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Badminton, Burghley Winner Produces Positive Drug Test

October 15, 2013

Traces of the tranquilizer drug reserpine were found in a blood sample from Clifton Promise.... Read More

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Horse Racing Authorities Endorse Steroid Ban

October 10, 2013

The IFHA has taken the stand that anabolic steroids should be not be permitted in or out of competition. ... Read More

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Commentary: Rebels and Reformers

October 09, 2013

Eric Mitchell shares his thoughts on the U.S. Trotting Association's recent exit from the RMTC. ... Read More

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Racetracks, Industry Groups Push for Model Drug Rules

October 03, 2013

More than 50 tracks and organizations signed a letter supporting the model rules and drug-testing reform. ... Read More

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United States, Britain Join Canada in Bid to Host 2018 WEG

October 03, 2013

The United States has identified two potential host cities: Wellington, Fla., and Lexington, Ky.... Read More

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Changes to 2014 FEI Prohibited Substances List Approved

October 02, 2013

The changes to the FEI's prohibited substances list will take effect Jan. 1, 2014... Read More

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Foreman: Drug Uniformity Won't Be Sidetracked

September 27, 2013

A uniform medication rule proponent says the USTA's move to drop out of the RMTC won't derail the effort. ... Read More

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USTA Says No to Model Rules, Leaves RMTC

September 26, 2013

The United States Trotting Association (USTA), citing breed differences, ended its membership in the RMTC.... Read More

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Virginia Racing Commission Adopts Model Drug Rules

September 25, 2013

The rules set uniform thresholds for 24 controlled therapeutic medications. ... Read More

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RMTC Recommends Stanozolol Prohibition

September 20, 2013

The recommendation would mean the anabolic steroids would not be permitted in a horse's system on race day.... Read More

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Enhanced Security for Jockey Club Gold Cup

September 20, 2013

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

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Maryland Adopts Uniform Racehorse Medication Policy

September 18, 2013

Officials adopted uniform medication and drug-testing rules as part of a push in the Mid-Atlantic region. ... Read More

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Australian Racing Board Announces Ban on Anabolic Steroids

September 16, 2013

Officials announced the total ban on anabolic steroid use, both in and out of competition, on Sept 16.... Read More

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FEI Endurance Strategic Planning Group Holds First Meeting

September 12, 2013

The group aims to help participants adhere to Clean Sport' standards and code of conduct for horse welfare.... Read More

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More Security in Place for Travers Stakes Starters

August 19, 2013

Among the measures is early out-of-competition blood testing for banned substances.... Read More

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Uniform Drug Reform Discussed in Kentucky

August 16, 2013

KHRC Medical Director Mary Scollay, DVM, gave an introduction to the Mid-Atlantic Uniform Medication Program.... Read More

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Law Panelists Note Progress in Racehorse Drug Reform

August 14, 2013

Panelists said public perception is based on biased representation by press and industry organizations.... Read More

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Medication Reforms Carry Sense of Urgency

August 13, 2013

The Jockey Club recommended that all U.S. racing jurisdictions pledge to adopt a uniform medication program.... Read More

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The Jockey Club to Help Fund Racehorse Drug Testing

August 12, 2013

The Jockey Club will provide funds to some racing jurisdictions to step up out-of-competition drug testing. ... Read More

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BHA Investigation into Drug 'Sungate' Concludes

August 08, 2013

The BHA concluded its investigation into "Sungate," a veterinary product which contains an anabolic steroid. ... Read More

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RCI Approves Model Rule for Racehorse Drug Penalties

July 31, 2013

RCI voted to approve model rules that create a points system and enhanced penalties for drug violations. ... Read More

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RMTC: Confidentiality in Research Necessary

July 26, 2013

An official explains why confidentiality is used when setting medication thresholds and withdrawal times.... Read More

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Kentucky Racing Officials: New Drug Policy Is Working

July 25, 2013

Regulatory administration of race-day anti-bleeding medication has provided a clearer picture of drug testing.... Read More

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Kentucky Approves 'Rapid Response' Protocol

July 22, 2013

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a "rapid response" protocol to examine emerging illegal drugs.... Read More

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RMTC Approves Multiple Violation Penalty Model Rule

July 19, 2013

The model rule represents a plan to provide appropriate penalties for violations of medication regulations.... Read More