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Advisory For Trainers/Vets In Kentucky

September 1, 2020:

On Tuesday, September 1, Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Equine Medical Director Bruce A. Howard DVM issued an open letter to all KHRC licensed horsepeople and trainers in an effort to clarify questions being asked about the new regulations regarding veterinary treatment reports and pre-entry exam reports, which are now required as part of the new medication regulations in the state....read on

New KY Medication Rules In Effect

August 25, 2020:

All horsepeople licensed by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission should be aware that new medication regulations have cleared the legislative process and are now effective as law in Kentucky....read on

Proposed Medication Changes In KY

August 12, 2020:

Officials with the Kentucky Harness Association have issued a release to the industry in regard to proposed state medication regulations that are in the final stages of the legislative process. If they are enacted, the regulations will become effective as of August 25....read on

Delay In Implementation Of New CPMA Elimination Guidelines

March 18, 2019:

On Monday, March 18, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency informed the racing industry that the implementation of the new edition of the CPMA Elimination Guidelines that was announced last month will be delayed until further notice....read on

CPMA Updates Elimination Guidelines

February 19, 2019:

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency has announced to the Canadian horse racing industry that a new edition of the CPMA Elimination Guidelines will be published in March 2019....read on

$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

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

Medication Forums Underway In Ohio

September 29, 2017:

The Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) hosted the first of several medication forums on Sept. 26, 2017 at the Riffe Center in Columbus, Ohio....read on

Third-Party Lasix Approved In California

June 2, 2017:

The State of California has officially approved rules establishing that race-day medication must be administered by independent veterinary professionals – further aligning California with the national uniform medication program....read on

Support For Centralized Drug Rules

December 6, 2016:

The results of twenty-eight focus groups and an in-depth survey of industry stakeholders reveal widespread support for the creation of a centralized rule making entity accountable to the existing racing commissions reorganized into a multi-jurisdictional entity (interstate compact)....read on

Changes To California Medication Rules

December 2, 2016:

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) would like to remind licensees that penalties for medication violations will change January 1, 2017....read on

Obsolete Medication Collection Program

August 31, 2016:

CleanFARMS, in partnership with the Canadian Animal Health Institute, will be operating collection programs for both obsolete pesticides and livestock medications in the Northern Alberta, Peace Region of British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Ontario in 2016....read on

Out-Of-Competition Rule Revision Efforts

July 15, 2016:

The Model Rules Committee of the ARCI has moved closer to a revision of the Model Rules to facilitate an expansion of out-of-competition testing by forming a subgroup of regulators involving several industry organizations to address what have been identified as deficiencies in a proposal submitted by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium that had widespread at their last meeting....read on

Medication Info Session At Western Fair

May 18, 2016:

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency will host an information session at The Raceway at Western Fair District on Wednesday, May 25 at 3 p.m. in the paddock lounge....read on

CPMA Issues Withdrawal Guideline Notice

April 7, 2016:

On Thursday, April 7, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Association issued a notice to the industry stating that the CPMA has received a number of inquiries from industry participants asking about the changes to the withdrawal guidelines for the drugs Clenbuterol and Methylprednisolone....read on


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