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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

New Clenbuterol Rules Now In Effect

August 25, 2015:

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency has issued an important reminder to the Canadian horse racing industry that a significant change to the elimination guideline for Clenbuterol will come into effect September 1. The change states that the current elimination guideline for Clenbuterol will be increased from 72 hours to 168 hours (seven days)....read on

Ontario To Test For Cobalt

June 3, 2015:

At its meeting on May 28, 2015, the Board of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) approved a General Directive ordering that all horses that have been selected to provide an Official Sample (blood) as defined by the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) will also be tested for cobalt....read on

Rules Of Standardbred Racing Amended

May 7, 2015:

At a meeting of the Board of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) on March 26, 2015, the Rules of Standardbred Racing 2012 were amended with revisions for Racing Under Saddle (RUS)....read on

New NJ Medication Rules In Effect

November 5, 2014:

The New Jersey Racing Commission’s new medication rules went into effect on Monday, November 3....read on

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

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

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

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


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