ARCI Welfare, Integrity Conference Continues: The Horse 4/20/17

By: Edited Press Release The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is pioneering cost-effective loaner integrity teams that provide investigative reinforcements for the sprint sport’s big-event days. That program was the main focus of Wednesday’s discussion on “Policing the Backside: A View from the Front Line” at the Association of Racing Commissioners International’s (ARCI) 83rd annual

Regulators Discuss Adding Backstretch Investigators: Blood-Horse 4/19/17

By: Frank Angst In an era where some states have faced budget cuts, racing regulators talked April 19 about creative ways to place more investigators on the backstretch as a way of discovering wrongdoing and deterring future bad behavior. The talk of such approaches was one of four panel discussions on a busy Wednesday at

CHRB Changes Existing Rules to Improve Safety: TDN 2/23/17

By: T.D. Thornton The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) approved a series of amendments Feb. 23 with the aim of improving horse safety by better clarifying the state’s protocols for medication use and eligibility conditions, and by tweaking existing rule language to meet the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) standards for of out-of-competition testing.

CHRB Considers Altering Training Rules: Blood-Horse 12/14/16

By: Jeremy Balan The California Horse Racing Board's Medication, Safety, and Welfare Committee Dec. 14 moved forward three measures to adjust training regulations more into line with rules currently employed for racing. During the committee meeting Wednesday at Los Alamitos Race Course, CHRB members Madeline Auerbach and Alex Solis, along with CHRB executive director Rick

California Betting on Equine ‘Passports’: Thoroughbred Daily News 8/30/16

By: T. D. Thornton Advocates for some form of an “equine biological passport” have maintained in recent years that it’s the lack of funding–and not a lack of technological expertise–that is keeping drug policing based on Thoroughbred biomarker analysis from becoming a reality in United States racing. Now, thanks to a two-year, $50,000-per-year grant from

CHRB Member Calls for Trainer ‘Profiling’:Blood-Horse 8/24/16

By: Jeremy Balan California Horse Racing Board member Madeline Auerbach, at an Aug. 24 meeting of the agency's Medication and Track Safety Committee, called for increased scrutiny on certain trainers through "profiling." The Wednesday meeting at Del Mar touched on several topics, from cell phone use by exercise riders to drug policies employed in New

Del Mar, Jockey Club Back Enhanced Medication Testing: DMTC.Com 8/22/16

By: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) and The Jockey Club have formally announced that they both will provide additional funding to the Ken Maddy Laboratory at the University California, Davis to enhance the California Horse Racing Board’s (CHRB) medication testing program. The announcement was made at The Jockey Club’s regional members

California Expands Equine Drug Testing: Blood-Horse 8/18/16

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