Keyword: medication

  • New Federal Drug Legislation Introduced

    A U.S. Senator and four members of the House of Representatives have introduced the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2013 to regulate/prohibit substances, methods, and treatments that may be used in racing.

  • Call Issued for Major Changes in Drug Policy

    Federal intervention is the only way horse racing can resolve issues surrounding equine medication use, drug testing, and sufficient investigatory programs, said an attorney, also a Kentucky racing commissioner, May 2.

  • Steroid Use Called 'Deliberate Flouting'

    The British Horseracing Authority, in a recap of a hearing into trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni's admitted use of anabolic steroids in some of his racehorses, called it a "deliberate flouting" of the rules of racing.

  • Gemologist won the 2012 Wood Memorial

    Security Enhanced for Wood and SA Derby

    Horses competing in the April 6 Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack and the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) at Santa Anita park will be monitored beginning April 3 as part of enhanced security measures.

  • Use of Calming Agent in Racehorses Examined

    The horse racing industry is taking a closer look at a relaxant that produces optimum results when administered within a few hours of a race. The prevalence of GABA, a supplement, is open to speculation.

  • 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.

  • WV Issues Support for Uniform Medication Plan

    The West Virginia Racing Commission Feb. 26 approved a resolution agreeing in principle with the effort to bring uniform medication, penalty, and testing rules to racing jurisdictions in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

  • Salix

    National HBPA to Breeders' Cup: Keep Salix

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association Medication Committee voted Feb. 23 to endorse the use of race-day furosemide, also called Salix or Lasix, at this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • THA chairman Alan Foreman

    MD Leading Mid-Atlantic Uniform Drug Reform

    The Maryland Racing Commission voted Feb. 19 to adopt a uniform equine medication, penalty, and testing program proposed for Thoroughbred and Standardbred racetracks throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

  • Salix

    Group: Salix Effective in Treating EIPH

    A group of scientists met with representatives of the Thoroughbred Owners of California Jan. 18 to discuss exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhaging and later issued a joint statement supporting use of furosemide.

  • Integrity Push Continues Despite Obstacles

    Racing jurisdictions and racetracks are making some headway on tightening the screws on integrity in the sport, though one official Dec. 6 described it as a "minefield" due to legal issues and court fights.

  • Stanley Bergstein Award

    Writing Award Prize Benefits RMTC

    The $25,000 prize intended for three New York Times writers will instead benefit drug testing programs. The newspaper's editorial ethics policy prohibits the writers from accepting the award.

  • Salix also known as Lasix.

    Trainer Panel Tackles Controversial Topics

    The use of racehorse medications and importance of owner education were among the topics discussed among trainers Kellyn Gorder, Tom Proctor, and Phil Sims at the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit at Keeneland.

  • NY Regulators Adopt Safety Recommendations

    Prodded by a rash of equine deaths at Aqueduct Racetrack last winter, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board Oct. 11 imposed what officials promised will be the first round of rules intended to make for safer racing.

  • NY Set to Act on Task Force Findings

    New York racing officials are set to begin implementing new rules based on recommendations by a recent industry task force report to increase safety conditions for horses and jockeys.

  • Racing

    The American Racehorse

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

  • Aqueduct Racetrack

    Report: Deficiencies Had Role in Horse Deaths

    A task force has determined the spate of fatal racehorse breakdowns at Aqueduct Racetrack this past winter was primarily the result of structural deficiencies in rules and regulations employed by NYRA and racing regulators.

  • Following Up on the Pledge

    Nearly two months have passed since a coalition of more than 60 owners launched an experiment into Salix-free racing, pledging to run their 2-year-olds without the controversial anti-bleeder medication

  • Kentucky HBPA 'Disappointed' With Override

    The Kentucky HBPA said Aug. 31 it is "frustrated and extremely disappointed" with the decision by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to override a vote by a legislative committee that found new equine medical rules deficient.

  • Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear

    Governor Implements New KY Drug Regulations

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear Aug. 30 said regulations designed to reform some aspects of the state's equine medication policy will be implemented despite action by a legislative committee that found them deficient.

  • Salix

    Groups Critical of KY Medication Rules Vote

    Two national organizations said Aug. 28 they find it "troubling" factions in Kentucky horse racing are opposing medication regulations proposed by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission but shot down by a legislative committee.

  • Salix (furosemide)

    WV Sets Salix Meeting; Updated Rules Filed

    The West Virginia Racing Commission has officially scheduled a meeting for Sept. 17 to take comments from industry representatives on the use of furosemide, also known as Salix or Lasix, on race day.

  • Jockey Club president and chief operating officer James Gagliano speaks at the Jockey Club Round Table.

    Jockey Club: Marketing Relies on Integrity

    The Jockey Club intends to continue with its efforts to market Thoroughbred racing and develop new patrons, but the organization's leader said Aug. 12 those efforts must go hand in hand with medication and penalty reforms.

  • Trainer Dallas Stewart (left) and West Point Thoroughbreds president Terry Finley speak at the ownership seminar.

    Owner-Trainer Relationship Topic at Seminar

    There may be plenty of data out there on trainer performance, but for owners, selecting a conditioner involves much more than numbers, according to an owner and trainer that have worked together for about 15 years.