Advisory Warning – Bisphosphonates: New York Gaming Commission 3/28/19

Press Release: Thoroughbred horse owners, trainers and/or veterinarians who are responsible for causing or failing to guard against an administration of a bisphosphonate to a racehorse less than four years old will be investigated for a violation of 9 NYCRR § 4043.12(c) for which a fine of $25,000 may be imposed and the person’s occupational

As Discussion Turns to Bisphosphonates, Viola Commits $500K to Research: TDN 3/21/19

By: Dan Ross The fallout from events still unfolding at Santa Anita have re-sparked the fires simmering under a number of horse welfare issues. Few, however, have galvanized such a swift phalanx of action as that of bisphosphonates–drugs used in humans to tackle degenerative bones diseases like osteoporosis. Their use in racehorses, however, has proven

KHRC Approves Study to Develop EPO Micro-Dosing Test: Bloodhorse 2/20/19

By: Frank Angst The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved $147,000 from the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council fund for a two-year study that aims to develop an affordable test to detect horses that have been given small levels—microdoses—of erythropoietin. Heather Knych, of the Ken L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at the University of

Koriner fined $3,000 for medication overage: Daily Racing Form 1/2/19

By: Steve Andersen ARCADIA, Calif. – Trainer Brian Koriner has been fined $3,000 for a medication overage detected in one of his runners after a victory at Del Mar last August. In a stipulated agreement with the California Horse Racing Board, Koriner was fined and suspended for 30 days, but the suspension was stayed if

Burrows fined $9,000, horse disqualified: Harness Link 5/18/18

Press Release: Harness racing trainer Don Burrows has been fined $9,000 for producing a horse to race when not free of a prohibited substance (Kavain). The horse in question was Lightworkofit who won at Addington on the 2nd and 23rd of February 2018 but has since been disqualified from both races. Burrows accepted that he has committed

Kruljac Suspended 15 Days For Elevated Carbon Dioxide Levels: Paulick Report 5/7/18

Press Release: Grade 1-winning trainer Eric Kruljac has been suspended for 15 days, reports, after one of his trainees was found to have elevated levels of carbon dioxide in its system after a February race at Santa Anita. Kruljac was also fined $3,000, and his original 30-day suspension was cut to 15 days provided he has

Townley fined $11,000, horse disqualified: Harness Link 5/4/18

Press Release: Harness racing trainer Kevin Townley has been fined $11,000 for producing a horse to race when not free of a prohibited substance (Ketoprofen). The horse in question was Geen's Girl who won at Addington on the 2nd March 2018 but has since been disqualified. Mr Townley cannot categorically confirm how the Ketoprofen came to be in