cobalt thresholds

Ohio Racing Commission Sets Cobalt Thresholds To Take Effect April 15

The Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) today adopted resolution (2016-05) which established thresholds and penalties for Cobalt violations, effective April 15, 2016, the day testing begins for Cobalt at all Ohio racetracks. They are as follows: Cobalt concentrations of less than 25 ppb (parts per billion) of blood serum or plasma will have no penalty; […]

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Cobalt Proceedings Delayed Until After Melbourne Cup

The first cobalt case to be heard in Victoria, Australia, will have to wait until after the Melbourne Cup to be continued on Nov. 4.  Lee and Shannon Hope’s trial is based on the racehorses Best Suggestion, Choose, and Windy City Bear returning cobalt levels above the threshold of 200 micrograms per liter of urine […]

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Equine Fatalities, Cobalt Among Topics At Recent Ohio Racing Commission Meeting

The Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) held its monthly meeting on June 23, 2015 at 77 South High Street, 31st Floor, East B, Columbus, Ohio at 10 am. A quartet of requests by the Delaware County Agricultural Society was unanimously approved by the OSRC, including: conducting future win wagering on the 2015 Little Brown Jug […]

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Drug Research Council Advances Cobalt, GABA Guidelines For Kentucky Racing

At a meeting on Tuesday, the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council voted to advance threshold recommendations for cobalt and GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid, also known as Carolina Gold) for consideration by the state’s racing commission.  Members of the council agreed unanimously on the GABA recommendation, which aligned with the Racing Medication Testing Consortium’s suggested 110 parts […]

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Horse Racing Regulators’ Whack-A-Mole Challenge

Spent a few days at the 81st annual convention of the Association of Racing Commissioners International at Tampa, Fla. You’d think after 80 years they’d have this “regulating the horse and dog racing industries” thing figured out. Not necessarily so. But, as I learned in watching committee meetings and panel discussions of the RCI convention […]

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RMTC Board Approves Cobalt Threshold

The board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) today announced that a uniform threshold for cobalt regulation in the United States was approved at its regularly scheduled meeting held on March 24 at Gulfstream Park racetrack in Hallandale, Florida. The cobalt threshold, which was developed and unanimously recommended by the RMTC’s […]

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