By: Standardbredcanada.ca On Friday, October 7, the New York State Gaming Commission announced enhanced security protocols for all horses participating in the $1 million International Trot at Yonkers Raceway on October 15. This is the first time that such additional safeguards to protect the integrity of the sport and ensure the welfare of horses have
By: T. D. Thornton When the New York Racing Association (NYRA) Reorganization Board of Directors last met on May 25, there was a hint of optimism that by the time the next meeting rolled around, board members might be discussing transition strategies for a return to some hybrid form of public/private governance. No such transition
By: NZST Adoption of Rulemaking for use of Hopples in Harness Racing. On July 25, 2016, the New York State Gaming Commission adopted amendments to our current rules on the use of hopples in harness racing at 9 NYCRR §§ 4113.5(a)(2) and 4117.3. The full text of the proposed rules can be found in the
By: Tom Precious Claims can be voided for additional race-day blood and urine positives for banned substances under a new rule approved July 25 by New York racing regulators. The New York State Gaming Commission signed off on a revision to its claiming cancellation rule allowing a claimant to void a claim if any sample
Corticosteroid Joint Injections: An Issue at the Heart of Horse Racing’s Drug Debate: The Guardian 4/28/16
By: Daniel Ross With the Kentucky Derby just around the corner, horse racing is once again poised to receive the glare of the public spotlight for the all-too-brief five-week window afforded by the Triple Crown (unless, of course, lightning dares to strike in consecutive years, and a Triple Crown winner manages to capture the public’s
By: Tom Precious Racing regulators in New York have slapped a five-year ban on trainer Jerome Palumbo in a case state officials began investigating more than four years ago. The New York State Gaming Commission, which met April 25, said Palumbo trained horses without a state license for a 15-month period dating back to 2009.
NYSGC Bans Six Harness Trainers for Cobalt Overages, Continues Investigation into Equine Drug Abuse in Standardbred Racing: NY Gaming Commission 4/6/16
By: NYSGC The New York State Gaming Commission today took unprecedented action against six Standardbred trainers who administered potentially dangerous and performance-enhancing doses of cobalt to race horses in violation of Commission racing rules. Harness trainers Tyler J. Nostadt, Joseph Carrubba, Dennis M. Washington, Sean M. Campbell, Megan M. Gilmour and Dawn M. DeVaux have
By: Frank Angst The New York State Gaming Commission has put together a proposed rule it hopes would add scrutiny to the practices of racetrack veterinarians. The proposal would require vets to limit drug administrations to treatment of ailments and preventative medical procedures. The rule was outlined March 24 by NYSGC equine medical director Dr.
By: T.D. Thornton When news broke early Thursday about an alleged series of positive tests for the substance glaucine involving high-profile Standardbred trainers in New York, the story was picked up by a number of international publications because of its potential for creating bombshell reverberations in the rest of the racing world. The most arresting
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