-of-competition testing changes, which would have aligned California with several major racing states and with the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium's National Uniform Medication Program, the regulatory agency appeared to take a step forward July 20. In

Expanded Out-Of-Competition Testing Progressing In Maryland: THA 07/18/18

By: Tom LaMarra More than 200 out-of-competition drug tests have been performed in Maryland since March as part of an expanded program that includes overnight races. Maryland Racing Commission Executive Director Mike Hopkins said the number of samples taken per racing day has varied from four to one or two. That doesn’t include Preakness Stakes

NY Adopts Broader Drug Prohibition Rules for Racing: The Bloodhorse 7/17/18

By: Tom Precious State regulators in New York State have adopted a new equine drug rule that tracks a national model plan advanced in late 2016 by the Association of Racing Commissioners International and a number of key industry stakeholders. The New York Gaming Commission, after receiving no correspondence in either support or opposition during