Navarro Appealing Post-Race Cocaine Positive at Monmouth: Daily Racing Form 10/20/17

By: Matt Hegarty Two trainers, including Jorge Navarro, have been fined by the New Jersey Racing Commission for positive tests for Class 1 substances in post-race samples of horses under their care, but the commission did not levy suspensions, citing “mitigating circumstances” that point to contamination of the samples. Navarro was fined $2,500 for positive

ARCI Updates Regulatory Standards: ARCI.Com 4/13/16

By: ARCI Press Release Lexington, KY -  The revisions to its racing regulatory standards that were adopted by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) at its meeting last month in New Orleans have now been formally posted.  Sections pertaining to Medical Labeling were strengthened to ensure that improper medications are not being used in

RCI Adds Footnote on Levo-Methamphetamine: The Blood-Horse 4/13/16

By: Frank Angst In wrapping up work from a busy Association of Racing Commissioners International conference last month in New Orleans, the organization formally posted revisions to its regulatory standards April 13 including a change that acknowledges two types of methamphetamine positives. The change will see a footnote added to the methamphetamine penalty recommendation noting

Turf Club keen to promote out of competition testing on horses: The Irish Times 2/10/16

By Brian O'Connor Talks are due to take place between the Turf Club and the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association to start implementing protocols for out of competition drug-testing recommended in the recently published Anti-Doping Task Force report, a step that racing’s integrity body describes as being “the last piece of the jigsaw” in terms of

Trainer Contessa serving seven-day suspension:Daily Racing Form 2/8/16

By: David Grening Trainer Gary Contessa on Monday began serving a seven-day suspension for a drug violation incurred nearly two years ago at Tampa Bay Downs. The Contessa-trained Jeremy’s Song, who finished second in a maiden race March 8, 2014, was found to have had 2.3 nanograms of cocaine in his system, according to Contessa.

Trainer, owners could face penalties: Albuquerque Journal 6/24/15

RMTC By Ed Johnson ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A racehorse co-owned by Ruidoso Downs owner R.D. Hubbard and The Downs at Albuquerque owner Paul Blanchard has tested positive for an excessive amount of a therapeutic drug, New Mexico Racing Commission executive director Vince Mares confirmed Tuesday. The 2-year-old filly Lilly Is First tested positive for clenbuterol