Drug Testing


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


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


What's in Your Horse's Urine Sample?

July 18, 2013

Do you know for sure that your horse would pass a random horse show drug test? ... Read More


Foreman: Racehorse Drug Model Rule a 'Living Document'

July 16, 2013

The regulations are a "living document" that likely will be adjusted based on industry needs, one group says.... Read More


Scientists Question Clenbuterol Regulations for Racehorses

July 15, 2013

Some veterinarians expressed concerns over the proposed clenbuterol withdrawal time and testing levels.... Read More


Stiff Penalties Tied to Drugs 'Purple Pain,' 'TB-500'

July 03, 2013

The drugs, only available through compounding pharmacies, will be high-level violations if used in racing.... Read More


Ohio Horsemen to Pay More for Racehorse Drug Testing

June 28, 2013

Ohio horsemen will pay more to offset the cost of equine drug testing under a resolution adopted June 27. ... Read More


RMTC Accredits First Two Laboratories

June 15, 2013

The RMTC accredited the University of California, Davis, Kenneth L. Maddy Laboratory and HFL Sport Science.... Read More


Hong Kong Racehorse Drug Positives Due to Contaminated Feed

June 13, 2013

Officials determined that zilpaterol found in tests from 12 racehorses originated from contaminated feed.... Read More


Kentucky Protocol Would Target Emerging Drugs

June 13, 2013

The measures would allow the state to take action quickly when faced with emerging illegal substances. ... Read More


Progress Cited on Racehorse Medication Penalty System

June 07, 2013

Plans to implement a points-driven penalty system for equine medication violations are moving forward. ... Read More


Progress of Uniform Racehorse Medication Policy Noted

June 06, 2013

Survey results show the adoption of RCI's uniform medication policy for racing is advancing nationwide.... Read More


Another British Racehorse Trainer to Face Steroid Charges

June 04, 2013

Gerard Butler will be charged for using the drug Sungate, which contains the anabolic steroid stanozolol. ... Read More


USEF to Webcast June 3 Town Hall Meeting

June 03, 2013

The USEF will host a town hall meeting on horse welfare, which will be broadcast live online on June 3. ... Read More


Keeneland Re-accredited by NTRA Safety Alliance

May 29, 2013

Officials recognized Keeneland for numerous best practices, including several impacting racehorse health.... Read More


TOC Commits to Uniform Racehorse Medication Program

May 24, 2013

TOC has committed to implement the Mid-Atlantic Uniform Medication Program beginning in January 2014.... Read More


Enhanced Security Measures for Belmont Stakes Horses

May 22, 2013

Security measures include the submission and publication of veterinary records for Belmont Stakes horses. ... Read More


New Federal Racehorse Drug Legislation Introduced

May 20, 2013

The new legislation would regulate/prohibit substances, methods, and treatments that can be used in racing. ... Read More


Still No Uniform Racehorse Medication Rules in Triple Crown

May 17, 2013

While horse racing has made strides toward drug reform and uniform medication rules, inconsistencies remain.... Read More


Clean Test Results for Ky. Derby, Oaks Starters

May 08, 2013

The KHRC says all samples from Derby and Oaks horses were cleared with no irregularities found.... Read More


Texas A&M Drug Testing Lab to Seek A2LA Accreditation

May 08, 2013

The accreditation is designed to meet Association of Racing Commissioners International guidelines.... Read More


Call Issued for Major Changes in Racehorse Drug Policy

May 03, 2013

One attorney discussed how federal intervention could help resolve racehorse medication issues.... Read More


Feds Seeking Racehorse Drug Regulation

May 01, 2013

Members of Congress are preparing to introduce legislation that would regulate medication use in racehorses.... Read More


Godolphin Trainer's Steroid Use Called 'Deliberate Flouting'

May 01, 2013

The BHA called trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni's anabolic steroid use a "deliberate flouting" of racing rules. ... Read More


Second British Racehorse Trainer Admits to Steroid Use

April 29, 2013

Britain's steroid scandal continued April 29 when a Newmarket trainer admitted to using steroids on horses.... Read More