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Groups Join Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity

June 29, 2015

The coalition supports national oversight of uniform medication standards in Thoroughbred racing.... Read More

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UK Equine Law Conference Held in April

June 26, 2015

Discussion topics ranged from medications in racing and sport horse fields to equine insurance provisions, and more.... Read More

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Australian Vets Condemn Cobalt Misuse in Racing Industry

June 21, 2015

Equine Veterinarians Australia says cobalt misuse in the horse racing industry is a serious animal welfare issue.... Read More

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Proposed Bill Calls for Federal Anti-Doping Racing Rules

June 17, 2015

Race-day medications for racehorses would be banned and an independent agency would be charged with enforcing rules.... Read More

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Racing Conference Concludes with Medication Reform Messages

June 08, 2015

The Pan American Conference featured a variety of speakers who focused on anti-doping, marketing, and more.... Read More

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Horse Racing Integrity Coalition Formed

June 05, 2015

The group will advocate for uniform medication standards for American Thoroughbred racing.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Announces Safety, Security Initiatives

June 02, 2015

Breeders' Cup has expanded its out-of-competition drug testing program, increased security at barns, and more.... Read More

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Ohio Racing Regulators Discuss 2014 Drug Test Results

May 22, 2015

In 2014 racehorses in Ohio produced 112 positive drug tests, most of them for flunixin meglumine or phenylbutazone.... Read More

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IHRC Moves Equine Drug Testing to Industrial Laboratories

May 17, 2015

The transition comes after the commission's primary laboratory reportedly failed to report three drug tests.... Read More

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Swedish Horses Exempt from Pre-Race Testing in Britain

May 16, 2015

International horses--except those from Ireland, France, Germany, and Sweden--must be sampled before racing in Britain.... Read More

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New Paradigm for Racing Drug Violations Being Developed

May 13, 2015

Officials seek comment on draft language that would impose a 10-year ban on those guilty of "egregious violations."... Read More

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Security, Pre-Race Procedures for Preakness Horses Announced

May 12, 2015

The Preakness Stakes will take place May 16 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.... Read More

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Racing NSW Secures State-of-the-Art Drug Detection Equipment

May 12, 2015

The new equipment can screen for more than 8,000 different types of drugs.... Read More

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Veterinarians Plead Guilty to Horse Doping Charges

April 16, 2015

Four veterinarians pleaded guilty to administering drugs to Thoroughbred racehorses within 24 hours of races.... Read More

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RMTC Approves GABA Threshold

April 15, 2015

The group approved a uniform testing threshold of 110 parts per billion in blood for the amino acid GABA.... Read More

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Ohio Racing Stakeholders Discuss Medication Rules, Cobalt

April 02, 2015

The group discussed model medication rules, testing procedures, and cobalt thresholds at a recent meeting.... Read More

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Veterinarians Charged With Drugging Racehorses

March 30, 2015

Four vets are facing criminal charges for allegedly administering drugs to Thoroughbreds within 24 hours of races.... Read More

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RMTC Board Approves Cobalt Threshold

March 27, 2015

The cobalt threshold will be submitted to the RCI for consideration as a model rule at its April meeting. ... Read More

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Updated Security Protocols for Blue Grass Stakes Horses

March 26, 2015

Measures include out-of-competition drug testing, increased security, monitoring veterinary records, and more.... Read More

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Enhanced Security Protocols for High-Profile New York Races

March 25, 2015

Protocols will include out-of-competition drug testing, heightened security, publicized veterinary records, and more.... Read More

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Ontario to Work on Out-of-Competition Cobalt Testing

March 23, 2015

The Ontario Racing Commission will work with the racing industry to develop a practical approach to cobalt testing.... Read More

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Jockey Club Offers Grants for Out-of-Competition Testing

March 18, 2015

The Jockey Club budgeted $250,000 for out-of-competition testing for tracks hosting graded stakes races in 2015.... Read More

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Indiana Announces Equine Drug Testing Program for 2015

March 12, 2015

The program includes a new primary testing lab, an audit lab, expanded out-of-competition testing, and cobalt testing.... Read More

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WADA Director General to Address Racing Conference Attendees

March 11, 2015

David Howman will discuss the organization's efforts in bringing international consistency to anti-doping policies.... Read More

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New Mexico Bill Targets Drug Testing Sample Handling

March 10, 2015

The legislation would require the New Mexico Racing Commission to establish rules for handling drug testing specimens.... Read More