California Betting on Equine ‘Passports’: Thoroughbred Daily News 8/30/16

By: T. D. Thornton Advocates for some form of an “equine biological passport” have maintained in recent years that it’s the lack of funding–and not a lack of technological expertise–that is keeping drug policing based on Thoroughbred biomarker analysis from becoming a reality in United States racing. Now, thanks to a two-year, $50,000-per-year grant from

‘Emerging Threats’ on Horizon for CHRB: Thoroughbred Daily News 6/26/15

RMTC By T. D. Thornton Don’t expect to see any Lasix-free races soon in the Golden State, but the California Horse Racing Board is zeroing in on proactive ways to head off other "emerging threats" to equine welfare, like requiring post-mortem reviews of all on-track fatalities, focusing on quality instead of quantity when it comes

Two trainers sanctioned for drugs in horses: Albuquerque Journal 2/21/15

By: Charles D. Brunt A quarterhorse trainer’s penchant for overusing clenbuterol – a drug used to treat respiratory disease in horses but mimics muscle-building anabolic steroids in higher doses – has earned him the loss of his state racing license for the next four years. Trainer Ramon M. Ochoa, 56, of La Union, had two

BHA Steroid Policy Has U.S. Ramifications: The Blood-Horse 2/3/15

By Tom LaMarra The racing and breeding industry in North America is devising a plan of action to accommodate the British Horseracing Authority's zero-tolerance policy for the presence of anabolic steroids in Thoroughbreds. The issue was discussed during the Feb. 3 Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association symposium at Keeneland in Lexington for the benefit of

Horse owner, trainer sanctioned: Albuquerque Journal 1/26/15

By Charles D. Brunt / Journal Staff Writer The New Mexico Racing Commission has sanctioned a racehorse trainer and a horse owner after their horse was found to have almost six times more of a regulated drug in its system than allowed after winning a race at Zia Park. The owner has to give up

Three More Laboratories Receive RMTC Accreditation: 23 States Now Using RMTC-Accredited…4/30/2014

NEWS RELEASE April 30, 2014 Contact: Hallie Roach Lewis (859) 224-2848 THREE MORE LABORATORIES RECEIVE RMTC ACCREDITATION: 23 STATES NOW USING RMTC-ACCREDITED LABORATORIES The Horseracing Testing Laboratory Committee of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) has approved full accreditation of three laboratories under the RMTC Laboratory Accreditation Program. The newly accredited laboratories are: •

RMTC Board Recommends Policy on the Implementation of Anabolic/Androgenic Steroid Regulations 3/26/08

NEWS RELEASE March 26, 2008 Contact: Hallie Roach (859) 224-2848 RMTC BOARD RECOMMENDS POLICY ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ANABOLIC/ANDROGENIC STEROID REGULATIONS The board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), in consultation with the RMTC Scientific Advisory Committee, unanimously adopted on Tuesday several policy recommendations that it will forward on to regulators,