Drug Testing


Law Panelists Note Progress in Racehorse Drug Reform

August 14, 2013

Panelists said public perception is based on biased representation by press and industry organizations.... Read More


Medication Reforms Carry Sense of Urgency

August 13, 2013

The Jockey Club recommended that all U.S. racing jurisdictions pledge to adopt a uniform medication program.... Read More


The Jockey Club to Help Fund Racehorse Drug Testing

August 12, 2013

The Jockey Club will provide funds to some racing jurisdictions to step up out-of-competition drug testing. ... Read More


BHA Investigation into Drug 'Sungate' Concludes

August 08, 2013

The BHA concluded its investigation into "Sungate," a veterinary product which contains an anabolic steroid. ... Read More


RCI Approves Model Rule for Racehorse Drug Penalties

July 31, 2013

RCI voted to approve model rules that create a points system and enhanced penalties for drug violations. ... Read More


RMTC: Confidentiality in Research Necessary

July 26, 2013

An official explains why confidentiality is used when setting medication thresholds and withdrawal times.... Read More


Kentucky Racing Officials: New Drug Policy Is Working

July 25, 2013

Regulatory administration of race-day anti-bleeding medication has provided a clearer picture of drug testing.... Read More


Kentucky Approves 'Rapid Response' Protocol

July 22, 2013

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a "rapid response" protocol to examine emerging illegal drugs.... Read More


RMTC Approves Multiple Violation Penalty Model Rule

July 19, 2013

The model rule represents a plan to provide appropriate penalties for violations of medication regulations.... Read More


What's in Your Horse's Urine Sample?

July 18, 2013

Do you know for sure that your horse would pass a random horse show drug test? ... Read More


Foreman: Racehorse Drug Model Rule a 'Living Document'

July 16, 2013

The regulations are a "living document" that likely will be adjusted based on industry needs, one group says.... Read More


Scientists Question Clenbuterol Regulations for Racehorses

July 15, 2013

Some veterinarians expressed concerns over the proposed clenbuterol withdrawal time and testing levels.... Read More


Stiff Penalties Tied to Drugs 'Purple Pain,' 'TB-500'

July 03, 2013

The drugs, only available through compounding pharmacies, will be high-level violations if used in racing.... Read More


Ohio Horsemen to Pay More for Racehorse Drug Testing

June 28, 2013

Ohio horsemen will pay more to offset the cost of equine drug testing under a resolution adopted June 27. ... Read More


RMTC Accredits First Two Laboratories

June 15, 2013

The RMTC accredited the University of California, Davis, Kenneth L. Maddy Laboratory and HFL Sport Science.... Read More


Hong Kong Racehorse Drug Positives Due to Contaminated Feed

June 13, 2013

Officials determined that zilpaterol found in tests from 12 racehorses originated from contaminated feed.... Read More


Kentucky Protocol Would Target Emerging Drugs

June 13, 2013

The measures would allow the state to take action quickly when faced with emerging illegal substances. ... Read More


Progress Cited on Racehorse Medication Penalty System

June 07, 2013

Plans to implement a points-driven penalty system for equine medication violations are moving forward. ... Read More


Progress of Uniform Racehorse Medication Policy Noted

June 06, 2013

Survey results show the adoption of RCI's uniform medication policy for racing is advancing nationwide.... Read More


Another British Racehorse Trainer to Face Steroid Charges

June 04, 2013

Gerard Butler will be charged for using the drug Sungate, which contains the anabolic steroid stanozolol. ... Read More


USEF to Webcast June 3 Town Hall Meeting

June 03, 2013

The USEF will host a town hall meeting on horse welfare, which will be broadcast live online on June 3. ... Read More


Keeneland Re-accredited by NTRA Safety Alliance

May 29, 2013

Officials recognized Keeneland for numerous best practices, including several impacting racehorse health.... Read More


TOC Commits to Uniform Racehorse Medication Program

May 24, 2013

TOC has committed to implement the Mid-Atlantic Uniform Medication Program beginning in January 2014.... Read More


Enhanced Security Measures for Belmont Stakes Horses

May 22, 2013

Security measures include the submission and publication of veterinary records for Belmont Stakes horses. ... Read More


New Federal Racehorse Drug Legislation Introduced

May 20, 2013

The new legislation would regulate/prohibit substances, methods, and treatments that can be used in racing. ... Read More