During its meeting on Monday, the New York State Gaming Commission approved five proposed regulations ranging from one that would require trainers to maintained detailed medication logs on their horses to filing reports on horses that suffer serious bleeding episodes.
The Daily Racing Form reports that the proposed regulations will be posted for a 45-day public comment period while the commission considers them for final approval.
The rule regarding bleeding episodes will require trainers to report any instance in which a horse “bleeds visibly from the nose.” The rule would also ban horses from racing for 15 days after a 'serious' bleeding episode. Longer bans would be imposed should that horse have additional bleeding episodes; if there are four within a year, a horse could be banned from racing.
Trainers would also be required to provide detailed records on medications given for the past six months. According to the DRF, a similar rule is being developed by groups hoping to have it put in place in all U.S. racing jurisdictions.
Read more in the Daily Racing Form
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