Drug Testing


CHRB Sudden Horse Death Report Released

November 22, 2013

The report concluded the cluster of sudden deaths from Bob Baffert's barn had no single, identifiable cause.... Read More


NTRA Shows Support for Racing Industry Reforms

November 21, 2013

In a letter the NTRA outlines progress in the national reform effort to enhance racing's safety and integrity.... Read More


Speakers Selected for Congressional Horse Racing Hearing

November 19, 2013

A diverse group of speakers will gather to discuss integrity and safety in a hearing scheduled for Nov. 21. ... Read More


Slow Go on Mid-Atlantic Drug Reform in Kentucky

November 16, 2013

Kentucky has begun initial consideration of the reforms through its Equine Drug Research Council.... Read More


Texas Compounder Draws Horse Racing Industry Scrutiny

November 15, 2013

Several compounding pharmacies are under scrutiny from horse racing regulators.... Read More


Racehorse Medication, Testing Reforms Gain Support

November 11, 2013

The effort to adopt uniform national reforms continues to gain support, the NTRA reports. ... Read More


Werth Suspended after Cimetidine Positive

November 10, 2013

Dressage rider Isabell Werth received a six-month suspension after her horse tested positive for cimetidine.... Read More


USTA Creates Medication Advisory Committee

November 08, 2013

The United States Trotting Association (USTA) has created its own Medication Advisory Committee. ... Read More


N.Y. Racing Regulators to Consider Standard Drug Thresholds

November 05, 2013

Regulators are poised to enact new thresholds for 24 drugs and propose rules to regulate shock wave therapy. ... Read More


Breeders' Cup Drug Tests Come Back Clean

November 05, 2013

All urine and blood samples collected from Breeders' Cup horses tested negative for prohibited substances.... Read More


Breeders' Cup: No Expense Spared on Integrity

November 01, 2013

Breeders' Cup believes it is prepared in the areas of horse safety and security for the World Championships.... Read More


2014 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 25, 2013

The events will feature lectures on university programs, equine reproduction, and horse management issues. ... Read More


Massachusetts Adopts Uniform Racehorse Drug Regulations

October 21, 2013

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously to adopt uniform medication and drug-testing rules. ... Read More


RMTC Identified Substances Taken from Trainer's Barn

October 18, 2013

The RMTC Tactical Research Program and HFL Sport Science identified dichloracetic acid and tadalafil.... Read More


Badminton, Burghley Winner Produces Positive Drug Test

October 15, 2013

Traces of the tranquilizer drug reserpine were found in a blood sample from Clifton Promise.... Read More


Horse Racing Authorities Endorse Steroid Ban

October 10, 2013

The IFHA has taken the stand that anabolic steroids should be not be permitted in or out of competition. ... Read More


Commentary: Rebels and Reformers

October 09, 2013

Eric Mitchell shares his thoughts on the U.S. Trotting Association's recent exit from the RMTC. ... Read More


Racetracks, Industry Groups Push for Model Drug Rules

October 03, 2013

More than 50 tracks and organizations signed a letter supporting the model rules and drug-testing reform. ... Read More


Changes to 2014 FEI Prohibited Substances List Approved

October 02, 2013

The changes to the FEI's prohibited substances list will take effect Jan. 1, 2014... Read More


Foreman: Drug Uniformity Won't Be Sidetracked

September 27, 2013

A uniform medication rule proponent says the USTA's move to drop out of the RMTC won't derail the effort. ... Read More


USTA Says No to Model Rules, Leaves RMTC

September 26, 2013

The United States Trotting Association (USTA), citing breed differences, ended its membership in the RMTC.... Read More


Virginia Racing Commission Adopts Model Drug Rules

September 25, 2013

The rules set uniform thresholds for 24 controlled therapeutic medications. ... Read More


RMTC Recommends Stanozolol Prohibition

September 20, 2013

The recommendation would mean the anabolic steroids would not be permitted in a horse's system on race day.... Read More


Enhanced Security for Jockey Club Gold Cup

September 20, 2013

Horses competing in the race will be subject to early out-of-competition blood testing for banned substances.... Read More


Maryland Adopts Uniform Racehorse Medication Policy

September 18, 2013

Officials adopted uniform medication and drug-testing rules as part of a push in the Mid-Atlantic region. ... Read More