New Mexico taking tougher stance on clenbuterol: Daily Racing Form 6/28/18

By: Mary Rampellini The New Mexico Racing Commission announced late Thursday the bronchodilator clenbuterol will now be classified as a Class 3 controlled substance in the state in a move that enables criminal prosecution of horsemen found to be illegally in possession of the drug. The agency worked with the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy

New AQHA Policy Concerning Racing Medication Positives: AQHA 4/7/18

Press Release: The AQHA Animal Welfare Commission, a group of 23 industry professionals, met at the 2018 AQHA Convention in Jacksonville, Florida, and approved a policy change concerning awards and publicity of horses and/or trainers with racing medication positives. In doing so, commission members felt it is important for AQHA’s actions through awards and publicity

Four Quarter Horses Fail New Hair Testing in New Mexico: The Bloodhorse 08/07/17

Press Release: Of the first six Quarter Horses subjected to out-of-competition testing using horse hair analysis in New Mexico, four tested positive for Clenbuterol. The New Mexico Racing Commission put a new rule in place July 1 allowing for the testing of horse hair and state investigator Leasa Johnson and contract veterinarian Alan Chastain began collecting

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 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

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

John Servis has Suspension Rescinded by Pennsylvania Commission: Daily Racing Form 5/19/17

By: Jim Dunleavy The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission has rescinded the 15-day suspension handed to trainer John Servis by the Parx Racing board of stewards after three of his horses tested positive for clenbuterol between April 4 and May 7, 2016. The commission ruling, which was made Friday, cites "articulated mitigating circumstances." The first two

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