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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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RCI Releases State-by-State Drug Test Results

August 08, 2014

U.S. regulators sent 340,932 samples for testing last year, and 99.65% of those samples had no violation. ... Read More

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FEI Tribunal Clears Paget in Doping Scandal

August 07, 2014

The tribunal said Jock Paget's horse tested positive for reserpine after consuming a contaminated supplement.... Read More

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Racing Regulators Examine Cobalt Studies

August 05, 2014

Regulators are considering the study results before making a formal regulatory testing limit recommendation.... Read More

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Churchill Downs Commits Money to RMTC

August 02, 2014

The group becomes the 24th racetrack entity to contribute to the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium.... Read More

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Apply with Caution: Is Your Topical Treatment Show-Safe?

August 01, 2014

Some topicals contain illegal substances that could result in a medication disqualification at your next show.... Read More

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RCI to Consider Horses-in-Training Rules

July 29, 2014

The rules would govern racehorses in training in an attempt to identify whether they are at risk for injury.... Read More

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Delaware, Lab Work to Improve Racehorse Drug Test Turnaround

July 23, 2014

Delaware's racing commission is working with a Kentucky lab to facilitate quicker equine drug test turnaround.... Read More

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Queen's Racehorse Tests Positive for Morphine

July 23, 2014

Estimate, the 2013 Ascot Gold Cup winner belonging to Queen Elizabeth II, has tested positive for morphine.... Read More

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Britain Investigating Positive Morphine Tests in Racehorses

July 18, 2014

Five horses under the care of various trainers tested positive for morphine in their 'A' samples.... Read More

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Kind, Mays Promoted in TVMDL Drug Testing Laboratory

July 17, 2014

The TVMDL provides drug-testing services to the pari-mutuel horse and greyhound racing industries.... Read More

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Uniform Racehorse Drug Program Picking Up Support

July 10, 2014

Multiple jurisdictions have adopted all or parts of the program, with more expected to be on board soon.... Read More

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Why Are American Thoroughbreds Racing Less Frequently?

July 09, 2014

Panelists discussed if equine fragility, medications, and economics could result in fewer race starts.... Read More