NY Commission Tweaks 7 Drug Thresholds: TDN 4/24/17

By: T.D. Thornton By unanimous voice vote, the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) tweaked and augmented threshold levels for seven therapeutic Thoroughbred medications at the board’s Apr. 24 monthly meeting. According to a brief written by NYSGC general counsel Edmund Burns that was included in the informational packet for Monday’s meeting, the proposal will

ARCI Updates Regulatory Standards: ARCI.Com 4/13/16

By: ARCI Press Release Lexington, KY -  The revisions to its racing regulatory standards that were adopted by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) at its meeting last month in New Orleans have now been formally posted.  Sections pertaining to Medical Labeling were strengthened to ensure that improper medications are not being used in

RCI Adds Footnote on Levo-Methamphetamine: The Blood-Horse 4/13/16

By: Frank Angst In wrapping up work from a busy Association of Racing Commissioners International conference last month in New Orleans, the organization formally posted revisions to its regulatory standards April 13 including a change that acknowledges two types of methamphetamine positives. The change will see a footnote added to the methamphetamine penalty recommendation noting

Vazquez Files Appeal After Xylazine Positive in Pennsylvania: The Paulick Report 7/8/15

RMTC By Ray Paulick Troubled Mid-Atlantic trainer Juan Vazquez – ejected this year from tracks in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia – is appealing a June 17 ruling from stewards at Pennsylvania’s Penn National racetrack fining him $2,000 after a horse he trains tested positive for the short acting sedative xylazine. The official chemist

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

MRC Puts NUMP’s Multiple Medication Violation Penalty…: Thoroughbred Daily News 2/7/15

By Mike Kane Trainers Scott Lake and Hector Garcia unwittingly became part of racing regulatory history in late January when they were the first horsemen to receive additional suspensions from the Maryland Racing Commission, which was using the guidelines of the Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System that is part of the National Uniform Medication Program

Lake Suspended for 120 Days: Thoroughbred Daily News 2/5/15

Veteran trainer Scott Lake was assessed a suspension of 120 days - twice what was originally reported - by the Maryland Racing Commission as the result of horses in his care testing positive for an anabolic steroid. Mike Hopkins, the MRC’s executive director, said Wednesday that the commission had clarified the penalties handed to Lake.

Trainers Vazquez, Garcia banished from Maryland: Daily Racing Form 2/4/15

By Jim Dunleavy Maryland Jockey Club officials have notified trainers Hector Garcia and Juan C. Vazquez that they no longer will be able to race at Laurel Park or Pimlico and have given them two weeks to remove their horses from the Pimlico backstretch. The ban comes in response to four recent medication positives that

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