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Race-Day Drug Situation A Quagmire?

June 6, 2011:

“This has been a constant debate in racing for a long time, and I think it's going to continue to be unless someone comes in and mandates it...read on

"You Guys Know My Game, Man"

June 1, 2011:

On Tuesday, May 31, lightning rod thoroughbred trainer Rick Dutrow began his hearing in front of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, which is considering either suspending or revoking the...read on

Random Drug Testing Ushered In

May 30, 2011:

It was determined on Thursday, May 26 during the California Horse Racing Board's monthly meeting that random drug testing of jockeys, apprentice jockeys, and drivers will be instituted....read on

"I'd Like To See The FBI Get Involved"

May 25, 2011:

Prior to the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes this past weekend at Maryland's Pimlico Race Course, NBC's Bob Costas had the chance to interview Barry Irwin, the head of Team Valor, which owns Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom...read on

Ex-Military Officer To Watch Derby Winner

May 16, 2011:

If your charge had just won the Kentucky Derby and had its sights set on the Preakness Stakes, what would your next move be in the meantime? How about hiring an ex-military man?...read on

Sounding Off On Race-Day Medications, 'Super Trainers'

May 9, 2011:

It is very rare to read about a driver or jockey broaching the topic of race-day medications and 'super trainers,' but a Hall of Fame horseman has now let his feelings be known...read on

Lamontagne Suspended By ORC

May 6, 2011:

The deputy director of the Ontario Racing Commission has issued a ruling suspending the licence of driver/trainer/tradesperson Alain Lamontagne, of Hamilton...read on

Legislation Proposed To Ban Drug Users

April 29, 2011:

A pair of U.S. lawmakers will unveil legislation next week that calls for a national ban as penalty for the use of performance-enhancing drugs in horse racing...read on

Race-Day Medication Ban Coming In KY?

April 13, 2011:

According to a report, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will soon be discussing the possibility of implementing a statewide rule -- at least for thoroughbreds -- which would see a total ban of...read on

New Industry Body To Combat Drug Use

January 24, 2011:

It has been reported that a new industry body is being assembled to combat the use of drugs in the horse racing industry...read on

Lasix Effective In Treating Racehorses?

December 3, 2010:

The Fall 2010 edition of Equine Guelph's Research Update features an article by Natalie Osborne which tackles the subject of respiratory issues with racehorses. A segment of the article discusses furosemide, commercially known as Lasix, which many argue the pros, cons, and effectiveness of....read on

Doctors Discuss Undetectable Drugs

November 4, 2010:

Dr. Lawrence R. Soma, Dr. Cornelius Uboh and Dr. Mary Robinson, researchers from the laboratories which made the major breakthrough in regard to the presence of EPO in racehorses, have turned their attention to a currently-untestable drug which has been rumoured to have found its way into the standardbred racing industry...read on

ORC: Claims Can Be Ruled Invalid

July 15, 2009:

In a notice to the industry sent out this afternoon, the Ontario Racing Commission has announced that claims can be ruled invalid if improper medications or drugs are found...read on

Testing Frozen Samples For Drugs

February 12, 2009:

USA Today has reported that according to The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Safety Committee (TSC), retrospective testing of frozen samples will commence in April, 2009....read on


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