Drug Testing

Commentary

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Commentary

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Video

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

Article

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

Commentary

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

Article

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

Article

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

Commentary

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

Racing Regulators Examine Cobalt Studies

August 05, 2014

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