drugs in racing

New Jersey Commission Denies Stay Of Monmouth Trainer Aparna Battula’s Suspension

The New Jersey Racing Commission has denied a request for a stay of an immediate suspension issued to trainer Aparna Battula after the discovery of a cache of needles, syringes and vials of injectable substances during a search of her tack room at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J. Battula was suspended immediately on Aug. 9, […]

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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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Attorney: Suspended Monmouth Trainer Victim Of Retaliation By Ex-Employee

The attorney for suspended trainer Aparna Battula is demanding a correction to a New Jersey Racing Commission stewards ruling to reflect the trainer’s contention that a cache of hypodermic needles, syringes and vials of injectables investigators found on premises she occupied at Monmouth Park was planted by a disgruntled former employee. The ruling, issued Aug. […]

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Monmouth Park Trainer Suspended After Discovery Of 30 Hypodermic Needles And Syringes, 80 Vials Of Injectables

Trainer Aparna D. Battula has been summarily suspended by stewards at Monmouth Park in New Jersey after she was determined to be in possession of 30 hypodermic needles and syringes and more than 80 vials of injectable substances. The ruling, issued on Friday by the New Jersey Racing Commission after an Aug. 3-4 hearing, said […]

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Parkin: Stakeholder Buy-In Is Needed To Make Vet Records Part Of Equine Injury Database

Dr. Tim Parkin, veterinarian and epidemiologist at the University of Glasgow, says there are still big blind spots in the Equine Injury Database. In an interview this week with The Horse magazine, Parkin highlighted the need for complete workout data (not just timed works, but length, date, and speed of slower works) and veterinary data […]

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Commentary: Anabolic Steroids And Lasix – More Similarities Than You May Think

I believe that for many horsemen, administering performance-enhancing drugs to our horses — if they can get away with it — is based on the sad fact of trying to stay competitive at all cost. For those of you who have already begun to do a slow burn just reading this — stay with me. […]

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Horseracing Integrity Act Supporters Visit Washington To Educate Legislators On Bill

Members of the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity (CHRI) blanketed Capitol Hill on Wednesday seeking support for the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2019 (HIA). Individual members are meeting with senators to educate them on HIA, which was recently introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Martha McSally (R-AZ). The Senate bill […]

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Has RCI Gone To The Dogs? California Regulators May Drop Membership

Citing a new formula determining board seats and philosophical differences over medication policy, the California Horse Racing Board will consider withdrawing its membership in the Association of Racing Commissioners International at Thursday’s regularly scheduled CHRB meeting in Pleasanton, Calif. According to the meeting package prepared for Thursday’s meeting, the CHRB has been a member of […]

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Gillibrand, McSally Introduce Horseracing Integrity Act In U.S. Senate

The Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity (CHRI) announced its strong support for the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2019, introduced in the U.S. on Senate Wednesday by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Martha McSally (R-AZ). The bill would create a private, independent horse racing anti-doping authority, the Horseracing Anti-Doping and Medication Control Authority (HADA), responsible for […]

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Racing Medication Debate Plays Out On NPR

The debate about the use of Lasix and other therapeutic medications has spilled over into national news as Belmont Day approaches. National Public Radio took a look at the issue Thursday, weighing the perspectives of animal rights groups, anti-medication advocates, and horsemen who want to continue using the therapeutics currently available to them. The California […]

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