Keyword: EPO

  • Breeders' Cup Revises Medication Policy

    The Breeders' Cup has revised its "Convicted Trainer Rule" and will impose a minimum one-year suspension from the World Championships on any trainer with a Class 2, Category A, violation during the preceding 12 months.

  • KHRC Pledges to Consider Input on Testing

    Kentucky Horse Racing Commission officials acknowledged concerns about aspects of the proposed out-of-competition testing of racehorses and pledged Aug. 25 to consider the input before the regulations are approved.

  • Trainer Bruce Levine

    EPO Tests for Levine Horses at Monmouth

    Bruce Levine, the leading trainer at Monmouth Park, had his entire stable of 41 horses tested for erythropoietin, commonly known as EPO, by a New Jersey state veterinarian who made a surprise visit to Levine's Monmouth barn June 24 at the request of the New Jersey Racing Commission.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Breeders' Cup Board Discusses Out of Competition EPO Testing

    Members of the Breeders' Cup Members and Trustees and the Board of Directors discussed a proposal before the state of New Jersey, home to Monmouth Park, site of the 2007 Breeders' Cup World Championships, to conduct out of competition testing for erythropoietin (EPO).

  • Derby Horses Tested for EPO

    The 20 starters for the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) were tested for the performance-enhancing drug erythropoietin (EPO) May 2.

  • Pennsy Lab Develops Definitive Blood-Doping Test

    A Pennsylvania laboratory is the first to employ a definitive test for erythropoietin--the blood-doping agent commonly known as EPO--and the test resulted in the suspension and fining of a trainer of Standardbreds in Ontario, Canada.

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

    The Big Chill

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - Human sports and racing have faced the same challenge: the cheaters are ahead of the labs.

  • Louisiana Considers Rule to Ban Use of EPO

    The Louisiana State Racing Commission's medication committee has asked the full commission to ban the use and possession of human recombinant erythropoietin (EPO) and darbepoietin, as well as consider measures aimed at random pre-race testing for total dissolved carbon dioxide, more commonly known as "milkshaking."

  • Indiana to Study Impact of Kentucky Signal on State

    The Indiana Horse Racing Commission April 21 called for an economic impact study on the impact of having--or not having--Kentucky signals available at the state's racetracks and off-track betting parlors.

  • Arizona Tightens Medication Rules

    The Arizona Department of Racing approved a pilot program for equine "milkshake" testing and increased the number of ELISA tests to 25 from 15.

  • Delaware Testing for Blood-Doping Antibodies

    The racing commissions that govern Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing in Delaware have been testing for erythropoietin antibodies since June 1, and in the future may implement rules to penalize horses that test positive.

  • EPO Testing to Begin in New York Nov. 1

    Testing of post race samples for erythropoietin and darbepoietin antibodies will begin Nov. 1 in New York under an emergency rule approved Oct. 21 by the state's Racing and Wagering Board.

  • New York to Test for EPO Antibodies Beginning Nov. 1

    New York regulators Oct. 21 gave final approval to a new rule authorizing the testing of post-race samples for performance-enhancing erythropoetin antibodies. The New York Racing and Wagering Board said the testing would begin Nov. 1, which would make New York the first state to require the test.

  • Report: EPO Antibodies Found in Texas Horses

    Two horses that raced at Lone Star Park April 13 tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO) antibodies, which brings the total number of horses to test positive in Texas this year to eight.

  • Drug Raid at Randwick Produces Zero Positives

    The largest out-of-competition drug-testing raid in Australian history Monday at Randwick racecourse produced no positive tests. The practice was introduced in Australia last October.

  • Suspend the Horses

    <i>By Gary West</i> -- Positive tests detecting the presence of EPO antibodies in horses pose an integrity problem for racing that is far graver than the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 scam.

  • Without Definitive Test, Battling EPO Use Big Challenge

    Officials said the classification of erythropoeitin -- the blood-doping agent commonly known as EPO -- as a prohibited practice has curbed its use in some jurisdictions but a definitive test for the substance is a must if any regulation is to have teeth.

  • Fighting EPO Use Proving a Tough Fight

    Though testing for the blood-doping agent erythropoietin (EPO) remains in its infant stages, a view into the prevalence of the drug on North America's backstretches is beginning to come into focus.

  • Report: EPO Antibodies Found in Louisiana Horses

    Antibodies for the blood-doping agent erythropoietin (EPO) have been detected in 12 horses in Louisiana over the past month, the state's racing laboratory confirmed on Monday.

  • Report: EPO Antibodies Found in Texas Horses

    Antibodies for erythropoeitin, a blood-doping substance commonly known as EPO, were found in six racehorses at Sam Houston Race Park, the Dallas <i>Morning News</i> reported Feb. 18.

  • Kentucky OKs Study of Out-of-Competition Testing

    The Kentucky Racing Commission has decided to form a committee to explore the testing of horses on days they're not scheduled to race. The decision stems from an earlier classification of erythropoeitin and the process of blood-doping as a prohibited practice.

  • California Joins Growing List of States to Ban EPO

    Erythropoietin (EPO), a human medication designed to increase the concentration of red blood cells that is rumored to be in use on racehorses, has been added to the list of prohibited veterinary substances on racing premises by the California Horse Racing Board.

  • Is Magna Target in Fairplex Dates Plan Gunfire?

    The Los Angeles County Fair's desire to move its September racing meet to Santa Anita Park has become a referendum on Magna Entertainment Corp.'s control of California racing dates.

  • Olympian Task

    <i> By Barry Irwin </i> -- If you want to know which illegal drugs might appear next in horse racing, consider that every drug which has found its way into horse racing was first used in track and field or cycling.

  • Report: Test for EPO in Horses Developed

    The New South Wales Racing Laboratory has developed a test to detect the drug erythropoietin, commonly known as EPO, in racehorses, according to release on the Racing New South Wales Web site. The medication is considered a performance-enhancer.