The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and Churchill Downs have outlined protocol for medication, drug testing, security, and safety during Kentucky Derby week, including out-of-competition testing and the monitoring of horses.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced that Belmont Park has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. The track kicks off its spring/summer meet April 29.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced that Churchill Downs has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.
The seventh Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will feature a mix of updates on previous summit topics such as racing surfaces, rider safety and equine injuries and new topics including nutrition, biosecurity, and respiratory health.
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.
Fonner Park received some good news April 23 when the Nebraska Department of Agriculture lifted the racing restriction put in place for a second barn at the Grand Island track.
Congressional Horse Caucus co-chairmen Andy Barr (R-Ky) and Paul Tonko (D-NY) April 21 announced plans to conduct a hearing to discuss a path forward for the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015.
Racing will continue at Fonner Park this week as the Grand Island, Neb. track adjusts to a quarantine put in place after three horses tested positive for equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy, the neurological form of equine herpesvirus.
The Nebraska Department of Agriculture reports that three horses at Fonner Park in Grand Island, Neb., including one who died, have tested positive for Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM).
Monmouth will require documentation each shipping horse has been vaccinated, had temperatures taken prior to shipping, and that proper bio-security measures have been followed.
Of the four parts 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 he expects that to change.
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 current guidelines.
Six Standardbred trainers in New York were suspended after horses in their care registered extremely high levels of cobalt, and for three of them, the levels were so high the NYSGC issued 10-year bans per incident.
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ARCI 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 sport and advance uniform regulatory policies.
The New York State Gaming Commission has put together a proposed rule it hopes would add scrutiny to the practices of racetrack veterinarians.
The New York Racing Association March 24 credited multiple safety protocols implemented over the past several years for a catastrophic injury rate that has been lower than the average for all Equine Injury Database tracks.
Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association chairman Alan Foreman is confident a 2015 decision not to pursue a medication overage case against trainer Todd Pletcher won't negatively impact the National Uniform Medication Program.
Regulations for cobalt have been adopted by the Ohio State Racing Commission, which will begin testing April 15 for the naturally occurring mineral that can adversely affect the equine health when given in large doses.
Using the recent accreditation of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance as an example, NTRA president Alex Waldrop said the industry can work with regulators to improve the sport.
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