Keyword: Dan Fick

  • Kent Desormeaux with trainer Gary Stute.

    Desormeaux Questions Photo Finish System

    Jockey Kent Desormeaux said he doesn't trust the validity of photo finish systems used to determine the placings in close finishes and said the industry should move to an updated system.

  • RTCA Honors Torres for Service

    The Race Track Chaplaincy of America held its annual business meeting April 12 in Georgetown, Ky., that was followed by a banquet in tribute to retiring executive director Enrique Torres.

  • NTRA Prepares Expanded Code for Alliance

    An expanded code of standards for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance should be ready for review and a vote by the NTRA board of directors in March 2010.

  • Changes Ahead for Drug-Testing Protocol

    The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium is developing protocol designed to streamline and improve equine drug-testing in the United States. And it is taking a few pages from a 1991 study that didn't gain any traction in the racing industry when it was released.

  • The congressional hearing on racing starts at 10 a.m. on Thurs., June 19.

    Groups Have Say Before D.C. Hearing

    As the House Subcommittee on Commerce and Consumer Protection prepared for a June 19 hearing on the horseracing industry, groups continued to weigh in on various issues, including use of anabolic steroids in racehorses.

  • Ky. Talks Timing of Steroid Rules

    The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has funded a research project to study threshold levels and withdrawal times of four approved anabolic steroids. But the timing of the study, which should be completed by August, could make it difficult for the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority to implement steroid regulations in the state by Jan. 1, 2009.

  • Model Rule on Steroid Use Blasted

    The model rule regulating use of anabolic steroids in racehorses is flawed and not based on scientific evidence, and the current state-by-state roll out of the regulations is problematic, horsemen's representatives said Jan. 25.

  • Racing Medication Panel Refocused on Core Issues

    After nearly five years in existence, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium is refocusing on some of its core goals such as uniform rules, drug research, and standardizing drug-testing procedures in the United States.

  • RMTC Refocusing on Drug Testing, Uniformity

    After nearly five years in existence, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium is refocusing on some of its core goals such as uniform rules, drug research, and standardizing drug-testing procedures in the United States.

  • RTCA Loses Bid for Kentucky Property

    Members of the Georgetown, Ky., City Council voted 7-0 Aug. 27 to sell 20 acres of the former Bradshaw farm property to Tracy Hilander instead of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America.

  • RMTC Approves Sending Model Rules to RCI

    The board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) passed a model rule on anabolic steroids that will be forwarded to the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) for approval during the RCI Annual Convention April 23-27. After the RMTC receives input from the RCI, the model rule language will be released to the industry.

  • Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council Commits $1.5 Million to RMTC Project

    In a meeting Oct. 9, the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council committed $1.5 million to fund a three-year program with the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium that will research and determine appropriate withdrawal guidelines for therapeutic medications commonly administered to racehorses in training.

  • RMTC Works on Steroids Policy, Withdrawal Times

    The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium plans to recommend a model policy on anabolic steroids later this year and also has approved a plan to establish model policies for withdrawal times for therapeutic drugs used in racehorses.

  • Medication Consortium Ramps Up Projects, Fund-Raising Plan

    The national Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, which has succeeded in getting most or all of its model rules package for raceday medication and drug testing approved in a majority of jurisdictions, is officially seeking financial commitments from industry stakeholders to support ongoing integrity efforts.

  • Horsemen: No Tolerance for 'Zero Tolerance'

    Representatives of affiliates of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association indicated Jan. 22 they support uniformity in medication and drug testing but need clear guidelines and consistent interpretation of the rules by sometimes overzealous regulators and stewards.

  • Panel Says Microchips in Horses will not be Mandated

    Putting microchips in racehorses for identification purposes will remain secondary to standard identification procedures such as tattooing and DNA testing, according to a panel of industry experts Tuesday afternoon at The Symposium on Racing and Gaming being held this week near Tucson, Ariz.

  • Jockey Club chairman Ogden Mills Phipps.

    Equine Drug Testing in Line for Major Upgrade

    The horse racing industry is in the midst of creating a major research and development laboratory that will be responsible for improving testing capabilities and developing tests for designer and other hard-to-detect drugs used in racehorses, officials announced during The Jockey Club Round Table Conference Sunday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Medication Consortium Recommends Owners Fee

    The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium is recommending owners pay a $5 fee to fund research to develop threshold levels and withdrawal times for therapeutic medications.

  • Jockey Club executive vice president and executive director Dan Fick was elected chairman of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium.

    Fick Elected Chairman of Medication Consortium

    Dan Fick, executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club, was elected chairman of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium at its quarterly meeting Sept. 9. The consortium also approved a per-start fee for horse owners to help fund initiatives.

  • Nader and Fick Appointed to Equibase Management Committee

    Bill Nader, senior vice president of the New York Racing Association,<br>and Dan Fick, the executive vice president and executive director of The<br>Jockey Club, have been appointed to the Equibase Management Committee.

  • Industry Organizations Produce Informational Brochure

    A 14-page color brochure designed as an introduction to the Thoroughbred industry has been published jointly by The Jockey Club, National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA).

  • AQHA Official Tabbed for Jockey Club Post

    Dan Fick, a longtime executive director of racing for the American Quarter Horse Association, is expected to be named executive director of The Jockey Club during a board of stewards meeting Feb. 6.

  • AQHA Sets Up Lexington Office; Located Within NTRA

    The American Quarter Horse Association has opened a<br>satellite office in Lexington, Kentucky, which will be staffed by Keith Kleine, AQHA's senior manager of race marketing. AQHA's Lexington office is located within the offices of NTRA and Breeders' Cup, Limited