Minnesota Settles Three High-Level Post-Race Positives: Bloodhorse 12/20/18

By: Frank Angst The Minnesota Racing Commission has reached settlements to resolve three high-level positives found in recent equine post-race drug tests. Two of the positives were for pemoline (Cylert), and one was for cardarine—both substances that call for the highest level of sanctions according to industry standards. The MRC cited mitigating circumstances as the

ARCI Announces Members of Compliance Group: The Blood-Horse 9/29/15

By Blood-Horse Staff The Association of Racing Commissioners International Sept. 29 announced members of a committee that will work with regulators in each racing state to complete implementation of reforms that make up the National Uniform Medication Program. The 12 members of the ARCI Compliance Committee were invited by ARCI chairman Mark Lamberth, who has

Track Defends Trainer Suspended for Positive: The Blood-Horse 7/26/15

By Tom LaMarra In an unusual development, Canterbury Park has come to the defense of top trainer McLean Robertson, who was suspended for 90 days and fined $2,000 by the Minnesota Racing Commission for a positive test for a Class 1 methamphetamine. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune earlier reported that Robertson, also the leading trainer at Delaware

RMTC: Current Threshold Levels for Corticosteroids, Clenbuterol Should Remain 12/3/2013

NEWS RELEASE December 3, 2013 Contact: Hallie Roach Lewis (859) 224-2848 RMTC: CURRENT THRESHOLD LEVELS FOR CORTICOSTEROIDS, CLENBUTEROL SHOULD REMAIN The Racing Medication & Testing Consortium (RMTC) is releasing two position papers which stated that no physiologic difference among the various racing breeds exists to justify changing regulatory thresholds from those recently established by the

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