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New Rules Proposed After Investigation

November 23, 2015:

On Monday, November 23, the New York State Gaming Commission announced it will pursue 'sweeping' equine drug medication regulations in the wake of its investigation into allegations against the practices of Thoroughbred trainer Steve Asmussen, assistant Scott Blasi and others during the 2013 Saratoga Race Course meet....read on

JCC Supports Race-Day Med Ban

June 6, 2014:

The Jockey Club of Canada Board of Stewards has announced that it supports the HBPA of Ontario’s plan to recommend a ban on the use of race day medication in Ontario except Lasix....read on

Harness Racing Congress Begins

March 2, 2013:

The first day of the sixth Harness Racing Congress, held Saturday morning (March 2) at the Westin Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was filled with panel discussions on government relations, medication research and casino cross-marketing....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

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

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

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

Whitfield, Udall File Raceday Medication Bills

May 5, 2011:

On Wednesday, May 4, U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield filed the much-talked about bill which would see the banning of all raceday medications in the horse racing industry...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


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