Leading sales companies announce bisphosphonates policies: Horse Racing Nation 3/25/19

Press Release: Officials from Keeneland Association, Fasig-Tipton Company Inc. and Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company Inc. jointly announced today that they will enable buyers of horses younger than 4 years old to have those horses tested for bisphosphonates. The policy is undertaken to ban off-label use of these drugs. The revised Conditions of Sale for each

Biancone Moves Closer to Kentucky Reinstatement: Blood-Horse 7/19/17

By: Frank Angst Trainer Patrick Biancone, who has not had a license in Kentucky since 2007 following the discovery of cobra venom in his Keeneland barn, moved a step closer July 19 toward being allowed to saddle a Thoroughbred in Kentucky. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission License Review Committee approved a conditional license Wednesday for Biancone, but will

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

Security Protocols Set for Toyota Blue Grass:The Blood-Horse 3/31/16

By: Blood-Horse Staff Keeneland will continue its enhanced security measures for horses participating in the April 9 $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I). The Blue Grass is a spring meet highlight for the Lexington track and a nationally prominent prep for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Horses competing in

ARCI Adds Three April Town Hall Meetings: The Blood-Horse 3/30/16

By: Blood-Horse Staff The Association of Racing Commissioners International has scheduled three additional town hall meetings in an effort to unify the racing industry, and develop a consensus path to improve the policing of the sport and advance uniform regulatory policies. The next public meeting will take place at 10:30 a.m., April 7 atKeeneland. Those

Challenge Hair Testing Requirements: AQHA.Com 3/29/16

By: AQHA The Bank of America Racing Challenge Championships are set to take place at Los Alamitos Race Course in California on October 29. The conditions for the Challenge were issued on October 15, 2015, and included for the first time mandatory hair testing for clenbuterol, beginning with the regional qualifying races and all Championship

Conway Finds Lasix-Free Races Regulation Unconstitutional: Thoroughbred Daily News 12/23/15

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has found unconstitutional a Kentucky Horse Racing Commission regulation that permits racetracks to conduct races for which horses could not be treated with the legal anti-bleeder medication furosemide, according to a release Wednesday from the Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association. Agreeing with the position of the Kentucky HPBA, Conway’s


NEWS RELEASE October 8, 2015 Contact: Dionne Benson, Executive Director, RMTC, (859) 224-2844 RMTC STATEMENT ON METHOCARBAMOL (ROBAXIN) THRESHOLD/ TREATMENT PROTOCOLS The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission recently suspended trainer Graham Motion for five days and fined him $500 for a medication overage involving the winner Kitten’s Point in Keeneland’s Bewitch Stakes. Kentucky officials determined that Kitten's