Keyword: drugs

  • Mountaineer

    Mountaineer's Leading Trainer Suspended

    Edward Clouston, runaway leader in the trainers’ standings at Mountaineer Racetrack, has been fined $1,500 and suspended 15 days for a medication violation, with an additional 30 days added as a result having two offenses within a 365-day period.

  • Trainer Steve Miyadi (center) with Run for Retts in the Del Mar winner's circle in 2015

    Miyadi Suspended by CHRB After Drug Test

    The California Horse Racing Board announced July 21 that trainer Steve Miyadi will be suspended 30 days after one of his horses tested for levels of methamphetamine and amphetamine that exceeded allowed limits.

  • Court Rules Against Los Alamitos Drug Rules

    The Los Angeles Superior Court determined March 10 that Los Alamitos Race Course house rules on clenbuterol and albuterol testing in Quarter Horse races violated state laws and that the CHRB should not have allowed the rules.

  • CHRB Moves Forward on Altering Drug Policy

    The California Horse Racing Board took steps toward new guidelines for medication violators, during its Oct. 22 meeting at Santa Anita Park that would prevent those violators from transferring horses to their employees.

  • CHRB Commissioner's Filly DQ'd From Stakes

    California Horse Racing Board commissioner George Krikorian's Big Book has been disqualified from her victory in the July 25 Fleet Treat at Del Mar because of a test that showed elevated levels of acepromazine.

  • CHRB Sees Decrease in Drug Violations

    According to the California Horse Racing Board, there were only four Class 1, 2, or 3 medication violations in the state during the 2014-2015 fiscal year, the lowest number in at least 40 years.

  • 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.

  • U.S. Alleges Conspiracy at Penn National

    A review of federal court records outlining the criminal cases against four Penn National veterinarians reveals that the vets alledgedly followed the trainers' orders on what medications should be administered to horses.

  • Four Penn National Vets Face Federal Charges

    In a move that sounded a lot like the other shoe dropping, federal criminal charges have been filed against four racetrack veterinarians involved in treating horses at Penn National Race Course near Grantville, Pa.

  • Steve Asmussen

    Asmussen Won't Be Considered for Hall in 2015

    Citing unresolved investigations in New York and Kentucky of Steve Asmussen following a 2014 video from an animal rights group alleging horse abuse, the trainer will not be considered in 2015 for the Hall of Fame.

  • Florida Horsemen Oppose Furosemide Ban

    In response to a statement from 25 prominent horsemen calling for a ban on the race-day use of furosemide, the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association Aug. 8 issued an open letter opposing changes.

  • Uniform Drug Reform Discussed in Kentucky

    An initial introduction in Kentucky of the Mid-Atlantic Uniform Medication Program received raised eyebrows, but supporters of the changes are encouraged that the important racing state is giving the program consideration.

  • Horse Racing

    Eight States Commit to Uniform Drug Rules

    The regulators of eight states in the Northeast region have committed to a uniform medication and drug testing program in a move supporters believe is a step toward uniform regulation of medication and drug testing.

  • Racing

    The American Racehorse

    Racing consultant Earl Ola talks about the relationship between conditioning and exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhaging (EIPH), also known as bleeding

  • CHRB Files Complaint Against Flores

    The California Horse Racing Board has filed a complaint against apprentice jockey Eswan Flores, contending he tested positive for cocaine, according to a statement released by the regulatory agency.

  • I'll Have Another

    Haskin's Preakness Recap: Purple Reign

    The ominous shroud that has engulfed Thoroughbred racing recently is starting to lift, at least temporarily, thanks to the heroics of a golden chestnut colt named I'll Have Another...

  • The Jockey Club Supports RCI Medication Plan

    Ogden Mills Phipps, the chairman of The Jockey Club, said April 11 the organization supports the recent Association of Racing Commissioners International initiative to formulate a plan that would eliminate race day medication

  • Larry Jones

    Jones Appeals Clenbuterol Suspension

    Trainer Larry Jones has appealed a seven-day suspension and $500 fine levied by the stewards at Delaware Park in connection with the highly-publicized case in which the horse Stones River tested positive for the prohibited substance Clenbuterol.

  • Maggi Moss

    Owner Moss to Defend Trainer Asmussen

    Prominent horse owner Maggi Moss will end her 1 1/2-year sabbatical from practicing law to defend leading trainer Steve Asmussen in a Texas case after one of his horses tested positive for a prohibited substance.

  • Steve Asmussen

    Asmussen Has Drug Positive

    Steve Asmussen has been notified of a drug overage, Daily Racing Form reported June 25.

  • French Jockey Banned in Singapore

    Olivier Doleuze was ruled out of Singapore's biggest day of the year May 17 when a urine sample given by the French jockey taken at Happy Valley May 14 turned up positive to an unspecified prohibited substance.

  • CHRB Issues Steroid Advisory

    The California Horse Racing Board has issued an advisory to explain the changing regulatory scheme of anabolic steroids.

  • Alex Waldrop testifying before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection on Feb 27.

    Waldrop Defends Testing Policies

    A congressional subcommittee was told Feb. 27 that while testing for drugs in horse racing isn't perfect, the current model is both effective and ever-improving.

  • Congressman Ed Whitfield

    Congressman Criticizes Drug Policy

    U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky opened a Feb. 27 congressional hearing on the use of steroids in sports by claiming leaders of horse racing have repeatedly failed on promises to self-regulate medication issues.

  • Commission May Appeal Drug Ruling

    After the Louisiana Senate Commerce Committee struck down the Louisiana State Racing Commission's adoption of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium model rules for medication Feb. 11, the commission is yet to decide its next move.

  • Out-of-Competition Tests Negative on BC Horses

    The random out-of-competition testing of Breeders' Cup World Championships participants for Epogen (EPO) and total carbon dioxide (TCO2) have all returned negative, officials announced Oct. 24.

  • Dr. Rick Arthur, equine medical director for the California Horse Racing Board.

    Regulation of Steroids to be Recommended

    Members of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium are expected to recommend regulation of anabolic steroids in racehorses, but the timetable for the regulations remains up in the air.