Drug Testing


Godolphin Trainer Gets 8-year Suspension

April 25, 2013

Mahmood Al Zarooni was suspended after horses in his care tested positive for anabolic steroids. ... Read More


Godolphin Racehorses Test Positive for Steroids

April 22, 2013

Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni has admitted to administering anabolic steroids to 11 horses. ... Read More


USEF Town Hall Meetings Focus on Horse Medications, Welfare

April 06, 2013

Attendees of the first meeting discussed issues relating to performance horse medications and treatments.... Read More


Sample Handling's Effects on Plasma CO2 Levels (AAEP 2012)

April 04, 2013

Researchers evaluated sample handling and storage time's effects on CO2 concentrations in horse blood plasma.... Read More


RCI Approves Uniform Racing Medication Rules

April 03, 2013

RCI approved a schedule that could set the stage for uniform racing medication rules in the United States.... Read More


Oral vs. IV Bute Administration and Drug Testing (AAEP 2012)

March 29, 2013

Researchers evaluated if half-doses of Bute resulted in different plasma concentrations than full doses.... Read More


Positive Zilpaterol Tests Cleared, Feed Contamination Cited

March 27, 2013

The California Horse Racing Board, citing feed contamination, dismissed 48 positive tests for zilpaterol. ... Read More


Blood Collection Tube Size and CO2 Concentration (AAEP 2012)

March 23, 2013

Researchers evaluated how blood collection tube size impacts total plasma carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations.... Read More


Trainer of Ky. Derby Hopeful Suspended for Drug Violations

March 14, 2013

Rudy Rodriguez was suspended and fined after flunixin was found in his horses at two races last year.... Read More


Owners Consider Suit Against Breeders' Cup on Salix

March 14, 2013

Prominent owners threatened legal action if Breeders' Cup prohibits race-day Salix at its world championships.... Read More


Lecture on Equine Drug Research, Testing Scheduled

March 06, 2013

The lecture will illustrate advances in drug surveillance capabilities and discuss existing challenges.... Read More


Laboratory Advances Improve Equine Doping Testing

February 27, 2013

Metabolomics and transcriptomics can provide a sort of "history" of drugs that have been in a horse's body.... Read More


W.Va. Issues Support for Uniform Racehorse Medication Plan

February 26, 2013

The resolution furthers an effort to implement uniform racehorse medication, penalty, and testing rules.... Read More


Dressage Rider Facing Possible Sanctions for Prohibited Substances

February 26, 2013

Isabell Werth is also contending with public fire over schooling a horse in hyperflexion.... Read More


National HBPA to Breeders' Cup: Keep Salix

February 25, 2013

The organization voted to endorse the use of race-day furosemide during this year's Breeders' Cup races.... Read More


RCI Conference to Examine Drug Penalties

February 20, 2013

A tentative agenda includes consideration of new drug penalty structures and more. ... Read More


Pennsylvania Standardbred Racehorse Deaths Probed

February 11, 2013

Authorities are investigating two unrelated incidents occurring 15 minutes apart at The Meadows Racetrack.... Read More


Industry Stakeholders Discuss Racehorse Drug Reform

February 07, 2013

Industry stakeholders met discuss creating uniform equine medication policy between states.... Read More


FEI Continues Equine Doping Crackdown in 2013

February 04, 2013

The FEI Tribunal delivered a record number of equine doping decisions during the first ten months of 2012.... Read More


Jockeys' Guild Supports Racehorse Medication Reform

January 30, 2013

The guild cited improved rider safety when they voted to support racehorse medication reform.... Read More


RMTC Sees Positive Trends in Bute Violations Study

January 28, 2013

A review of violation records reveals that fewer Bute overages are occurring at a lower medication threshold.... Read More


N.Y. Bill: Ban Equine Performance-Enhancing Drugs

January 24, 2013

The legislation calls for a ban on equine performance-enhancing drugs in horse racing in New York.... Read More


Jockey Club Denies Trainers due to Drug Violations

December 27, 2012

Both individuals violated rules involving prohibited or restricted drugs, medications, or substances.... Read More


RMTC Makes Corticosteroid Recommendations

December 21, 2012

Among the recommendations was a prohibition on corticosteroids joint injections within seven days of a race.... Read More


Racehorses Test Positive for Methamphetamine Exposure

December 17, 2012

Officials are investigating how the two Standardbred horses might have been exposed to the drug.... Read More