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Counterfeit Product Warning Issued

September 24, 2012:

According to Bioniche Life Sciences Inc., one of its equine products – HIPPIRONTM 1000 - has been counterfeited, and was discovered being sold via an Internet website....read on

Hambletonian Society Adds Director, Endorses Gural's Initiatives

August 10, 2012:

At the Annual Meeting of The Hambletonian Society held Aug. 3, the board of directors voted to strongly endorse track owner Jeff Gural's initiatives on whipping restrictions and uniform medication rules, elected a new director and opened Hambletonian No. 90, the stake for foals of 2012....read on

No Punches Pulled In U.S. Senate Hearing

July 13, 2012:

On Thursday, July 12, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a lengthy hearing entitled 'Medication and Performance Enhancing Drugs in Horse Racing.'...read on

Harness Regulators Move Toward Uniformity

June 22, 2012:

Standardbred racing regulators from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware said that they would work to harmonize regional racing rules and explore implementation of time-based limits on medication administration following a meeting at The Meadowlands prompted by calls for uniformity by Meadowlands operator Jeff Gural....read on

Strict Medication Rules Unveiled, Urged

March 30, 2012:

“As we have said many times before, The Jockey Club believes that the overuse of medication endangers our human and equine athletes, threatens the integrity of our sport and erodes consumer confidence in our game. Horses should compete only when they are free from the influence of medication, and these reformed rules represent a giant step toward achieving that goal.”...read on

ORC To End N-Butyl Alcohol Administration

November 3, 2011:

The Ontario Racing Commission today announced via a notice to the industry that ORC official veterinarians will no longer be able to administer n-butyl alcohol in standardbred paddocks effective January 1...read on

Conference Agenda Incorporates Feedback

October 17, 2011:

The Race Track Industry Program asked 'What’s on your mind?' and the racing industry has responded with a number of topics which have been integrated into the Symposium on Racing & Gaming agenda, thus ensuring that the organization has the 'right talk' at this year’s event...read on

Bleeder Restrictions Recommended

August 25, 2011:

Earlier this week, the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council made a recommendation to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in regard to bleeder medications and the use of lasix...read on

US HBPA: Don't Ban Lasix

July 25, 2011:

Due to its effectiveness in treating Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage, the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association in the United States has announced that it is against a race-day ban on lasix, which bucks current industry trends...read on

Stronach Looks To Ban Race-Day Meds

July 20, 2011:

Frank Stronach has asked Florida's pari-mutuel wagering director for help in implementing a proposed program which would get ride of all race-day medications for three-year-olds at Gulfstream Park...read on

Breeders' Cup Limiting Medications

July 15, 2011:

According to a release, effective 2012, two-year-old thoroughbreds participating in Breeders' Cup races will be banned from competing with lasix in their systems. There is much more scheduled for the 2013...read on

New Rules On Labelling Of Meds

July 15, 2011:

Following the completion of the public consultation process, the Ontario Racing Commission has announced that modified rules regarding the labelling of medications are now in effect...read on

Special RMTC Board Meeting Aug. 4

July 13, 2011:

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, which consists of 25 racing industry stakeholders and organizations that represent the four major racing breeds, will hold a special meeting of its board on August 4...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

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


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