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$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

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

Glaucine Positives Addressed In NY

February 16, 2017:

On Thursday, February 16, the New York State Gaming Commission announced significant, nation-leading action in addressing the presence of the alkaloid glaucine in the urine and plasma of racehorses....read on

Glaucine Testing Recommendations

February 9, 2017:

The RMTC board granted Interim Accreditation to the University of Illinois at Chicago Analytical Forensic Testing Laboratory at its February 6 meeting at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla....read on

New Consortium, NTRA Test Barn Rules

December 8, 2016:

On Wednesday, December 8, the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium (RMTC) and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) released a new set of test barn and chain of custody recommendations designed to encourage the use of best practices at racetracks....read on

Dr. Cooper Joins Glaucine Task Force

June 13, 2016:

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has added a member to its task force charged with reviewing information on glaucine and addressing the issue of recent positives for the substance....read on

Medication And Testing Consortium News

October 15, 2015:

At its October 13 meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, the board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) took several actions that will improve the health and safety of horses, and also received important updates on a variety of reform initiatives currently in process nationwide....read on

California Cobalt Limit Now In Effect

October 9, 2015:

A cobalt limit went into effect October 5 in California horse racing following the Office of Administrative Law’s (OAL) approval of a regulatory amendment adopted by the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) in August....read on

More On Ohio Medication Discussions

April 20, 2015:

Earlier this year, the Ohio State Racing Commission began hearing presentations from a wide variety of individuals concerning the development of model medication rules based upon scientific and fact-based analysis....read on

Cobalt Threshold Recommended

March 26, 2015:

The board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium announced on Thursday, March 26 that a uniform threshold for cobalt regulation in the United States was approved at its regularly scheduled meeting held on March 24 at Gulfstream Park racetrack in Hallandale, Fla....read on

Medication Reforms Make Progress

December 9, 2014:

The horse racing industry made significant progress toward the uniform adoption of national medication reforms in 2014, as regulators in multiple jurisdictions adopted model rules developed by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) and the Association of Racing Commissioners International....read on

Recap Of Consortium Board’s Review

October 17, 2014:

A review by the board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) of state-by-state adoption of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) National Uniform Medication Program showed the majority of major racing jurisdictions will have a substantial portion of the program's four principal components in place by the end of the year....read on

Regulators Weigh Cobalt Options

August 5, 2014:

North American racing regulators have decided to consider the results of two scientific research studies that have been commissioned to help detect the deliberate administration of cobalt in racehorses before making a formal recommendation of a regulatory testing limit to commission testing....read on

Trainers Support Medication Phase Out

August 5, 2014:

A group of 25 Thoroughbred trainers have announced that they support the phasing out of race-day medication, starting with the two-year-olds of the 2015 season of 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


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