Florida HBPA Pushes for Adoption of Medication Penalty System: THA Racing.Com 2/12/17

By: Tom LaMarra The Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association has reaffirmed its support for uniform medication rules, particularly adoption of the Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System. The FHPBA in a release said it held a meeting Feb. 1 in Orlando, Fla., to offer recommendations on adoption of the Association of Racing Commissioners International model rules

Study of EIPH in 2-Year-Olds Completed: The Blood-Horse 1/6/16

By: Tom LaMarra A study designed to determine the levels of exercise-industry pulmonary hemorrhage in 2-year-olds racing in South Florida is complete, but the data won't be released until a scientific paper is published after peer review. The study, which involved 814 endoscopic examinations, was headed by Dr. Stephen Selway of the Gulfstream Equine Surgical

Ziadie Handed Six-Year Suspension: Daily Racing Form 12/16/15

By: Matt Hegarty Kirk Ziadie, a Florida-based trainer who led the Gulfstream Park spring meeting with 22 wins from 45 starts, has been suspended six years and fined $18,000 for what state regulators said were 18 violations of medication rules over the past four years, according to a copy of the ruling. Ziadie has not

Florida Governor Signs Medication Reform Bill: The Blood-Horse 6/2/15

RMTC By Tom LaMarra Florida Gov. Rick Scott June 2 signed into law legislation that will revamp equine medication and drug testing as part of the National Uniform Medication Program. The law takes effect July 1 of this year. It requires the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering to adopt rules that govern permitted therapeutic medications