drugs in racing

McLaren: Controlling Doping Requires A Change In Culture, Not Just Rules

At first glance, it may not seem like the Russian doping scandal has much to do with issues in the horse racing business (other, perhaps, than the use of the word ‘dope.’) In an address to the recent Pan American Conference in Washington, D.C, Richard McLaren, professor of law at Western University and Arbitrator of […]

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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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Former U.S. Senator, Treasury Secretary Nicholas F. Brady Joins WHOA

Nicholas F. Brady, who served as a United States Senator from New Jersey and later as the Secretary of Treasury (1988-1993), has also been a prominent and active Thoroughbred owner and breeder for more than five decades. Mr. Brady became a member of The Jockey Club in 1966 and has been one ever since, with […]

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Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Stewards Under Scrutiny For Summary Suspensions

Last week we wrote about a horse being allowed to run in the finals of the April 22 Remington Park Futurity for Quarter horses despite the horse’s owner and trainer being summarily suspended because of what stewards with the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission deemed a serious drug infraction involving another horse in the trainer’s stable. […]

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Mario Serey Jr. Suspensions Total 315 Days For Five Clenbuterol Positives In Pennsylvania

Trainer Mario Serey Jr. is facing a 315-day license suspension and $11,500 in fines from five individual rulings issued by stewards at Penn National and Parx Racing in Pennsylvania for clenbuterol violations. The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission has granted Serey appeals on at least three of the suspensions and he continues to run horses at the […]

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Court Ruling Allows Suspended Owner’s Horses To Run In $1-Million Remington Park Quarter Horse Futurity

Two finalists entered in the $1,002,500 Remington Park Futurity for Quarter horses in Oklahoma City on Saturday night are from the racing stable of a husband and wife team summarily suspended by Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission stewards earlier this month. Trainer Gerry McLean was suspended April 13 after Expressions N Snow, a horse he trains […]

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What’s The Deal With TCO2, Anyway?

An announcement from the Arkansas State Racing Commission in early March that it would begin randomly testing Oaklawn Park runners for elevated TCO2 was widely lauded as another step toward improved integrity in the state. The commission adopted a TCO2 threshold in February which brought its rules for allowable levels in line with national standards. […]

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‘Beaten Down By The PR Machine’: Bramlage On The Best Prescription For Racing

Dr. Larry Bramlage, renowned orthopedic surgeon specializing in Thoroughbred racehorses, said the time has come for those in the racing business to stop expecting the public to see things the same way horsemen do. Speaking at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital’s annual client education seminar this week, Bramlage was one of a panel of speakers […]

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Kentucky Rescinds Dextrorphan Positives, But No Victory For Proponents Of Environmental Contamination

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission agreed earlier this year to rescind three recent violations related to overages of dextrorphan, a metabolite of dextromethorphan. However, according to Dr. Mary Scollay, equine medical director for the commission, the dismissal shouldn’t be seen as a victory by horsemen and veterinarians concerned about environmental contamination. The three findings were […]

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Ness Begins 100-Day Suspension For 2012-’14 Clenbuterol Violations

Trainer Jamie Ness began serving a 100-day suspension on Feb. 19 for multiple Class 3 medication violations in Florida from December 2012 through April 2014. The suspension and $4,800 fine were for 12 clenbuterol positives that were part of a negotiated settlement with the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, the state’s regulatory agency. Four additional […]

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