Press Release:

A panel of practicing racetrack veterinarians will present their thoughts on Out of Competition Testing at the Ohio State Racing Commission’s (OSRC) monthly meeting, November 29, 2018, at 10 a.m. in Room 1948 at the Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus, Ohio.

The meeting is open to all pari-mutuel stakeholders, horsemen’s associations and the public.

“The commission hopes input from practicing racetrack veterinarians will generate ideas concerning out of competition testing that will elevate Ohio’s strong racing program to even greater heights,” OSRC chairman Robert K. Schmitz stated. “We are looking at establishing testing management and results processes for both breeds, as well as the differences between therapeutic and performance-enhancing medication ideology as it relates to sample testing procedures.”

All horsemen—both Standardbred and Thoroughbred—are invited and encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion, Chairman Schmitz stressed.

The panel of veterinarians includes: Dr. John Piehowicz, a Cincinnati-based Thoroughbred veterinarian; Dr. John Reichert, a Grove City-based Standardbred veterinarian; Dr. Barry Carter, a Lancaster, Ohio-based Standardbred veterinarian; Dr. Dan Wilson, a Cleveland, Ohio-based Standardbred veterinarian; Dr. Scott Shell, a Cleveland, Ohio-based Thoroughbred veterinarian; and Dr. Bob Schwartz, a Bloomington, Ohio-based Standardbred veterinarian.