The Arizona Department of Racing is looking into a possible cause for abnormal test results involving seven different racehorses that were euthanized during the current Turf Paradise 2014-15 meet, officials said April 7.
Dr. Scot Waterman, most recently executive director of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, has been hired as the first animal medication and welfare adviser for the Arizona Department of Racing.
Lonny Powell, a longtime industry official who has worked on the racetrack and regulatory sides, has been appointed director of the Arizona Department of Racing. Powell, currently a consultant, will begin his new job Jan. 4, 2010.
State and federal officials raided the Turf Paradise barn area Dec. 15 and found performance-enhancing substances that may have been used on racehorses.
According to an article in the Feb. 5 edition of the Arizona Republic legislation has been introduced to allow Thoroughbred and Greyhound tracks to operate video lottery terminals (VLTs) at their facilities.
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