Jockeys’ Guild Issues Statement on the Use of Bisphosphonates: TDN 3/28/19

Press Release: Jockeys’ Guild, the organization representing professional jockeys in Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing in the United States, has issued the following statement on the use of bisphosphonates. “The Board of Directors of the Jockeys’ Guild, which is composed of leading Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse jockeys, supports the view that until the research being

Bramlage: Trainers Realize Lameness a Symptom: The Blood-Horse 7/8/15

RMTC By Frank Angst One of the reasons Dr. Larry Bramlage believes trainers are handling cases of lameness better than ever before is because they realize that rather than being the problem, it signals a problem. Bramlage, the renowned equine surgeon and partner at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, talked about that progress during a

NY Begins Weekly Track Information Reports: The Blood-Horse 5/26/15

RMTC By Teresa Genaro The New York State Gaming Commission announced a major new transparency initiative at its May 26 meeting. As a result of recommendations from the Fan Advisory Council, established in 2011 by the New York State Racing Wagering and Board—the gaming commission's predecessor—the NYSGC will now publish weekly reports from the New

KEDRC Makes Cobalt Policy Recommendation: The Blood-Horse 5/26/15

RMTC By Frank Angst The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council will advise the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to adopt rules on the mineral cobalt in line with a Racing Medication and Testing Consortium recommendation. The KEDRC voted May 26 at the Kentucky Horse Park to recommend a Class B penalty when horses test above 50 to offer enhanced Process to Upload Vet…: The Jockey Club 4/21/15

RMTC to offer enhanced Process to Upload Vet Records for Graded Stakes News Release In an effort to encourage transparency in Thoroughbred racing, The Jockey Club has enhanced and automated the system that enables owners or their agents to upload veterinary medical treatment records for horses running in graded stakes races. “The enhancements streamline

Vets To Speak At Commission Meeting: 4/14/15

RMTC Five veterinarians have been invited to speak at the Ohio State Racing Commission monthly meeting to discuss possible medication practices for Ohio horse racing. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 28, at 10 a.m. on the 19th floor of the Riffe Center, located at 77 South High St. in Columbus. The veterinarians

Ohio commission’s Schmitz comments on cobalt: 4/1/15

RMTC Due to unnaturally high levels of Cobalt in plasma that have been detected by the Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) in both Standardbred and Thoroughbred random post-race tests, the OSRC is strongly suggesting that horsemen and veterinarians become vigilant in monitoring the Cobalt in plasma levels in their racehorses, ensuring that those levels are

ROAP Seeks Regulation of ‘Program Trainers’: The Blood-Horse 3/30/15

RMTC By Tom LaMarra The Racing Officials Accreditation Program, on its 2015 list of points of emphasis, is encouraging the horse racing industry to develop regulations to deal with the issue of "program trainers"—generally those who serve as cover for suspended or barred individuals. "On a scale of one to 10, in terms of importance

AAEP Statement About Federal Charges Against Veterinarians in Penn…: 3/30/15

RMTC AAEP Statement About Federal Charges Against Veterinarians in Penn National Investigation Press Release American Association of Equine Practitioners President G. Kent Carter, DVM, today issued the following statement in response to the announcement of federal charges filed by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against four veterinarians: “We are