Drug Testing


National HBPA to Breeders' Cup: Keep Salix

February 25, 2013

The organization voted to endorse the use of race-day furosemide during this year's Breeders' Cup races.... Read More


RCI Conference to Examine Drug Penalties

February 20, 2013

A tentative agenda includes consideration of new drug penalty structures and more. ... Read More


Pennsylvania Standardbred Racehorse Deaths Probed

February 11, 2013

Authorities are investigating two unrelated incidents occurring 15 minutes apart at The Meadows Racetrack.... Read More


Industry Stakeholders Discuss Racehorse Drug Reform

February 07, 2013

Industry stakeholders met discuss creating uniform equine medication policy between states.... Read More


FEI Continues Equine Doping Crackdown in 2013

February 04, 2013

The FEI Tribunal delivered a record number of equine doping decisions during the first ten months of 2012.... Read More


Jockeys' Guild Supports Racehorse Medication Reform

January 30, 2013

The guild cited improved rider safety when they voted to support racehorse medication reform.... Read More


RMTC Sees Positive Trends in Bute Violations Study

January 28, 2013

A review of violation records reveals that fewer Bute overages are occurring at a lower medication threshold.... Read More


N.Y. Bill: Ban Equine Performance-Enhancing Drugs

January 24, 2013

The legislation calls for a ban on equine performance-enhancing drugs in horse racing in New York.... Read More


Jockey Club Denies Trainers due to Drug Violations

December 27, 2012

Both individuals violated rules involving prohibited or restricted drugs, medications, or substances.... Read More


RMTC Makes Corticosteroid Recommendations

December 21, 2012

Among the recommendations was a prohibition on corticosteroids joint injections within seven days of a race.... Read More


Racehorses Test Positive for Methamphetamine Exposure

December 17, 2012

Officials are investigating how the two Standardbred horses might have been exposed to the drug.... Read More


Horse Racing Medication Reform Takes Major Step

December 14, 2012

Many leaders believe sweeping medication reform could become a reality in early 2013.... Read More


KHRC Staff Outlines New Salix Procedures

December 14, 2012

The changes are designed to prevent mistakes in Salix administration prior to races.... Read More


N.Y. Racing Regulators Amend Medication Rules

December 12, 2012

Racing regulators amended rules on the use of clenbuterol and methylprednisolone acetate in Thoroughbreds.... Read More


Horse Racing Integrity Push Continues Despite Obstacles

December 08, 2012

A panel discussed dealing with drug violators in horse racing and reported progress. ... Read More


Positive Drug Test Changes Results of Major French Horse Race

December 01, 2012

The winner of the Darley Prix Jean Romanet was disqualified after testing positive for an anti-inflammatory.... Read More


RMTC Approves Medication Thresholds, Withdrawal Times

November 16, 2012

The six medications were identified by the AAEP as having therapeutic purposes.... Read More

Dressage horse Jerich Parzival, ridden by Adelinde Cornelissen of the Netherlands, was eliminated from team competition because judges noticed blood in his saliva. The spot where he bit his tongue during his test is shown here.


Welfare Group: FEI 'On the Right Track' in Addressing Welfare Issues

November 09, 2012

A World Horse Welfare representative spoke on the topic at the 2012 FEI General Assembly, held Thursday.... Read More


Breeders' Cup: All Equine Drug Tests Negative

November 06, 2012

Samples were screened for more than 45 anabolic steroids and hundreds of other prohibited drugs.... Read More


Thoroughbred Trainers Criticize Breeders' Cup Salix Ban

November 02, 2012

Furosemide has been banned from this year's Breeders' Cup juvenile races.... Read More


Thoroughbred Trainer Pletcher Not Worried about Salix Ban

October 25, 2012

All Pletcher's 2-year-olds have raced on Salix in all of their starts.... Read More


AQHA Suspends Racing Trainers Following Drug Violations

October 22, 2012

The trainers were recently involved in medication violations in Louisiana and New Mexico. ... Read More


Racehorse Trainer Panel Discusses Controversial Medications

October 17, 2012

Furosemide, clenbuterol, and owner education were among the topics discussed during the Welfare Summit.... Read More


N.Y. Racing Regulators Adopt Safety Recommendations

October 12, 2012

Officials imposed the first round of rules intended to make it safer for racehorses on Oct. 11.... Read More


N.Y. to Act on Racehorse Health, Safety Task Force Findings

October 11, 2012

Officials will implement new rules recommended by a task force report to improve equine safety.... Read More