Dressage riders fined following supplement contamination: Horsetalk 12/26/18

Press Release: Contamination of a commercially available supplement with the banned substance ractopamine was behind two failed drug tests in high-level dressage horses who competed in Wellington, Florida, last year. The two cases have been dealt with by the FEI Tribunal, which found No Significant Fault or Negligence applied in either case. However, the tribunal

Kentucky Stewards to Rescind 2016 Ractopamine Positives: Bloodhorse 2/20/18

By: Frank Angst Based on an updated opinion from its testing lab on its findings, Kentucky stewards will rescind three ractopamine positives initially called at the 2016 Kentucky Downs meeting. Trainer George "Rusty" Arnold planned to appeal his two class 2 positives to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, but that move became unnecessary after the KHRC lab, LGC

Supplement Contamination Caused Positive Test Results: The Horse 5/9/17

By: Edited Press Release The United States Equestrian Federation (US Equestrian) said it appreciates the efforts made by Cargill to determine how two horses ridden in a Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) competition by US Equestrian members Adrienne Lyle and Kaitlin Blythe were exposed to ractopamine, a substance banned by the FEI. While ractopamine is legal

Contaminated Feed Cause of Canterbury Drug Positives: Thoroughbred Daily News 9/6/16

By: TDN Three Canterbury Park trainers will be held blameless for a total of four positive post-race tests for a banned leanness-promoting livestock feed additive, the track’s board of stewards has ruled. The Aug. 28 decisions to disqualify the positive-testing horses without sanctioning the trainers comes after a Minnesota Racing Commission (MRC) investigation discovered evidence

Hair Follicle Testing Implemented for Challenge Championship Horses: Daily Racing Form 8/4/16

By: Steve Anderson Hair follicle testing will be conducted on all runners participating in the Bank of America Challenge Championship races for Quarter Horses at Los Alamitos on Oct. 29. The Challenge Championship is a series of major stakes for runners from throughout North America. The American Quarter Horse Association announced the parameters for out-of-competition

Update On Ractopamine In Feed: Standardbred Canada 11/3/2014

On Monday, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) issued an update to the horse racing industry on recent findings of ractopamine in equine feed. This memo is further to our notice to industry on February 14, 2014 on the subject of ractopamine in feedstuffs wherein we reminded race horse owners and trainers that it remains their