Indiana Prohibits Albuterol: AQHA 3/20/19

Press Release: At the March 12 meeting of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, the commission voted unanimously to prohibit the use of albuterol in American Quarter Horses. The new rule, 71 IAC 8.5-1-2.2 states: “No Quarter Horse participating in a race shall carry in its body albuterol in excess of the threshold provided in section 4.2(2)

Kentucky Likely to Put Labs to the Test: Blood-Horse 10/29/16

By: Frank Angst The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will likely run double-blind quality assurance testing on its lab after the state’s Equine Drug Research Council approved plans Oct. 28 to carry out such tests. The EDRC approved up to $16,000 from its Rapid Response fund to work with three lab horses at Kentucky Equine Research

Indiana Suspends Trainer Haffner 45 Days: The Blood-Horse 3/15/16

By: Frank Angst In a settlement with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, trainer Randy Haffner will serve at least a 45-day suspension for 2015 violations in Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse races at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Under the agreement approved by the IHRC at its March 15 regular meeting, Haffner withdraws his appeal in

RMTC Examining Truesdail Lab After Recent Site Visit: Paulick Report 10/16/15

By: Paulick Report Staff Truesdail Laboratories, which has been the source of controversy since a quality check by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission this summer, is under scrutiny by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, according to the Daily Racing Form. The RMTC has sent a report to lab officials outlining concerns about its operations following

Report Recommends Changes at Truesdail Lab: The Blood-Horse 10/2/15

By: Frank Angst The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has sent Truesdail Laboratories a report listing recommended changes following problems at the lab outlined in a July report by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. Based on its quality assurance program, the IHRC said Truesdail missed seven positives, including a Class I drug, in just 26

Trainer Tom Amoss To Begin 45-Day Suspension Thursday: Paulick Report 9/15/15

By Paulick Report Staff Trainer Tom Amoss will begin a 45-day suspension imposed by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission on Thursday, Sept. 17. The suspension will run through the end of October, and include both days of the Breeders’ Cup. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, the suspension dates to a 2011

WVRC Votes to Hire New Drug-Testing Lab: The Blood-Horse 7/28/15

By Tom LaMarra The West Virginia Racing Commission voted July 28 to hire a new equine drug-testing laboratory when the contract with its current lab ends at the end of August. West Virginia is one of four states in the Mid-Atlantic region that employs Truesdail Laboratories of California; the others are Delaware, Maryland, and New

Amoss Settles Indiana Case, Accepts Penalty: The Blood-Horse 7/23/15

By Tom LaMarra Trainer Tom Amoss and the Indiana Horse Racing Commission have entered into a settlement agreement in a complex case involving a one-nanogram medication positive at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in 2011. Amoss, who has fought the IHRC over the positive reading for the Class 4 drug methocarbamol for about three years,

IND Standardbred Trainer Suspended 10 Years: The Blood-Horse 7/15/15

By Blood-Horse Staff Standardbred trainer Bradley Moffitt has been suspended for 10 years for a positive test for darbepoetin alfa, a drug commonly known as DPO. DPO, an RCI Class 1 drug, is considered a performance enhancer when administered to racehorses. This positive marks the first time a synthetic blood doping agent has been found

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