By: Ron Gierkink Woodbine has filed an appeal with Ontario's Horse Racing Appeal Panel regarding a $7,500 fine assessed to veterinarian Dr. Brian Van Arem for performing Extracorporeal shock wave therapy on two horses entered on Aug. 1. The treatment was done on July 30, which was inside the 96-hour period allowed for that type of procedure. Both horses were scratched and their trainer, Norm
By: Dave Briggs One Too Many, a horse trained by Rene Allard, has received a positive test for Codeine and Morphine — both Class 1 drugs — following a March 18 race at Woodbine. Brent Stone, director of racing for the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) confirmed the positive test and added via
By Frank Angst In an Aug. 29 Blood-Horse magazine story, National Thoroughbred Racing Association president Alex Waldrop and other industry leaders assessed the work of the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance in an article titled "Safety... on a Volunteer Basis." Waldrop participated in an extensive email Q&A with Blood-Horse writer Frank Angst that we thought
RMTC The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Monmouth Park has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Home to 17 graded stakes – including the $1 million Haskell Invitational and the $500,000 United Nations Stakes – the Oceanport, N.J., track opened its 70th live racing season earlier this month. Monmouth
RMTC Press Release LEXINGTON, Ky. (Thursday, March 26, 2015) – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Located in Hallandale Beach, Fla., between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, the 76-year-old track is in the final days of its Championship
RMTC By Frank Angst Trainer Tevis McCauley will have to answer to multiple charges, including allegations of "milkshaking" and medication rule violations, following an investigation by Kentucky Horse Racing Commission staff. After an executive session during its regular meeting Monday, March 23, the KHRC voted to charge McCauley with numerous violations following the staff investigation.
By Jennifer Morrison The Ontario Racing Commission urges the sport to take on a ban of all race-day medications except for the anti-bleeding drug Lasix by 2015. A horse works out at Woodbine racetrack on Sept. 8 in advance of the Woodbine Mile. A ban on race-day medications may come into effect by early 2015.
During its meeting on Tuesday, June 27, at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, the Board of Directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) finalized a two-part plan to establish model policies for withdrawal times for therapeutic medications in racehorses. In part one, the RMTC will compile existing withdrawal guidelines for 50 therapeutic medications identified