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Scarborough Downs Gets 2012 Dates

November 30, 2011:

It has been reported that Scarborough Downs has narrowly avoided a race-date cut for its 2012 season of live racing. "I agonize over making this recommendation," Maine Harness Racing Commission Executive Director Henry Jackson has been quoted as saying. "But every year I sit at this table and outline to the commission my concerns about a depleting horse supply."...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

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

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

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

RMTC To Help Organize Summit On Meds

April 20, 2011:

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium board of directors today announced that it will join the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and American Association of Equine Practitioners in organizing an international summit this summer to address race-day medication...read on

NTRA Mute On Proposed Drug Ban

April 19, 2011:

On Monday, April 18 the National Thoroughbred Racing Association had the opportunity to make a statement in regard to the Association of Racing Commissioners International’s call to get rid of all race-day medication. The NTRA made no statement at all...read on


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