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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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Motion Suspended Five Days For Methocarbamol Positive

Trainer H. Graham Motion has been suspended five days and fined $500 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission as a result of George Strawbridge Jr.’s Kitten’s Point, first-place finisher of the Grade 3 Bewitch Stakes at Keeneland on April 24, testing positive for the muscle relaxant methocarbamol. The ruling, which followed a stewards hearings, was issued […]

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Indiana Judge Upholds Norris Suspension, Citing ‘Repeated Lies And Deceptive Acts’

An administrative law judge has upheld the recommendation by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission that a three-year suspension and $15,000 fine be imposed against trainer Mike Norris, who had five horses test positive for the fast-acting corticosteroid hydrocortisone succinate (Solu-Cortef) in races at Indiana Grand last May and June. A sixth drug positive against Norris for triamcinolone […]

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Mid-Atlantic Commissions Keeping Watchful Eye On Truesdail Testing

In the wake of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission’s announcement that it has terminated its contract with Truesdail Laboratories, the lab’s clients in the mid-Atlantic have been left questioning their use of the facility for post-race testing. According to a report this week by The Racing Biz blog, officials in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and […]

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Indiana Ousts Widely-Used Drug Testing Lab For ‘Continued Failure To Detect Substances’

Officials at Truesdail Laboratories in Irvine, Calif., said they plan to contest a May 12 decision by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission to terminate the company’s equine drug testing contract after Truesdail failed to detect high levels of commonly used corticosteroids in three samples taken from harness horses competing at Hoosier Park in late March […]

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Methamphetamine Positive Lands Gorder 14-Month Suspension

Trainer Kellyn Gorder has been suspended one year and fined $5,000 by Kentucky Horse Racing Commission stewards after the discovery of methamphetamine in Bourbon Warfare, a 3-year-old Colonel John filly owned by Bourbon Lane Stable who finished first in a maiden special weight race at Churchill Downs Nov. 22, 2014. Gorder was suspended an additional […]

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Indiana Releases List of Sanctions After Clearing Lab Backlog

Indiana officials released a list of medication violations this week following a delay in testing post-race samples from the jurisdiction. The state’s racing commission announced sanctions against nine trainers and one veterinarian for medication violations from May to October. Eight of the nine violations involved anti-inflammatory drugs; one involved clenbuterol, per a report from The Blood-Horse. […]

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Indiana: Gorajec Responds to Moss Commentary

The following article was submitted by Joe Gorajec, who since 1990 has served as executive director of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. On Nov. 15, 2014, the Blood-Horse published an online commentary by Maggi Moss entitled “When Regulation Runs Amok.” In her commentary, Ms. Moss attempts to paint a picture of Indiana racing being out of control, […]

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Lab Catches Up on Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse Testing in Indiana

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission reports today that the backlog of its drug testing samples is complete and testing is current at its thoroughbred and quarter horse race meet at Indiana Grand. The backlog of samples had accrued over the past several months at LGC Laboratory in Lexington, Kentucky. In late August the commission diverted […]

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Paulick Report Story on Drug Testing Lab Nominated for Stan Bergstein Award

Team Valor International has tabbed Ray Paulick’s recent story on drug testing delays at a Kentucky laboratory as a late-season candidate for the Stan Bergstein Writing Award.   The Paulick Report publisher exposes long delays in testing at the LGC equine science lab in Lexington for samples taken from racing in Delaware, Indiana and Kentucky. The […]

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