clenbuterol

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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CHRB Moves To Ban Presence Of Clenbuterol On Race Day

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, October 25, at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under the Webcast […]

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Sam Houston Race Park Hoping To Build Overnight Purses, Larger Fields For 2019 Meet

Sam Houston Race Park will kick off its 2019 live racing season on Friday, January 25. The 32-day Thoroughbred meet will continue through Saturday, March 30. Officials have announced that Friday and Saturday racing will begin at 7:00 pm (Central) and the Tuesday and Wednesday matinee programs will get underway at 12 noon. Post time […]

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Texas Racing Commission Announces Zero Tolerance Policy On Clenbuterol

The Texas Racing Commission released the following notice on its website this week: Effective September 10, 2018, clenbuterol shall be prohibited for use in race horses of ALL breeds. The maximum permissible concentration for the drug clenbuterol will change from 140 pg/ml of urine to level of detection. The level in serum or plasma shall […]

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Mario Serey Jr. Suspended 165 Days Under Pennsylvania’s Multiple Medication Violation Rules

The Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission recently upheld a 165-day suspension of trainer Mario Serey Jr. given him by stewards at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania under the state’s multiple medication violation rules. The suspension, dated May 5, was triggered by a post-race positive test for clenbuterol in Robert Reidy’s Unlimited Resource, third-place finisher in the […]

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Purse Redistribution Order After Skye Diamonds Tests Positive For Clenbuterol

Runner up in the G3 Adoration Stakes in May at Santa Anita, Skye Diamonds subsequently returned a positive test for clenbuterol, according to drf.com. The race’s $100,000 purse has been order redistributed, meaning that the 4-year-old filly forfeits her $20,000 earnings from that race. The third through fifth-place finishers were each promoted one placing: Sensitively to […]

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‘Unprecedented’: All American Futurity Qualifier Excluded Due To Out-Of-Competition Positive

New Mexico’s out-of-competition testing protocols have resulted in the exclusion of one of the qualifiers for the world’s richest Quarter Horse race, reports drf.com. Heza Streakin Legacy, trained by Albert Franco, returned a hair test positive for clenbuterol. The New Mexico Racing Commission ruled that Heza Streakin Legacy, second fastest qualifier for the $3 million All […]

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Spawr Handed 30-Day Suspension, $3,000 Fine For Clenbuterol Overage

Trainer Bill Spawr saddled Skye Diamonds to a second-place finish in the G3 Adoration Stakes on May 7 at Santa Anita, but according to bloodhorse.com, the filly returned a positive test on clenbuterol. The class 3 substance was detected at 196 picograms per milliliter, above the authorized level of 140 picograms per milliliter. While clenbuterol generally triggers […]

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Pennsylvania Commission Plays ‘Let’s Make A Deal’ With Serey, Servis

With Tom Chuckas in the role of game show host Wayne Brady (or, to people from my generation, Monty Hall), the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission recently played a couple of rounds of “Let’s Make a Deal” with trainers Mario Serey Jr. and John Servis. On May 17, Chuckas – the former Maryland Jockey Club president […]

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Daily Double: Vazquez Horse Disqualified Twice From Maiden Wins For Drug Violations

What are the chances a horse would be disqualified from a maiden win – not once, but twice – as a result of post-race drug tests? That’s what happened to J. J.’s Candy, a 3-year-old Sidney’s Candy colt owned by Big Monk Stable and Liorah Stables and trained by Juan Vazquez. J.J.’s Candy’s first disqualification […]

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