Keyword: drug

  • Cover art for longform about Tom Smith

    Silent Tom's Atomizer

    The investigation of popular trainer Tom Smith, of Seabiscuit fame, after ephedrine was discovered in an atomizer he used before a 1945 race saw the “absolute insurer” rule put to an early test.

  • Controversial Clenbuterol

    Controversial Clenbuterol: This drug is a hot topic as industry takes steps toward uniform medication rules. Read the full feature in the February 15, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse.

  • Commentary: Out of Competition Testing

    <i>By Joe Gorajec</i> - If a drug existed that enhanced performance yet was undetectable by traditional testing methods would it pose a clear and present danger to the integrity of our sport? Would some trainers succumb to the lure of success and easy money knowing they could cheat with impunity? The answers seem obvious.

  • Positive Tests Lead CHRB to Warn Trainers About Herbal Products

    An undisclosed number of positive tests for the Class 3 drugs phenylpropanoloamine and norpseudoephedrine has prompted the California Horse Racing Board to urge trainers to scrutinize any herbal products or food supplements they feed their horses. Fifteen trainers were notified on Aug. 9 by the board, asking them to avoid a specific herbal product.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor in Chief

    Classic Option

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Not every decision in this game of horse racing has to make economic sense when sporting men and women are involved.

  • CHRB Issues Another Complaint for Morphine Positive

    On Thursday, for the second time in less than a week, the California Horse Racing Board issued a complaint against a trainer after morphine was found in a post-race test of a horse. The CHRB charged trainer Jesus Mendoza after Truesdail Laboratories reported a positive test for morphine in a urine sample taken from Golden General after the colt finished second in the sixth race at Hollywood Park on June 23.