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  • Chris Wittstruck receives the Stan Bergstein Writing Award from Team Valor CEO Barry Irwin, left, and media director Jeff Lowe.

    Wittstruck Recipient of Bergstein Award

    Chris Wittstruck, a columnist for the United States Trotting Association website, was presented with Team Valor International's Stan Bergstein Writing Award the evening of Nov. 12 at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington.

  • Research: Can Cobalt Enhance Performance?

    A new study funded by the USTA is designed to determine whether the naturally occurring mineral cobalt, when administered in larger, regular doses, has blood-doping qualities and could enhance performance.

  • Tom Durkin

    Durkin to Hold Race Caller Workshop

    Tom Durkin, one of Thoroughbred racing's great race callers, will conduct a one-day workshop on how to call a horse race on Sunday, June 7, at the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y.

  • 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.

  • Multi-Breed Drug Uniformity No Easy Task

    Amid another call for separate medication rules for Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds, the Ohio State Racing Commission has indicated it's not prepared to adopt a uniform national drug policy.

  • RMTC Position Papers Uphold Thresholds

    A pair of position papers released by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium find no physiologic difference in various racing breeds to justify changes to its regulatory thresholds for clenbuterol and corticosteroids.

  • USTA Creates Medication Advisory Committee

    The United States Trotting Association, which in late September dropped out of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium and rejected model medication rules approved by RCI, has created its own drug advisory committee.

  • Foreman: Drug Uniformity Won't Be Sidetracked

    A major proponent for national uniform medication rules said Sept. 26 the move by the United States Trotting Association to drop out of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium won't derail the effort.

  • USTA Says No to Model Rules, Leaves RMTC

    The United States Trotting Association, citing differences in breeds, said Sept. 26 it has ended its membership in the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium and has rejected the proposed national model drug rules.

  • Committee Will Examine Gural Slots Proposal

    The United States Trotting Association has formed a committee to examine a proposal to use a small percentage of gaming revenue to support marketing and enhanced equine drug testing, but stopped short of endorsing the plan.

  • Gural: Use Slots Money for Testing, Marketing

    A proposal floated by Jeff Gural, who leases Meadowlands and operates two racetrack casinos in upstate New York, to use a percentage of gaming revenue for other pro-racing programs has support among USTA members.

  • Medication Consortium Gets $300,000 in Contributions

    The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium received $100,000 contributions from the New York Racing Association and the United States Trotting Association, and $50,000 contributions from the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and the Hambletonian Society, the organization announced July 26.

  • Drug Consortium Gets Boost From Hambo Society

    Members of the Hambletonian Society said they've made personal and collective commitments to raise $100,000 for the continued funding of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium. The decision was made at the July meeting of the society, which has been involved with the RMTC since last year.

  • NTRA Purchasing, Harness Group Close to Deal

    NTRA Purchasing, which has reached out to equine organizations outside the Thoroughbred industry, is close to signing up the United States Trotting Association, which has more than 25,000 individual members and 45 member racetracks.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    One Head Better Than Two

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- As racing's fractured regulators hold their annual meetings 3,000 miles apart, the time has come for leadership to replace politics in the regulatory arena.

  • Courts May Settle Artificial Insemination Debate

    Thoroughbred breeders who are happy with the industry's staunch opposition to artificial insemination and embryo transfer should not get too comfortable. Pending legal action against the AQHA and The Jockey Club have the potential to wrest from breed registries control over their own rules.

  • USTA Approves Canadian Currency Conversion

    After years of debate, the United States Trotting Association will convert Canadian earnings by American-based horses to U.S. dollars effective Jan. 1, 2002. Meanwhile, the Thoroughbred industry continues to haggle over the issue.