hair testing

Pre-Entry Quarter Horse Hair Testing To Begin At Remington Park In 2019

Remington Park and the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association, with approval of the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, have jointly agreed to implement a House Rule during the 2019 American Quarter Horse Mixed Meet requiring a clean hair test, free of any prohibited drugs, be submitted for every horse prior to entry in any race at […]

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‘Unprecedented’: All American Futurity Qualifier Excluded Due To Out-Of-Competition Positive

New Mexico’s out-of-competition testing protocols have resulted in the exclusion of one of the qualifiers for the world’s richest Quarter Horse race, reports drf.com. Heza Streakin Legacy, trained by Albert Franco, returned a hair test positive for clenbuterol. The New Mexico Racing Commission ruled that Heza Streakin Legacy, second fastest qualifier for the $3 million All […]

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New Mexico Implements New Hair Testing Protocol; Four Of First Six Horses Tested Return Positive Samples

Of the first six Quarter Horses subjected to out-of-competition testing using horse hair analysis in New Mexico, four tested positive for Clenbuterol. The New Mexico Racing Commission put a new rule in place July 1 allowing for the testing of horse hair and state investigator Leasa Johnson and contract veterinarian Alan Chastain began collecting samples […]

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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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Ruidoso Announces Support For NMRC Hair Testing Research

New Mexico Racing Commission chairman Ray Willis has said that the regulatory body in New Mexico has taken some hair samples from horses for informational purposes and this could lead to more precise out-of-competition testing in racehorses . The NMRC is moving forward with this project, according to Willis. Hair testing is a procedure being […]

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Judge: CHRB Can’t Enforce Los Alamitos Hair-Testing House Rule

On March 10, 2016, in Department 85 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, the Honorable James C. Chalfant, Judge presiding, granted Quarter Horse Owner Gustavo De La Torre’s petition for a writ of mandate directing the California Horse Racing Board to set aside its approval of the Los Alamitos Race Course “house rule” providing […]

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AQHA Challenge Championship Implements Hair Testing For Clenbuterol

The American Quarter Horse Association will implement hair testing for clenbuterol in 2016.  This testing will be limited to its Bank of America Challenge Championship contestants, including all those competing in the trials.  The recommended withdrawal time to avoid a positive is at least six months. The Challenge Championship finals are held at Los Alamitos […]

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Los Alamitos Owner Urges AQHA To Adopt Hair Testing ‘To Save The Sport We All Love’

Dr. Edward Allred, owner of Los Alamitos, has written an open letter to Quarter horse owners, trainers and nominators to races at his Orange County, Calif., racetrack about the hair follicle testing program he has implemented for some high-profile races to stop abuse of performance enhancing drugs like clenbuterol, albuterol and zilpaterol, including off-label varieties. In […]

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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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Measuring Mineral Status Of Horses Through Hair Samples

Researchers in Iran have found mane hair sample analysis to be a useful tool in evaluating the mineral status of horses. Scientists from the University of Guilan took twelve horses in their experiment to study the effects of dietary mineral intake on hair mineral contents in healthy horses. Horses were given three separate 56-day “treatments” […]

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