ARCI Convention: Panel Raises Bisphosphonate Concerns: The Bloodhorse 4/4/18

By: Frank Angst Veterinarian Jeff Blea, chairman of the racing committee of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, relayed a story from a couple years ago when he asked a room of about 200 equine vets if any of them had administered bisphosphonates? Four or five raised their hands, but ... "Afterward, about 25 or 30 of

ARCI Model Regulatory Standards Updated: The Horse.Com 6/14/17

By: Edited Press Release The newest version of model rules approved by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) is now available at arci.com. The ARCI’s model rules are designed to provide the template for racing regulatory entities and the framework under which the sport has made significant gains toward uniform regulations among jurisdictions. The

CHRB Approves Medication Conditions for Breeders’ Cup: Blood-Horse 5/25/17

By: Jeremy Balan In the aftermath of Masochistic's disqualification from the 2016 TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1), Del Mar and the Breeders' Cup asked the California Horse Racing Board May 25 for permission to avoid such an event in the 2017 World Championships. The proposal submitted to the CHRB Thursday at Santa Anita Park asked for

NY Commission Tweaks 7 Drug Thresholds: TDN 4/24/17

By: T.D. Thornton By unanimous voice vote, the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) tweaked and augmented threshold levels for seven therapeutic Thoroughbred medications at the board’s Apr. 24 monthly meeting. According to a brief written by NYSGC general counsel Edmund Burns that was included in the informational packet for Monday’s meeting, the proposal will

‘Boots on the Ground’ Gets a Big Push from AQHA: THA Racing.Com 4/21/17

By: Jennie Rees The American Quarter Horse Association is pioneering cost-effective loaner integrity teams that provide investigative reinforcements for the sport’s big-event days. The AQHA program was the main focus of discussion during an April 19 panel called “Policing the Backside: A View from the Front Line” on the second of the three-day Association of

ARCI: Vet’s List Changes Aim to Protect Horses: Blood-Horse 4/19/17

By: Frank Angst The Association of Racing Commissioners International Drug Testing and Practices Committee April 19 moved forward on changes that would standardize vet's list procedures from state to state. The end goal of the rule put forward by The Jockey Club Safety Committee is to standardize vet's list rules, specifically targeting situations where a

Out-Of-Competition Testing, Research Seen as Keys to Clean Racing: The Racing Biz 4/19/17

By: Press Release Increased out-of-competition testing, investing in additional investigators and research into emerging threats are the most effective ways to catch — and, more importantly, deter — cheating in horse racing. That was the big take-away from the drug-testing forum on opening day of the Association of Racing Commissioners International’s 83rd annual conference on

Regulatory Conference This Week in Charleston: Blood-Horse 4/17/17

By: Frank Angst Many of the country's leading regulators will listen to panels and presentations on drug testing and enforcement, policing the backstretch, and promoting the sport, just to name a few, when they gather this week in Charleston, S.C. The Association of Racing Commissioners International's 2017 annual conference on equine welfare and racing integrity will begin

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