Robust Doping Control Call: Sporting Post 10/10/2018

Press Release: Delegates who attended the 52nd International Conference of Horseracing Authorities on Arc weekend in Paris, France heard presentations relating to the health, welfare, and safety of jockeys, the harmonization of rules, and the stimulation of betting handle. Article 6 addresses the ” biological integrity of the horse”, prohibited substances, genetic and cellular manipulations,

Spike in horseracing positive drug tests due to ‘lack of understanding, not doping’: The Irish Times 9/21/18

By: Brian O'Connor Irish racing’s head of anti-doping believes there’s nothing sinister behind a spike of positive drug tests which this week saw five more winners being disqualified. The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board confirmed the five were the Gordon Elliott-trained Midlands Grand National winner Timiyan, who tested positive for an anti-inflammatory, and Dermot Weld’s Curragh

IHRB to hold seminars after spike in positive drug tests: The Irish Times 8/31/18

By: Brian O'Connor A spike in the number of positive drug tests this year has prompted racing’s regulatory body to organise seminars to try and educate trainers, vets and stable staff on the dangers of using prohibited substances. Three seminars headed by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board’s chief veterinary officer, and head of anti-doping, Lynn Hillyer,

BHA Board confirms review of anti-doping rules: British Horse Racing Authority 1/24/18

Press Release: The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is to conduct a full review of the sport’s equine anti-doping rules. The decision was approved by the regulator’s Board on Monday this week after it received a briefing on the impact of recent decisions involving anti-doping cases in racing. The new independent disciplinary panel, introduced in 2017,

Uruguay Updates Anti-Doping Regulations: Blood-Horse 12/31/16

By: BloodHorse Staff The Latin American Organization for the Promotion of Thoroughbred Racing announced Dec. 29 that Uruguay has adopted new anti-doping regulations. The change will result in all 39 of the country's stakes races, both its 12 black-type stakes included in part one of the International Cataloguing Standards as well as the country's 27

BHA to Make Changes to Disciplinary Panels and Regulatory Functions to Generate Greater Confidence Among Racing’s Participants and Stakeholders: British Horseracing.Com 9/29/16

By: BHA Press Release Disciplinary Integrity The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced changes to its Disciplinary Panels and regulatory functions following publication of Christopher Quinlan QC’s review of its Disciplinary Panel, Appeal Board and Licensing Committee, which can be found here: Christopher Quinlan QC Report. While Mr Quinlan’s overall conclusion is that the BHA’s

Attorneys: Horse Racing Drug Prosecutions on Solid Ground: The Horse 8/17/15

By Edited Press Release Horse racing’s anti-doping rules will continue to withstand legal challenge, according to conclusions reached at a meeting of regulatory attorneys convened by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI). “A widely reported decision in Delaware not to pursue a prosecution in a singular case had mitigating factors that were unique,” said

Hong Kong given drug policy exemption: Racing Post 6/5/15

By Howard Wright HONG KONG has been added to the BHA's list of countries from where runners are treated in the same way as British-registered horses under the governing authority's recently strengthened anti-doping policy. The decision, revealed publicly for the first time on Thursday by BHA chief executive Nick Rust in a presentation to the