CHRB Moves Forward on Out-of-Competition Sanctions: Bloodhorse 12/13/18

By: Jeremy Balan The California Horse Racing Board took a step toward a policy of out-of-competition testing with teeth during its monthly meeting Dec. 13 at Los Alamitos Race Course. Out-of-competition testing is conducted in California, but the state does not have much ability to sanction licensees if there is a positive test. The proposal approved

Best Practices, Best Outcomes Discussed on Day 2 of Regulatory Vet Continuing Education Conference

An emphasis on applying best practices and achieving best outcomes marked Day 2 of the inaugural Regulatory/Official Veterinary Continuing Education conference (#RegVetCE), presented by the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance and the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium (RMTC), at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. The morning was highlighted by a spirited and far-reaching discussion on “The Order of

Aggressive Drug Testing Implemented in Advance of Breeders’ Cup: VSin.Com 08/08/17

By: Ron Flatter LAS VEGAS — It started with drug tests that led to the disqualification of a Breeders’ Cup runner-up after last year’s races. Now whispers that the championships have already started their expanded out-of-competition drug tests have been confirmed. A Breeders’ Cup executive said during the weekend that horses that are considered contenders

CHRB Changes Existing Rules to Improve Safety: TDN 2/23/17

By: T.D. Thornton The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) approved a series of amendments Feb. 23 with the aim of improving horse safety by better clarifying the state’s protocols for medication use and eligibility conditions, and by tweaking existing rule language to meet the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) standards for of out-of-competition testing.

Masochistic to be Disqualified from BC Sprint: Daily Racing Form 12/19/16

By: Jay Privman Masochistic will be disqualified from his second-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, and his trainer, Ron Ellis, faces a potential penalty from the California Horse Racing Board after two separate tests confirmed small amounts of a legal steroid in the horse’s system, Ellis said Monday. Ellis said he was informed Sunday

CHRB Issues Jimson Weed Warning: Blood-Horse 11/14/16

By: BloodHorse Staff Photo: Courtesy California Horse Racing Board Images of jimson weed, which is toxic to horses   The California Horse Racing Board issued a warning Nov. 14 to horsemen at Del Mar to be diligent for possible jimson weed contamination in bedding straw. While only one contaminated bale has been seen so far,

Santa Anita Park Cameras Focus on BC Horses: Blood-Horse 11/3/16

By: Frank Angst As handicappers look for every possible angle in considering a horse's chances in the Breeders' Cup World Championships, Santa Anita Park security will be monitoring every Breeders' Cup horse from a state-of-the-art surveillance system. The most comprehensive surveillance system of any track in North America, Santa Anita cameras peer into all 1,900

CHRB Member Calls for Trainer ‘Profiling’:Blood-Horse 8/24/16

By: Jeremy Balan California Horse Racing Board member Madeline Auerbach, at an Aug. 24 meeting of the agency's Medication and Track Safety Committee, called for increased scrutiny on certain trainers through "profiling." The Wednesday meeting at Del Mar touched on several topics, from cell phone use by exercise riders to drug policies employed in New