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Medication Rule Uniformity Discussed

April 6, 2018:

Three perspectives on how to achieve North American uniformity of thoroughbred racing regulations were presented on Thursday’s second day of the Association of Racing Commissioners International’s 84th annual conference on Equine Welfare and Racing Integrity....read on

New Medication, Testing Rules In PA

September 27, 2017:

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding has announced that aggressive new regulations instituted by the state Horse Racing Commission are proving effective in strengthening the integrity of the state’s equine racing industry....read on

Additional Info On Cobalt Thresholds

April 21, 2017:

Further to the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency’s (CPMA) Industry Notice dated April 6, 2017, regarding the implementation of CPMA cobalt testing effective May 1, 2017, the CPMA has received questions about what this means from a practical perspective given that cobalt occurs naturally in the horse....read on

CPMA Sets New Cobalt Thresholds

April 6, 2017:

A release issued Thursday by The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) indicates that the federal agency will be lowering the quantitative threshold for cobalt testing starting May 1....read on

Committee Advances PA Racing Bill

November 23, 2015:

It has been reported that a Pennsylvania House Committee advanced a horse racing bill on Monday, November 23 that has been crafted to avert the threatened shutdown of the industry in the state....read on

Recap Of Consortium Board’s Review

October 17, 2014:

A review by the board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) of state-by-state adoption of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) National Uniform Medication Program showed the majority of major racing jurisdictions will have a substantial portion of the program's four principal components in place by the end of the year....read on

"The Numbers Don't Lie"

August 8, 2014:

The results of anti-doping drugs tests conducted in 2013 by state racing commissions, the United States Anti-Doping Agency, and the World Anti-Doping Agency are “virtually identical” according to an analysis of all pertinent testing results....read on

Regulators Weigh Cobalt Options

August 5, 2014:

North American racing regulators have decided to consider the results of two scientific research studies that have been commissioned to help detect the deliberate administration of cobalt in racehorses before making a formal recommendation of a regulatory testing limit to commission testing....read on

RCI Commends USTA's Cobalt Efforts

June 17, 2014:

The Association of Racing Commissioners International has issued an announcement commending the United States Trotting Association for its funding of research in regard to the testing of cobalt in racehorses....read on

USTA To Fund Cobalt Testing

June 16, 2014:

The United States Trotting Association (USTA) announced today that it will fund and work in partnership with Dr. George Maylin from the New York Drug Testing and Research Program at Morrisville State College to develop regulatory controls for the use of cobalt in race horses....read on

Who Should Pay For Drug Testing?

March 22, 2014:

A bill that's currently circulating would shift the cost of drug testing from the horse racing commission to the owners of the horses that race there....read on

PA Senators Looking To Amend Racing Act

November 1, 2013:

It has been reported that a handful of Pennsylvania Senators have announced that they will be pushing for increased oversight of the state’s horse racing industry....read on

Drug Testing By The Numbers

August 14, 2013:

"Those who consistently promote the concept that horse racing has a bigger problem than other sports are doing do a disservice and potentially damage racing’s efforts to compete in the marketplace.”...read on

RCI Toughens Penalty Guidelines

August 1, 2013:

Racing Commissioners International has announced that it has voted to create a penalty point system and 'enhanced' suspensions for trainers with multiple medication violations....read on

Bill May Weaken Anti-Doping Efforts

May 2, 2013:

Reports of federal legislation to be introduced next week in the United Stated have raised concerns that the bill being considered would weaken the current anti-doping program in horse racing....read on


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