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
Press Release The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission recently suspended trainer Graham Motion for five days and fined him $500 for a medication overage involving the winner Kitten’s Point in Keeneland’s Bewitch Stakes. Kentucky officials determined that Kitten's Point had a methocarbamol (Robaxin) level of 2.9 nanograms per milliliter of blood when tested following the race.
By: Jennie Rees I recently posted online at courier-journal.com an editorial written by Marty Maline, the executive director of the Kentucky division of the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association. The editorial, titled “Guilty Until Proven Innocent,” dealt with issues facing trainers today in this era of increasingly sophisticated post-race drug testing for horses, the problem
NEWS RELEASE July 7, 2015 Contact: Hallie Roach Lewis (859) 224-2848 MID-YEAR UPDATE: SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS MADE IN ADOPTION OF NATIONAL UNIFORM MEDICATION PROGRAM In the last six months, the horse racing industry made significant progress toward the uniform adoption of a national medication program, as regulators in a number of additional jurisdictions adopted reforms developed