Drug Testing


RCI Board Approves Compliance Certification

December 14, 2016

The board voted to create a regulatory compliance program, setting minimum integrity standards based on the Model Rules.... Read More


Stakeholders Support Central Rule Making for Drug Rules

December 09, 2016

Focus groups and a survey revealed industry support for a centralized rule making entity for racehorse medication rules.... Read More


New Test Barn, Chain of Custody Recommendations Released

December 08, 2016

The recommendations from the RMTC and NTRA are designed to encourage the use of best practices at racetracks.... Read More


Where Rules Matter Most: Managing Your Horse's Medications

November 18, 2016

Work with your vet to find the best options for your horse that are within your breed or show association's drug rules.... Read More


Drug Metabolism in the Horse

October 31, 2016

Dr. Jennifer Davis of NC State University talks about the application of therapeutic and regulatory medicine in horses.... Read More


NTRA Approves Safety, Integrity Code of Standards Updates

October 24, 2016

Updates include a January 2019 deadline for total compliance with the National Uniform Medication Program.... Read More


Belgian Endurance Horse Tests Positive for Banned Substance

October 14, 2016

Houkoumi G tested positive for O-desmethyltramadol after finishing third in an endurance ride in September.... Read More

Denmark’s Stinna Tange Kaastrup and "Smarties," double bronze medalists at the Rio 2016 Paralympics in the Grade 1b para-dressage.


All Drug Tests From Rio Para-Dressage Competitors Clean

September 23, 2016

This means back-to-back clean Paralympic games (London 2012 and Rio 2016) for para-equestrian participants.... Read More


RMTC Approves New York Drug Testing Laboratory Accreditation

September 12, 2016

The NYDTL is the eighth laboratory to become accredited by the RMTC since 2013.... Read More


All Horse, Human Drug Tests From Rio Olympics Clean

August 29, 2016

A total of 60 equine samples--30% of the 200 competing horses--were tested during the Games. ... Read More


California Racehorse Drug Testing Moving Forward

August 23, 2016

Researchers will be studying the use of biomarkers drug testing.... Read More


Pennsylvania Track Groom Accused of Fixing Horse Races

August 23, 2016

Several horses had allegedly received clenbuterol, and groom Marian Vega was found to be in possession of the drug.... Read More


Pennsylvania Adopts Racehorse Uniform Medication Program

August 16, 2016

Pennsylvania is the 10th state to fully adopt the National Uniform Medication Program.... Read More


FEI Announces Details of Three Banned Substance Cases

July 28, 2016

The cases focus on prohibited substances identified in a para-dressage horse, an endurance horse, and a jumping horse.... Read More


FEI Decides on 2015 Endurance Prohibited Substance Case

July 08, 2016

The horse Lunatica tested positive for two prohibited substances: propranolol and dexamethasone.... Read More


Endurance Horse Positive for Banned, Controlled Substances

June 21, 2016

The Jordanian horse tested positive for boldenone, dexamethasone, meloxicam, phenylbutazone, and oxyphenbutazone.... Read More


RMTC Adds Cooper to Task Force on Glaucine

June 09, 2016

Carolyn Cooper, DVM, is the director of the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency's Equine Drug Control Program.... Read More


FEI: Two Endurance Horses Teste Positive for Human EPO

June 03, 2016

The top two finishers at an event in Doha earlier this year have tested positive for human erythropoietin (EPO).... Read More


RMTC Forms Glaucine Task Force

June 03, 2016

Glaucine, thought to have bronchodilatory and anti-inflammatory properties, is found in the tulip poplar tree.... Read More

Terence Wan, PhD, EurChem, CChem, FRSC, FAORC, head of the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Racing Laboratory.


Hong Kong Jockey Club Pioneers New Methods of Doping Control

May 27, 2016

Researchers in the club's Racing Laboratory are studying biomarkers for use in drug testing.... Read More


CHRI Advocates for Medication Reform at Horse Caucus Hearing

May 02, 2016

Representatives educated Congress members about the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015.... Read More


Churchill Downs Releases Derby, Oaks Security Protocols

May 02, 2016

The enhanced equine security measures are part of the track's ongoing safety and integrity program.... Read More


New Mexico Enhancing Out-of-Competition Drug Testing Program

April 27, 2016

The New Mexico Racing Commission will enhance its out-of-competition drug testing program effective immediately.... Read More


NYSGC Suspends Six Harness Trainers for Cobalt Overages

April 06, 2016

Cobalt administration in high doses can cause detrimental effects on a number of equine body systems.... Read More


Enhanced Security for 2016 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes Horses

April 01, 2016

Keeneland is implementing enhanced security measures for horses participating in this Kentucky Derby prep race.... Read More