California Officially Approves Third-Party Lasix Rules; Implementation Expected Late this Year: Paulick Report 6/3/17

By: Press Release The State of California has officially approved rules establishing that race-day medication must be administered by independent veterinary professionals – further aligning California with the national uniform medication program. The California Office of Administrative Law advised the California Horse Racing Board on Thursday that amendments to CHRB Rules 1433 and 1845, which

CHRB Alters Los Alamitos QH Drug Rules: Blood-Horse 7/14/16

By: Jeremy Balan Following a court ruling in March that found "house rules" banning the use of drugs like clenbuterol and albuterol forLos Alamitos Race Course Quarter Horse races to be in conflict with California Horse Racing Board rules, the regulatory agency made "emergency amendments" to allow the practice to continue through the conditions of

CHRB Passes Third-Party Lasix Administration: Blood-Horse 6/16/16

By: Jeremy Balan Though many local veterinarians again voiced opposition, the California Horse Racing Board approved the third-party administration of race-day furosemide June 16 during a meeting at Santa Anita Park. The final step for the measure to be officially enacted is approval by the California Office of Administrative Law. The CHRB voted 5-0—with member Steve Beneto

RCI Schedules Second ‘Town Hall’ Meeting: The Blood-Horse 2/2/16

By: Blood-Horse Staff The Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) will hold the second in a series of "Town Hall" meetings Monday, Feb. 22 at Gulfstream Park. The meeting's purpose is to gather input and hold a frank conversation with racing industry stakeholders, participants, and fans in an attempt to find common ground and workable

California Supports Third-Party Furosemide Administration: The Horse 8/24/15

By Edited Press Release Members of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) and California horse racing industry leaders are reaffirming their support for the concept of third-party furosemide (also called Salix or Lasix) administration as part of the National Uniform Medication Program, while offering reassurance that a vote by the board on Aug. 20 to