Indiana Prohibits Albuterol: AQHA 3/20/19

Press Release: At the March 12 meeting of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, the commission voted unanimously to prohibit the use of albuterol in American Quarter Horses. The new rule, 71 IAC 8.5-1-2.2 states: “No Quarter Horse participating in a race shall carry in its body albuterol in excess of the threshold provided in section 4.2(2)

New AQHA Policy Concerning Racing Medication Positives: AQHA 4/7/18

Press Release: The AQHA Animal Welfare Commission, a group of 23 industry professionals, met at the 2018 AQHA Convention in Jacksonville, Florida, and approved a policy change concerning awards and publicity of horses and/or trainers with racing medication positives. In doing so, commission members felt it is important for AQHA’s actions through awards and publicity

A Great First Step in Pennsylvania Towards Integrity: The Daily Racing Form 09/13/17

By: Darin Zoccali Last year I wrote a column highlighting what I thought were potential points for optimism in the harness racing industry in 2017.  Among those points was the appointment of Brett Revington as bureau director of standardbred racing for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.  Fast forward eight months and Revington is making a