New Penalties Proposed for ARCI Drug Violations: TDN 4/11/19

Press Release: The Drug Testing Standards and Practices (DTSP) Committee of the Association of Racing Commissions International (ARCI) is considering a major change to the recommended penalties for violations of the association’s drug rules to dramatically increase sanctions on those violations that can be considered “doping” or “equine endangerment”. An ARCI workgroup has been quietly

Smerdon argues against power of tribunal: Racenet 3/12/19

Press Release: Robert Smerdon has argued a racing tribunal had no power to ban him for life over the "Aquanita eight" doping scandal because he had surrendered his trainer's licence. One of four trainers appealing their disqualifications over the cheating conspiracy, Smerdon has also challenged the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board's jurisdiction to hear the charges