Kentucky Stewards to Rescind 2016 Ractopamine Positives: Bloodhorse 2/20/18

By: Frank Angst Based on an updated opinion from its testing lab on its findings, Kentucky stewards will rescind three ractopamine positives initially called at the 2016 Kentucky Downs meeting. Trainer George "Rusty" Arnold planned to appeal his two class 2 positives to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, but that move became unnecessary after the KHRC lab, LGC

Kentucky Updates Testing, Claiming Rules: Bloodhorse 2/20/18

In approving an updated standard to its out-of-competition drug testing, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission required horses who receive anabolic steroids to go on the vet's list for at least six months. The change is in line with the model rule on anabolic steroids approved in late 2016 by the Association of Racing Commissioners International.

Jockey Club Sanctions Three Trainers: The Bloodhorse 2/13/18

Press Release: The Jockey Club announced Feb. 13 that one trainer has been denied all privileges of The American Stud Book for 10 years, one for five years, and one for two years. All actions became effective Jan. 1, 2018. The denials of privileges include the privilege of registering foals and the privileges of any

Meadowlands to increase testing for stakes: USTA 2/9/18

Press Release: East Rutherford, NJ --- With the announcement that the Standardbred Racing Integrity and Accountability Initiative (SRIAI) will not be implemented for 2018, The Meadowlands will address the immediate concern regarding Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED's) in their stakes by increasing both Out Of Competition (OOC) and post race testing this year. The New Jersey Racing

Former Pennsylvania Testing Director Out At USEF After Testing Issue: Paulick Report 2/8/18

Less than two years after he started as Laboratory Director for the United States Equestrian Federation, a former official responsible for drug testing Pennsylvania Thoroughbreds is no longer employed by the Federation. Dr. Cornelius Uboh, former Bureau Director at the Pennsylvania Equine Toxicology and Research Laboratory, took over the USEF Equine Research and Testing Laboratory

WEG/Gural integrity rule delayed until 2019: Harness Racing Update 2/8/18

By: Dave Briggs With the Feb. 15 stakes payment date looming quickly and Ontario’s regulator requesting more time to vet the rule, the decision has been made to put it off until next year. Clay Horner told HRU Thursday there are two major reasons the Standardbred Racing Integrity and Accountability Initiative (SRIAI) rule being proposed

NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance, RMTC to Present New Regulatory Vet Continuing Ed.: NTRA 2/2/18

Press Release: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Safety & Integrity Alliance and the Racing Medication Testing Consortium (RMTC) today announced a new two-day continuing education conference for regulatory and official racetrack veterinarians. The inaugural Regulatory/Official Veterinary CE – set for June 25-26 at Keeneland, preceding the Grayson-Jockey Club Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit (WSS) on

PHRC Considers State Medication Compact, NTRA Track Accreditation: THA 2/1/18

By: Tom LaMarra The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Jan. 30 said it will consider—after further examination—two proposals designed to further uniformity and integrity: legislation that would authorize a compact on equine medication and drug-testing standards, and racetrack accreditation under the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance. The PHRC took no action on either