Maddy Lab Reports All Breeders’ Cup Tests Cleared

All samples collected from 2014 Breeders’ Cup horses have been cleared by the Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at UC Davis. All horses competing in Breeders’ Cup races October 31 and November 1 at Santa Anita Park underwent pre-race testing for TCO2 levels in blood. Post-race testing was performed for prohibited drugs on […]

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Rocky Transition for New Drug Rules in West Virginia

West Virginia horseracing’s transition to new medication rules has not gone smoothly. Since the so-called Mid-Atlantic Uniform Medication and Testing Program went into effect on July 9, dozens of post-race urine samples from Charles Town and Mountaineer Park have tested positive for a variety of therapeutic medications, many of them corticosteroids, according to sources. Complicating […]

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Commentary: From Golden Era of Racing to Golden Era of Medication

The following commentary was submitted by the Water Hay Oats Alliance, which supports federal legislation to regulate medication in horse racing. Thoroughbred racing is rife with disagreements, but everyone agrees that another Triple Crown winner would bring huge benefits to our sport. Another racing superstar is just what our industry and our fans are longing […]

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Standardbred Official: RMTC Position Is ‘At Worst Very Deceptive and Misleading’

Following a release from the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium regarding the current thresholds for clenbuterol and corticosteroids in Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds, U.S. Trotting Association president Phil Langley wrote an open letter to the RMTC chairman Alex Waldrop. Standardbred horsemen have expressed concern over possible changes to the allowed levels of the drugs in their […]

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RMTC: Current Threshold Levels for Corticosteroids, Clenbuterol Should Remain

The Racing Medication & Testing Consortium (RMTC) is releasing two position papers which stated that no physiologic difference among the various racing breeds exists to justify changing regulatory thresholds from those recently established by the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium (RMTC) for the use of corticosteroids and clenbuterol. The recommendations were made by a panel […]

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