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WVRC
Updated Penalty System Rule Progresses in West Virginia Legislature

posted on  |  25-02-17

Proposed amendments to Thoroughbred racing rules, including the updated Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System model rule, passed the West Virginia Senate Feb. 17 and await approval by the House of Delegates. West Virginia Racing Commission officials attempted to fast-track the updated MMV rule, which is one of four major...

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CHRB
California Horse Racing Board Approves Medication-Based Conditions

posted on  |  25-02-17

The California Horse Racing Board during its regularly scheduled monthly meeting Feb. 23 at Santa Anita Park unanimously approved a measure to allow races to be run with medication-based eligibility conditions. After a ruling in March by the Los Angeles County Superior Court—which forced the CHRB to set aside its approval of...

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Dextrometorphan
Kentucky Rescinds Dextrorphan Positives, But No Victory For Proponents Of Environmental Contamination

posted on  |  25-02-17

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission agreed earlier this year to rescind three recent violations related to overages of dextrorphan, a metabolite of dextromethorphan. However, according to Dr. Mary Scollay, equine medical director for the commission, the dismissal shouldn't be seen as a victory by horsemen and veterinarians...

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Larry Bramlage
Beaten Down By The PR Machine: Bramlage On The Best Prescription For Racing

posted on  |  25-02-17

Firstly, Bramlage said the sport needs to eliminate race-day furosemide – not because it doesn't work or he has serious concerns about its use but because the ship has sailed on convincing the public it is safe and necessary. “I'm a big Lasix fan. It's good for the horse,” he said. “But we cannot...

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OCT
Kentucky Horse Racing Commission reaches agreement in out-of-competition sample violation

posted on  |  23-02-17

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) has reached an agreement with horse trainer and owner Otabek Umarov for a five-year suspension and $5,000 fine following his refusal to comply with equine drug testing regulations. On April 30, 2016, Umarov prevented Commission personnel from collecting an out-of-competition sample...

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Clenbutarol
Ness serving 100-day suspension for clenbuterol positives

posted on  |  23-02-17

Jamie Ness has reached a settlement with Florida regulators in which the trainer will serve a 100-day suspension stemming from multiple clenbuterol positives in 2012 while being able to transfer his horses to his wife and his assistant, the trainer confirmed Wednesday. 

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ARCI
Is the RCI's new integrity compliance panel just another gimmick?

posted on  |  22-02-17

Last month the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI), the trade association for racing regulators in North America and the Caribbean, announced the formation of an Integrity Compliance Committee. The announcement came amid survey results of patrons and industry participants that indicate an extremely negative...

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Injection
Two UAE Trainers Handed One-Year Suspensions For Cobalt Overages

posted on  |  22-02-17

A pair of trainers in the United Arab Emirates have been suspended for 12 months each, according to the Emirates Racing Authority, for concentrations of cobalt in excess of 100 micrograms per liter of urine. Trainer Mr. Musabbeh Al Mheiri pleaded guilty to the charge that he presented and raced Vivernus to a victory in Race 3,...

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Greyhound Racing
New South Wales Greyhound Racing Reform Panel

posted on  |  21-02-17

The Greyhound Industry Reform Panel was established to provide recommendations on potential new animal welfare and governance arrangements to reform the industry and restore confidence in its integrity.  They have handed their final report to NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Racing Paul Toole. 

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Penn State Horse Racing Commissioner
State probing claim that injured racehorse was allowed to run

posted on  |  21-02-17

The Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission has opened an investigation following allegations that a thoroughbred was cleared to race at an Erie-area track last year despite serious injuries. The move follows a letter received last week from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) regarding Charlie's Quest, a horse...

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The International Group of Specialist Racing Veterinarians (IGSRV) is an association that unites regulatory racing veterinarians worldwide. The group was founded in 1985 and has played a major role in promoting the welfare and integrity of horse racing; advises authorities  worldwide.

The IGSRV  in association with the Association of Official Racing Chemists (AORC) organises a biennial International Conference of Racing Analysts and Veterinarians.

 

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