New York Regulators Act on Drug Testing, Records Rules: Blood-Horse 1/23/17

By: Tom Precious New York racing regulators on Jan. 23 gave preliminary approval to an expansion of equine drug testing and recordkeeping rules, and set a minimum set of penalties to be imposed on trainers and others with repeated equine drug violations. The decision by the New York Gaming Commission, which now begins a 45-day

NYSGC Proposes Overhaul of Drug, Veterinary Rules: TDN 1/23/17

By: T.D. Thornton Five proposed new rules dealing with Thoroughbred medication, prohibited substances, minimum drug penalties, out-of-competition testing, and airway bleeding in racehorses were advanced to a 45-day public-comment period by the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) at the board’s monthly meeting Jan. 23. Board members only briefly discussed specifics of the broad set

Enhanced Security For International Trot: Standardbred Canada 10/7/16

By: On Friday, October 7, the New York State Gaming Commission announced enhanced security protocols for all horses participating in the $1 million International Trot at Yonkers Raceway on October 15. This is the first time that such additional safeguards to protect the integrity of the sport and ensure the welfare of horses have

Trainer Suspended Five Years in New York: The Blood-Horse 4/25/16

By: Tom Precious Racing regulators in New York have slapped a five-year ban on trainer Jerome Palumbo in a case state officials began investigating more than four years ago. The New York State Gaming Commission, which met April 25, said Palumbo trained horses without a state license for a 15-month period dating back to 2009.

NYSGC Bans Six Harness Trainers for Cobalt Overages, Continues Investigation into Equine Drug Abuse in Standardbred Racing: NY Gaming Commission 4/6/16

By: NYSGC The New York State Gaming Commission today took unprecedented action against six Standardbred trainers who administered potentially dangerous and performance-enhancing doses of cobalt to race horses in violation of Commission racing rules. Harness trainers Tyler J. Nostadt, Joseph Carrubba, Dennis M. Washington, Sean M. Campbell, Megan M. Gilmour and Dawn M. DeVaux have

ARCI Announces Members of Compliance Group: The Blood-Horse 9/29/15

By Blood-Horse Staff The Association of Racing Commissioners International Sept. 29 announced members of a committee that will work with regulators in each racing state to complete implementation of reforms that make up the National Uniform Medication Program. The 12 members of the ARCI Compliance Committee were invited by ARCI chairman Mark Lamberth, who has

Release of NY Asmussen Probe Delayed: The Blood-Horse 9/23/15

By Tom Precious The much-anticipated Sept. 24 release by New York regulators of their probe into the care of horses trained by Steve Asmussen is being delayed. More than 18 months after the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals alleged widespread abuse of horses in Asmussen's care, the New York Gaming Commission on the

Harness Trainer Pena Cited For 1,717 Drug Violations, Fined…: The Paulick Report 4/27/15

RMTC Harness Trainer Pena Cited For 1,717 Drug Violations, Fined $343,400, Banned Three Years By Press Release The New York State Gaming Commission today issued a $343,400 fine and three-year ban against harness trainer Luis (Lou) Pena, holding him responsible for 1,717 equine drug violations. In 2012, the Commission (formerly the Racing and Wagering Board)