Mar7, 2018

Laboratory Accreditation: Why It’s Important For Horsemen: Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association 3/3/18

March 7th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra Developments over the last 10 years or so have proven that uniformity in the regulation of horse racing goes well beyond published withdrawal times and testing threshold levels for accepted therapeutic substances.

Mar4, 2018

UAE trainer Salem bin Ghadayer suspended one year: Daily Racing Form 3/4/18

March 4th, 2018|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Marcus Hersh Salem bin Ghadayer, one of the leading trainers in the United Arab Emirates this season, has been suspended for one year by the Emirates Racing Authority for a positive drug test. High

Mar4, 2018

Bin Ghadayer granted stay of proceedings: Gulf News 3/4/18

March 4th, 2018|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Leslie Wilson Jr. Dubai: The Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) Steering Committee has granted trainer Salem Bin Ghadayer a stay of proceedings following his appeal against a one-year ban after a horse in his care

Mar2, 2018

Equine Centre among options as HRI wants ‘world-quality’ lab for drug testing: Racing Post 3/2/18

March 2nd, 2018|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: Richard Forristal Brian Kavanagh, HRI chief executive, has stressed Irish racing should have access to a "world-quality laboratory" for drug testing and indicated that developing the Irish Equine Centre accordingly will be among the

Feb28, 2018

Irish regulator ends association with drug lab after false positive steroid test: Racing Post 2/28/18

February 28th, 2018|Categories: International|Tags: , , , |

By: Richard Forristal A false positive test for the muscle-building anabolic steroid methandriol has prompted the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board to terminate its links with BHP Laboratories Ltd, 22 years after the Limerick-based firm first began testing

Feb27, 2018

Interstate “Anti-Doping” Compact Bill Under Consideration in Maryland: The Racing Biz 2/27/18

February 27th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Frank Vespe Legislation that would enable Maryland to join a proposed “Interstate Compact on Anti-Doping and Drug Testing Standards” has been proposed in the state legislature, and proponents are optimistic about its chances of

Feb25, 2018

Veterinarian gets prison time for horse doping: American Press 2/25/18

February 25th, 2018|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Crystal Stevenson A Lake Charles veterinarian has been sentenced to more than a year in federal prison for his part in a racehorse doping conspiracy. U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook said Kyle James

Feb20, 2018

IHRB plan to increase out of competition testing in racing: The Irish Times 2/20/18

February 20th, 2018|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Brian O'Connor The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) has expressed satisfaction with its levels of out of competition drug testing on horses in 2017 but predicted testing rates will increase this year. A total

Feb20, 2018

Racing NSW stewards could retest frozen samples of Group 1 winner Mosheen after text messages expose alleged raceday doping: The Daily Telegraph 2/20/18

February 20th, 2018|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Ray Thomas RACING NSW hasn’t ruled out retesting frozen swab samples from recent Sydney big-race winners in the wake of the alleged doping scandal that has enveloped Victorian racing. At least five Melbourne-based trainers and

Feb20, 2018

Aquanita Texts Released: Thoroughbred Daily News 2/20/18

February 20th, 2018|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , |

Press Release: Melbourne’s Herald Sun has released a string of text messages allegedly sent by disgraced Aquanita Racing trainers Liam Birchley and Robert Smerdon with former Aquanita staff member Greg Nelligan. In the texts, Birchley and Smerdon

Feb20, 2018

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

February 20th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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

Feb13, 2018

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

February 13th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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

Feb9, 2018

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

February 9th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

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)

Feb8, 2018

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

February 8th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

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,

Feb8, 2018

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

February 8th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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