Keyword: drug testing

  • Track Defends Trainer Suspended for Positive

    In an unusual development, Canterbury Park has come to the defense of top trainer McLean Robertson, who was suspended for 90 days and fined $2,000 by the Minnesota Racing Commission for a positive test for a Class 1 drug.

  • Lenny's Place: Rain Drenched Edition

    Host Lenny Shulman examines challenges with drug testing labs, reacts to California Chrome's return home, and catches up with Hansen by talking with Dr. Kendall Hansen. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions

  • Veterinary Group Joins Integrity Coalition

    The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association said June 23 it will join the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity, a group that supports federal legislation that would authorize oversight of equine medication.

  • Racing Companies Weigh In on Uniformity Push

    Two major United States racing companies have restated their support for uniform equine medication and drug testing but have stopped short of endorsing an effort to pass federal legislation that would give USADA oversight.

  • Lonny Powell

    Commentary: 'If Florida Can, We All Can'

    Once fully enacted, Florida will join a growing number of leading racing states that have adopted or are in the process of adopting and implementing medication and drug-testing reforms.

  • Gural Supports Plan for Drug Oversight Bill

    The operator of Meadowlands, which primarily offers Standardbred racing, said June 1 he supports a lawmaker's plan to introduce legislation in Congress that would provide oversight of equine medication and drug testing.

  • National HBPA Questions Federal Drug Bill

    The National HBPA, which has about 30 affiliate horsemen's groups and about 30,000 members, said May 29 said it has questions regarding a federal lawmaker's plan to introduce legislation to regulate drug rules and testing.

  • Bill Puts USADA in Charge of Drug Testing

    United States Rep. Paul Tonko of New York said May 29 he will introduce federal legislation that would grant the United States Anti-Doping Agency oversight of equine medication and drug testing.

  • Congressmen: Repeal Interstate Simulcast Law

    Two members of Congress, on the eve of two of Thoroughbred racing's biggest days, announced introduction of legislation that would end interstate simulcasts to encourage racing to end what they call widespread cheating.

  • Ohio Plans 'Comprehensive' Cobalt Study

    The Ohio State Racing Commission announced April 28 it will partner with Ohio State University on what it called a "comprehensive" study on the mineral cobalt and its potential effects on racehorses.

  • Vets Address Ohio Commission on Medication

    Racetrack veterinarians told the Ohio State Racing Commission April 28 they support uniform medication policies, but because their top priority is the welfare of the racehorse, the state's rules should remain in place.

  • Mark Lamberth

    Lamberth of Arkansas New RCI Chairman

    Mark Lamberth, a member of the Arkansas Racing Commission, took over as chairman of the Association of Racing Commissioners International April 23 during the organization's annual convention in Tampa, Fla.

  • Broad Horse-Protection Plan Floated by RCI

    The Association of Racing Commissioners International will put out for comment a broad equine welfare proposal that would sanction anyone found to have used excessive amounts of substances to the detriment of racehorses.

  • RCI Board Approves Cobalt Regulations

    The Association of Racing Commissioners International board of directors April 23 approved a testing threshold level and penalties for the mineral cobalt, a naturally occurring substance in racehorses.

  • Federal Bill Expected for Drug Regulation

    Racing industry officials said they again expect to see federal legislation filed this year that would authorize the United States Anti-Doping Agency to oversee equine medication and drug testing procedures.

  • Salix (also known as furosemide)

    KHRC Approves Regulation for Salix-Free Races

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission March 23 approved a regulation that would permit the state's racetracks to card races that would prohibit the administration of furosemide within 24 hours of post time.

  • Op-Ed: U.S. Must Get Tougher on Cobalt

    Setting the testing threshold for cobalt chloride has become the challenge of racing regulators. North American racing has been well behind in its application of a satisfactory testing threshold applied across all states.

  • Ohio Begins Fact-Finding on Medication Policy

    As the Ohio State Racing Commission begins a comprehensive review of its medication rules and examines the National Uniform Medication Program, it has a hired a longtime veterinarian to consult on policies and procedures.

  • Regulation of Cobalt Slowly Moving Forward

    The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium may be close to recommending policy on the endogenous element cobalt, which when administered in high doses is believed to enhance production of red blood cells.

  • Tom Amoss

    Amoss Suspension Upheld; Appeal Planned

    The Indiana Horse Racing Commission March 10 upheld an administrative law judge's order that trainer Tom Amoss be suspended 60 days and fined $5,000 in a therapeutic medication case that has dragged on for three years.

  • Groups Respond to New British Steroid Policy

    A group of prominent organizations involved in Thoroughbred breeding, racing, and sales in North America issued a joint statement Feb. 24 in reaction to the British Horseracing Authority's enhanced equine anti-doping rules.