Drug Rule Changes To Be Discussed: Standardbred Canada 2/15/19

Press Release: Proposals to modify the regulatory policy concerning clenbuterol and betamethasone use in harness racing will be one of the major topics considered at the upcoming meeting of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) when it meets April 3-5, 2019 in Arcadia, California. The proposed changes were submitted late last year to Standardbred

Panel Outlines Significant Drug Testing Challenges: The Bloodhorse 4/5/18

By: Frank Angst An April 5 discussion on equine drug testing standards and practices painted a picture of underfunded industry groups and labs battling ever-growing threats. Panelists outlined those challenges at the Association of Racing Commissioners International conference on equine welfare and racing integrity in Hot Springs, Ark. Dr. Richard Sams, lab director for LGC

Ruidoso Downs Bans All American Futurity-Winning Trainer: Paulick Report 3/19/18

By: Ray Paulick James Padgett II saddled the winner of last year's All American Futurity – Quarter horse racing's richest and most famous event held on Labor Day at Ruidoso Downs – but the American Quarter Horse Association's leading trainer by money won in 2017 has been told he will not be allowed to participate

BHA investigating possible positive cobalt test: Racing UK 2/11/18

By: Geoffrey Riddle The British Horseracing Authority has revealed that it is investigating a possible positive cobalt test in Britain. The positive test was discovered as part of the BHA’s retrospective testing programme and was included in a batch of around 400 tests from the 2016 season. Speaking to Racing UK’s Luck On Sunday programme

Reducing Horse Racing Fatalities: Where Do We Go from Here? The Horse 01/19/18

Press Release: The occurrence of fatal injuries to horses in flat racing in North America has decreased by 23% since the inception of standardized injury reporting into the Jockey Club’s Equine Injury Database. The declining trend in fatalities began in 2013, and achieved statistical significance by 2015. This reduction, we believe, can be attributed to

Parx Cracks Down on Medication Violations, Hidden Ownership: Daily Racing Form 5/27/17

By: Jim Dunleavy To improve public perception of its racing product, Parx Racing will institute several house rules to discourage medication violations and hidden ownership of horses, according to Sam Elliott, the track's director of racing. Beginning June 1, any trainers who within a 365-day period accumulate three medication violations that result in a fine

Etorphine findings

Heads up to all: we just reported 8 positive findings of etorphine in urine, with concentrations between 2 and 10 ng/mL.  Due to difficulties in obtaining new standard, we resorted to using the standard we had from circa 1987, maybe it came from a QA Set?  We verified spectra etc. and also used the positive