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Meadowlands’ New Multiple-Entries Rule

October 31, 2014:

Officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack have announced that starting with the 2014-2015 season at the East Rutherford, NJ oval there will be a new condition attached to all late and early-closer finals that limits the number of horses a trainer can enter into the final of those events....read on

Siren Required For Ontario Tracks

October 27, 2014:

The board of the Ontario Racing Commission has announced that it has approved revisions and new rules directing all Standardbred racetracks to upgrade their emergency warning light systems to now include a siren....read on

Convicted Trainer Rule Amended

October 27, 2014:

On Saturday, October 25 the Breeders' Cup Board of Directors voted to amend its Convicted Trainer Rule to include stipulations in regard to horses and assistant trainers....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

New Pennsylvania Whipping Rules

September 25, 2014:

On Thursday, September 25, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced that it is imposing stricter standards to safeguard equine athletes from direct contact with whips during harness racing at the state’s tracks....read on

New KHRC Medication Rules Near

May 21, 2014:

Changes to regulatory thresholds and withdrawal guidelines for 24 regulated therapeutic medications are set to begin June 6 in Kentucky....read on

CHRB Clarifies Thyroid Med Rules

May 14, 2014:

In an effort to curb overuse of thyroid medications, the California Horse Racing Board has issued new instructions to veterinarians and horsemen for prescribing, dispensing, and labeling thyroid hormones....read on

ORC Approves New Rules

May 5, 2014:

At a meeting of the Board of the Ontario Racing Commission on April 25, a number of changes to the Rules of Racing were approved, impacting Standardbred, Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing....read on

Ind. To Adopt National Medication Rules

May 1, 2014:

Indiana on Wednesday became the latest state to adopt all of the national uniform medication rules, penalties and testing reforms developed by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) and adopted as model rules by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI)....read on

MRC Confirms Clenbuterol Guideline

January 6, 2014:

The Maryland Racing Commission has issued a notice to the industry confirming that regulations and recommended guidelines for the therapeutic use of clenbuterol came into effect on January 1, 2014....read on

KHRC Votes To Change Med. Rules

December 12, 2013:

On Wednesday, December 12, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission unanimously voted to change the medication rules for racehorses participating in the state....read on

Request Submission For Changes To MPHRC Rules

October 28, 2013:

The Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission is soliciting suggestions for changes to the MPHRC Rules that would form potential amendments in 2014....read on

HRNZ Announces Anabolic Steroid Ban

October 10, 2013:

Following on from recent decisions by the Australian Racing Board and New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, the Board of Harness Racing New Zealand has approved a ban on the use of anabolic steroids for horses both in and out of competition....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

ORC Clarifies Custody Of Claimed Horses In Test Barn

January 16, 2013:

New rule changes approved by the Ontario Racing Commission Board in December have clarified a number of procedural issues related to the Test Barn and associated retention area....read on


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