RCI Board Approves Cobalt Regulations: The Blood-Horse 4/23/15

RMTC By Tom LaMarra The Association of Racing Commissioners International board of directors April 23 approved a testing threshold level and penalties for the mineral cobalt, a naturally occurring substance in racehorses. During a meeting in Tampa, Fla., the RCI Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee took testimony from the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium

NY Gaming Commission Adopts New Out-of-Competition Rule: Thoroughbred Daily News 1/27/15

by Mike Kane From the outbreak of catastrophic injuries at Aqueduct to the Steve Asmussen/PETA investigation, to adding Cobalt to the substances subject to penalties in out-of-competition tests, high-profile Thoroughbred racing matters dominated Monday’s meeting of the New York State Gaming Commission. With the massive winter storm moving up the East Coast already dropping snow

New York completes Asmussen investigation: Daily Racing Form 1/26/15

By Matt Hegarty The New York Gaming Commission has completed an investigation into allegations made by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals against the trainer Steve Asmussen, officials of the commission said on Monday, with a report on the probe expected soon. Dr. Scott Palmer, the equine medical director for the commission, said that

New York Racing Association announces additional steps to further…: NYRA.com 1/21/15

By NYRA Press Office This afternoon, the New York Racing Association (NYRA), in consultation with the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (NYTHA), announced additional steps to further enhance stringent safety protocols for thoroughbred racing already in place at Aqueduct Racetrack. "The safety of our equine athletes and jockeys at Aqueduct Racetrack is a high priority,"

NYRA, NYTHA Meet to Discuss Aqueduct Equine Fatalities: Paulick Report 1/10/15

by Edited Press Release In the wake of a troubling increase in the number of equine fatalities over the Aqueduct inner dirt track this winter, the New York Racing Association and New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association met on Saturday morning to address the issue and distributed separate press releases. From NYRA: The New York Racing