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Jan2, 2019

Koriner fined $3,000 for medication overage: Daily Racing Form 1/2/19

January 2nd, 2019|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Steve Andersen ARCADIA, Calif. – Trainer Brian Koriner has been fined $3,000 for a medication overage detected in one of his runners after a victory at Del Mar last August. In a stipulated agreement

Dec27, 2018

Kentucky court rules absolute-insurer rule valid in Motion case: Daily Racing Form 12/27/18

December 27th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Matt Hegarty LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court decision from last year that sent tremors through the racing regulatory community by throwing out the state’s absolute-insurer rule

Dec20, 2018

USEF: Horses Can Compete on Pergolide With Therapeutic Use Exemption: The Horse 11/29/18

December 20th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

Press Release: Pergolide has been the mainstay treatment of pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), also known as equine Cushing’s disease, for several decades. Due to the class of drug that pergolide represents, it is a prohibited

Dec20, 2018

Minnesota Settles Three High-Level Post-Race Positives: Bloodhorse 12/20/18

December 20th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Frank Angst The Minnesota Racing Commission has reached settlements to resolve three high-level positives found in recent equine post-race drug tests. Two of the positives were for pemoline (Cylert), and one was for cardarine—both

Dec13, 2018

CHRB Moves Forward on Out-of-Competition Sanctions: Bloodhorse 12/13/18

December 13th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , |

By: Jeremy Balan The California Horse Racing Board took a step toward a policy of out-of-competition testing with teeth during its monthly meeting Dec. 13 at Los Alamitos Race Course. Out-of-competition testing is conducted in California,

Dec11, 2018

Positive tests prompt Kentucky commission to outlaw three medications: Daily Racing Form 12/11/18

December 11th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Matt Hegarty The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Tuesday placed three drugs on its prohibited substances list following positive findings for two of the substances in horses that raced in the state this fall.

Dec4, 2018

Ruidoso Downs Deploys Drug-Detecting Dog: Bloodhorse 12/4/18

December 4th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Jeremy Balan The ongoing fight against the use of prohibited drugs in racehorses now features a drug-sniffing dog named Chini. A 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, Chini was deployed by Ruidoso Downs during its summer meet in 2018,

Nov27, 2018

NY Court of Appeals Affirms Gaming Commission Sanctions Against Harness Trainer Lou Pena: NYSGC 11/27/18

November 27th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Press Release: The New York State Gaming Commission today announced that the New York Court of Appeals has upheld the 2015 sanctions levied against harness trainer Lou Pena, who was found responsible for 1,719 equine

Nov19, 2018

Ohio Commission To Hear Racetrack Veterinarian Comments On Out-Of-Competition Testing: Paulick Report 11/19/18

November 19th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , |

Press Release: A panel of practicing racetrack veterinarians will present their thoughts on Out of Competition Testing at the Ohio State Racing Commission's (OSRC) monthly meeting, November 29, 2018, at 10 a.m. in Room 1948

Nov13, 2018

Leading Woodbine Trainer McKnight, Veterinarian Fined For Shock Wave Therapy Violations: Paulick Report 11/13/18

November 13th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Paulick Report Staff Veterinarian Brian Van Arem and Woodbine's leading trainer, Norman McKnight, were sanctioned earlier this year by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario for violating rules that prohibit extracorporeal shock wave

Nov12, 2018

Officials Charge Sixth Man With ‘Rigging’ Penn National Races: Paulick Report 11/12/18

November 12th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , |

By: Paulick Report Staff The Dauphin County district attorney in Pennsylvania charged a sixth man with rigging a publicly exhibited contest when former trainer Timothy M. Hooper was named in connection with the long-running investigation

Oct28, 2018

Penn National Probe: Trainer Oliva Latest Named On State Criminal Charges: Paulick Report 10/28/18

October 28th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Paulick Report Staff Thoroughbred trainer Robert J. Oliva has been charged by the Dauphin County district attorney in Pennsylvania with rigging a publicly exhibited contest – a first-degree misdemeanor. Oliva, 60, is the fifth

Oct19, 2018

Kulp Latest Penn National Trainer Charged; Detective Says ‘Hundreds’ Of Owners, Trainers Implicated: Paulick Report 10/19/18

October 19th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Paulick Report Staff Brandon L. Kulp became the fourth trainer based at Penn National in Grantville, Pa., to be charged in recent weeks by the Dauphin County district attorney with rigging a publicly exhibited

Oct18, 2018

Arabian Owner-Trainer Suspended Five Years For Refusing To Cooperate Over DNA Sample: Paulick Report 10/13/18

October 18th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Ray Paulick The owner-trainer license of Mark Powell has been suspended five years by Delaware Park stewards for “refusing to cooperate with an official of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission and other racing officials”

Oct15, 2018

Two More Trainers Charged With ‘Rigging’ Penn National Races: Paulick Report 10/15/18

October 15th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Ray Paulick Veteran Penn National trainers John D. Conner and Bruce M. Kravets await Nov. 15 preliminary hearings in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania court on charges of “rigging a publicly exhibited contest.” The two men

Oct9, 2018

Enhanced Security For International Trot: Stndardbred America 10/9/18

October 9th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

Press Release: The New York State Gaming Commission has announced the implementation of enhanced security and drug testing protocols for the upcoming International Trot. The protocols will require out-of-competition testing of all horses. In addition

Oct4, 2018

NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance, RMTC Announces 2nd Regulatory Veterinary Continuing Education Conference: NTRA 10/4/18

October 4th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Press Release: LEXINGTON, Ky. (Thursday,  October 4, 2018) – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Safety & Integrity Alliance and the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium (RMTC) today announced that RegVetCE19, a two-day continuing education conference

Oct3, 2018

Trainer Albright charged by Pennsylvania county: Daily Racing Form 10/3/18

October 3rd, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Matt Hegarty George R. Albright, a trainer based at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pa., with nearly 4,000 lifetime starts, has been charged by a Pennsylvania county district attorney with one count of

Sep16, 2018

Guilty Plea In Case Involving Equine Drugs; Feds Seize Customer List: Paulick Report 9/16/18

September 16th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Press Release: Darren B. Stratton, 45, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to distribute misbranded prescription animal drugs, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced. According to court documents and statements

Aug24, 2018

Gaming Commission Implements Enhanced Security Protocols for Travers Stakes and Sword Dancer Stakes : Gaming.NY 8/21/18

August 24th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

Press Release: The New York State Gaming Commission announced today the implementation of enhanced security protocols for the 149th running of the Travers Stakes and the 44th running of the Sword Dancer Stakes at Saratoga

Aug24, 2018

Ellis Park Accredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance, Making Kentucky Fully Accredited: NTRA 8/16/18

August 24th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Press Release: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Ellis Park has received its initial accreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance, bringing the number of active accreditations to 24 racetracks in the U.S. and

Aug9, 2018

Drug Tests From Trials Lead To Purses From Rainbow Derby, Futurity To Be Held: Paulick Report 8/1/18

August 9th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Press Release: Purses are being held in two recent Grade1 Quarter Horse races at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico: for the winner and second-place finisher of the $801,564 Rainbow Derby on July 21 and for the

Aug8, 2018

Persaud Suspended 30 Days For Possession Of Injectable Drugs: Paulick Report 8/8/18

August 8th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

Press Release: Owner/trainer Randi Persaud has been suspended 30 days for possession of injectable drugs, according to a ruling released Wednesday by the New York State Gaming Commission. Ten days of the suspension have been

Aug3, 2018

Updated classification guidelines and ARCI Rules: Harness Link 8/3/18

August 3rd, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Press Release: In an ongoing effort to provide best practices for the regulation of racing and wagering, The Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) reviews and updates its Model Rules of Racing (v8.4) as well

Aug1, 2018

Three purses from Rainbow Derby and Futurity held pending drug ruling: Ruidoso News 8/3/18

August 1st, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Dianne L. Stallings Three purses from winners in the Rainbow Derby and Futurity races at Ruidoso Downs are being held pending the outcome of follow-up drug testing and resulting adjudication. "I think the important

Jul24, 2018

Saratoga Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA

July 24th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

Press Release: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Saratoga Race Course, home to one of the world’s most prestigious annual race meets, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Located in

Jul20, 2018

CHRB Makes Progress on Out-of-Competition Testing: Bloodhorse 7/20/18

July 20th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Jeremy Balan Nearly a month after a contentious California Horse Racing Board meeting delayed a proposal on out-of-competition testing changes, which would have aligned California with several major racing states and with the Racing

Jul18, 2018

Expanded Out-Of-Competition Testing Progressing In Maryland: THA 07/18/18

July 18th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra More than 200 out-of-competition drug tests have been performed in Maryland since March as part of an expanded program that includes overnight races. Maryland Racing Commission Executive Director Mike Hopkins said the

Jul17, 2018

NY Adopts Broader Drug Prohibition Rules for Racing: The Bloodhorse 7/17/18

July 17th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Tom Precious State regulators in New York State have adopted a new equine drug rule that tracks a national model plan advanced in late 2016 by the Association of Racing Commissioners International and a

Jul16, 2018

NY Commission Votes 4-2 Not to Reconsider Dutrow Case: TDN 7/16/18

July 16th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: T.D. Thorton Richard E. Dutrow Jr., the GI Kentucky Derby-winning trainer whose long history of infractions culminated in a 10-year license suspension that is currently in effect until 2023, on Monday again had a

Jun28, 2018

Eighth Welfare and Safety Summit Highlights Integrity, Injury Rates, and Disaster Preparedness: The Jockey Club 6/28/18

June 28th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Alexa Ravit The eighth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, held Wednesday, June 27, at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion in Lexington, Ky., featured insightful discussions on topics ranging from disaster preparedness, jockey injuries,

Jun19, 2018

Kentucky Updates Withdrawal, Threshold Guidelines: Bloodhorse 6/19/18

June 19th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Frank Angst The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will revise guidance for medication withdrawal times and thresholds in line with the Association of Racing Commissioners International guidelines—or expected Racing Medication and Testing Consortium updates, the most

Jun18, 2018

Trainer Appeals $10,000 Fine, One-Year Suspension: Bloodhorse 6/18/18

June 18th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Press Release: Owner/trainer Lee J. Rossi has been granted a stay after he filed an appeal of a $10,000 fine and 365-day suspension levied by stewards after a horse under his care tested positive for

May22, 2018

New Mexico Judge Upholds Ruidoso Downs Exclusion Of Leading Trainer Padgett: Paulick Report 5/22/18

May 22nd, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

Press Release: A lawsuit filed by James Padgett and Race Horses by Diamond G Ranch, Inc. (Plaintiff) against All American Ruidoso Downs, LLC (Defendant) was dismissed by the Lincoln County 12th Judicial District Court on

May15, 2018

Pimlico Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA 5/15/18

May 15th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Press Release: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Baltimore’s historic Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. America’s second-oldest racetrack, established in 1870, opened its

May10, 2018

Churchill Downs Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA

May 10th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Press Release: 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 Louisville, Ky., hosts

May10, 2018

Santa Anita Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA

May 10th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Press Release: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia, Calif., near Los Angeles, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Since 1934, Santa Anita has been one of America’s leading

May7, 2018

Kruljac Suspended 15 Days For Elevated Carbon Dioxide Levels: Paulick Report 5/7/18

May 7th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Press Release: Grade 1-winning trainer Eric Kruljac has been suspended for 15 days, reports drf.com, after one of his trainees was found to have elevated levels of carbon dioxide in its system after a February race at

Apr29, 2018

Quarter Horse Trainers Trey Wood, Fernando Carrete Summarily Suspended At Remington Park: Paulick Report 4/29/18

April 29th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Ray Paulick Quarter horse trainers Trey Wood and Fernando Carrete have been summarily suspended, pending a hearing, by stewards at Remington Park after each had a horse test positive for what Oklahoma Horse Racing

Apr19, 2018

Injection Disclosures Loom at Mandatory for Claimed Cali Horses: TDN 4/19/18

April 19th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: T.D. Thorton Although a mandatory transfer of full veterinary records for claimed horses isn’t likely to happen soon, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) outlined plans Apr. 19 for a proposed new rule that

Apr16, 2018

NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance Re-Accredits Woodbine: The Bloodhorse 4/16/18

April 16th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Press Release: 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. Woodbine opened in 1956 bearing a name associated with

Apr12, 2018

Equine Biological Passports: Years Away, But Receiving Industry Support: The Paulick Report 4/12/18

April 12th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Natalie Voss The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council (KEDRC) unanimously voted this week to allocate $15,000 to funding ongoing research into biological passport. Although the technology is at least a couple of years from

Apr4, 2018

Panel Discusses When Racing Regulation Should Begin: The Bloodhorse 4/4/18

April 4th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , |

By: Frank Angst When representatives of The Jockey Club and the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association agreed that regulating racehorses should begin when a Thoroughbred has its first recorded workout, the moment wasn't lost

Mar30, 2018

Maryland Becomes First State To Pass National Equine Medication Compact: THA 3/30/18

March 30th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra Pending the signature of Gov. Larry Hogan on legislation passed by the General Assembly, Maryland will become ground zero for the Interstate Compact on Anti-Doping and Drug-Testing Standards. The state Senate March

Mar29, 2018

Gaming Commission Announces Enhanced Security Protocols for Wood Memorial at Aqueduct: Gaming NY 3/29/18

March 29th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , |

Press Release: The New York Gaming Commission and New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced today that due to the likelihood of a Grade 1 winner running in the Wood Memorial, the Commission will invoke special

Mar16, 2018

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Board approves more than $1 Million for Equine Research: The Jockey Club 3/16/18

March 16th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

Press Release: The board of directors of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that, for the fourth consecutive year, it has authorized expenditure of more than $1 million to fund veterinary research to benefit all horses.

Mar16, 2018

Turfway Reaccredited by Safety & Integrity Alliance: Bloodhorse 3/16/18

March 16th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Press Release: LEXINGTON, Ky. (Friday, March 16, 2018) - The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Turfway Park in Florence, Ky., outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety &

Mar15, 2018

Del Mar Makes Progress Through Safety Initiatives: Thoroughbred Daily News 3/15/18

March 15th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , |

By: Dan Ross Using the information fed into the Jockey Club’s Equine Injury Database (EID) concerning race-day equine fatalities, the numbers nationwide appear to have declined over the past few years, from a rate of

Mar7, 2018

Laboratory Accreditation: Why It’s Important For Horsemen: Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association 3/3/18

March 7th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra Developments over the last 10 years or so have proven that uniformity in the regulation of horse racing goes well beyond published withdrawal times and testing threshold levels for accepted therapeutic substances.

Feb27, 2018

Interstate “Anti-Doping” Compact Bill Under Consideration in Maryland: The Racing Biz 2/27/18

February 27th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Frank Vespe Legislation that would enable Maryland to join a proposed “Interstate Compact on Anti-Doping and Drug Testing Standards” has been proposed in the state legislature, and proponents are optimistic about its chances of

Feb20, 2018

Kentucky Stewards to Rescind 2016 Ractopamine Positives: Bloodhorse 2/20/18

February 20th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Frank Angst Based on an updated opinion from its testing lab on its findings, Kentucky stewards will rescind three ractopamine positives initially called at the 2016 Kentucky Downs meeting. Trainer George "Rusty" Arnold planned to appeal his

Feb13, 2018

Jockey Club Sanctions Three Trainers: The Bloodhorse 2/13/18

February 13th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Press Release: The Jockey Club announced Feb. 13 that one trainer has been denied all privileges of The American Stud Book for 10 years, one for five years, and one for two years. All actions

Feb9, 2018

Meadowlands to increase testing for stakes: USTA 2/9/18

February 9th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

Press Release: East Rutherford, NJ --- With the announcement that the Standardbred Racing Integrity and Accountability Initiative (SRIAI) will not be implemented for 2018, The Meadowlands will address the immediate concern regarding Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED's)

Feb8, 2018

Former Pennsylvania Testing Director Out At USEF After Testing Issue: Paulick Report 2/8/18

February 8th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

Less than two years after he started as Laboratory Director for the United States Equestrian Federation, a former official responsible for drug testing Pennsylvania Thoroughbreds is no longer employed by the Federation. Dr. Cornelius Uboh,

Feb8, 2018

WEG/Gural integrity rule delayed until 2019: Harness Racing Update 2/8/18

February 8th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Dave Briggs With the Feb. 15 stakes payment date looming quickly and Ontario’s regulator requesting more time to vet the rule, the decision has been made to put it off until next year. Clay

Feb7, 2018

NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance, RMTC to Present New Regulatory Vet Continuing Ed.: NTRA 2/2/18

February 7th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

Press Release: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Safety & Integrity Alliance and the Racing Medication Testing Consortium (RMTC) today announced a new two-day continuing education conference for regulatory and official racetrack veterinarians. The inaugural Regulatory/Official

Jan29, 2018

Maryland Tries Again to Enact Law to Hire Equine Medical Director: Thoroughbred Daily News 01/29/18

January 29th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: T.D. Thornton For the second consecutive January, a bill has been filed in the Maryland House of Delegates to empower the Maryland Racing Commission (MRC) to hire an equine medical director. If the measure

Jan29, 2018

Pegasus World Cup Security Protocols Released: The Bloodhorse 01/19/18

January 29th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Bloodhorse Staff: he Stronach Group has announced its enhanced security measures and protocols for horses competing in the Jan. 27 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park. "The Stronach Group is committed to the

Jan26, 2018

USTA makes Regulatory Rulings available for free: USTA 01/26/18

January 26th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Press Release: Columbus, OH --- The U.S. Trotting Association announced Friday (Jan. 26) that all Fines and Suspensions Ruling Reports, which are searchable, are now available for free in Pathway (https://pathway.ustrotting.com), the online database on the

Jan12, 2018

Owners the focus of tough new WEG and Big M rule: Harness Racing Update 1/7/18

January 12th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Dave Briggs Owners and trainers take heed: one positive test in 2018 could result in all of your horses being banned from all stakes races at the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) tracks and the

Jan7, 2018

ARCI Adopts, Publishes Model Rules Regarding Trainers, Vets: THA 1/7/18

January 7th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra   The Association of Racing Commissioners International Board of Directors has published the latest revisions to its Model Rules of Racing based on approvals given at the organization’s December 2017 meeting. Three

Dec22, 2017

CHRB Rejects Ron Ellis’ Settlement Proposal: Bloodhorse 12/22/17

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

By: Jeremy Balan The California Horse Racing Board announced Dec. 22 that it has rejected the settlement offer made by the attorneys for trainer Ron Ellis, regarding his sanctions over the drug violation in Masochistic from the 2016

Nov28, 2017

WVRC Moves Forward On Interstate Compact For Medication, Testing: Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association 11/28/17

November 28th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra The West Virginia Racing Commission is continuing its preparations for the 2018 legislative session, including a bill that would authorize the state to join a proposed interstate compact that would deal with

Nov20, 2017

Breeders’ Cup completes unrivaled testing for 2017 World Championships: Horse Racing Nation 11/10/17

November 20th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Press Release: Breeders’ Cup completed an unprecedented out of competition pre- and post-race testing program at this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar, Nov. 3-4, which included the testing of 195 horses. Breeders’

Nov20, 2017

NY Proposes NSAID Rule Modification Based on Comments: Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association 11/19/17

November 20th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra The New York State Gaming Commission has revised a proposed rule on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs based on comments submitted by the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and the Racing Medication and Testing

Nov19, 2017

Hair Testing Meeting: Discussions work to further ensure uniform hair testing results: AQHA 11/19/17

November 19th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , |

Press Release: The American Association of Equine Practitioner’s annual convention is always a place where some of the greatest minds in veterinary medicine gather to describe new research, exchange ideas and begin new programs that will eventually

Nov10, 2017

Backstretch vet, pharmacy found guilty in painkiller case: Daily Racing Form 11/8/17

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

By: Matt Hegarty A federal jury in Louisiana has found a backstretch veterinarian and a compounding pharmacy guilty on several counts related to the sale and distribution of a powerful synthetic pain-killing drug to trainers

Nov1, 2017

HRB Proposes New Medication Regulations; Approves 2018 Northern California Dates: Paulick Report 10/27/17

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

Press Release: The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, October 26, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chairman Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Fred Maas and Alex Solis also were

Oct26, 2017

Leading Quarter Horse trainer Judd Kearl suspended for 19 years: Daily Racing Form 10/26/17

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

By: Matt Hegarty Judd Kearl, one of the leading trainers in Quarter Horse racing, has been suspended for 19 years by the Texas Racing Commission due to multiple positives for a banned antidepressant that has

Oct25, 2017

Kohll’s Pharmacy Denies it Knew Drug Would Be Used to Cheat on Louisiana Horse Races: Omaha World Herald 10/25/17

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

By: Alia Conley Kohll’s Pharmacy & Homecare is contesting federal conspiracy charges filed against it that allege it was involved in a scheme to manipulate horse races in Louisiana. The Omaha company is accused of

Oct19, 2017

No Lie: Polygraph Test Helps Trainer Overturn Summary Suspension: Paulick Report 10/19/17

October 19th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Ray Paulick Stewards in Oklahoma last month reversed a summary suspension of a trainer whose horse tested positive for the Class 1 drug Ritalin after the trainer was given a polygraph examination, often called

Oct11, 2017

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

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

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

October 6th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 27th, 2017|Categories: U.S., Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

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

May 19th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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

May 4th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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

April 28th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

April 19th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 6th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

April 4th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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

March 20th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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

March 9th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 28th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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

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

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