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Cobalt Limit Now In Effect In California

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. Cobalt is an essential trace element … Continue reading

UPDATED: IHRC Chairman: Gorajec Fired For Regulating Too Much, Marketing Too Little

Thomas Weatherwax, chairman of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, told the Indianapolis Business Journal commissioners are frustrated that longtime executive director Joe Gorajec is “too focused on enforcing regulations and not focused enough on marketing and promoting horse racing within … Continue reading

Florida Horsemen Seeking New Executive Director As Stirling Contract Concludes

During the next few months, Florida Thoroughbred racing industry icon Kent Stirling will transition out of his current position as Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA) Executive Director, the organization announced today, October 9, 2015.  Stirling’s contract term expires … Continue reading

CHRB Stays Desormeaux’s Fine For Failed Breathalyzer

Jockey Kent Desormeaux has been granted a stay by the California Horse Racing Board of the $2,500 fine he received for riding while under the influence of alcohol at Del Mar in July. According to a report in the Daily Racing … Continue reading

Kentucky Downs, Encore Gaming Sued For Trademark Infringement

Kentucky Downs and Encore Gaming are being sued in a Kentucky federal court for trademark infringement. According to a report at Law, Churchill Downs Inc., Oaklawn Jockey Club LLC, and the New York Racing Association claim that the Encore Gaming Instant Racing … Continue reading

Report: Two Barred From Churchill Downs

Two men have had their Kentucky racing licenses suspended after being ejected from Churchill Downs. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, stewards have ruled that Mike ‘Hollywood’ Willis and Thomas Buchanan have both been ejected. Willis, who is licensed as a jockeys’ … Continue reading

RMTC Issues Statement Regarding Methocarbamol Thresholds/Protocol

Dionne Benson, Executive Director of the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium, issued the following statement Thursday regarding the recent suspension of trainer Graham Motion for a medication overage earlier this year: The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission recently suspended trainer Graham Motion … Continue reading

Keeneland Joins Coalition For Horse Racing Integrity

In a year that our industry and all of our participants are enjoying incredible excitement in racing, medication issues continue to dominate discussions. It is evident that a collective resolution to medication issues is essential for racing to continue the … Continue reading

Officials Named For Upcoming Del Mar ‘Bing Crosby Season’

Del Mar will host its second “Bing Crosby Season” – this one including two days of Breeders’ Cup races – starting Thursday, October 29 with a solid crew of racing officials on board as the seaside track closes out its … Continue reading

IFHA Joins Coalition For Horse Racing Integrity

The Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity announced today that the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) has joined the Coalition, expressing its support for the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015. The IFHA strives to coordinate and harmonize the rules … Continue reading

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