PA Regulation ‘Suspends’ Horses after most Positive Tests: THA 07/27/17

By: Tom LaMarra The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission July 26 approved a new regulation that will make racehorses that test positive for a prohibited substance ineligible to compete for a period of time. The regulation, which is expected to take effect Sept. 1, calls for such horses to be placed on the stewards’ list for

Oxycodone Positives Dropped in PA; Court Upholds Cobalt Positives in Maine: Harnes Racing Update.Com 3/31/17

By: Dave Briggs Fines and suspensions for Oxycodone positives in Pennsylvania for trainers Rene Allard, Kevin Lare and Brad Irvine have been rescinded by the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission (PHRC) due to “mitigating circumstances.” In other relatively recent developments, controversial trainer Lou Pena has received a conditional three-year license in Pennsylvania and major Cobalt positives

Rules on Medication Labeling in Pennsylvania Take Effect Jan. 1: THA Racing.Com 12/5/16

By: Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association Under regulations adopted by the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission, effective Jan. 1, 2017, all containers of medication must be properly labeled and prescribed, and they will be subject to testing. The PHRC Dec. 1 notified horsemen and private veterinarians of the impending rules. Any containers that aren’t labeled or those that