Drug Testing

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Swedish Horses Exempt from Pre-Race Testing in Britain

May 16, 2015

International horses--except those from Ireland, France, Germany, and Sweden--must be sampled before racing in Britain.... Read More

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New Paradigm for Racing Drug Violations Being Developed

May 13, 2015

Officials seek comment on draft language that would impose a 10-year ban on those guilty of "egregious violations."... Read More

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Security, Pre-Race Procedures for Preakness Horses Announced

May 12, 2015

The Preakness Stakes will take place May 16 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.... Read More

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Racing NSW Secures State-of-the-Art Drug Detection Equipment

May 12, 2015

The new equipment can screen for more than 8,000 different types of drugs.... Read More

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Veterinarians Plead Guilty to Horse Doping Charges

April 16, 2015

Four veterinarians pleaded guilty to administering drugs to Thoroughbred racehorses within 24 hours of races.... Read More

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RMTC Approves GABA Threshold

April 15, 2015

The group approved a uniform testing threshold of 110 parts per billion in blood for the amino acid GABA.... Read More

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Ohio Racing Stakeholders Discuss Medication Rules, Cobalt

April 02, 2015

The group discussed model medication rules, testing procedures, and cobalt thresholds at a recent meeting.... Read More

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Veterinarians Charged With Drugging Racehorses

March 30, 2015

Four vets are facing criminal charges for allegedly administering drugs to Thoroughbreds within 24 hours of races.... Read More

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RMTC Board Approves Cobalt Threshold

March 27, 2015

The cobalt threshold will be submitted to the RCI for consideration as a model rule at its April meeting. ... Read More

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Updated Security Protocols for Blue Grass Stakes Horses

March 26, 2015

Measures include out-of-competition drug testing, increased security, monitoring veterinary records, and more.... Read More

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Enhanced Security Protocols for High-Profile New York Races

March 25, 2015

Protocols will include out-of-competition drug testing, heightened security, publicized veterinary records, and more.... Read More

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Ontario to Work on Out-of-Competition Cobalt Testing

March 23, 2015

The Ontario Racing Commission will work with the racing industry to develop a practical approach to cobalt testing.... Read More

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Jockey Club Offers Grants for Out-of-Competition Testing

March 18, 2015

The Jockey Club budgeted $250,000 for out-of-competition testing for tracks hosting graded stakes races in 2015.... Read More

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Indiana Announces Equine Drug Testing Program for 2015

March 12, 2015

The program includes a new primary testing lab, an audit lab, expanded out-of-competition testing, and cobalt testing.... Read More

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WADA Director General to Address Racing Conference Attendees

March 11, 2015

David Howman will discuss the organization's efforts in bringing international consistency to anti-doping policies.... Read More

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New Mexico Bill Targets Drug Testing Sample Handling

March 10, 2015

The legislation would require the New Mexico Racing Commission to establish rules for handling drug testing specimens.... Read More

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Cobalt Use in Racehorses

March 09, 2015

Regulators are paying close attention to this seemingly innocuous trace mineral found in B vitamins. Find out why.... Read More

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Florida Senate to Discuss Uniform Racehorse Medication Bill

February 15, 2015

Legislation governing equine medication policy is scheduled to be heard Feb. 18.... Read More

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Anabolic Steroids Still an Issue in U.S. Horse Racing

February 13, 2015

A number of samples from Thoroughbred racehorses recently came back positive for anabolic steroids.... Read More

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OBS Adopting Model Medication Rules

February 13, 2015

The sales company will begin implementing guidelines for controlled therapeutic medications this spring.... Read More

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RCI: Same Mission, New Approach on Medication

February 10, 2015

The RCI intends to take the lead role in gathering the information needed to set racehorse medication policies.... Read More

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RCI Has New Take on Out-of-Competition Tests

February 09, 2015

A new approach could not only target blood- and gene-doping, but also help identify horses at risk of injury.... Read More

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Stewards: Australian Yearling Not Positive for Steroids

February 06, 2015

The colt's bloodwork showed the presence of altrenogest, a product typically used to regulate mares' estrous cycles.... Read More

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British Racehorse Steroid Policy Has U.S. Ramifications

February 04, 2015

The policy says racehorses must not be given anabolic steroids. Positive tests will result in a 12-month training ban.... Read More

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Maryland Thoroughbred Trainers Cited for Compounded Drug Use

February 02, 2015

Three trainers received suspensions and fines in conjunction with positive stanozolol tests.... Read More