Adoption of Penalty System Considered Key: The Blood-Horse 4/11/16

By: Tom LaMarra Of the four major components of the National Uniform Medication Program, the multiple medication violation penalty system has been adopted by the lowest number of jurisdictions. But one official April 11 said he expects that to change. New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association chairman Alan Foreman, during a presentation at the Racing Officials

Maryland Racing Commission Names Medication Policy Committee: The Racing Biz 1/19/16

By: Frank Vespe In the wake of a controversial non-disqualification that roiled the Maryland racing industry, Maryland Racing Commission chairman John McDaniel announced today that he had appointed a Medication Policy and Review Committee. That committee will be comprised of three commissioners and chaired by Dr.Tom Bowman, a veterinarian whom McDaniel described as “most qualified

RMTC Approves GABA Threshold 4/15/2015

NEWS RELEASE April 15, 2015 Contact: Hallie Roach Lewis (859) 224-2848 RMTC APPROVES GABA THRESHOLD The executive committee of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) has approved a uniform testing threshold of 110 parts per billion (ppb) in blood for the naturally occurring amino acid gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). The threshold, which was developed by

RMTC Board Encouraged by Uniform Rule Adoptions, Advances Laboratory Uniformity,…10/16/2014

NEWS RELEASE October 16, 2014 Contact: Hallie Roach Lewis (859) 224-2848 RMTC BOARD ENCOURAGED BY UNIFORM RULE ADOPTIONS, ADVANCES LABORATORY UNIFORMITY, APPROVES RULE ON COMPOUNDED MEDICATION A review by the board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) of state-by-state adoption of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) National Uniform Medication