SUMMARY OF CHRB ACTIONS AND DISCUSSIONS 4-18-19: California Horse Racing Board 4/19/19

By: CHRB ARCADIA, CA – The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, April 18, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Dennis Alfieri, Fred Maas, Araceli Ruano, and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the

Townley fined $11,000, horse disqualified: Harness Link 5/4/18

Press Release: Harness racing trainer Kevin Townley has been fined $11,000 for producing a horse to race when not free of a prohibited substance (Ketoprofen). The horse in question was Geen's Girl who won at Addington on the 2nd March 2018 but has since been disqualified. Mr Townley cannot categorically confirm how the Ketoprofen came to be in

Med-Free Bonus Program Stymied By Little-Known Rule: Thoroughbred Daily News 8/5/15

By T. D. Thornton Bruce Seymore, the executive director of Arapahoe Park, is a bit of a maverick racetrack operator. His Colorado oval is geographically isolated from other racing venues, and when Seymore senses he has a good idea to bolster the product at his three-month mixed Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse and Arabian meet, he doesn’t

Kentucky Trainer Walsh Suspended 10 Days: The Blood-Horse 6/24/15

RMTC By Frank Angst Kentucky stewards have suspended trainer Brendan Walsh for 10 days after multiple non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs were found in post-race tests of Saham after his third-place finish in the Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 15 at Keeneland. In test results from official Kentucky Horse Racing Commission laboratory LGC Science and confirmed in

RMTC Board Recommends Therapeutic Withdrawal Times, Grants First Interim Lab Accreditation 3/21/13

NEWS RELEASE March 21, 2013 Contact: Hallie Roach Lewis (859) 224-2848 RMTC BOARD RECOMMENDS THERAPEUTIC WITHDRAWAL TIMES, GRANTS FIRST INTERIM LAB ACCREDITATION At its March 19 meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors adopted recommendations for thresholds and withdrawal times for four therapeutic medications identified by the Association

RMTC Recommends New Phenylbutazone Threshold Level, Announces Launch of Recent Rulings… 4/15/10

NEWS RELEASE April 15, 2010 Contact: Hallie Lewis (859) 224-2848 RMTC RECOMMENDS NEW PHENYLBUTAZONE THRESHOLD LEVEL, ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF RECENT RULINGS DATABASE Based on the recommendation of its Scientific Advisory Committee, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors has revised its recommended threshold for the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) phenylbutazone from 5

RMTC Board Implements Initiatives on Lab Standards,Quality Assurance and Research… 7/2/09

NEWS RELEASE July 2, 2009 Contact: Hallie Roach (859) 224-2848 RMTC BOARD IMPLEMENTS INITIATIVES ON LAB STANDARDS,QUALITY ASSURANCE AND RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM Beginning a process that will result in the most significant changes to drug testing in the United States in more than three decades, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors