Safety Initiatives in Place at New York Thoroughbred Racetracks: The Horse 4/30/19

Press Release: Live thoroughbred racing returned to Belmont Park on April 26 for its 48-day spring/summer meet. So, the New York Racing Association (NYRA) is highlighting its broad-based safety program currently in effect at all NYRA tracks—Aqueduct Racetrack, in Ozone Park; Belmont Park, in Elmont; and Saratoga Race Course, in Saratoga Springs. In addition to

Scollay Outlines Bisphosphonate Concerns to KHRC: BloodHorse 4/16/19

By: Frank Angst Kentucky Equine Medical Director Mary Scollay is advocating a multi-pronged approach to regulating and preventing improper use of bisphosphonates, which experts have linked to catastrophic breakdowns when used in young horses because they interrupt the bone remodeling process as horses train. Scollay presented the overview during the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meeting

SUMMARY OF CHRB ACTIONS AND DISCUSSIONS 4-18-19: California Horse Racing Board 4/19/19

By: CHRB ARCADIA, CA – The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, April 18, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Dennis Alfieri, Fred Maas, Araceli Ruano, and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the

California Stewards Schedule Morey Hearing May 2: Bloodhorse 4/17/19

BloodHorse Staff: Trainer William E. Morey is scheduled to appear before the Santa Anita Park stewards May 2 after a March 29 incident in which an assistant trainer allegedly administered a substance containing an alkalinizing agent via a dose syringe to two horses entered at Santa Anita that day. Based on those allegations, the stewards scratched

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