Wiggins Named Integrity Officer for Oaklawn Park: The Blood Horse 10/03/17

Press Release: klawn Jockey Club has named Hal Wiggins, one of the most respected horsemen and racing officials in the Midwest, to the newly created position of Racing Integrity Officer. In this new position, Wiggins will serve as a liaison between Oaklawn Management, the Board of Stewards and key Arkansas Racing Commission staff, working to

Foundation Authorizes Two Lasix Studies: The Blood-Horse 9/15/15

By Blood-Horse Staff Two research projects designed to study the impact of furosemide on exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage will be conducted on behalf of the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, the organization said Sept. 15. The studies will examine the pathophysiology of EIPH, or bleeding in horses' lungs. The condition is currently treated with furosemide, also known

RMTC: Uniform Drug Program Has Momentum: The Blood-Horse 7/7/15

RMTC By Tom LaMarra An effort that began in the Mid-Atlantic region more than two years ago has made "significant progress," according to the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium. Adoption of the National Uniform Medication Program hasn't been without its twists and turns, but given the fractured nature of the Thoroughbred industry and the need

Methamphetamine Positive Lands Gorder 14-Month Suspension: The Paulick Report 4/22/15

RMTC by Ray Paulick Trainer Kellyn Gorder has been suspended one year and fined $5,000 by Kentucky Horse Racing Commission stewards after the discovery of methamphetamine in Bourbon Warfare, a 3-year-old Colonel John filly owned by Bourbon Lane Stable who finished first in a maiden special weight race at Churchill Downs Nov. 22, 2014. Gorder

RCI group expects to approve cobalt-threshold rule: Daily Racing Form 3/19/15

RMTC By Matt Hegarty An organization that recommends national policies on racing regulations expects to approve a rule establishing a threshold for the naturally occurring mineral cobalt at its next meeting in April, the executive director of the organization said on Thursday. The Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee of the Association of Racing Commissioners

Smith’s Oaklawn Stable Grounded By High Cobalt Tests: Paulick Report 3/12/15

RMTC By Ray Paulick While Indiana is the only American racing jurisdiction to adopt rules regulating cobalt levels in Thoroughbreds, stewards at Oaklawn Park have put all of the horses from trainer Kenny Smith’s racing stable on the vet’s list after four runners from his barn tested for elevated levels of the substance that many

Diodoro Suspended 15 Days for Turf Paradise Fluphenazine Positive: Paulick Report 2/15/15

by Ray Paulick Turf Paradise’s leading trainer, Robertino Diodoro, began a 15-day suspension on Monday for a positive test for the antipsychotic human drug fluphenazine (sold under the brand name Prolixin) found in the post-race test of Mercedes Stable’s Freakin Amazing, first-place finisher of the Arizona Juvenile Fillies Stakes at Turf Paradise in Phoenix, Ariz.,

Arkansas Racing Commission Adopts National Uniform Medication Program 9/12/2014

NEWS RELEASE September 12, 2014 Contact: Hallie Roach Lewis (859) 224-2848 ARKANSAS RACING COMMISSION ADOPTS NATIONAL UNIFORM MEDICATION PROGRAM The Arkansas Racing Commission yesterday became the most recent commission to adopt the Controlled Therapeutic List and the Multiple Medication Violation portions of the National Uniform Medication Program recommended by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium