Keyword: TCO2 testing

  • KHRC Investigating Object Found at Keeneland

    It provided few details, but the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced Oct. 19 it is conducting an investigation into an object found in a test barn at Keeneland the previous day and is seeking the public's assistance.

  • Ohio Eyes Changes in Drug Policy and Testing

    The Ohio State Racing Commission is moving forward to adopt drug-testing threshold levels as part of national model rules, and also indicated it will switch to post-race TCO2 screening and bring Thoroughbreds into the mix.

  • Court Won't Hear Suspended Trainer's Appeal

    In a case that has ramifications for Thoroughbred racing, New York's highest court has refused to hear an appeal by a trainer suspended by state regulators for a pattern of alleged illegal equine drug violations involving horses at Monticello Raceway.

  • RCI Rule Toughens Trainer Suspensions

    The Association of Racing Commissioners International has approved changes to existing model rules that crack down on suspended trainers transferring horses to family members or close associates during their time of suspension, and require trainers to request split samples of TCO2 testing at the original time of testing.

  • CHRB Committee Examines TCO2 Strategy

    Testing for bicarbonate levels has nearly eliminated the incidence of "milkshaking" Thoroughbred racehorses in California, leading officials to consider alternatives to testing every horse that is entered at the state's tracks.

  • New York Rules Target Betting, 'Milkshakes'

    New York racing regulators July 31 adopted a series of new rules, including more restrictive prohibitions on betting by racetrack mutuel tellers and final action on a provision to combat "milkshaking" of horses.

  • Six-Time Tampa Champ Suspended for 'Milkshakes'

    Trainer Don Rice, who has topped the Tampa Bay Downs trainer standings six times, has been suspended 30 days and denied access to the grounds of the Florida racetrack for the same period because two of his horses tested positive for "milkshakes" in the past week.

  • CHRB to Assume Bicarbonate Testing

    The California Horse Racing Board takes over testing for bicarbonate levels in racehorses Oct. 19, meaning that, in addition to an ongoing detention barn program for offenders, licensees whose horses exceed allowed levels for alkalizing substances face automatic purse forfeiture as well as possible fines and suspensions.

  • Schwarzenegger Signs TCO2 Testing Bill

    A bill that requires the California Horse Racing Board to enact rules for testing total carbon dioxide in the bloodstream of racehorses has been signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

  • Hoosier Park Opens Saturday With Full Fields

    Hoosier Park is set to open its 60-day Thoroughbred meeting Saturday and if entries for the opening weekend are any indication, the Anderson oval could have a strong meet. A total of 14 races are carded for opening night, with 10 of the 11 Thoroughbred events attracting full fields.

  • Keeneland Outlines Protocol for 'Shake' Tests

    Officials outlined the protocol for "milkshake" tests at Keeneland during an informational meeting April 6, and also told horsemen to be aware that some feed and supplements could help trigger a higher-than-normal TCO2 reading in a horse's blood.