CHRB Moves Forward on Altering Drug Policy: The Blood-Horse 10/22/15

By: Jeremy Balan The California Horse Racing Board took steps toward new guidelines for medication violators that would prevent those violators from transferring horses to one of their employees when under suspension, during its Oct. 22 meeting at Santa Anita Park. Under the new proposal, the violating trainer would have to be suspended for more

CHRB Investigates Cobalt Overage Related To Supplement: Paulick Report 10/17/15

By: Paulick Report Staff The California Horse Racing Board released the following Friday: The California Horse Racing Board recently investigated a case of elevated cobalt in a thoroughbred. This overage appears to be related to the use of Finish Line Iron Power – a fairly new supplement with a high cobalt concentration reported at 21.6mg

Just Do It: The Blood-Horse 8/25/15

By Tom LaMarra In March 2013 eight states in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast—Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia—announced their intentions to adopt uniform regulations governing equine medication rules and drug testing. The effort, spearheaded by the Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, which represents owners and trainers in many states in the

California Supports Third-Party Furosemide Administration: The Horse 8/24/15

By Edited Press Release Members of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) and California horse racing industry leaders are reaffirming their support for the concept of third-party furosemide (also called Salix or Lasix) administration as part of the National Uniform Medication Program, while offering reassurance that a vote by the board on Aug. 20 to

Sunland Park Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance: The Horse 3/21/15

RMTC Edited Press Release The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced March 19 that Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. Located outside of El Paso in Sunland Park, New Mexico, adjacent to Texas and the Mexican state of Chihuahua, the 56-year-old racetrack hosts its biggest day

RMTC Makes Therapeutic Withdrawal Time Recommendations, Announces Progress of its Drug… 10/20/10

NEWS RELEASE October 20, 2010 Contact: Hallie Lewis (859) 224-2848 RMTC MAKES THERAPEUTIC WITHDRAWAL TIME RECOMMENDATIONS, ANNOUNCES PROGRESS OF ITS DRUG TESTING INITIATIVES TASK FORCE Based on the recommendation of its Scientific Advisory Committee, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors has recommended scientifically identified withdrawal guidelines and plasma thresholds for the

RMTC Recommends New Phenylbutazone Threshold Level, Announces Launch of Recent Rulings… 4/15/10

NEWS RELEASE April 15, 2010 Contact: Hallie Lewis (859) 224-2848 RMTC RECOMMENDS NEW PHENYLBUTAZONE THRESHOLD LEVEL, ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF RECENT RULINGS DATABASE Based on the recommendation of its Scientific Advisory Committee, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors has revised its recommended threshold for the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) phenylbutazone from 5