Keyword: Dr. Rick Arthur

  • Del Mar

    Del Mar Critics Speak Out at CHRB Meeting

    A substantial group of animal rights advocates, with local television cameras not far behind, made their voices heard at the California Horse Racing Board's full monthly meeting Aug. 25 at Del Mar.

  • Madeline Auerbach

    CHRB Member Calls for Trainer 'Profiling'

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

  • 2014 Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit.

    No Consensus on Fewer Starts, Shorter Fields

    A panel discussion during the first day of the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit yielded no consensus on possible reasons for declines in average starts per horse and average field sizes over the past five decades.

  • CHRB Sudden Death Report Revealed

    A detailed report to the California Horse Racing Board at its Nov. 21 meeting concluded that the cluster of sudden deaths from Bob Baffert's Hollywood Park barn did not have any similarities to each other.

  • CHRB: No Spike in Sudden Deaths

    Officials with the California Horse Racing Board vigorously contested reports that the state has seen any spike or even a significant increase in the number of sudden death cases statewide.

  • Bloodhorse.com Presents EHV-1 Live Q&A

    BloodHorse.com will air "Equine Herpesvirus-1 LIVE Q&A" March 14 at 2 p.m. EDT in response to recent cases, including an outbreak at Hawthorne Racecourse and a confirmed fatal case at Santa Anita Park.

  • James L. Gagliano

    Gagliano: Reformed Rules Help Integrity

    Here is the text of a "position paper" released by James L. Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club as part of that organization's campaign for medication reform.

  • Salix (furosemide)

    For Regulators, Salix Debate Just Beginning

    Regulators around the country are examining the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's move to phase out race-day furosemide in graded and listed stakes beginning in 2014, but there doesn't appear to be a rush to follow suit.

  • Dr. Rick Arthur

    Vets See Progress in Equine Health, Safety

    Veterinarians said the racing industry is making significant progress in identifying causes for equine injuries, and they urged patience despite persistent negative public perception in regard to racehorse breakdowns.

  • Training on the dirt at Santa Anita.

    Santa Anita 'Feeling Way' With New Surface

    There has been one racing fatality following a breakdown in the first eight days of competition on Santa Anita Park's new dirt track, according to the California Horse Racing Board equine medical director.

  • Drug Uniformity Remains Somewhat Elusive

    Though studies have been completed to determine threshold levels for almost 20 therapeutic medications, it doesn't mean the industry will know for certain whether the drugs can impact equine performance.

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    The Pamplemousse Scratched from SA Derby

    Morning line favorite The Pamplemousse was scratched from the Santa Anita Derby early on the morning of the race by trainer Julio Canani after a state veterinarian check turned up a possible physical problem that needed further examination.

  • Dr. Rick Arthur, equine medical director for the California Horse Racing Board, will be one of the speakers at The Jockey Club Round Table.

    Equine Welfare Heads Round Table Agenda

    The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Safety Committee, which in June issued its initial recommendations calling for the elimination of anabolic steroids in training and racing, a ban on toe grabs, and a series of whip-related reforms, will provide an update on its activities and announce additional recommendations Aug. 17 at The Jockey Club Round Table in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Jockey Club Launches Injury Database

    The Jockey Club has launched the Equine Injury Database system that will provide the racing industry with its first national database of racing injuries. The Equine Injury Database grew out of a proposal first put forth at the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit in Lexington in October 2006.

  • CHRB Seeks Comments on Steroids Rules

    The California Horse Racing Board will vote in July on regulatory changes that would result in stricter penalties for anabolic steroids violations, and is soliciting public comment prior to a July 17 hearing at Del Mar.

  • RMTC Strives for Uniform Drug Testing

    The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium sponsored an equine racing chemist workshop to foster uniformity in drug testing of the androgenic anabolic steroids from April 27-30 at the University of California at Davis.

  • Regulation of Steroids Turns a Corner

    The ongoing process of regulating anabolic steroids in racehorses may have turned a corner March 25 when the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium made changes to its model rule. State regulators, however, remain concerned about funding for increased testing.

  • Commentary: Adjusting the Focus

    <i>By Dr. Scott Stanley and Dr. Rick Arthur</i> - Horse racing was ahead of other sports in implementing a drug-testing program, and in many ways we are still the pace­setters. We cast a broader net for more drugs than any other sport.

  • 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.

  • CHRB&#39;s Dr. Rick Arthur; &quot;...all licensees will be subject to the penalty guidelines.&quot;

    CHRB Committee to Tackle Medication Regulations

    The California Horse Racing Board Medication Committee will consider major changes to the state's medication rules and penalties during a meeting Jan. 9 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Regulation, Reclassification of Steroids Looming

    Racing officials Dec. 7 confirmed a push for regulation of anabolic steroids, and also said the therapeutic substances could be upgraded to Class 3 under Association of Racing Commissioners International guidelines by April 2007.

  • Dr. Rick Arthur addresses participants at racehorse safety summit.

    Welfare Summit Opens With Scientific Data, Frank Discussions

    The public session that opened the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit Monday in Lexington didn't provide just food for thought. The speakers and panelists served up a huge banquet of data, ideas, anecdotes, and opinions while kicking off the two-day event.

  • CHRB Looks at Safety, Out-of-Competition Testing

    The California Horse Racing Board is studying ways to promote the health of racehorses and reduce on-track injuries, as well as implement a plan for out-of-competition testing.

  • 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.

  • Vet Outlines Santa Anita 'Milkshake' Program

    The veterinarian in charge of the committee that oversees Santa Anita Park's milkshake testing program said he has nothing to do with the process and is only involved when notified that a trainer's horse has exceeded the acceptable level of total carbon dioxide in its blood.

  • Tougher Drug Sanctions Coming in California?

    Encouraged by Santa Anita's recent success uncovering excessive levels of sodium bicarbonate, the California Horse Racing Board's medication committee Wednesday tackled a wide range of other complicated issues with an eye to future technology and tougher penalities.

  • Mullins Denies 'Milkshake' Wrongdoing; Cerin Also Cited

    Trainer Jeff Mullins said Friday that Puppeteer, found to have an excessive level of bicarbonate in his bloodstream following his second-place finish in the Jan. 22 San Marcos Handicap (gr. IIT), was subject to an accidental contamination of alkalizing agents.

  • Stakes Grades to be Tied to Drug-Testing Plan

    The American Graded Stakes Committee will begin implementing a drug-testing plan for horses participating in its designated races beginning at Keeneland and Belmont Park this fall. It expects to have the testing protocol fully in place by the end of 2004.

  • Tiznow nosed out Sakhee for his second Breeders&#39; Cup Classic.&lt;br&gt;

    Steve Haskin's Classic Story: All-American Win

    It was happening all over again. America was a heartbeat away from being conquered in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). This time, however, a defeat would have been an ignominious end to the 2001 World Thoroughbred Championships.