Drug Testing


Breeders' Cup Modifies Convicted Trainer Rule

October 27, 2014

Starting in 2015, convicted trainers won't be able to transfer horses to assistant trainers for Breeders' Cup races.... Read More


Lab: Delays Followed Suspicious Samples Spike

October 27, 2014

Lab officials blame delays on a spike of nearly 100 times the number of suspicious results compared with 2013. ... Read More


TVMDL Drug Testing Lab receives Certification

October 24, 2014

The lab earned Competition Animal Drug Testing Laboratory Accreditation Program certification.... Read More


Racing's Slow Regulatory Process

October 22, 2014

A trainer received sanctions for a June 2013 drug violation in October. A Blood-Horse writer takes a look.... Read More


NYRA Supports Proposed Racehorse Medication Rules

October 20, 2014

The rules establish threshold limits for 24 medications and restrict three corticosteroids to joint injections only. ... Read More


RMTC Notes Uniform Racehorse Medication Program Steps

October 17, 2014

A review says most major racing jurisdictions will have a portion of the program's components in place by year's end.... Read More


Survey: Racehorse Drug Testing System has Serious Flaws

October 15, 2014

While progress has been made in uniform medication and testing standards, a state-by-state approach is problematic.... Read More


Racehorse Drug Testing Delays Mount, States Eye Options

October 15, 2014

A backlog of samples at a respected laboratory has prompted Indiana and Kentucky racing officials to seek other options.... Read More


Trainer O'Neill Facing Suspensions after Drug Violation

October 10, 2014

One of Doug O'Neill's horses tested positive for a drug containing and/or capable of metabolizing into oxazepam.... Read More


Medication Crossroad

October 08, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares his thoughts on racehorse drug testing and penalties for violations.... Read More


Phipps Reissues Call for Drug-Free Horse Racing

October 06, 2014

Dinny Phipps said a centralized regulatory body would facilitate changes necessary to improve the sport's integrity. ... Read More


Research Produces Cobalt Test Recommendation

September 30, 2014

Researchers recommended a cobalt testing threshold of 70 parts per billion, the USTA said Sept. 30.... Read More


Dr. Larry Bramlage: America Must Give Up Furosemide

September 29, 2014

Bramlage said he believes furosemide is beneficial, but shared why he thinks America will eliminate it's race-day use.... Read More


Ruidoso Downs Unveils Integrity and Safety Program

September 23, 2014

The track's chairman says the program is part of the effort to ensure the safety of the sport and its participants.... Read More


Drug Testing in Equine Prepurchase Evaluations

September 19, 2014

Drug screening can offer additional information pertaining to the horse's ability to fit a buyer's needs. ... Read More


RMTC Close to Setting Cobalt Test Threshold

September 19, 2014

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) is expected to agree on a testing threshold at its October meeting.... Read More


NTRA Awaits Consensus on Medication Issue

September 17, 2014

Unless racing reaches a consensus on medication reform, the NTRA doesn't expect Congress to seek federal regulation.... Read More


Equine Pharmacology, Therapeutics, and Toxicology

August 29, 2014

Find out the reasons why competition horses might test positive for certain drugs and substances... Read More


Indiana Hires Second Lab to Handle Backlog

August 27, 2014

A backlog at its primary laboratory has led the Indiana Horse Racing Commission to contract with a second lab.... Read More


Outside the Lines

August 24, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares thoughts on why racing needs to beef up out-of-competition testing.... Read More


RCI Votes to Increase Multiple NSAID Penalties

August 22, 2014

The group voted to increase penalties when multiple non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are found in racehorses.... Read More


Gulfstream Plans Furosemide-Free Races in 2015

August 17, 2014

Gulfstream Park plans to offer such races for 2-year-olds and eventually operate an on-track pharmacy.... Read More


Slow Crawl to Uniformity

August 14, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares thoughts on the path to racehorse medication uniformity.... Read More


USADA Chief: Independent Drug Testing Necessary

August 12, 2014

The USADA's head outlined how the organization could assist the Thoroughbred racing industry.... Read More


Jockey Club to Explore Federal Rules on Racehorse Drugs

August 11, 2014

The Jockey Club cited progress on adopting uniform medication rules, but will advocate for federal assistance.... Read More