Keyword: Security

  • Churchill Downs

    KHRC, Churchill Outline Testing, Security

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and Churchill Downs have outlined protocol for medication, drug testing, security, and safety during Kentucky Derby week, including out-of-competition testing and the monitoring of horses.

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    MJC Issues Preakness Security Protocol

    All horses scheduled to compete in the 140th Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course must be on the grounds by noon May 14, according to security and pre-race procedures issued by the MJC.

  • Enhanced Security Needed for All Races

    The three major Triple Crown prep races Saturday, April 4, will feature enhanced security protocols, which on one level is good news, but also serves as reminder of how much more is needed.

  • Enhanced Security for Jockey Club Gold Cup

    The New York State Gaming Commission and NYRA announced Sept. 20 enhanced security measures will be in place for horses competing in the September 28 Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

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    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.

  • KHRC Hires Director of Enforcement

    Patrick Adams has been hired by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to serve as director of enforcement, a position the KHRC said has been vacant for almost two years because of budget woes.

  • KHRC Funding, Staffing Situation Serious

    During a three-hour meeting of the Governor's Task Force on the Future of Horse Racing Sept. 19, the harsh reality of the lack of funding and staffing for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission was brought to light.

  • Official: Industry Security Lacking

    The head of a national organization of regulators told legislators Jan. 4 issues related to pari-mutuel integrity and security need "serious attention," and alleged available resources are being neglected.

  • Medication Consortium Ramps Up Projects, Fund-Raising Plan

    The national Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, which has succeeded in getting most or all of its model rules package for raceday medication and drug testing approved in a majority of jurisdictions, is officially seeking financial commitments from industry stakeholders to support ongoing integrity efforts.

  • RCI to Create Wagering Monitoring Service and Security Database

    The Board of Directors of Racing Commissioners International voted Wednesday to partner with some of the leading technology suppliers for independent monitoring systems to provide a national monitoring service and database for pari-mutuel wagering.

  • Extra Security in Full Force for Breeders' Cup

    In addition to race-day security barns, a special security team is in full swing patrolling the Belmont Park barn area in the days leading up to the Oct. 29 Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Signage at Belmont Park, indicating location of the race-day detention barns.

    Race-Day Security Barns in Effect for Breeders' Cup

    For the first time in Breeders' Cup history, horses entered in all championship races will be required to pass through a race-day detention barn, keeping in step with security measures set up by the New York Racing Association earlier this year.

  • CHRB Seeks Emergency Rule on Surveillance

    The California Horse Racing Board is seeking to enact a rule that would allow for increased surveillance and security at any facility under its jurisdiction. The rule would go into effect by the middle of the upcoming Oak Tree at Santa Anita Park meet.

  • Fermin Says Horse Monitoring Biggest Focus

    The California Horse Racing Board is focusing on increased monitoring of horses shipping in and out of barn areas, executive director Ingrid Fermin told the board's ad hoc security committee during its meeting at Del Mar Aug. 19.

  • Belmont Starters Face New Security Protocol

    Under the new raceday security protocol in effect at Belmont Park, all starters for the 137th Belmont Stakes (gr. I) must be on the Belmont backstretch no later than noon Friday. At that time, security officers will be in place to watch each entrant.

  • Drug Consortium Moves on Violations, 'Milkshakes'

    The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has set a deadline for adoption of recommended uniform medication violations and testing protocol for "milkshakes," which are mixtures of bicarbonate of soda and a liquid force-fed to a racehorse before it competes.

  • National HBPA OKs Paper, Supports Security

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has endorsed a white paper on simulcasting and also heralded its support of industry efforts to police the sport in the wake of federal indictments in New York.

  • Cup, Lone Star Officials Meet on Heightened Security

    Breeders' Cup and Lone Star Park executives met the afternoon of Oct. 29 to discuss plans given the possibility of a heightened terror alert in the United States, but the strategy already was in place, according to an official close to the situation.

  • Texas Agency Ready for First Breeders' Cup

    Plans for enhanced security, drug testing, and licensing by the Texas Racing Commission have been in the making for more than a year in advance of the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Lone Star Park. It's the first time Texas has hosted the Cup.

  • NYRA Tightens Access to Barn Area, Paddock

    The New York Racing Association, which operates Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga, has revised its policy regarding access to the barn and paddock areas.

  • Churchill to Maintain Enhanced Security for Oaks, Derby

    Enhanced security measures used the past two years for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and Kentucky Derby (gr. I) will once again be in effect for this year's runnings, officials for Churchill Downs said Wednesday.

  • Drug Consortium Forms Committee to Tackle Security

    The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has approved policy language on race-day use of Salix and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, as well as environmental contaminants, and also formed a subcommittee to review race-day security practices.

  • Officials: Negative Perception in Racing Must Be Addressed

    The perception of wrongdoing in racing is strong enough that regulators and marketers must not dismiss it, officials said Dec. 11 during a panel discussion titled "The Changing Environment of Regulation" at the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing.