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

Methocarbamol (Robaxin) Threshold/Treatment Protocols: NTRA.com 10/8/15

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.

RMTC responds to part of KyHBPA editorial: The Courier-Journal 10/6/15

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