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Aug9, 2018

Drug Tests From Trials Lead To Purses From Rainbow Derby, Futurity To Be Held: Paulick Report 8/1/18

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

Press Release: Purses are being held in two recent Grade1 Quarter Horse races at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico: for the winner and second-place finisher of the $801,564 Rainbow Derby on July 21 and for the

Aug8, 2018

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

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

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

Aug7, 2018

Bastimans to face charges after positive cobalt test on Wolverhampton winner: Racing Post 8/7/18

August 7th, 2018|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Lee Mottershead Rebecca Bastiman will on Friday become the first British trainer to face charges of a positive cobalt test after the BHA's retrospective testing system shone the spotlight on handicapper John Caesar following

Aug3, 2018

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

August 3rd, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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

Aug1, 2018

Three purses from Rainbow Derby and Futurity held pending drug ruling: Ruidoso News 8/3/18

August 1st, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Dianne L. Stallings Three purses from winners in the Rainbow Derby and Futurity races at Ruidoso Downs are being held pending the outcome of follow-up drug testing and resulting adjudication. "I think the important

Jul24, 2018

Saratoga Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA

July 24th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

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

Jul23, 2018

HRI board unanimously approves new anti-doping policy: The Irish Times 7/23/18

July 23rd, 2018|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: Brian O'Connor The board of Horse Racing Ireland has unanimously approved a new ‘Industry Wide Policy on Prohibited Substances & Doping Control’.  The long-awaited new protocol promises to introduce a radical overhaul of drug testing and

Jul20, 2018

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

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

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

Jul20, 2018

Horse racing body: ‘prior day notice’ drugs testing not ideal: The Irish Times 7/20/18

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

By: Brian O'Connor The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board has described as less than ideal any “prior day notice” element likely to be included in the thoroughbred industry’s proposed new anti-doping policy. Despite that, racing’s regulatory

Jul18, 2018

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

July 18th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

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

Jul17, 2018

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

July 17th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

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

Jul16, 2018

NY Commission Votes 4-2 Not to Reconsider Dutrow Case: TDN 7/16/18

July 16th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: T.D. Thorton Richard E. Dutrow Jr., the GI Kentucky Derby-winning trainer whose long history of infractions culminated in a 10-year license suspension that is currently in effect until 2023, on Monday again had a

Jun28, 2018

Eighth Welfare and Safety Summit Highlights Integrity, Injury Rates, and Disaster Preparedness: The Jockey Club 6/28/18

June 28th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Alexa Ravit The eighth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, held Wednesday, June 27, at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion in Lexington, Ky., featured insightful discussions on topics ranging from disaster preparedness, jockey injuries,

Jun27, 2018

Trainers warned that recreational drugs in yards can prompt equine positives: Racing Post 6/26/18

June 27th, 2018|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: Richard Forristal Recreational drug use around racing yards increases the risk of horses testing positive for illegal substances, trainers in Ireland have been warned. All licensed trainers have received written notification of the threat

Jun19, 2018

Kentucky Updates Withdrawal, Threshold Guidelines: Bloodhorse 6/19/18

June 19th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Frank Angst The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will revise guidance for medication withdrawal times and thresholds in line with the Association of Racing Commissioners International guidelines—or expected Racing Medication and Testing Consortium updates, the most

Jun18, 2018

Trainer Appeals $10,000 Fine, One-Year Suspension: Bloodhorse 6/18/18

June 18th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Press Release: Owner/trainer Lee J. Rossi has been granted a stay after he filed an appeal of a $10,000 fine and 365-day suspension levied by stewards after a horse under his care tested positive for