ATA urges altrenogest ruling: 11/20/18

By: Andrew Eddy The Australian Trainers' Association has called for Racing Australia to finalise a national approach to the end altrenogest saga, claiming a simmering disquiet from participants is threatening to boil over on the issue. In a letter to its members this week to update them on the situation, the ATA chief executive Andrew

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

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 body has indicated it is prepared to sign up to the Industry Wide Policy on Prohibited Substances/Doping Control. Representative bodies

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

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 significant of which are changes to anabolic steroids. At its regular meeting June 19 at the Kentucky Horse Park, the

Kentucky Updates Testing, Claiming Rules: Bloodhorse 2/20/18

In approving an updated standard to its out-of-competition drug testing, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission required horses who receive anabolic steroids to go on the vet's list for at least six months. The change is in line with the model rule on anabolic steroids approved in late 2016 by the Association of Racing Commissioners International.

BHA statement regarding Hughie Morrison result: BHA 12/22/17

Press Release: Regarding the decision of the independent Disciplinary Panel to find trainer Hughie Morrison in breach of Rule (G)2.1 of the Rules of Racing and impose a £1,000 fine, Jamie Stier, Chief Regulatory Officer for the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), said: “Racing is based on fair play and respect for the rules. That’s how

Unprecedented Drug Testing Ahead of Breeders’ Cup: The Bloodhorse 10/26/17

By: Frank Angst With a new six-month withdrawal time in place for all anabolic steroids and a ramped-up out-of-competition testing program, Breeders' Cup has made integrity changes that have received international praise ahead of this year's World Championships Nov. 3-4 at Del Mar. One year after the disqualification of Masochistic from his second-place finish in the TwinSpires Breeders'

Settlement Creates Two Winners of 2016 Parx Oaks: Daily Racing Form 5/22/17

By: Matt Hegarty There wasn’t a dead heat, but the 2016 Parx Oaks will have two winners. In a highly unusual settlement between trainer John Servis and Pennsylvania regulators, both Miss Inclusive, who was first across the wire, and Eighth Wonder, the second-place finisher, will be listed as the winners of the May 7 Parx

The New Out-Of-Competition Testing Rule: What You Need to Know: THA Racing.Com 1/15/17

By: Alan Foreman During the coming months, racing jurisdictions throughout the country will be modifying or adopting the new out-of-competition testing rule that was adopted by the Association of Racing Commissioners International Dec. 9, 2016. The new rule was the product of an extensive collaborative effort by industry organizations, regulators, regulatory attorneys and the scientific