Horsemen Would Have Say on New Oklahoma Drug Committee: TDN 2/21/19

By: T.D. Thornton A bill that passed 42-3 in the Oklahoma Senate Thursday would create a new Medication Advisory Committee whose purpose would be to make recommendations to the state racing commission prior to the adoption of any new rules related to equine medications and drug testing. If the bill gets signed into law, horsemen

Expanded Testing: AQHA 08/24/17

Press Release: The nation's oldest continuously run Futurity has undergone a major change in conditions for 2018. The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association Board of Directors, operating under the belief that there are many owners racing Quarter Horses that would prefer to participate in an Open to the World Futurity and Derby with stringent drug testing requirements,

Oklahoma Medication Issues Discussed in Historic Meeting: AQHA 2/2/17

By: Oklahoma QHRA The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association hosted a meeting on Friday at Heritage Place in Oklahoma City to provide industry stakeholders an opportunity to visit with a number of racing industry experts on topics such as drug testing methodology, hair testing, out of competition or pre-race testing, uniform model rules with breed specific

Regulators Consider Out-of-Competition Rule: Blood-Horse 6/29/16

By: Frank Angst The model rules committee of the Association of Racing Commissioners International will consider an industry recommendation to expand out-of-competition testing when it meets July 14 in Seattle, Wash. The model rules committee will discuss, and possibly act, on a Racing Medication and Testing Consortium recommendation to expand the model rule on out-of-competition testing—which allows