drugs in horse racing

Owner Gary West: Maximum Security To Undergo Thorough Medical Examination, New Round Of Drug Tests

The following statement was provided by Thoroughbred owner and breeder Gary West, who bred and co-owns Maximum Security, Eclipse Award champion 3-year-old male of 2019 whose victory in the world’s richest race, the $20-million Saudi Cup, was followed nine days later by a federal indictment alleging illegal doping by trainer Jason Servis and others. After […]

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Baffert: Federal Indictments Have Convinced Me Industry Needs Horseracing Integrity Act

In a Washington Post editorial published Friday, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert says the federal indictments this week of 28 people for illegally doping racehorses has changed his mind about the congressional legislation known as the Horseracing Integrity Act (HIA). Among other things, the HIA would give a private, independent agency oversight of medication […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Maryland Jockey Club: Fallout From Federal Indictments?

The U.S. horse racing industry was jolted this week with the federal indictments of 28 people allegedly involved in more than one scheme to illegally dope racehorses. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss what led to the federal investigation and arrests, what’s likely to happen next and what […]

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ARCI’s Martin: ‘Nobody Needed A Federal Bill’ To Secure Horse Racing Indictments

The indictments and arrests this week of trainers, veterinarians and others on charges of operating a massive, multi-state horse racing doping network deliberately designed to avert detection from racing, veterinary, and pharmacology regulatory agencies as well as federal authorities is not a negative for the racing industry, but testimony to the fact that the system […]

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Gorajec: Bad Rule, Poor Judgment Leads To Injustice For New Jersey Trainer

Former Indiana Racing Commission executive director Joe Gorajec says a New Jersey trainer fined and suspended for a drug positive in 2019 is a victim of injustice due to a bad rule and poor judgment by the state’s racing regulators. Writing in his InsideRacingRegs blog, Gorajec provides details on a case involving trainer Glenn Thompson, […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Sam Houston Race Park: Your Prescription Is Ready?

Last week, a bill titled the “Equine Welfare and Safety in Horse Racing Act” was introduced in California’s General Assembly. It is a state lawmaker response to the highly publicized horse racing fatalities at Santa Anita in the past year. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Natalie Voss discuss one of […]

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Drug Test Results, Conflict Of Interest Issues Among Topics At Racing Investigators Conference

Many of the world’s top racing investigators will meet in New Mexico Feb. 23-26 for the annual meeting of the Organization of Racing Investigators, presented by 1/ST Safety. The meetings will take place at The Downs at Albuquerque. Registration for ORI members is available at: https://horseracinginvestigators.com/ Presentations at the conference will include:  ●   Keynote presentation case […]

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Tygart Tells Congress: Don’t Encourage Fox To Guard Henhouse

Human athletes and the integrity of sport were the subjects of a hearing of the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, but the regulation of horse racing was raised during the question-and-answer period that followed the testimony of three witnesses, one of whom was Travis Tygart, chief […]

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ARCI: New York Lab Finds ‘Major Doping Threat’ In Pair Of Standardbred Horses

The New York Equine Drug Testing Programs Director Dr. George Maylin has confirmed the presence of a major doping threat to both human and equine sport in two standardbred horses racing at Yonkers Raceway.  The New York horse racing lab is believed to be the first laboratory, in either horse racing or the worldwide WADA […]

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