Indiana Commission Unanimously Approves Albuterol Ban In Quarter Horses

At the March 12 meeting of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, the commission voted unanimously to prohibit the use of albuterol in American Quarter Horses. The new rule, 71 IAC 8.5-1-2.2 states: “No Quarter Horse participating in a race shall carry in its body albuterol in excess of the threshold provided in section 4.2(2) of […]

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Indiana Racing Commission Considers Banning Albuterol For Quarter Horses

The following statement was released by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission: The Indiana Horse Racing Commission will consider adopting rules which add Albuterol to the list of prohibited substances for American Quarter Horses racing in Indiana. The IHRC will consider the following rule changes at its spring meeting (date to be determined), and is requesting input […]

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New Mexico Racing Commission Moves To Make Albuterol ‘Zero Tolerance’ Drug

On Jan. 16, the New Mexico Racing Commission (NMRC) Rules and Medication Committee voted to pass a rule that would make the drug albuterol a zero tolerance drug in the state of New Mexico. The new rule is intended to go into affect around May 1, 2019. The anticipated ban on albuterol is not breed […]

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New ARCI Guidelines Toughen Penalties For Quarter Horse Violations

New racing regulatory standards have just been published by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) as part of a continuing process to adapt standards to current integrity threats as well as new technologies and innovation.   The standards are embodied in the almost 500 pages of the ARCI’s Model Rules of Racing and can be […]

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Ruidoso Downs Drug-Sniffing Dog Has Made Roughly A Dozen Busts

Ruidoso Downs President and General Manager Jeff True revealed this week that the track has begun a new method of hunting for prohibited drugs during its Quarter Horse meet: a dog. True outlined the program at the University of Arizona Global Symposium on Racing earlier this week. The track owns one dog, a Belgian Malinois […]

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Los Alamitos Owner Urges AQHA To Adopt Hair Testing ‘To Save The Sport We All Love’

Dr. Edward Allred, owner of Los Alamitos, has written an open letter to Quarter horse owners, trainers and nominators to races at his Orange County, Calif., racetrack about the hair follicle testing program he has implemented for some high-profile races to stop abuse of performance enhancing drugs like clenbuterol, albuterol and zilpaterol, including off-label varieties. In […]

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Los Al Two Million Futurity Contenders Test Positive for Clenbuterol, Albuterol

Los Alamitos Race Course announced on Friday that three of the 10 participants in Sunday’s $2,078,775, Grade 1 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity tested positive for the B2-agonist Clenbuterol, and one tested positive for the B2-agonist Albuterol. The three Los Alamitos Two Million finalists positive for Clenbuterol are co-fastest qualifier Apollitical Blood, Corona The Cat, […]

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Los Alamitos Pays Super Derby Purse Despite Positive Tests for Clenbuterol, Albuterol

Los Alamitos Race Course announced on Wednesday that the purse of the $972,100, Grade 1 Los Alamitos Super Derby on Nov. 22 has been distributed. In addition, Los Alamitos announced that four of the 10 participants tested positive for the B2-agonist Clenbuterol, and eight were positive for the B2 agonist Albuterol. Los Alamitos Race Course ordered for hair and blood samples taken from the […]

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RMTC Edits Uniform Medication Guidelines at Regular Meeting

The board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) held a regular meeting March 17 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. At that meeting, the board took several actions intended to further the process of uniform nationwide adoption of medication rules, penalties and testing. With respect to the “Schedule” of controlled therapeutic substances – […]

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