Keyword: National Uniform Medication Program

  • Furosemide, often referred to as Lasix, is a source of controversy for CHRB medication issues

    CHRB Again Approves Third-Party Lasix Administration

    A nearly five-year process to implement the third-party administration of race-day furosemide (commonly known as Lasix) in California could be nearing an end after the California Horse Racing Board approved a proposal to approve the process April 6.

  • medications prepared and laid out

    Jockey Club Opposes Multiple Violator Changes

    The Jockey Club plans to actively oppose changes to the current multiple medication violation penalty system currently on the agenda for the Association of Racing Commissioners International Model Rules Committee Dec. 8 in Tucson, Ariz.

  • Ramon Preciado

    Court Order Has Preciado Racing Again at Parx

    While Pennsylvania gets its new horse racing regulator in place, multiple graded stakes-winning trainer Ramon Preciado, who is accused of six clenbuterol positives in April and May at Parx Racing, continues to win races.

  • Alan Foreman

    Adoption of Penalty System Considered Key

    Of the four parts of the National Uniform Medication Program, the multiple medication violation penalty system has been adopted by the lowest number of jurisdictions. But one official April 11 said he expects that to change.

  • AQHA Suspends Penalty System Pending Review

    The American Quarter Horse Association said it remains committed to addressing misuse of medication in racing but a need for more resources has led it to suspend use of its multiple medication violation system pending review.

  • RMTC Board Changes Three Drug Thresholds

    The board voted to revise thresholds for three medications on the list of controlled therapeutic substances, and recommended expanding an out-of-competition testing program that would include a list of prohibited substances.

  • Alex Waldrop

    Waldrop Q&A: Safety and Integrity Alliance

    In an Aug. 29 Blood-Horse magazine story, National Thoroughbred Racing Association president Alex Waldrop and other industry leaders assessed the work of the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.

  • NTRA chief executive officer Alex Waldrop

    NTRA's Waldrop Talks Legislation at Del Mar

    National Thoroughbred Racing Association officials reinforced the organization's impartial position on potential federal drug oversight in a legislative briefing with horsemen, owners, and horseplayers at Del Mar Aug. 21.

  • CHRB Delays Any Action on Third-Party Lasix

    A three-year effort to employ third-party administration of the race-day medication furosemide in California was delayed significantly at a California Horse Racing Board meeting Aug. 20 at Del Mar.

  • Gov. Steve Beshear

    USADA Oversight Gets Push at Round Table

    State-by-state efforts to bring about uniformity in medication policies and drug testing aren't sufficient to move the Thoroughbred industry forward speakers said Aug. 9 at The Jockey Club Round Table conference.

  • 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.

  • Horse Fails Drug Tests in Consecutive Starts

    F and F Stable's Best Play failed drug tests in back-to-back starts for trainer Luis Miranda in late 2014 and early 2015, a circumstance New York's state steward said he can't recall ever previously happening.

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

    Same Mission, New Approach on Medication

    Though the Association of Racing Commissioners International remains a member of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, it intends to take the lead role in gathering the information needed to set medication policies.

  • Survey: Drug Testing System Has Serious Flaws

    Research commissioned by The Jockey Club shows that, though the Thoroughbred industry has made progress in the area of uniform medication and testing standards, a state-by-state approach is at best problematic.

  • Arkansas Adopts Uniform Medication Rules

    The Arkansas Racing Commission approved the entire program Sept. 11. Once implemented, Arkansas will become the sixth state to fully administer the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium's National Uniform Medication rules.

  • Ogden Mills Phipps at the Jockey Club Round Table Conference.

    Jockey Club to Explore Federal Rules on Drugs

    The Jockey Club Aug. 10 acknowledged progress on the effort to adopt uniform medication and drug-testing rules on a state-by-state basis, but also said it will advocate on the federal level for assistance.

  • WV Panel OKs Penalty System, Drug Thresholds

    The West Virginia Racing Commission May 20 signed off on several new regulations, including one that will allow the state to participate in the multiple medication violation penalty system that is part national model rules.

  • Indiana Adopts Model Rules; Group Has Doubts

    The Indiana Horse Racing Commission April 30 adopted the Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule and multiple medication violation penalty system, but a watchdog organization said it's premature to call it uniformity.