Horse Trainer Gets Reprieve from Suspension: The Guardian 08/17/17

By: Ryan Ross The Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission suspended Michael McGuigan for 15 days and fined him $100 after a horse he trained tested positive for more than the allowable limit of the drug known as Lasix. That drug is used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage, which causes blood to enter a horse’s lungs

NYSGC Approves Third-Party Lasix Administration Rule: Thoroughbred Daily News 6/26/17

By: TDN The New York State Gaming Commission unanimously approved a proposal to formalize race-day administration of Lasix by third-party veterinarians during its meeting Monday in Manhattan. Under the rule, recommended by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) and consistent with model rules of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, Inc., only third-party veterinarians

Enhanced Security Protocols for Belmont Stakes Racing Festival: TDN 6/2/17

By: TDN The New York Racing Association (NYRA), in conjunction with the New York State Gaming Commission, has released the security protocols for next week’s Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. Horses entered for the GI Belmont S. will be subjected to 72-hours of “dedicated watch” by experienced security personnel leading up to post time. One guard

Florida HBPA Pushes for Adoption of Medication Penalty System: THA Racing.Com 2/12/17

By: Tom LaMarra The Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association has reaffirmed its support for uniform medication rules, particularly adoption of the Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System. The FHPBA in a release said it held a meeting Feb. 1 in Orlando, Fla., to offer recommendations on adoption of the Association of Racing Commissioners International model rules

Enhanced Security Protocols Announced for Pegasus: Blood-Horse 1/13/17

By: BloodHorse Staff The Stronach Group announced Jan. 13 its enhanced security measures for horses competing in the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28. In addition to all other applicable state laws and track policies, Gulfstream Park will mandate the following protocols for horses competing in the PWCI:

RCI Approves Panel to Rate State Uniformity: Blood-Horse 12/14/16

By: BloodHorse Staff When the Association of Racing Commissioners International adopts a model rule for Thoroughbred racing, it encourages each of its state regulator members to put the rule in place but has largely few options if states do not adopt a model rule. That could change, though, fueled by ratings that would be determined

Vet Fined $1,000 for Missing Lasix Shot that Forced Scratch of Delaware Park Stakes Horse: Paulick Report 7/14/16

By: Paulick Report Staff Dr. Robert Campbell has been fined $1,000 by Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission stewards for failing to give Juddmonte Farms' Suffused a pre-race furosemide (Lasix or Salix) treatment as scheduled, necessitating the filly's scratch from last Saturday's $200,000 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes at Delaware Park. Campbell, who was one of the third-party veterinarians