TDN Q&A: Alex Waldrop: TDN 3/26/19

By: Sue Finley TDN Publisher and CEO Sue Morris Finley caught up with National Thoroughbred Racing Association President and CEO Alex Waldrop to get his take on the hot-button issues being discussed by industry participants in the wake of a rash of breakdowns at Santa Anita. SF: Do you feel like we’re at a crucial

NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance, RMTC Announces 2nd Regulatory Veterinary Continuing Education Conference: NTRA 10/4/18

Press Release: LEXINGTON, Ky. (Thursday,  October 4, 2018) – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Safety & Integrity Alliance and the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium (RMTC) today announced that RegVetCE19, a two-day continuing education conference for regulatory and official racetrack veterinarians, will be held March 4-5, 2019 at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino. The one-of-kind-conference provides

Day 1 Recap: Regulatory Vet Continuing Education

A cooperative spirit permeated Day 1 of the inaugural Regulatory/Official Veterinary Continuing Education conference (#RegVetCE) as a capacity group of 61 attendees – representing more than 100 racetracks worldwide – gathered at Keeneland to trade ideas and emphasize the importance of formal information sharing between jurisdictions. The two-day continuing education conference for regulatory and official racetrack veterinarians,

NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance, RMTC to Present New Regulatory Vet Continuing Ed.: NTRA 2/2/18

Press Release: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Safety & Integrity Alliance and the Racing Medication Testing Consortium (RMTC) today announced a new two-day continuing education conference for regulatory and official racetrack veterinarians. The inaugural Regulatory/Official Veterinary CE – set for June 25-26 at Keeneland, preceding the Grayson-Jockey Club Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit (WSS) on

PHRC Considers State Medication Compact, NTRA Track Accreditation: THA 2/1/18

By: Tom LaMarra The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Jan. 30 said it will consider—after further examination—two proposals designed to further uniformity and integrity: legislation that would authorize a compact on equine medication and drug-testing standards, and racetrack accreditation under the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance. The PHRC took no action on either

Successful Lab Accreditation Push Down to Just a Handful: THA Racing.Com 6/29/17

By: Tom LaMarra Ten United States laboratories that test samples taken from racehorses in 31 of 34 racing jurisdictions applied for lab accreditation through the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, and nine are now accredited. Labs that have successfully completed two rounds of proficiency testing and have passed an on-site inspection are the UC-Davis Kenneth

NYSGC Approves Third-Party Lasix Administration Rule: Thoroughbred Daily News 6/26/17

By: TDN The New York State Gaming Commission unanimously approved a proposal to formalize race-day administration of Lasix by third-party veterinarians during its meeting Monday in Manhattan. Under the rule, recommended by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) and consistent with model rules of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, Inc., only third-party veterinarians

International Horse Racing Authorities Move Forward with Lab Accreditation Program: Paulick Report 10/6/16

By: Natalie Voss Progress continues on an international accreditation program for laboratories conducting drug testing on Thoroughbred racehorses, according to an update this week. Dr. Yves Bonnaire spoke before the 50th International Conference of Horseracing Authorities with additional details on the program, which was started in 2014 and should launch next year. The International Federation