Foreman Receives William H. May Award from ARCI: THA 4/6/19

By: Tom LaMarra Alan Foreman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, on April 4 was presented with the William H. May Award, the highest honor given by the Association of Racing Commissioners International. The award, first presented in 1986, recognizes an individual or entity that has had a profound positive effect

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

The New Out-Of-Competition Testing Rule: What You Need to Know: THA Racing.Com 1/15/17

By: Alan Foreman During the coming months, racing jurisdictions throughout the country will be modifying or adopting the new out-of-competition testing rule that was adopted by the Association of Racing Commissioners International Dec. 9, 2016. The new rule was the product of an extensive collaborative effort by industry organizations, regulators, regulatory attorneys and the scientific