Drug Testing

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FEI: Two Horses Test Positive for Banned Substances

November 18, 2017

An endurance horse and a jumping horse tested positive for ractopamine and o-desmethyltramadol, respectively.... Read More

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Getting Ahead of Gene Doping in Racehorses

November 09, 2017

Gene doping's effects, good or bad, remain unclear. It might not affect performance and could have serious side effects.... Read More

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All 2017 Breeders' Cup Drug Tests Clean

November 08, 2017

The out-of-competition tests from all horses preparing for the Breeders' Cup were clear, as well.... Read More

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IFHA Reaffirms Anti-Doping Commitment

November 03, 2017

The IFHA chairman received authority to work with relevant racing jurisdictions the anti-doping policy's implementation.... Read More

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The Science Behind the Equine 'Biological Passport'

October 30, 2017

Horses' RNA could contain clues about even the sneakiest substance abuse cases, researchers have learned.... Read More

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Equine Genetics Research Center to Open in Australia

October 26, 2017

The center will DNA test all Thoroughbred foals and serve 30 other horse breed societies across Australia. ... Read More

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Settlement Reached Between FEI, Show Jumper Paige Johnson

October 02, 2017

Johnson's horse Luke Skywalker 46 tested positive for the local anesthetic pramoxine in January.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Outlines New Racing Drug, Testing Regulations

September 27, 2017

Officials say the new regulations are strengthening the integrity of the state's horse racing industry.... Read More

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FEI Issues Decisions on Endurance Prohibited Substance Cases

September 26, 2017

Three horses tested positive for the banned substance diisopropylamine, a vasodilator.... Read More

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RMTC Approves Illicit Substance Research Funding

August 29, 2017

Two research programs will focus on selective androgen receptor modulators and small doses of EPO-stimulating agents.... Read More

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USEF Announces Effective Date, Process for MPA Reporting

August 22, 2017

As of Sept. 1, equestrians must submit disclosure forms if their horses receive medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA).... Read More

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Study Evaluates Banned, Controlled Substances in Horse Feed

August 15, 2017

While tiny quantities of some substances were found in samples, researchers say it's not necessarily cause for concern.... Read More

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ARCI Updates Model Rules, Will Review Penalty Guidelines

August 14, 2017

Some believe the recommended penalties aren't enough for egregious violations and too harsh for isolated minor offenses.... Read More

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Jockey Club's 2017 Round Table Meeting in the Books

August 14, 2017

Topics covered included the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017, Thoroughbred Safety Committee recommendations, and more.... Read More

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FEI Suspends U.S. Show Jumper Paige Johnson for a Year

August 09, 2017

The FEI also announced that a Belgian show jumping horse has tested positive for a metabolite of the analgesic tramadol.... Read More

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Five IFHA Reference Laboratories Appointed

August 09, 2017

Labs in Australia, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, and the United States earned reference laboratory accreditation.... Read More

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New Technique Tests Horse Urine for 100+ Drugs

July 30, 2017

The automatic test's short run time enables a high throughput with minimal labor requirements, researchers say.... Read More

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USEF Approves Further Investigation Into Depo-Provera Use

July 26, 2017

The board also approved a ban on injectable magnesium sulfate and will assess pergolide use for PPID horses.... Read More

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FEI Issues Decisions on Three Banned Substance Cases

July 11, 2017

The cases involve a Belgian endurance horse, a South African jumper, and a Mexican jumper.... Read More

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FEI: British Reining Horse Tests Positive for Stanozolol

July 10, 2017

Shiners Chic, ridden by Jessica Sternberg tested positive for the anabolic steroid at a CRI3* in Texas, in April.... Read More

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BHA Moving Toward Paperless System With Testing App

June 15, 2017

All post-race drug testing at the upcoming Royal Ascot meet will be recorded using a smartphone app.... Read More

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ARCI Model Regulatory Standards Updated

June 14, 2017

The standards were reviewed and modified at the ARCI's equine welfare and racing integrity conference in April. ... Read More

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Enhanced Security Protocols for 2017 Belmont Stakes Entries

June 06, 2017

Policies include publishing daily vet records of all medications and treatments given to horses leading up to the race.... Read More

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NYSGC Suspends Harness Trainer for Four 'Kratom' Positives

May 31, 2017

Mitragynine, known as Kratom, has performance-enhancing and analgesic effects similar to cocaine and morphine.... Read More

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Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 Introduced

May 26, 2017

Among other points, the new bill would prohibit the use of any substance within 24 hours of a race.... Read More