Drug Testing

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RCI Chief: Horse Racing Industry Must Get Its Act Together

April 09, 2014

The RCI president said participants' refusal to take responsibility for actions threatens racing's future.... Read More

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Horse Racing Industry Told to Drop Hammer to Force Reforms

April 08, 2014

Regulators and industry officials were told to use existing tools to push a uniform medication program. ... Read More

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New NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance Code Available

April 07, 2014

The NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance's 2014 Code of Standards is now available for public comment.... Read More

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Commentary: Horse Racing Medication Reform

April 06, 2014

Eric Mitchell, editor-in-chief of The Blood-Horse, shares his thoughts on medication reform.... Read More

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RCI Chair Pushes States to Act on Racehorse Drug Reforms

April 04, 2014

The outgoing chair said it is "vitally important" racing jurisdictions adopt uniform drug rules.... Read More

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PETA Makes Case; Medication Reforms Touted

March 27, 2014

PETA said it will "go away" if racing addresses medication issues. Racing officials say progress is ongoing.... Read More

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Enhanced Security Protocols for Wood Memorial

March 27, 2014

Horses competing in the race will be subject to out-of-competition testing for banned substances, and more.... Read More

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Groups Step Up Call for Model Racehorse Drug Rules

March 24, 2014

Racing groups stepped up their call for swift adoption of national model rules on medication and drug testing.... Read More

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RMTC Amends Therapeutic Medications List

March 19, 2014

The RMTC is working toward the nationwide adoption of uniform medication rules, penalties, and testing.... Read More

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KHRC Drug Tests: Turfway Meet 'Cleanest'

March 17, 2014

Four months of racing at Turfway are the "cleanest" in Kentucky, according to drug-testing result analysis. ... Read More

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Kentucky Horsemen Prepped on New Racehorse Drug Rules

March 14, 2014

Kentucky horsemen received a few tips to avoid headaches when new regulations take effect later in the spring.... Read More

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Gulfstream Park to use Out-of-Competition Testing Grant Fund

March 11, 2014

The fund helps defray qualifying expenses associated with out-of-competition drug testing programs.... Read More

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FEI Clarifies Procedures in Anti-Doping Cases

March 07, 2014

Whether there's been a rule violation can only be determined once the case has been heard by the FEI tribunal.... Read More

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CHRB Begins Cobalt Testing

March 07, 2014

The CHRB is evaluating cobalt levels in racehorses competing in that state and in some necropsy samples.... Read More

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New Mexico Approves Uniform Racehorse Medication Rules

February 24, 2014

New Mexico is the most recent state to have its racing commission approve uniform medication rules.... Read More

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Horse Racing Medication Regulations Reviewed

February 18, 2014

Medication regulations for racehorses are changing. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Truesdail Labs to Handle Maryland Racehorse Drug Tests

February 13, 2014

Truesdail will analyze all urine and blood specimens taken from horses competing at Maryland races.... Read More

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What's in a Test?

February 10, 2014

Diagnostic testing is rarely a one-size-fits-all proposition. Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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When Is Medication Uniformity Not Really Uniformity?

February 03, 2014

Stakeholders are learning how difficult it can be to achieve uniformity, even with basic regulations.... Read More

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Mid-Atlantic States Move Forward With Racehorse Drug Reform

January 31, 2014

Industry stakeholders met Jan. 30 for an update on adoption of uniform medication and drug testing rules.... Read More

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Racehorse Drug Policies Questioned at HBPA Convention

January 27, 2014

Some attendees suggested questionable studies might be the basis for some medication policies.... Read More

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Racehorse Drug Penalty System Next Up in West Virginia

January 22, 2014

Officials will soon consider a penalty system for drug violations that dovetails with uniform model rules.... Read More

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Excessive Cobalt Levels Detected in Meadowlands Racehorses

January 16, 2014

The cobalt was presumably used as a performance-enhancing substance, a statement said. ... Read More

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The Meds Maze

January 13, 2014

Get helpful information for navigating the crowded field of performance-horse medications. ... Read More

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Great Britain Beefs Up Equine Anti-Doping Policy

December 25, 2013

Steroid scandals prompted the British Horseracing Authority to amend its medication control policy.... Read More