Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton And Ocala Breeders’ Sales Announce Major Reforms To Medication And Riding Crop Policies For 2-Year-Old Sales

Officials from Keeneland Association, Fasig-Tipton Company Inc. and Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company Inc. today jointly announced significant changes to policies regarding medication, including restriction of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and a ban on bronchodilators at all 2-year-old sales, and limited use of riding crops at under tack shows. The revised Conditions of Sale for each […]

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Gorajec: Open Letter To The Good People In Quarter Horse Racing Industry

Do you remember the 2012 TheNew York Times(NYT) exposé on horse racing titled, “BREAKDOWN, Death and disarray at America’s racetracks?” The lead photo accompanying the story was the dead carcass of a racehorse. The text beneath photo read as follows: “A 2-year-old quarter horse named Teller All Gone broke a front leg in a race on […]

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Gorajec: Some Quarter Horse Trainers Give New Meaning To ‘Take Their Best Shot’

Quarter Horses accounted for less than half of the races in New Mexico in 2017 but 80% of the positive drug tests, writes Joe Gorajec in his InsideRacingRegs blog at the website published by The Jockey Club and Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. Gorajec based the statement on the latest annual report from the […]

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UPDATED: Transfers OK’d For Trey Wood Horses Entered In All American Futurity Trials

The New Mexico Racing Commission will permit horses from the barn of suspended Quarter Horse trainer S. Trey Wood to be transferred to other trainers, allowing the horses to run in the Aug. 16-17 trials for the All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs. Wood already had 31 horses entered in the All American Futurity trials […]

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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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