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$250K In Funding For Integrity Research

February 17, 2019:

It has been announced that a pair of tactical research projects aimed to ultimately eradicate the use of blood doping and nerve blocking in racehorses has received a combined quarter-million dollars in industry funding in an effort to reach its goals....read on

Trainer Receives 16-Year Ban

March 4, 2017:

A trainer has received suspensions totalling 16 years after a number of out-of-competition blood samples tested positive for a fragment of erythropoietin (EPO)....read on

Meadowlands Announces EPO Positive

January 31, 2016:

As a result of its out-of-competition testing program, the Meadowlands Racetrack announced the positive test of a horse trained by Robert Bresnahan Jr. on Jan. 30....read on

Tests For Performance-Enhancing Gases

April 10, 2015:

After stating last November that tests into performance-enhancing gases were underway, officials announced this week that urine samples were being sent for analysis to detect gases that can reportedly boost EPO levels....read on

Cobalt Study Results Released

September 30, 2014:

On Tuesday, September 30, the results of an intensive, United States Trotting Association-funded scientific study intended to ascertain the appropriate regulatory level for determining the excessive presence of the naturally-occurring substance cobalt were announced....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

Equine Guelph's Research Radio

July 29, 2014:

Equine Guelph has recently launched Research Radio, an online podcast designed to provide updates on the latest equine research....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

Pelletier Handed Huge Suspension, Fine

February 13, 2013:

On Wednesday, February 13, the Ontario Racing Commission announced via a notice to the industry that licensee Bertrand Pelletier is immediately under suspension and is facing a 14-year suspension and ...read on

NJRC Releases 2011 Drug Test Results

January 27, 2012:

The New Jersey Racing Commission has released the 2011 report of equine testing results...read on

A Better EPO Test?

January 4, 2012:

Could scientists be on the verge of developing a 'blood passport' to more easily detect illegal use of EPO in horses? On today's Trot Radio, we get an update from a researcher who has been working on improving testing methods for the last eight years...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

ADR Develops Equine Test For CERA

November 30, 2009:

With generous funding from the Equine Drug Research Institute (EDRI) and the equine-racing community, Anti-Doping Research, Inc. (ADR), one of the world’s leading scientific organizations battling performance-enhancing drugs...read on

Breeders Crown Horses Test Negative

October 24, 2009:

All entrants in the $5.1 million Breeders Crown events, to be raced Saturday, Oct. 24 at Woodbine Racetrack, have co-operated with the Hambletonian Society’s out-of-competition testing rules and Woodbine Entertainment Group’s track rules...read on

EPO Positives Downunder Lead To Questions Of Underworld Influence

September 10, 2009:

According to an article on theage.com, three EPO positives from a downunder standardbred has generated talk that there may be a link to an underworld presence in the Victorian racing industry...read on


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