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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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Individual 2014 WEG Tickets Now On Sale

March 04, 2014

The majority of the newly released tickets are for single sessions in jumping, dressage, and eventing.... Read More

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Meydan Group Signs Sponsorship Agreement for 2014 WEG

February 26, 2014

The Meydan Group has become an official sponsor of the upcoming Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014. ... 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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FEI Announces Officials for 2014 World Equestrian Games

January 28, 2014

The FEI appointed ground juries, technical delegates, stewards, course designers, and more. ... 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

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Booklet on Maryland Racehorse Medication Guidelines Released

December 24, 2013

The booklet lists 24 therapeutic medications with their withdrawal times and threshold levels.... Read More

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Kentucky Steps toward Racehorse Medication Uniformity

December 15, 2013

The KHRC approved changes to its withdrawal time guidelines for all racing breeds. ... Read More

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Racehorse Drug Testing Not Without Its Challenges

December 14, 2013

Out-of-competition drug testing has broad support, but some issues have made use difficult for regulators... Read More

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Multi-Breed Racehorse Drug Uniformity No Easy Task

December 13, 2013

The Ohio State Racing Commission indicated it's not prepared to adopt a uniform national drug policy. ... Read More

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British Racehorse Trainer Butler Gets Five-Year Suspension

December 05, 2013

Nine horses in Butler's barn tested positive for anabolic steroid use. ... Read More

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Kentucky Drug Panel Okays Model Rule for Most Breeds

December 04, 2013

The drug council recommended the KHRC adopt the national uniform medication rules for Thoroughbred racing. ... Read More