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Oct11, 2017

Trainer Mudaris Fined and Suspended 18 Months for Viagra Positives on Two Horses: Daily Racing Form 10/10/17

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By: Steve Andersen ARCADIA, Calif. – Trainer Mike Mudaris has been fined $17,500 and suspended 18 months after two of his horses that ran at the 2016 Del Mar summer meeting tested positive for the

Oct6, 2017

Keeneland Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance: The Horse 10/05/17

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Press Release: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced Oct. 10 that Keeneland Race Course, in Lexington, Kentucky, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. Keeneland, established in 1936, is a National

Oct5, 2017

The Bone Disease Treatment Drugs that may be Putting Young Horses at Risk: Thoroughbred Racing Commentary 10/03/17

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By: Daniel Ross Like all drugs, bisphosphonates are a proven fillip when administered to treat specific conditions in accordance with official guidelines. But like all drugs, bisphosphonates can be misused and abused. And it’s the

Oct5, 2017

Maryland Racing Commission to Discuss Suspension Policies: Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association 10/01/17

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By: Tom LaMarra The Maryland Racing Commission is planning to discuss a rule governing the suspension of individuals who hold multiple licenses and a new regulation in Pennsylvania that bans horses from racing in the

Sep27, 2017

PA Horse Racing Commission Outlines New Medication & Testing Regulations: Thoroughbred Daily News 09/26/17

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Press Release: New Pennsylvania regulations instituted by the state Horse Racing Commission are proving effective in strengthening the integrity of the state’s equine racing industry, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding reported. “When we set out to

Sep21, 2017

ASPCA Throws Support Behind The Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017: Paulick Report 09/21/17

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Press Release: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has announced its strong support for the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017. The bill, formally designated as H.R. 2651, would require that

Sep21, 2017

Robertino Diodoro Begins Serving Suspension for Medication Positives: The Daily Racing Form 09/18/17

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By: David Grening Trainer Robertino Diodoro on Sunday began serving a 15-day suspension for three medication positives incurred at Turf Paradise during the winter. Diodoro had three horses test positive for hydroxyethylpromazine sulfoxide, a tranquilizer

Sep15, 2017

Study Suggests Need For Another Revision To Uniform Drug Guidelines: The Paulick Report 09/14/17

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By: Natalie Voss Recommended withdrawal guidelines for detomidine, commercially known as Dormosedan, may face review after a recent study suggested horses could test positive while adhering to the guidelines. The current guideline from the Racing

Sep15, 2017

Texas Racing Commission Upholds Suspensions of Three Quarter Horse Trainers: The Daily Racing Form 09/10/17

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By: Matt Hagerty The Texas Racing Commission has upheld the summary suspensions it handed down to three Quarter Horse trainers in June for positives for the banned antidepressant nomifensine, according to records of the commission

Sep15, 2017

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Begins Appeals Process in Motion Case: The Daily Racing Form 9/13/17

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By: Matt Hegarty LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Tuesday filed a notice of appeal with the Franklin Circuit Court to challenge a recent ruling involving trainer Graham Motion that raised issues

Sep7, 2017

New Equine Health and Safety Measures Implemented at Saratoga: Horse Racing Nation 08/21/17

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Press Release: In addition to the existing industry-leading equine health and safety policies and procedures already in place at New York State racetracks, the New York State Gaming Commission, The New York Racing Association, Inc.

Sep5, 2017

CHRB: Jockey Suspension Proposal Advanced, Seven-Day Corticosteroid Rule Proposed: Paulick Report 08/25/17

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Press Release: The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, August 24, at Del Mar Race Track. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. First Vice Chair George Krikorian, Second Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners

Jul27, 2017

PA Regulation ‘Suspends’ Horses after most Positive Tests: THA 07/27/17

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By: Tom LaMarra The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission July 26 approved a new regulation that will make racehorses that test positive for a prohibited substance ineligible to compete for a period of time. The regulation,

Jul19, 2017

Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Criminal Charges In Dermorphin Case: Paulick Report 7/19/17

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By: Natalie Voss U.S. District Court Judge Donald Walter denied a motion earlier this month to dismiss federal charges against Louisiana veterinarian Dr. Kyle J. Hebert and Essential Pharmacy Compounding. Hebert is accused of providing

Jul9, 2017

O’Brien Fined by NY Gaming Commission: Thoroughbred Daily News

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By: Brian DiDonato The New York Gaming Commission has fined top Irish-based conditioner Aidan O’Brien $1500 after his assistant trainer T. J. Comerford was found to be in the possession of injectable electrolytes at Belmont

Jul7, 2017

Richard’s Boy Drug Positive Leads to Increased Security: Blood-Horse 7/7/17

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By: Jeremy Balan After a positive test for methamphetamine in Richard's Boyfollowing his win in the Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Stakes June 3 at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, owner Rockingham Ranch is taking extra measures to

Jul7, 2017

Penn Commission Revokes Rojas’s Licenses: Thoroughbred Daily News 7/7/17

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By: T.D. Thornton Last week’s 14-count federal felony conviction of trainer Murray Rojas for misbranding equine prescription drugs led to a Thursday notice of her banishment from Penn National Race Course, where the pattern of

Jul6, 2017

Following Rojas Verdict, Penn National Ejects Trainers: Blood-Horse 7/6/17

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By: Frank Angst Following the guilty verdict of trainer Murray Rojas for 14 counts of misbranding drugs as part of an illegal effort to administer race-day medications to horses in 2013, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race

Jul5, 2017

Los Alamitos Earns Reaccreditation From NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA.Com 7/5/17

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By: NTRA LOS ALAMITOS EARNS REACCREDITATION FROM NTRA SAFETY & INTEGRITY ALLIANCE Lexington, Ky. (July 5, 2017) – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Los Alamitos Race Course has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety

Jul4, 2017

Peter Miller Notified Richard’s Boy Tested Positive for Methamphetamine: Daily Racing Form 7/4/17

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By: Jim Dunleavy Richard’s Boy was placed first in the $200,000 Pennsylvania Governor’s Cup at Penn National on June 3 after the stewards disqualified Bold Thunder for fouling him in the stretch. Now, Richard’s Boy

Jul3, 2017

Jury Reaches Split Decision on Trainer Rojas: Blood-Horse 7/3/17

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By: Frank Angst In the first federal case to go to a jury verdict following numerous arrests of trainers and veterinarians in connection to 2013 events at Penn National Race Course, a jury found trainer Murray

Jun26, 2017

NYSGC Approves Third-Party Lasix Administration Rule: Thoroughbred Daily News 6/26/17

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By: TDN The New York State Gaming Commission unanimously approved a proposal to formalize race-day administration of Lasix by third-party veterinarians during its meeting Monday in Manhattan. Under the rule, recommended by the Racing Medication

Jun23, 2017

Biological Passports Could be Wave of Future in Drug Testing: Daily Racing Form 6/23/17

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By: Matt Hegarty LEXINGTON, Ky. – In his lab at the University of California-Davis, Dr. Scott Stanley sorts through immense stores of data obtained from an analysis of blood samples collected from horses over the

Jun20, 2017

Drug Testing Requirements for Stakes:HarnessLink.Com 6/20/17

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By: Nick Salvi/NZST East Rutherford, NJ -- The Meadowlands is announcing that all horses entered in the following stakes; Graduate Finals Trot & Pace, Meadowlands Pace, Mistletoe Shalee, Hambletonian Maturity, WR Haughton Memorial, Golden Girls,

Jun14, 2017

ARCI Model Regulatory Standards Updated: The Horse.Com 6/14/17

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By: Edited Press Release The newest version of model rules approved by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) is now available at arci.com. The ARCI’s model rules are designed to provide the template for

Jun3, 2017

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

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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

Jun2, 2017

Steady Strides Toward Safety: Blood-Horse 6/2/17

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By: Frank Angst In 2016 nearly 150 horses who seven years earlier might have been lost to catastrophic breakdowns while racing, safely walked off the track after competing and returned to their barns. Those accidents

Jun2, 2017

Enhanced Security Protocols for Belmont Stakes Racing Festival: TDN 6/2/17

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By: TDN The New York Racing Association (NYRA), in conjunction with the New York State Gaming Commission, has released the security protocols for next week’s Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. Horses entered for the GI Belmont

May27, 2017

Parx Cracks Down on Medication Violations, Hidden Ownership: Daily Racing Form 5/27/17

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By: Jim Dunleavy To improve public perception of its racing product, Parx Racing will institute several house rules to discourage medication violations and hidden ownership of horses, according to Sam Elliott, the track's director of

May25, 2017

CHRB Approves Medication Conditions for Breeders’ Cup: Blood-Horse 5/25/17

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By: Jeremy Balan In the aftermath of Masochistic's disqualification from the 2016 TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1), Del Mar and the Breeders' Cup asked the California Horse Racing Board May 25 for permission to avoid

May24, 2017

Harness Trainer Weiner Suspended Indefinitely: Daily Racing Form 5/24/17

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By: Matt Hegarty Michael Weiner, a harness trainer in New York, has been suspended indefinitely by New York regulators after four horses he started at Monticello Raceway in February tested positive for a substance that

May22, 2017

Settlement Creates Two Winners of 2016 Parx Oaks: Daily Racing Form 5/22/17

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By: Matt Hegarty There wasn’t a dead heat, but the 2016 Parx Oaks will have two winners. In a highly unusual settlement between trainer John Servis and Pennsylvania regulators, both Miss Inclusive, who was first

May19, 2017

John Servis has Suspension Rescinded by Pennsylvania Commission: Daily Racing Form 5/19/17

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By: Jim Dunleavy The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission has rescinded the 15-day suspension handed to trainer John Servis by the Parx Racing board of stewards after three of his horses tested positive for clenbuterol between

May14, 2017

Daily Double: Vazquez Horse Disqualified Twice From Maiden Wins For Drug Violations: Paulick Report 5/14/17

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By: Paulick Report Staff What are the chances a horse would be disqualified from a maiden win – not once, but twice – as a result of post-race drug tests? That's what happened to J.

May11, 2017

Three Years Later, Wickliffe Case Brings Rule Change: Blood-Horse 5/11/17

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By: Frank Angst Three years after the deaths of horses in Kentucky and Florida were linked to a Lexington compounding pharmacy, the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy strengthened its regulation of the industry in a move it

May11, 2017

AQHA Announces ‘Racing Integrity Teams’ in Partnership with Racetracks, Racing Commissions: Daily Racing Form 5/11/17

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By: Mary Rampellini The American Quarter Horse Association announced Thursday that it has been teaming up with racetracks and racing commissions to "deploy Racing Integrity Teams to racing events." The team's tasks vary, from performing

May11, 2017

Monmouth Park Earns Reaccreditation from NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA.Com 5/11/17

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By: NTRA Press Release/Joan Lawrence LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 11, 2017) – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Monmouth Park has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Featuring 14 graded

May10, 2017

Manufacturer Fined in Contaminated Horse Feed Case: The Horse 5/10/17

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By: Pat Raia California-based Western Milling LLC has agreed to pay more than $500,000 in fines in connection with its manufacture of monensin-contaminated horse feed. Monensin is an ionophore antibiotic sometimes included in ruminant, swine,

May9, 2017

Supplement Contamination Caused Positive Test Results: The Horse 5/9/17

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By: Edited Press Release The United States Equestrian Federation (US Equestrian) said it appreciates the efforts made by Cargill to determine how two horses ridden in a Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) competition by US Equestrian

May4, 2017

Attorney Advises Caution in Use of Compounded Meds: Blood-Horse 5/4/17

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By: Frank Angst An attorney who handled a prominent negligence case against a Kentucky compounder advises veterinarians and horse owners to make sure they are acting legally when administering a compounded drug to a horse, because

May1, 2017

NYRA Bets Presents Derby Countdown: Pre-Race Inspections, Fractionally Speaking: Paulick Report 5-1-17

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By:Natalie Voss Considering the Intricacies of Pre-Race Inspections As Kentucky Derby and Oaks starters turn in their final workouts and gallops this week, they'll be watched closely by Kentucky Horse Racing Commission officials as part

Apr28, 2017

Churchill Downs Releases Derby, Oaks Equine Security Protocols; Re-Emphasizes Ongoing Safety & Integrity Measures: Churchill Downs 4/28/17

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By: Press Release/Churchill Downs/Darren Rogers LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, April 28, 2017) – Churchill Downs Racetrack today re-emphasized its annual enhanced security measures for horses competing in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I)

Apr26, 2017

Mario Serey Jr. Suspensions Total 315 Days For Six Clenbuterol Positives In Pennsylvania: Paulick Report 4/26/17

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By: Paulick Report Staff Trainer Mario Serey Jr. is facing a 315-day license suspension and $11,500 in fines from six individual rulings issued by stewards at Penn National and Parx Racing in Pennsylvania for clenbuterol

Apr26, 2017

Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Stewards Under Scrutiny For Summary Suspensions: Paulick Report 4/26/17

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By: Ray Paulick Last week we wrote about a horse being allowed to run in the finals of the April 22 Remington Park Futurity for Quarter horses despite the horse's owner and trainer being summarily

Apr24, 2017

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

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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

Apr20, 2017

ARCI Welfare, Integrity Conference Continues: The Horse 4/20/17

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By: Edited Press Release The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is pioneering cost-effective loaner integrity teams that provide investigative reinforcements for the sprint sport’s big-event days. That program was the main focus of Wednesday’s discussion

Apr19, 2017

The Jockey Club Denies Stud Book Privileges to Four: Blood-Horse 4/19/17

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By: BloodHorse Staff The Jockey Club announced one trainer has been denied all privileges of The American Stud Book for 10 years and three other trainers have been denied the same privileges for one or

Apr19, 2017

ARCI: Vet’s List Changes Aim to Protect Horses: Blood-Horse 4/19/17

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By: Frank Angst The Association of Racing Commissioners International Drug Testing and Practices Committee April 19 moved forward on changes that would standardize vet's list procedures from state to state. The end goal of the

Apr19, 2017

Finger Lakes Racetrack Earns Reaccreditation from NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA.Com 4/19/17

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By: NTRA FINGER LAKES RACETRACK EARNS REACCREDITATION FROM NTRA SAFETY & INTEGRITY ALLIANCE LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 19, 2017) – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack has earned

Apr19, 2017

$75,000 Fine, 4-Year Suspension for New Mexico Trainer: TDN 4/19/17

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By: T.D. Thornton A New Mexico-based trainer who continued to race Thoroughbreds unsanctioned for nearly two years despite having two horses test positive for a Class 1, Penalty Schedule A drug in 2015 now faces

Apr19, 2017

Trainer Navarro Vows to Fight Horse’s Positive Test for Cocaine: Daily Racing Form 4/19/17

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By: Matt Hegarty The Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering has notified trainer Jorge Navarro that a horse he trained tested positive for cocaine after a race at Tampa Bay Downs in February, and Navarro said

Apr19, 2017

Out-Of-Competition Testing, Research Seen as Keys to Clean Racing: The Racing Biz 4/19/17

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By: Press Release Increased out-of-competition testing, investing in additional investigators and research into emerging threats are the most effective ways to catch — and, more importantly, deter — cheating in horse racing. That was the

Apr19, 2017

Regulators Discuss Adding Backstretch Investigators: Blood-Horse 4/19/17

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By: Frank Angst In an era where some states have faced budget cuts, racing regulators talked April 19 about creative ways to place more investigators on the backstretch as a way of discovering wrongdoing and

Apr18, 2017

Kentucky Commission Adopts RCI Model Drug Rules: Paulick Report 4/18/17

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By: Natalie Voss The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to accept model drug rules set by the Association for Racing Commissioners International. Dr. Mary Scollay, equine medical director for the commission, said

Apr17, 2017

Regulatory Conference This Week in Charleston: Blood-Horse 4/17/17

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By: Frank Angst Many of the country's leading regulators will listen to panels and presentations on drug testing and enforcement, policing the backstretch, and promoting the sport, just to name a few, when they gather this week

Apr17, 2017

Ohio State Racing Commission Schedules Open Forum On Out-Of-Competition Testing: Paulick Report 4/17/17

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By: Press Release The Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC)'s open forum on out of competition testing will be held April 24 OSRC at 10 am, at the Riffe Center, 77 S. High Street, Room 1960.

Apr17, 2017

Remington Park Institutes Hair Testing for Grade 1 Championship: AQHA.Com 4/18/17

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By: Edited Press Release Remington Park will implement hair testing for its 440-yard, $250,000 Remington Park Championship (G1), which this year will be run on June 3. According to a press release issued by the

Apr11, 2017

Many Factors Contribute to Drop in Equine Fatalities at Delaware Park: The Racing Biz 4/11/17

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By: Linda Dougherty Delaware Park experienced a dramatic drop in its fatality rate last year despite having its most starts since 2012, according to The Jockey Club’s Equine Injury Database (EID) for 2016, released in

Apr10, 2017

New York Shifts All Drug Test Costs to Horsemen, Tracks: Blood-Horse 4/10/17

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By: Tom Precious New York horsemen and tracks will pay the full costs of equine drug testing in the state, an amount that totals more than $4 million annually, under a state budget deal that

Apr6, 2017

CHRB Again Approves Third-Party Lasix Administration: Blood-Horse 4/6/17

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By: Jeremy Balan A nearly five-year process to implement third-party administration of race-day furosemide (commonly known as Lasix) in California could be nearing an end after the California Horse Racing Board approved a proposal to

Apr4, 2017

Kentucky One Step Closer To Uniform Medication Rules With Council Vote: Paulick Report 4/4/17

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By: Natalie Voss Kentucky regulators came a step closer to bringing the state's regulations in line with the National Uniform Medication Program (NUMP) on Tuesday afternoon when the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council voted to

Mar31, 2017

Security Protocols for Horses in 2017 Blue Grass Stakes: The Horse.Com 3/31/17

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By: Edited Press Release Keeneland Race Course, in Lexington, Kentucky, will continue its enhanced security measures for horses entered in the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, a prep races for the Kentucky Derby Presented

Mar31, 2017

Oxycodone Positives Dropped in PA; Court Upholds Cobalt Positives in Maine: Harnes Racing Update.Com 3/31/17

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By: Dave Briggs Fines and suspensions for Oxycodone positives in Pennsylvania for trainers Rene Allard, Kevin Lare and Brad Irvine have been rescinded by the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission (PHRC) due to “mitigating circumstances.” In

Mar30, 2017

Los Al: Track Bans Two Qualifiers from Derbys Because of Positive Tests: Daily Racing Form 3/30/17

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By: Steve Anderson Two horses that qualified for six-figure Quarter Horse Derbys to be run at Los Alamitos this weekend will not start after testing positive for banned medications in recent track-sponsored out-of-competition tests, the

Mar27, 2017

Dr. Mary Scollay Talks Drug Testing and the Role of the Regulatory Veterinarian: UA-RTIP.ORG 3/23/17

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By: University of Arizona Tucson, AZ — The Race Track Industry Program was fortunate to host Dr. Mary Scollay, the equine medical director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, on Wednesday, March 22. Dr. Scollay

Mar24, 2017

Florida Ruling Means Dozens Of Drug Positives Likely To Be Dismissed: Paulick Report 3/24/17

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By: Ray Paulick Dozens of administrative complaints for medication violations in Florida are likely to be dismissed after the state's Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering issued an order accepting the recommendations of an administrative law judge who

Mar20, 2017

Sunland Park Earns Reaccreditation From NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA.Com 3/20/17

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By: NTRA Contact: Joan Lawrence, NTRA Communications, (646) 335-6833, jlawrence@ntra.com Contact: Dustin A. Dix – Director of Racing Operations, (575) 874-5200, Dustin.Dix@Sunland-Park.com SUNLAND PARK EARNS REACCREDITATION FROM NTRA SAFETY & INTEGRITY ALLIANCE LEXINGTON, Ky. (March

Mar15, 2017

Equine Injury Database Statistics Continue to Reflect Progress: THA Racing.Com 3/11/17

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By: Tom LaMarra Fatalities in races in 2016 dropped 5% from the previous year to 1.54 per 1,000 starts, another indication that improved safety protocol and a tightening of equine medication rules are making a

Mar13, 2017

Ohio: Racing Commission Hosting Forums To Discuss ADW Regulations, Out Of Competition Testing: Paulick Report 3/13/17

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By: Press Release The Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) will host an open forum to discuss the regulation and licensing of advance deposit wagering (ADW) platforms in Ohio. The meeting will take place on March

Mar9, 2017

Delaware Commission Moves Foward with Medication Rule Updates: THA Racing.Com 3/9/17

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By: Tom LaMarra The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission has published several rule modifications, including those related to out-of-competition testing and the Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System, and is poised to adopt them in April following

Mar5, 2017

Organization Of Racing Investigators Hosts Annual Training Conference At Tampa Bay Downs: Paulick Report 3/5/17

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By: Press Release The Organization of Racing Investigators hosted their annual training conference at Tampa Bay Downs The Organization of Racing Investigators (ORI) held their annual training conference at historic Tampa Bay Downs this past

Mar2, 2017

Can Sport Horse and Racehorse Practice Be Ethical?: The Horse 3/2/17

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By: Maureen Gallatin Nearly 400 veterinarians considered this question during a 3 1/2-hour panel discussion, reaching a consensus of, “Absolutely, yes. Practice can and should be ethical, even in the sport horse or racehorse world.”

Mar2, 2017

Milkshake Testing Latest Step Forward For Integrity At Oaklawn Park: Paulick Report 3/2/17

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By: Ray Paulick The Arkansas State Racing Commission on Thursday began random testing for total carbon dioxide (TCO2) levels in horses competing at Oaklawn Park. The move, widely supported by horsemen who seek a level

Mar1, 2017

Pennsylvania Moves Forward with Out-Of-Competition Testing: THA Racing.Com 3/1/17

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By: Tom LaMarra The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Feb. 28 approved a regulation for out-of-competition testing that is expected to be in place sometime this spring. An order signed by state Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding,

Feb28, 2017

Farro, Penaloza Serving Parx Suspensions For Clenbuterol Violations: Paulick Report 2/28/17

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By: Paulick Report Staff Patricia Farro, leading trainer in 2016 at Parx Racing, returns to the suburban Philadelphia, Pa., track from a 15-day medication violation suspension on Saturday, March 4. Another Parx-based trainer, Miguel Penaloza,

Feb27, 2017

New York Tweaks, Re-Proposes Anti-Stacking Rules for NSAIDS: TDN 2/27/17

February 27th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: T.D. Thornton By unanimous voice vote, the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) tweaked and re-proposed a rule Feb. 27 regarding the use of multiple non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) before horse races in order

Feb23, 2017

Maryland Commission Streamlines Rule Adoption Process: THA Racing.Com 2/23/17

February 23rd, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra The Maryland Racing Commission has developed statutory language that will allow it to adopt updates and changes to model rules—most recently the one on out-of-competition testing—as they are approved by the Association

Feb23, 2017

Updated Penalty System Rule Progresses in WV Legislature: THA Racing.Com 2/23/17

February 23rd, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra Proposed amendments to Thoroughbred racing rules, including the updated Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System model rule, passed the West Virginia Senate Feb. 17 and await approval by the House of Delegates. West

Feb23, 2017

CHRB Changes Existing Rules to Improve Safety: TDN 2/23/17

February 23rd, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: T.D. Thornton The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) approved a series of amendments Feb. 23 with the aim of improving horse safety by better clarifying the state’s protocols for medication use and eligibility conditions,

Feb23, 2017

Kentucky Rescinds Dextrorphan Positives, But No Victory For Proponents Of Environmental Contamination: Paulick Report 2/23/17

February 23rd, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Natalie Voss The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission agreed earlier this year to rescind three recent violations related to overages of dextrorphan, a metabolite of dextromethorphan. However, according to Dr. Mary Scollay, equine medical director

Feb22, 2017

Ness Serving 100-Day Suspension for Clenbuterol Positives: Daily Racing Form 2/22/17

February 22nd, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Matt Hegarty Jamie Ness has reached a settlement with Florida regulators in which the trainer will serve a 100-day suspension stemming from multiple clenbuterol positives in 2012 while being able to transfer his horses

Feb21, 2017

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Reaches Agreement in Out-Of-Competition Sample Violation: TDN 2/21/17

February 21st, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: Thoroughbred Daily News The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has reached an agreement with horse trainer and owner Otabek Umarov for a five-year suspension and $5,000 fine following his refusal to comply with equine drug

Feb21, 2017

Kentucky Rescinds Dextrophan Positives: Blood-Horse 2/21/17

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By: Frank Angst Citing new research that suggests the metabolite of Dextromethorphan, Dextrorphan, can stay in a horse's system at a wider variance of time than previously realized, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission earlier this

Feb16, 2017

NYS Gaming Commission Takes National Lead in Addressing Horse Racing Glaucine Positives: NY Gaming Commission 2/16/17

February 16th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: NY Gaming Commission The New York State Gaming Commission today announced significant, nation-leading action in addressing the presence of the alkaloid glaucine in the urine and plasma of race horses, resulting in more than

Feb15, 2017

Vitali Enters Horse at Parx After Getting Stay: Daily Racing Form 2/15/17

February 15th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Matt Hegarty Marcus Vitali, the controversial trainer who has been banned by several tracks along the East Coast, has been allowed to enter a horse at Parx after receiving a stay of an ejection

Feb13, 2017

Veterinarian, Online Pharmacy at Center of Painkiller Case: Daily Racing Form 2/13/17

February 13th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Matt Hegarty Federal prosecutors in Louisiana have charged a veterinarian and a Nebraska online pharmacy with conspiracy related to their alleged roles in providing an illegal painkiller, dermorphin, to Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse trainers

Feb12, 2017

Florida HBPA Pushes for Adoption of Medication Penalty System: THA Racing.Com 2/12/17

February 12th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra The Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association has reaffirmed its support for uniform medication rules, particularly adoption of the Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System. The FHPBA in a release said it held a

Feb11, 2017

California Horse Racing Board ‘Disappointed’ in Appellate-Court Decision in De La Torre Case: Northern California Record 2/11/17

February 11th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: Dee Thompson LOS ANGELES — Horse trainer Jose De La Torre had a trial-court decision overturned in his favor in a lawsuit brought against the California Horse Racing Board, according to a news release

Feb10, 2017

Federal Charges Brought Against Veterinarian In Louisiana Dermorphin Case: Paulick Report 2/10/17

February 10th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Paulick Report Staff After an investigation that spanned close to five years, federal authorities have indicted a Louisiana veterinarian with treating horses with an illegal synthetic drug. The Associated Press reports that veterinarian Kyle Hebert has

Feb7, 2017

CHRB Faces Another Delay In Third-Party Furosemide Administration: Paulick Report 2/7/17

February 7th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Ray Paulick Efforts by the California Horse Racing Board to begin third-party administration of the anti-bleeder medication furosemide (Salix, formerly Lasix) – initiated in 2012 – suffered another setback last week when the state

Feb5, 2017

Santa Anita Stewards Fine Gus Headley $1,500: Daily Racing Form 2/5/17

February 5th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Steve Anderson ARCADIA, Calif.- Trainer Gus Headley was fined $1,500 on Jan. 29 for removing a horse from another trainer’s stable and administering medication to the horse, according to a ruling issued by Santa

Feb2, 2017

Big Topics: ARCI Conference on Racing Integrity and Equine Welfare: Horse Racing Nation 2/2/17

February 2nd, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: HorseRacingNation.Com The 2017 ARCI Conference on Racing Integrity and Equine Welfare will focus on a blunt discussion about what is working and what is not in racing regulation in an ongoing effort to continually

Feb2, 2017

Oklahoma Medication Issues Discussed in Historic Meeting: AQHA 2/2/17

February 2nd, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Oklahoma QHRA The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association hosted a meeting on Friday at Heritage Place in Oklahoma City to provide industry stakeholders an opportunity to visit with a number of racing industry experts on

Feb1, 2017

ARCI Names Members of New Model Rule Compliance Panel: THA Racing.Com 2/1/17

February 1st, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra Three former racing regulators have been chosen to sit on a panel that will certify jurisdictional compliance with integrity standards each year—the components of the National Uniform Medication Program will be the

Feb1, 2017

With Eye Toward Uniformity, Kentucky Reviews Drug Rules: Blood-Horse 2/1/17

February 1st, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Frank Angst After an in-depth review of its racing medication rules relative to the Association of Racing Commissioners International’s recommendations, a Kentucky council is recommending penalty classification changes for a pair of medications. The

Jan30, 2017

Mott Attends First Day of Hearing into 2014 Suspension: Daily Racing Form 1-30-17

January 30th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: David Grening SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – On a typical Monday in late January, the Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott would be in Florida, readying a large string of horses based at the Payson Park

Jan26, 2017

KHRC Committee Advances Voided Claim Rule: Blood-Horse 1/26/17

January 26th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Eric Mitchell With relatively little discussion, a proposed rule outlining conditions that could void a claim was unanimously approved Jan. 26 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Safety and Welfare Committee. The proposed rule

Jan26, 2017

PA Approves Penalty System Changed; Integrity a Focal Point: THA Racing.Com 1/26/17

January 26th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra At a meeting that again featured a discussion on the importance of improving integrity in horse racing, the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Jan. 26 approved revisions to the Multiple Medication Violation Penalty

Jan25, 2017

Ohio: Out Of Competition Testing, ADW Regulation Among Key Priorities For 2017: Paulick Report 1/25/17

January 25th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , |

By: Press Release The Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) will focus on a trio of priorities in 2017, it was announced at the Jan. 17 monthly meeting. Chairman Robert K. Schmitz announced that the OSRC

Jan24, 2017

WV Makes Serious Push to Facilitate Quicker Model Rule Adoption: THA Racing.Com 1/24/17

January 24th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra The West Virginia Racing Commission has agreed to ask state government officials to help facilitate quicker adoption of two important model rules approved by the Association of Racing Commissioners International in December.

Jan23, 2017

Gulfstream Park Earns Reaccreditation From NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA.Com 1/23/17

January 23rd, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: NTRA GULFSTREAM PARK EARNS REACCREDITATION FROM NTRA SAFETY & INTEGRITY ALLIANCE  LEXINGTON, Ky. (January 23, 2017) – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino has earned reaccreditation from

Jan23, 2017

New York Regulators Act on Drug Testing, Records Rules: Blood-Horse 1/23/17

January 23rd, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Tom Precious New York racing regulators on Jan. 23 gave preliminary approval to an expansion of equine drug testing and recordkeeping rules, and set a minimum set of penalties to be imposed on trainers

Jan23, 2017

NYSGC Proposes Overhaul of Drug, Veterinary Rules: TDN 1/23/17

January 23rd, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: T.D. Thornton Five proposed new rules dealing with Thoroughbred medication, prohibited substances, minimum drug penalties, out-of-competition testing, and airway bleeding in racehorses were advanced to a 45-day public-comment period by the New York State

Jan18, 2017

Cuomo Plan Asks New York Racing to Pay for Drug Testing: Blood-Horse 1/18/17

January 18th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Tom Precious New York state would stop paying costs associated with equine drug testing in the horse racing industry, under a proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his new 2017 state budget plan. The

Jan17, 2017

MD. Racing Commission Upholds Struth DQ: TheRacingBiz.Com 1/17/17

January 17th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Frank Vespe The Maryland Racing Commission Tuesday decided that the Struth – and the absolute insurer rule – outweighed what it perceived as the truth and Mike Trombetta. The case, which could have had

Jan17, 2017

Out-Of-Competition Testing Rule Moves Forward in Maryland: THA Racing.Com 1/17/17

January 17th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra The new out-of-competition testing model rule approved by the Association of Racing Commissioners International in December should be on the books soon in Maryland. The Maryland Racing Commission Jan. 17 approved the

Jan15, 2017

The New Out-Of-Competition Testing Rule: What You Need to Know: THA Racing.Com 1/15/17

January 15th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Alan Foreman During the coming months, racing jurisdictions throughout the country will be modifying or adopting the new out-of-competition testing rule that was adopted by the Association of Racing Commissioners International Dec. 9, 2016.

Jan13, 2017

Racing Investigators to Meet at Tampa Bay Downs: Blood-Horse 1/13/17

January 13th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: BloodHorse Staff The Organization of Racing Investigators (ORI) will be holding its annual training conference at Tampa Bay Downs, Feb. 26-March 1. "We are fortunate to have our 2017 venue at Tampa Bay Downs"

Jan13, 2017

Enhanced Security Protocols Announced for Pegasus: Blood-Horse 1/13/17

January 13th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: BloodHorse Staff The Stronach Group announced Jan. 13 its enhanced security measures for horses competing in the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28. In addition to all

Jan11, 2017

Delaware Moves to Adopt Revised Model Rules on Medication: THA Racing.Com 1/11/17

January 11th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Jan. 11 moved to update model rules for the Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System and out-of-competition testing. Both rules were approved by the Association of Racing Commissioners

Jan10, 2017

Breeders’ Cup Bans Ellis, Masochistic in 2017: Blood-Horse 1/10/17

January 10th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: BloodHorse Staff Breeders' Cup has notified trainer Ron Ellis and the owners of Masochistic, Jay Em Ess Stable and Los Pollos Hermanos Racing, of action taken pursuant to its prohibited substance rule and convicted

Jan10, 2017

WVRC to Examine Options for Quicker Adoption of Model Rules: THA Racing.Com 1/10/17

January 10th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra The West Virginia Racing Commission intends to examine its options in regard to facilitating quicker adoption of national model rules, in particular those related to equine medication and drug testing. West Virginia

Dec31, 2016

Masochistic Officially Disqualified from BC Sprint: Blood-Horse 12/31/16

December 31st, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Jeremy Balan Los Pollos Hermanos Racing and Jay Em Ess Stable's Masochistic was officially disqualified from the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) Dec. 31, following a positive post-race test for stanozolol immediately after

Dec28, 2016

Preciado to Accept License Revocation in Pennsylvania: Blood-Horse 12/28/16

December 28th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Frank Angst An attorney for Ramon Preciado said Dec. 28 that the trainer does not plan to appeal three recent decisions in Pennsylvania to revoke his license. "As it stands now with the many different revocations

Dec28, 2016

Masochistic Denied Entry at Santa Anita: Blood-Horse 12/28/16

December 28th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Jeremy Balan Los Pollos Hermanos Racing and Jay Em Ess Stable's Masochistic was not allowed to enter the Dec. 31 Midnight Lute Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park because he lacks a clean

Dec26, 2016

WV Tracks Submit Applications for Safety and Integrity Alliance Accreditation: THA Racing.Com 12/26/16

December 26th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra/THA Two West Virginia racetracks have submitted applications for accreditation through the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance, which in part encourages best practices and adoption of national model rules. Officials

Dec21, 2016

Pennsylvania Racing Commission Revokes Ramon Preciado’s License: Daily Racing Form 12/21/16

December 21st, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Jim Dunleavy For the second time this month, Ramon Preciado's trainer's license has been revoked. Preciado, the leading trainer at Parx Racing in both 2015 and 2014, has had at least 16 clenbuterol positives

Dec20, 2016

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

December 20th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

Dec19, 2016

Parx Refusing Entries from Ramon Preciado: Daily Racing Form 12/19/16

December 19th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Jim Dunleavy With trainer Ramon Preciado’s license set to be revoked Thursday, Parx Racing officials said they would no longer accept entries from him beginning Monday, when the track’s Dec. 26 card was to

Dec19, 2016

Masochistic to be Disqualified from BC Sprint: Daily Racing Form 12/19/16

December 19th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Jay Privman Masochistic will be disqualified from his second-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, and his trainer, Ron Ellis, faces a potential penalty from the California Horse Racing Board after two separate tests

Dec16, 2016

RCI Adjusts MMV Points, Expands Out-of-Competition Testing: The Horse 12/16/16

December 16th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Edited Press Release The upcoming version of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) Model Rules for Racing will contain important modifications that will adjust MMV (multiple medication violation) points so minor and isolated

Dec14, 2016

RCI Approves Panel to Rate State Uniformity: Blood-Horse 12/14/16

December 14th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: BloodHorse Staff When the Association of Racing Commissioners International adopts a model rule for Thoroughbred racing, it encourages each of its state regulator members to put the rule in place but has largely few

Dec14, 2016

CHRB Considers Altering Training Rules: Blood-Horse 12/14/16

December 14th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Jeremy Balan The California Horse Racing Board's Medication, Safety, and Welfare Committee Dec. 14 moved forward three measures to adjust training regulations more into line with rules currently employed for racing. During the committee

Dec12, 2016

Uniformity Meeting: AQHA.Com 12/12/16

December 12th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: AQHA In conjunction with the recent University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program's Global Racing and Gaming Symposium in Tucson, Arizona, the American Quarter Horse Association hosted a meeting with racing jurisdictions. The meeting was

Dec9, 2016

Multiple Viagra Positives earn Trainer 16-year suspension, $35,000 in fines: Harness Racing Update.Com 12/9/16

December 9th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Dave Briggs The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission (PHRC) has handed trainer Virgil Addison of Philadelphia suspensions totaling 16 years and $35,000 in fines after horses he conditions tested positive four separate times for the

Dec7, 2016

RMTC, NTRA Release New Test Barn, Chain of Custody Recommendations: NTRA.Com 12/7/16

December 7th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: NTRA.Com The Racing Medication & Testing Consortium (RMTC) and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today released a new set of test barn and chain of custody recommendations designed to encourage the use of

Nov30, 2016

Two More Preciado Runners Disqualified At Parx Following Positive Tests For Clenbuterol: Paulick Report 11/30/16

November 30th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Ray Paulick Two horses trained by Ramon Preciado have tested positive for clenbuterol and disqualified from second-place finishes at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania in September and October, bringing to 14 the total number of

Nov30, 2016

Kentucky Drug Testing Lab Enjoys Expansion: Blood-Horse 11/30/16

November 30th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Frank Angst While the focus of the expanded LGC Science facility in Lexington will be on testing human-use supplements, as opposed to the lab's equine drug testing, the additional expertise on such supplements could provide crossover

Nov29, 2016

NYRA Tracks Strongly Support Out-Of-Competition Testing: THA Racing.Com 11/29/16

November 29th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Andy Belfiore Out-of-competition testing is a hot topic in horse racing. The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium and the Association of Racing Commissioners International have been working on a model rule, and several state

Nov28, 2016

Vitali, Hunter Banned at Florida Tracks: Daily Racing Form 11/28/16

November 28th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Matt Hegarty Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla., has barred trainer Marcus Vitali and his associate, trainer Allan Hunter, from entering horses at the track, while Hunter has removed his horses from Gulfstream Park

Nov23, 2016

Snyder Names First Members to Statewide Horse Racing Commission: Crain’s 11/23/16

November 23rd, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Lindsay Vanhulle LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday named six people to a new Horse Racing Advisory Commission, which was created through legislation he signed this year to update Michigan's horse racing statute.

Nov16, 2016

Gulfstream Trainers Suspended for Medication Violations:Daily Racing Form 11/17/16

November 16th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Mike Welsch HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Trainer Marcial Navarro has been suspended a total of 60 days and trainer Bruno Tessore for 10 days for medication violations, according to rulings issued by the Florida

Nov14, 2016

Kentucky Trainer Begins 60-Day Suspension for Drug Violation: Daily Racing Form 11/14/16

November 14th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Matt Hegarty Kellyn Gorder, who has trained 36 winners from 227 starters this year, began a 60-day suspension Sunday, nearly two years after a horse he trained tested positive for methamphetamine following a race

Nov4, 2016

Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission Continues Modernization with Online, Searchable Database of Rulings:Pennsylvania Pressroom 11/4/16

November 4th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , |

By: PA.Gov Harrisburg, PA - Results of official rulings issued against licensees by the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission now will be available online as part of the commission’s continuing commitment to transparency and modernizing its

Nov3, 2016

Santa Anita Park Cameras Focus on BC Horses: Blood-Horse 11/3/16

November 3rd, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Frank Angst As handicappers look for every possible angle in considering a horse's chances in the Breeders' Cup World Championships, Santa Anita Park security will be monitoring every Breeders' Cup horse from a state-of-the-art

Nov3, 2016

Breeders’ Cup Out-Of-Competition Testing Covers 60 Percent Of This Year’s Runners: Paulick Report 11/3/16

November 3rd, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Natalie Voss Nearly 60 percent of this year's Breeders' Cup runners have been tested as part of the event's out-of-competition testing (OOCT) program. According to figures provided to the media Thursday, all horses winning

Oct29, 2016

Kentucky Likely to Put Labs to the Test: Blood-Horse 10/29/16

October 29th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Frank Angst The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will likely run double-blind quality assurance testing on its lab after the state’s Equine Drug Research Council approved plans Oct. 28 to carry out such tests. The

Oct28, 2016

Breeders Crown Horses Come Back Negative for Prohibited Blood-Doping Agents: US Trotting.Com 10/28/16

October 28th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: Moira Fanning Cranbury, NJ --- All 117 horses entered in the Breeders Crown events this weekend have been subjected to out-of-competition testing by the New Jersey Racing Commission. To date, 80 percent of the

Oct25, 2016

UPDATE: Scratch Of Breeders Crown Horses Denied By NJ Racing Commission: Paulick Report 10/25/16

October 25th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Press Release UPDATE: According to a report at Harnessracing.com, the New Jersey Racing Commission notified the Meadowlands late Tuesday afternoon that the track “does not have the legal authority” to scratch the two horses trained

Oct25, 2016

Meadowlands Requests Oakes Horses to be Scratched from Breeders Crown:HarnessRacingAmerica.Com 10/25/16

October 25th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Harness Racing America/Meadowlands Media Relations EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The Meadowlands Racetrack has sent a formal request to the New Jersey Racing Commission asking to have both Breeders Crown horses trained by Chris Oakes

Oct20, 2016

Breeders Crown Starters Subject to Enhanced Security: HarnessRacingAmerica.Com 10/20/16

October 20th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , |

By: Harness Racing America/Meadowlands Media Relations East Rutherford, NJ – The Meadowlands and the Hambletonian Society & Breeders Crown are announcing pertinent details regarding the security to be employed for the upcoming Breeders Crown races. For the elimination

Oct20, 2016

CHRB Meeting: Proposals For Medication-Based Race Conditions, ADW Regulation: Oak Tree Racing.Com 10/20/16

October 20th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: CHRB The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, October 20, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Commissioners Steve Beneto, George Krikorian and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The

Oct20, 2016

NTRA Board Approves Updates to Safety & Integrity Code of Standards: NTRA.Com 10/20/16

October 20th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: NTRA The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Board of Directors today approved amendments to the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance Code of Standards, including: a January 2019 deadline for total compliance with the National

Oct19, 2016

Preciado Horse Tests Positive For Clenbuterol At Penn National: Paulick Report 10/19/16

October 19th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: Ray Paulick Another horse trained by Ramon Preciado in Pennsylvania has been disqualified by State Horse Racing Commission stewards after testing positive for clenbuterol. Que Facil, first-place finisher of a $6,250 claiming race at

Oct19, 2016

Golden Gate Fields Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA. Com 10/19/16

October 19th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: NTRA The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Golden Gate Fields, the historic Bay Area racetrack celebrating 75 years of racing in 2016, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance.

Oct18, 2016

MD. Racing Commission Adopts ARCI Penalty Guides: The Racing Biz 10/18/16

October 18th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Frank Vespe In a moment of what Yogi Berra might have called “deja vu all over again,” the Maryland Racing Commission on Tuesday adopted the Association of Racing Commissioners International model rules on medication

Oct18, 2016

Another Preciado Horse Tests Positive For Clenbuterol At Parx: Paulick Report 10/18/16

October 18th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Ray Paulick Ramon Preciado, who continues to train at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania while a 270-day suspension for medication violations is under appeal, may face additional sanctions after a horse from his stable tested

Oct10, 2016

Texas Racing Commission to Learn About Out-Of-Competition Testing: Daily Racing Form 10/10/16

October 10th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: Mary Rampellini The Texas Racing Commission was scheduled to hear a presentation on out-of-competition testing during its Tuesday meeting in Austin. New Mexico Racing Commission representatives Izzy Trejo and Ray Willis were scheduled to

Oct7, 2016

Racing Commission Says No Illegal Drugs Found in Little Brown Jug Winner: ABC6.Com 10/7/16

October 7th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Lu Ann Stoia DELAWARE — The Ohio State Racing Commission said Friday (today) the winner of the Little Brown Jug will get to keep his title. The Commission launched an investigation into allegations that

Oct7, 2016

Enhanced Security For International Trot: Standardbred Canada 10/7/16

October 7th, 2016|Categories: International, U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Standardbredcanada.ca On Friday, October 7, the New York State Gaming Commission announced enhanced security protocols for all horses participating in the $1 million International Trot at Yonkers Raceway on October 15. This is the

Oct6, 2016

International Horse Racing Authorities Move Forward with Lab Accreditation Program: Paulick Report 10/6/16

October 6th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Natalie Voss Progress continues on an international accreditation program for laboratories conducting drug testing on Thoroughbred racehorses, according to an update this week. Dr. Yves Bonnaire spoke before the 50th International Conference of Horseracing

Sep29, 2016

Santa Anita Installs Barn Surveillance System: Blood-Horse 9/29/16

September 29th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Blood-Horse Staff Santa Anita Park has developed and installed a state-of-the-art video surveillance system that enables close monitoring of the track's entire stable area on a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week basis. The new surveillance project, the

Sep26, 2016

Monmouth Suspends Trainer Bradley for 45 Days: Daily Racing Form 9/26/16

September 26th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Jim Dunleavy The Monmouth Park board of stewards has suspended trainer Chloe Bradley for 45 days and fined her $1,500 for entering Lucy N Ethel in the Aug. 14 Blue Sparkler Stakes. The stewards

Sep23, 2016

Stronach Tracks Address ‘Program Trainers’: Blood-Horse 9/23/16

September 23rd, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Doug McCoy Believing suspended trainer Marcus Vitali may have been working with another trainer to effectively enter horses during his suspension, The Stronach Group announced this week that no entries would be taken for

Sep23, 2016

Jug Victory Under Protest after Trainers Discover Questionable Text Messages Allegedly Sent by Winning Trainer: Harness Racing Update.Com 9/23/16

September 23rd, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Dave Briggs The Little Brown Jug is under formal protest with the Ohio State Racing Commission. A group of trainers said text messages allegedly sent by trainer Casie Coleman on the morning of the

Sep20, 2016

WV Requires Track Accreditation by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA.Com 9/20/16

September 20th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , |

By: NTRA.Com The West Virginia Racing Commission approved a rule today requiring that the state’s two Thoroughbred racetracks – Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort and Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races – seek accreditation from

Sep20, 2016

Ritvo: Stronach Tracks Bar Vitali, Hunter From Entry Box: Paulick Report 9/20/16

September 20th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Ray Paulick Trainer Marcus Vitali, currently serving a 120-day suspension for multiple medication violations in Florida, has been told by officials with The Stronach Group – owners of Gulfstream Park in Florida, Laurel Park

Sep18, 2016

ARCI Updates Model Rules Of Racing: Paulick Report 9/18/16

September 18th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Press Release An updated version (6.3) of the Association of Racing Commissioners International's Model Rules of Racing is now available on the association's website on the Model Rules and Standards page.  (www.arci.com). The ARCI

Sep9, 2016

News Releases: The Jockey Club 9/8/16

September 9th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Jockeyclub.com/contact; Bob Curran Jr. Statement from James L. Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club After a decade of discussion, and two full years of study, an enhanced model rule for

Sep7, 2016

5 Racehorses Test Positive for Meth, Must Forfeit Races They Won at Lone Star Park: The Dallas Morning News 9/7/16

September 7th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Caleb Downs At least five winning racehorses have been disqualified from races at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie this year after testing positive for trace amounts of meth, according to Texas Racing Commission officials. The

Sep6, 2016

Contaminated Feed Cause of Canterbury Drug Positives: Thoroughbred Daily News 9/6/16

September 6th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: TDN Three Canterbury Park trainers will be held blameless for a total of four positive post-race tests for a banned leanness-promoting livestock feed additive, the track’s board of stewards has ruled. The Aug. 28

Aug30, 2016

California Betting on Equine ‘Passports’: Thoroughbred Daily News 8/30/16

August 30th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: T. D. Thornton Advocates for some form of an “equine biological passport” have maintained in recent years that it’s the lack of funding–and not a lack of technological expertise–that is keeping drug policing based

Aug26, 2016

Horse, Groomers Test Positive For Methamphetamine At Golden Gate Fields:CBS Local.Com 8/26/16

August 26th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Hannah Albarazi ALBANY (CBS SF) – A thoroughbred horse and two groomers tested positive for methamphetamine at the Golden Gate Fields race track, raising concerns about drug abuse at California race tracks. The horse that tested

Aug26, 2016

Hovdey: Biological Passports Could Keep Cheaters on No-Fly List: Daily Racing Form 8/26/16

August 26th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Jay Hovdey Let’s concede for a moment that some people will cheat to win. I know, it’s hard to swallow. But human nature, being driven by human beings, sometimes veers toward the dark side,

Aug24, 2016

CHRB Member Calls for Trainer ‘Profiling’:Blood-Horse 8/24/16

August 24th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Jeremy Balan California Horse Racing Board member Madeline Auerbach, at an Aug. 24 meeting of the agency's Medication and Track Safety Committee, called for increased scrutiny on certain trainers through "profiling." The Wednesday meeting

Aug22, 2016

Del Mar, Jockey Club Back Enhanced Medication Testing: DMTC.Com 8/22/16

August 22nd, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) and The Jockey Club have formally announced that they both will provide additional funding to the Ken Maddy Laboratory at the University California, Davis to

Aug22, 2016

Trainer’s Licence Suspended – Belinda McCarthy: HarnessLink 8/22/16

August 22nd, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: NZST Today, Harness Racing New South Wales(HRNSW) Stewards, acting under the provisions of Australian Harness Racing Rule 183, suspended the Trainer’s Licence of Mrs Belinda McCarthy after receiving advice from the Australian Racing Forensic

Aug22, 2016

EIPH Research a Fundraising Priority for AAEP Foundation: AAEP 8/22/16

August 22nd, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: AAEP News Room The AAEP Foundation, the charitable arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), today announced its designation of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) research as a fundraising priority. EIPH refers to

Aug19, 2016

Embattled Trainer Preciado Seeks Exception to Absolute-Insurer Rule: Daily Racing Form 8/19/16

August 19th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: Matt Hegarty An investigation involving a 25-year-old groom who has been charged with criminally administering the regulated medication clenbuterol to horses trained by Ramon Preciado at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa., remains open and

Aug18, 2016

New Pa. Horse Racing Commission is Up and Running:NJ.Com 8/18/16

August 18th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Staff- NJ Advance Media for NJ.com HARRISBURG, Pa. — A stronger, unified governance body to oversee Pennsylvania's more than $1 billion equine racing industry began its work to strengthen horse and harness racing. The

Aug18, 2016

California Expands Equine Drug Testing: Blood-Horse 8/18/16

August 18th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Industry Press Releases, West Region   Industry News Releases - In support of Thoroughbred industry organizations, Blood-Horse is posting news releases relating to the industry. The releases have not been edited by Blood-Horse. If

Aug16, 2016

Accreditation Gets Push in West Virginia: Blood-Horse 8/17/16

August 16th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By Tom LaMarra West Virginia Racing Commission staff will explore, among other things, whether capital improvement money racetracks get from a video lottery terminal fund can be used to pay for accreditation through the National

Aug9, 2016

Arlington International Accredited by Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA 8/9/16

August 9th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: NTRA.Com   The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights, Ill., near Chicago, has earned full accreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Arlington hosts its

Aug5, 2016

‘Burden Of Proof’: Iowa Trainer Proves Feed Contamination Caused Ractopamine Positives: Paulick Report 8/5/16

August 5th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Paulick Report Staff The Prairie Meadows Board of Stewards on Wednesday found trainer Kelly Von Hemel blameless after two of his horses tested positive for ractopamine, because he was able to prove that the

Aug4, 2016

Hair Follicle Testing Implemented for Challenge Championship Horses: Daily Racing Form 8/4/16

August 4th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Steve Anderson Hair follicle testing will be conducted on all runners participating in the Bank of America Challenge Championship races for Quarter Horses at Los Alamitos on Oct. 29. The Challenge Championship is a

Jul28, 2016

Know What You’re Buying? The Messy World of Compounding Pharmacies.: Paulick Report 7/28/16

July 28th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Natalie Voss From Dec. 28 to Dec 30, 2015, inspectors from Florida's Department of Health observed business at Ergogenic Labs in Wellington, Fla., where pharmacist Scott Mangini oversaw the compounding of human and animal

Jul27, 2016

Court to Consider Umarov Temporary Injunction: Blood-Horse 7/27/16

July 27th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Frank Angst A Kentucky court hearing scheduled Monday, Aug. 1 could determine if the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission can move forward on its intentions to immediately sanction trainer Otabek Umarov for allegedly refusing to

Jul25, 2016

NY Alters Rules on Claims, Some Medications: Blood-Horse 7/25/16

July 25th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Tom Precious Claims can be voided for additional race-day blood and urine positives for banned substances under a new rule approved July 25 by New York racing regulators. The New York State Gaming Commission

Jul23, 2016

Racing Commission Will Use West Virginia Derby Nominees to Debut New Drug-Testing Program: Daily Racing Form 7/23/16

July 23rd, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Matt Hegarty The West Virginia Racing Commission will begin pulling samples this week from horses pointing to the Aug. 6 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Park as the first step in the state’s launch

Jul22, 2016

Miyadi Gets Fine, Suspension for Medication Violation: Daily Racing Form 7/22/16

July 22nd, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Steve Anderson DEL MAR, Calif. – Trainer Steve Miyadi has been fined $5,000 and suspended 30 days after Run for Retts tested positive for the prohibited substances methamphetamine and amphetamine following the $100,500 Soviet

Jul19, 2016

Out-of-Competition Testing Progresses in WV: Blood-Horse 7/19/16

July 19th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra Regulators and track executives in West Virginia hope to have about 50% of the starters in two upcoming graded stakes tested out of competition as part of a launch of the program

Jul14, 2016

Vet Fined $1,000 for Missing Lasix Shot that Forced Scratch of Delaware Park Stakes Horse: Paulick Report 7/14/16

July 14th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Paulick Report Staff Dr. Robert Campbell has been fined $1,000 by Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission stewards for failing to give Juddmonte Farms' Suffused a pre-race furosemide (Lasix or Salix) treatment as scheduled, necessitating the filly's scratch

Jul14, 2016

Indiana Grand Reaccredited by Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA 7/14/16

July 14th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: NTRA The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Indiana Grand in Shelbyville, Ind., has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. The 14-year-old racetrack hosts its biggest card of the season

Jul14, 2016

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

July 14th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

Jun29, 2016

Regulators Consider Out-of-Competition Rule: Blood-Horse 6/29/16

June 29th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Frank Angst The model rules committee of the Association of Racing Commissioners International will consider an industry recommendation to expand out-of-competition testing when it meets July 14 in Seattle, Wash. The model rules committee will

Jun28, 2016

Maryland, Delaware Rule Glaucine Positives Environmental Contamination:The Racing Biz 6/28/16

June 28th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Frank Vespe The Maryland Racing Commission on Monday voted unanimously to treat a spate of recent positive tests for glaucine in the state as environmental contamination, to release purse funds that had been held

Jun22, 2016

After Spike In Violations, Florida HBPA Seeking ‘Fix’ Of New Medication Rules: Paulick Report 6/22/16

June 22nd, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Ray Paulick Twenty-one of the 50 trainers with the most starts at the 2015-16 Gulfstream Park championship meeting were served with administrative complaints for medication violations since new regulations went into effect in January.

Jun21, 2016

WV Moves Ahead With Out-of-Competition Tests: Blood-Horse 6/21/16

June 21st, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra The West Virginia Racing Commission plans to launch its out-of-competition program in conjunction with the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 6 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort. WVRC executive director

Jun16, 2016

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

June 16th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

Jun15, 2016

KHRC Denies Suspended Trainer’s Stay Request: Blood-Horse 6/15/16

June 15th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Frank Angst The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission June 15 denied suspended trainer Otabek Umarov's request for a stay in his lengthy suspension until a hearing can be conducted. On May 27, following a one-hour

Jun13, 2016

Indirect Veto Stalls Adoption of WV Rules: Blood-Horse 6/13/16

June 13th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra Some proposed changes and updates to Thoroughbred racing rules in West Virginia will have to wait almost another year because of an indirect veto by the governor. The Thoroughbred industry in the

Jun9, 2016

Media Advisory – Enhanced Protocols for Belmont Stakes Festival G1/$1M Races Include EMD & Steward Availability: NY Gaming Commission

June 9th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: NY Gaming Commission In addition to the standing security protocols for horses racing in Grade 1 races with purses of $1 million or more, the New York State Equine Medical Director and the Stewards

Jun8, 2016

Maryland Adopts ” Graded Stakes” Testing on All Samples: The Racing Biz 6/8/16

June 8th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Frank Vespe In a move made with little fanfare, the Maryland Racing Commission earlier this year began testing all equine samples to graded stakes protocol, Commission executive director Mike Hopkins said June 3. The

Jun3, 2016

Seven Maine Harness Racing Trainers Suspended, Fined: Portland Press Herald 6/3/16

June 3rd, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Dierdre Fleming The Maine State Harness Racing Commission suspended and fined seven licensed harness racing trainers for giving excessive levels of cobalt to horses. Cobalt, which can serve as a performance-enhancing drug in horses,

Jun2, 2016

CHRB to Again Consider Third-Party Lasix: Blood-Horse 6/2/16

June 2nd, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Frank Angst The California Horse Racing Board will again consider adopting a third-party Lasix administration policy at its regular meeting June 16. The rule on third-party Lasix administration on race day is on the agenda for

Jun2, 2016

Federal Grand Jury Expands Criminal Charges Against Penn National Trainer: Paulick Report 6/2/16

June 2nd, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Edited Press Release The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a federal grand jury brought additional criminal charges yesterday against a thoroughbred horse trainer already under indictment

May27, 2016

Kentucky Suspends Umarov for 10 Years: Blood-Horse 5/27/16

May 27th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: Frank Angst After determining Otabek Umarov violated out-of-competition testing rules and possessed hypodermic needles, syringes, and injectable medications at Churchill Downs, Kentucky Horse Racing Commission stewards revoked his owner-trainer's license for 10 years and fined

May25, 2016

Court Order Has Preciado Racing Again at Parx: Blood-Horse 5/25/16

May 25th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Frank Angst While Pennsylvania gets its new racing commission in place, multiple graded stakes-winning trainer Ramon Preciado—accused of six clenbuterol positives in March and April at Parx Racing—continues to win races. Running under a

May24, 2016

Parx: Six More Clenbuterol Positives for Preciado: Daily Racing Forms 5/24/16

May 24th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Jim Dunleavy Trainer Ramon Preciado, who has appealed a 270-day suspension for two clenbuterol overages at Parx Racing last fall, had six more clenbuterol positives at Parx between March 1 and April 12 of

May18, 2016

‘Good Standing’: New Kentucky Racing Commissioners Make First Case Decisions: Paulick Report 5/18/16

May 18th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Natalie Voss At the first meeting of the newly-appointed Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Tuesday, members released several decisions about pending cases following an executive session. The long saga of John Veitch acquired another

May12, 2016

Animal Welfare: A Continuing Effort: AQHA 5/12/16

May 12th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By:  The American Quarter Horse Association The AQHA Executive Committee approved recommendations from the AQHA Animal Welfare Commission to continue to make strides for the benefit of American Quarter Horses.   The health and well-being

May11, 2016

Pimlico Reaccredited By NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA 5/11/16

May 11th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: NTRA The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Located in Baltimore, Pimlico kicks off

May11, 2016

Maryland Gives Vitali Green Light After Trainer Reapplies For Florida License: Paulick Report 5/5/16

May 11th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Ray Paulick The Maryland Jockey Club has begun accepting entries again from Marcus Vitali after the trainer began the process of reapplying for the Florida license he voluntarily relinquished last month, a move that

May5, 2016

Scollay: Safety, Integrity Not ‘Negotiable’:Blood-Horse 5/5/16

May 5th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will almost triple the number of veterinarians it has on a typical race day to assist with the two biggest programs of the year May 6-7 at

May5, 2016

State Racing Commission Upholds Positive Tests: Lincoln Journal Star 5/6/16

May 5th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Nicholas Bergin GRAND ISLAND -- An unusual torrent of race horses have tested positive for therapeutic drugs in Nebraska this spring. The owners and trainers of more than a dozen thoroughbreds appealed the penalties

Apr30, 2016

Maryland Tracks Not Accepting Entries from Trainer Vitali: Daily Racing Form 4/30/16

April 30th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Jim Dunleavy The Maryland Jockey Club is looking into pending medication violations against trainer Marcus Vitali in Florida, according to Sal Sinatra, president of the MJC. Vitali, the third-leading trainer at the Gulfstream Park

Apr29, 2016

Belmont Park Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA 4/29/16

April 29th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: NTRA The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Belmont Park, home of the Belmont Stakes, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Located in Elmont, N.Y., on Long Island, just

Apr29, 2016

Churchill Downs Releases Derby, Oaks Equine Security Protocols; Re-Emphasizes Ongoing Safety & Integrity Measures: Churchill Downs 4/29/16

April 29th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Churchill Downs/News Release/Darren Rogers LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, April 29, 2016) – Churchill Downs Racetrack today re-emphasized its annual enhanced security measures for horses competing in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I)

Apr28, 2016

Churchill Downs Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA

April 28th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: NTRA The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Churchill Downs, home of the world’s most famous horse race, the Kentucky Derby, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. The legendary

Apr28, 2016

Corticosteroid Joint Injections: An Issue at the Heart of Horse Racing’s Drug Debate: The Guardian 4/28/16

April 28th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Daniel Ross With the Kentucky Derby just around the corner, horse racing is once again poised to receive the glare of the public spotlight for the all-too-brief five-week window afforded by the Triple Crown

Apr27, 2016

Where’d You Get That Number? The Process Behind Therapeutic Drug Guidelines In Racing: Paulick Report 4/27/16

April 27th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Natalie Voss As the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium continues its fight for uniform medication guidelines across states, it is perhaps no surprise that the group has encountered opposition. Some horsemen and veterinarians have

Apr26, 2016

N.M. Plans Added Out-of-Competition Testing: The Blood-Horse 4/26/16

April 26th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Blood-Horse Staff The New Mexico Racing Commission immediately will begin enhanced out-of-competition testing at SunRay Park in Farmington as the state regulator launches an enhanced effort to halt cheating. The NMRC announced enhanced out-of-competition testing

Apr14, 2016

Nebraska May End Zero-Tolerance Drug Policy for Race Horses: The Columbus Telegram 4/14/16

April 14th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Nicholas Bergin LINCOLN — Nebraska’s zero-tolerance policy toward race horses testing positive for certain drugs looks to be coming to an end. As part of an overhaul of state racing rules, Nebraska is on course

Apr13, 2016

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

April 13th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

Apr13, 2016

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

April 13th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

Apr13, 2016

Delaware Adopts Claim Void Rule: The Racing Biz.Com 4/13/16

April 13th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Frank Vespe In advance of the 2016 Delaware Park meeting, the state’s Thoroughbred Racing Commission approved at its April 6 meeting a final rule allowing for claims to be voided when a claimed horse dies during a race

Apr11, 2016

Adoption of Penalty System Considered Key: The Blood-Horse 4/11/16

April 11th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra Of the four major components of the National Uniform Medication Program, the multiple medication violation penalty system has been adopted by the lowest number of jurisdictions. But one official April 11 said

Apr11, 2016

ROAP Examines Reciprocity on Various ‘Lists’: The Blood-Horse 4/11/16

April 11th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra The Racing Officials Accreditation Program hopes to make progress this year on protocol that will keep horses placed on various lists from showing up and racing at other tracks while ineligible under

Apr8, 2016

Woodbine Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA.Com 4/8/16

April 8th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: NTRA The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Woodbine Racetrack in Rexdale, Ontario, near Toronto, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Opened in 1956 bearing a name associated with

Apr6, 2016

NYSGC Bans Six Harness Trainers for Cobalt Overages, Continues Investigation into Equine Drug Abuse in Standardbred Racing: NY Gaming Commission 4/6/16

April 6th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: NYSGC The New York State Gaming Commission today took unprecedented action against six Standardbred trainers who administered potentially dangerous and performance-enhancing doses of cobalt to race horses in violation of Commission racing rules. Harness

Apr4, 2016

Preciado Given 180-Day Ban After Sixth Clenbuterol Positive: Daily Racing Form 4/4/16

April 4th, 2016|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Jim Dunleavy Trainer Ramon Preciado has yet another clenbuterol positive at Parx Racing. The positive, from Flattering Tales – winner of a $10,000 maiden-claiming race Nov. 8 – is the sixth for Preciado during

Apr1, 2016

Top Parx Trainer Preciado Suspended 90 Days for Clenbuterol Violation:Daily Racing Form 4/1/16

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By: Jim Dunleavy Trainer Ramon Preciado has been suspended 90 days and fined $2,500 for a clenbuterol positive at Parx Racing on Oct. 24. Seventeenohsix, who finished second in the first race that day, has

Mar30, 2016

ARCI Adds Three April Town Hall Meetings: The Blood-Horse 3/30/16

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By: Blood-Horse Staff The Association of Racing Commissioners International has scheduled three additional town hall meetings in an effort to unify the racing industry, and develop a consensus path to improve the policing of the

Mar30, 2016

Gulfstream Track Vet Marquis Fined For Failure To Cooperate With State Investigators:Paulick Report 3/30/16

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By: Ray Paulick Dr. Patricia Marquis, the attending track veterinarian for Gulfstream Park, has been fined $250 for failure to fully cooperate with investigative staff employed by the Department of Business & Professional Regulation, Division

Mar29, 2016

Challenge Hair Testing Requirements: AQHA.Com 3/29/16

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By: AQHA The Bank of America Racing Challenge Championships are set to take place at Los Alamitos Race Course in California on October 29. The conditions for the Challenge were issued on October 15, 2015,

Mar29, 2016

MARYLAND EQUINE FATALITY RATE DROPS 37 PERCENT: The Racing Biz 3/29/16

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By: Frank Vespe The incidence of equine fatalities in Maryland fell to its lowest rate since 2011 in 2015, according to data from The Jockey Club released last week. The combined fatality rate at Laurel

Mar25, 2016

New York Proposal Would Add Oversight of Vets: The Blood-Horse 3/25/16

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By: Frank Angst The New York State Gaming Commission has put together a proposed rule it hopes would add scrutiny to the practices of racetrack veterinarians. The proposal would require vets to limit drug administrations

Mar24, 2016

NYRA Equine Injury Rate Remains Below National Average: Horse Racing Nation 3/24/16

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By: Horseracingnation.com/NYRA Communications   For a third consecutive year, the number of catastrophic equine injuries at The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) tracks continued at a rate below the national average, as reported Tuesday by The

Mar24, 2016

Foreman Believes in Science Behind Thresholds:Blood-Horse 3/24/16

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By: Frank Angst Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association chairman Alan Foreman is confident a 2015 decision by a Delaware assistant attorney general not to pursue a medication overage case against trainer Todd Pletcher will not negatively impact

Mar23, 2016

Studies on Lasix Administration Progressing:Blood-Horse 3/23/16

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By: Frank Angst In a presentation at the Association of Racing Commissioners International conference March 23 in New Orleans, Jockey Club executive director Matt Iuliano highlighted studies examining the efficacy of administering furosemide at least

Mar23, 2016

RCI Looks at Added Out-of-Competition Testing: Blood-Horse 3/23/16

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By: Frank Angst Racing Medication and Testing Consortium executive director Dionne Benson said as regulators look at new, enhanced recommendations on out-of-competition testing, they're going to find policies that will work for the industry. Participating

Mar22, 2016

Sales Companies Amend Steroid Policy: Blood-Horse 3/22/16

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By: Blood - Horse staff Officials from Keeneland Association, Fasig-Tipton Co., and Ocala Breeders' Sales Company on March 22 jointly announced they have amended the anabolic androgenic steroid policy. The policy has been amended to

Mar20, 2016

TVMDL Drug Testing Lab Receives RMTC Accreditation: The Horse 3/20/16

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By: Edited Press Release Following two years of dedicated work to achieve the standards put forth by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TMVDL) Drug Testing Laboratory

Mar17, 2016

Inflammatory Biomarkers: A Horse’s Early Warning System?: Paulick Report 3/17/16

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By: Natalie Voss Veterinarians have long been searching for some sort of advance warning that a horse may be on the brink of suffering a serious bone or soft tissue injury. Recent research into biomarkers

Mar15, 2016

Indiana Suspends Trainer Haffner 45 Days: The Blood-Horse 3/15/16

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By: Frank Angst In a settlement with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, trainer Randy Haffner will serve at least a 45-day suspension for 2015 violations in Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse races at Indiana Grand Racing