RCI Adjusts MMV Points, Expands Out-of-Competition Testing: The Horse 12/16/16

By: Edited Press Release The upcoming version of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) Model Rules for Racing will contain important modifications that will adjust MMV (multiple medication violation) points so minor and isolated infractions are not treated on par with more serious violations in determining extra penalties. The modifications were requested by an

Mountaineer’s Leading Trainer, Ed Clouston, Suspended: Daily Racing Form 7/27/16

By: Jim Dunleavy Eddie Clouston, the leading trainer at Mountaineer last year and at the current meeting, has been suspended by the board of stewards for a medication violation. Clouston also was suspended additional days under the Multiple Medication Violation system. So Frank, who finished second in the fifth race at Mountaineer on June 12,

Court Order Has Preciado Racing Again at Parx: Blood-Horse 5/25/16

By: Frank Angst While Pennsylvania gets its new racing commission in place, multiple graded stakes-winning trainer Ramon Preciado—accused of six clenbuterol positives in March and April at Parx Racing—continues to win races. Running under a temporary restraining order that lifted a decision by Parx to halt Preciado from entering horses, Preciado saddled Rag Time Stables'Kid

NY Strengthens Multiple Violator Penalties: The Blood-Horse 1/26/16

By: Tom Precious New York regulators have given final approval to several equine drug rules, including a new system of minimum penalties for repeat drug violators. The decisions by the New York State Gaming Commission came as the agency Jan. 26 signaled its willingness to listen to suggestions as state officials are committed to other

National Medication Reforms Make Significant Progress in 2014 12/9/2014

NEWS RELEASE December 9, 2014 Contact: Hallie Roach Lewis (859) 224-2848 NATIONAL MEDICATION REFORMS MAKE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS IN 2014 The horse racing industry made significant progress toward the uniform adoption of national medication reforms in 2014, as regulators in multiple jurisdictions adopted model rules developed by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) and the