By: Tom Precious Regulators in New York have approved new flexibility in Thoroughbred claiming race rules, though they ordered some last-minute conditions as a bow to the restrictions the same regulators put in place after a high number of equine deaths at the 2012 Aqueduct winter meet. The new rule adopted by the New York
By: Pat Raia A New York man is facing up to a year in jail and $200,000 in fines after pleading guilty to violating the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by selling misbranded drugs. Misbranded drugs carry labels that are false or misleading The act prohibits the interstate sale of drugs that are adulterated
By: Tom Precious New York horsemen and tracks will pay the full costs of equine drug testing in the state, an amount that totals more than $4 million annually, under a state budget deal that was given final adoption by lawmakers late April 9. Under the terms of the agreement between the state Legislature and
By: Tom Precious New York state would stop paying costs associated with equine drug testing in the horse racing industry, under a proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his new 2017 state budget plan. The plan would save the state $4.5 million by shifting the testing costs onto "those that actually participate in horse racing.''