Keyword: drug testing

  • WV to Tackle Latest Round of Model Rules

    Thoroughbred industry stakeholders in West Virginia will meet May 6 to consider changes in the state's racing rules, including a few related to the National Uniform Medication Program.

  • Ogden Mills Phipps

    Phipps: Make Public Triple Crown Vet Records

    The chairman of The Jockey Club April 14 called for public release of the veterinary records of all horses entered in this year's Triple Crown races, and also said the industry should partner with USADA to push drug reform.

  • Ed Martin, president of the Association of Racing Commissioners International

    RCI Chief: Industry Must Get Its Act Together

    The president of horse racing's umbrella regulatory group said the tendency for self-flagellation and participants' refusal to take responsibility for their actions--or lack of action--is a major threat to the future.

  • Alex Waldrop

    Waldrop: Uniform Drug Rules Must Be Adopted

    Racing jurisdictions have made progress on equine medication reform but states and their regulatory agencies must commit to move quickly and in unison, said Alex Waldrop, president of the NTRA and chairman of the RMTC.

  • Duncan Patterson

    RCI Chair Pushes States to Act on Reforms

    The outgoing chairman of the Association of Racing Commissioners International said it is "vitally important" racing jurisdictions adopt the National Uniform Medication Program as soon as possible.

  • PETA Makes Case; Medication Reforms Touted

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said it will "go away" if horse racing addresses its medication issues, and industry officials who have been trying to do just that suggest progress is evident but not recognized.

  • Survey Results: Racehorses Receive Good Care

    A survey of more than 800 people conducted by HorsePlayerNOW.com, a fan education website that hosts the weekly "Night School" program, indicates a strong belief that racehorses are well cared for in Thoroughbred racing.

  • Groups Step Up Call for Model Drug Rules

    Racing industry organizations have greatly stepped up their call for swift adoption of national model rules on medication and drug testing in the wake of probes into allegations of mistreatment and over-medication of horses.

  • Turfway Park

    KHRC Drug Tests: Turfway Meet 'Cleanest'

    A horsemen's meeting on upcoming equine medication changes in Kentucky revealed some interesting information: The four months of racing at Turfway Park are the "cleanest" in the state according to drug-testing results.

  • Kentucky Horsemen Prepped on New Drug Rules

    Kentucky horsemen March 14 were given an overview of impending equine medication changes and also provided with a few tips to avoid headaches when the new regulations take effect later in the spring.

  • When Is Uniformity Not Really Uniformity?

    A Jan. 30 meeting of racing stakeholders in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions showed how difficult it can be to achieve uniformity, even with the best intentions or most basic of regulations.

  • Booklet on MD Medication Guidelines Released

    A booklet put together by several individuals at the forefront of equine medication reform has been prepared for Maryland, which will enact the Mid-Atlantic Uniform Medication and Drug-Testing Program Jan. 1, 2014.

  • Drug Testing Not Without Its Challenges

    Out-of-competition testing of racehorses has broad support, but important issues such as the constitutional rights of licensees has made use and enforcement difficult for regulators.

  • Multi-Breed Drug Uniformity No Easy Task

    Amid another call for separate medication rules for Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds, the Ohio State Racing Commission has indicated it's not prepared to adopt a uniform national drug policy.

  • USTA Creates Medication Advisory Committee

    The United States Trotting Association, which in late September dropped out of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium and rejected model medication rules approved by RCI, has created its own drug advisory committee.

  • Racing Rules Get Preliminary Approval in NY

    Racing regulators in New York gave preliminary approval to new threshold levels for 24 equine drugs as well as hefty fines for racetracks, lottery agents, and others who let underage people gamble.

  • Tracks, Groups Push for Model Drug Rules

    More than 50 racetracks and industry organizations have co-signed a letter to regulators urging them to adopt the uniform national model rules on medication and drug-testing reform.

  • Foreman: Drug Uniformity Won't Be Sidetracked

    A major proponent for national uniform medication rules said Sept. 26 the move by the United States Trotting Association to drop out of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium won't derail the effort.

  • USTA Says No to Model Rules, Leaves RMTC

    The United States Trotting Association, citing differences in breeds, said Sept. 26 it has ended its membership in the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium and has rejected the proposed national model drug rules.

  • VA Commission Adopts Model Drug Rules

    The Virginia Racing Commission Sept. 25 unanimously adopted the Association of Racing Commissioners International model medication rules, which set uniform thresholds for a list of 24 controlled therapeutic medications.

  • Juveniles Can Race on Salix in 2014 Cup

    Though Breeders' Cup this year will "monitor the performance" of 2-year-olds that must race without furosemide in its World Championships, the therapeutic medication will be available for use in all races for the 2014 event.

  • Ohio Eyes Changes in Drug Policy and Testing

    The Ohio State Racing Commission is moving forward to adopt drug-testing threshold levels as part of national model rules, and also indicated it will switch to post-race TCO2 screening and bring Thoroughbreds into the mix.

  • Chris Grove

    Panel Upholds Suspension of Trainer Grove

    The West Virginia Racing Commission has upheld the suspension of trainer Chris Grove for a 2012 positive test for a Class I substance after a race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

  • Trainer John Kimmel

    Law Panelists Note Progress in Drug Reform

    While the topics at this year's Saratoga Institute on Racing and Gaming Law were similar to those at other industry meetings this summer, the tenor of the presentations and perspectives of the panelists were not.

  • Jockey Club chairman Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps speaks at the Jockey Club Round Table.

    Medication Reforms Carry Sense of Urgency

    Whether members of Congress address legislation tied to medication and drug testing in horse racing remains to be seen, but the Thoroughbred industry appears to be more and more unwilling to take the chance it won't happen.

  • Confidentiality in Research Called Necessary

    An official with the RMTC said confidentiality agreements used when the organization considers research to set thresholds and withdrawal times for medications are necessary because of scientific factors.