By: Matt Hegarty LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court decision from last year that sent tremors through the racing regulatory community by throwing out the state’s absolute-insurer rule in a case centered on a drug positive for a horse trained by Graham Motion more than three years ago.
By: Matt Hegarty The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Tuesday placed three drugs on its prohibited substances list following positive findings for two of the substances in horses that raced in the state this fall. The two positives were both reported to commission staff in September by the commission’s testing laboratory, one for cannabidiol, which
By: Frank Angst The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will revise guidance for medication withdrawal times and thresholds in line with the Association of Racing Commissioners International guidelines—or expected Racing Medication and Testing Consortium updates, the most significant of which are changes to anabolic steroids. At its regular meeting June 19 at the Kentucky Horse Park, the
By: Natalie Voss Aminorex has already caused a few headaches for regulators. If a recent Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council (EDRC) meeting is any indication, it's destined to have a few more reaching for the aspirin. Aminorex is a stimulant that was once available in the human market as a weight loss aid. It was
In approving an updated standard to its out-of-competition drug testing, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission required horses who receive anabolic steroids to go on the vet's list for at least six months. The change is in line with the model rule on anabolic steroids approved in late 2016 by the Association of Racing Commissioners International.
By: Frank Angst The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will soon consider changes to the voided claim rule after its rules committee recommended updates to the standard. In a unanimous vote, the KHRC's rules committee approved Jan. 16 updates that would require all horses claimed in a race be subject to post-race drug testing. Furthermore, if
By: Matt Hegarty The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a schedule of racing dates for next year that looks nearly identical to the schedule for the past two years. This is the second year in the row in which there has been no public discord over the dates assignments, following several years
Press Release: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced Oct. 10 that Keeneland Race Course, in Lexington, Kentucky, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. Keeneland, established in 1936, is a National Historic Landmark. The 17-day 2017 fall meet kicks off Friday and continues Wednesdays to Sundays through Oct. 28. Fall Stars
Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Begins Appeals Process in Motion Case: The Daily Racing Form 9/13/17
By: Matt Hegarty LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Tuesday filed a notice of appeal with the Franklin Circuit Court to challenge a recent ruling involving trainer Graham Motion that raised issues with the state’s absolute-insurer rule, according to a copy of the notice provided by the commission. The notice, which states
By: Matt Hegarty LEXINGTON, Ky. – In his lab at the University of California-Davis, Dr. Scott Stanley sorts through immense stores of data obtained from an analysis of blood samples collected from horses over the past year. The data, he hopes, will one day give the racing industry a new way to combat illegal doping