BC Wants Better Out-of-Competition Testing: Blood-Horse 12/20/16

By: Frank Angst Breeders' Cup officials are calling for improved out-of-competition rules and protocols after a positive post-race drug test for the anabolic steroid stanozolol in Masochistic will result in a disqualification of his runner-up finish in the  $1.5 million TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park. Breeders Cup expressed disappointment

Delaware Park Latest Track to Boot Vazquez: The Blood-Horse 6/30/15

RMTC By Frank Angst Trainer Juan C. Vazquez is slowly running out of Mid-Atlantic tracks at which to run his horses after Delaware Park informed the trainer he is no longer welcome to race his horse there. On June 30 Delaware Park chief executive officer Bill Fasy said the track had barred the trainer from

Anabolic Steroids Still Issue in U.S. Racing: The Blood-Horse 2/12/15

By Frank Angst Through the first 10 months of 2014, U.S. horse racing appeared on pace to register its fewest positive drug tests for anabolic steroids since the industry moved to outlaw the drugs from racing in 2008-09. But six positives for the anabolic steroid stanozolol from Nov. 19 to Dec. 19 at Laurel Park

Trainer Thurston fourth to incur stanozolol suspension: The Racing Biz 2/7/15

by Frank Vespe Trainer Jerry Thurston became the fourth trainer racing at Laurel Park to be suspended for stanozolol in the last week today when the Maryland Racing Commission stewards slapped him with a 30-day sentence and a $1,000 fine, the stewards said today. The infraction occurred December 12 when Home of America, whom he

Maryland Trainers Cited for Compounded Drug: The Blood-Horse 2/1/15

By Tom LaMarra Three trainers have received suspensions and fines in Maryland in conjunction with positive tests for stanozolol, a synthetic steroid formerly known as Winstrol that is now available only through drug compounders. The steroid was detected by Truesdail Laboratories in samples taken from racehorses in December and January at Laurel Park, according to

RMTC Board: Stanozolol Threshold Eliminated, Ohio Lab Granted Interim Accreditation…9/20/13

NEWS RELEASE September 20, 2013 Contact: Hallie Roach Lewis (859) 224-2848 RMTC BOARD: STANOZOLOL THRESHOLD ELIMINATED, OHIO STATE LAB GRANTED INTERIM ACCREDITATION, UNIFORM NATIONAL MEDICATION RULES, PENALTIES AND LAB REFORMS ENDORSED, OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING COMMITTEE FORMED, WALDROP ELECTED TO SUCCEED LEWIS AS CHAIRMAN The board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium