methocarbamol

Kentucky Court Of Appeals: Absolute Insurer Rule Is Constitutional; Kitten’s Point Medication DQ Upheld

The Kentucky Court of Appeals on Friday reversed a lower court decision that had overturned a positive drug test and rendered horse racing’s absolute insurer rule unconstitutional in Kentucky. Court of Appeal Judges Gene Smallwood, Debra Lambert and Sara Combs sided with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in a case centered around Kitten’s Point, first-place […]

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Report: Appeal Filed In KHRC/Motion Methocarbamol Case

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has filed an appeal of the decision of a Franklin County Circuit Court’s decision to overturn a ruling in a methocarbamol case involving trainer Graham Motion. The BloodHorse reports that the KHRC filed the motion Sept. 12 in the Kentucky Court of Appeals. The court battle stems from the 2015 […]

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Finley: Franklin Circuit Court Decision Allows For ‘Common-Sense Judgements’

On Aug. 18, Franklin Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate overruled the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on the suspension and fine of trainer Graham Motion for a methocarbamol overage in 2015. Judge Wingate declared that the absolute insurer rule is unconstitutional, and Bill Finley strongly agreed with the ruling in an op/ed for thoroughbreddailynews.com. Motion-trained filly Kitten’s […]

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Kentucky Court Ruling In Motion Case Casts Doubt On Future Of Absolute Insurer Rule

According to a report by the Daily Racing Form, Kentucky’s absolute insurer rule regarding trainer responsibility in drug cases could be in jeopardy after a judge’s ruling earlier this month. The ruling was the latest in a line of appeals in the case of trainer Graham Motion, who was hit with a methocarbamol overage in spring 2015. The […]

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Motion Methocarbamol Suspension Dropped; KHRC Does Not Alter Ruling

Graham Motion’s trainee Kitten’s Point was found to have an overage of methocarbamol (Robaxin) in her system following a victory in the Bewitch Stakes on Apr. 24, 2015. A ruling handed down in October of 2015 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission disqualified Kitten’s Point, refunded the purse money, fined Motion $500 and suspended the trainer […]

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RMTC Issues Statement Regarding Methocarbamol Thresholds/Protocol

Dionne Benson, Executive Director of the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium, issued the following statement Thursday regarding the recent suspension of trainer Graham Motion for a medication overage earlier this year: The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission recently suspended trainer Graham Motion for five days and fined him $500 for a medication overage involving the winner Kitten’s […]

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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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Amoss Fined, Suspended 45 Days For 2011 Methocarbamol Positive

Thoroughbred trainer Thomas Amoss has been suspended for forty-five (45) days and fined five thousand dollars ($5,000) as a result of a 2011 positive test for methocarbamol.  The drug, a RCI Class 4-C foreign substance, acts as a centrally-activating muscle relaxant when administered to race horses.  Mr. Amoss’ suspension runs from September 17, 2015 through […]

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Indiana Commission Upholds Amoss Suspension, Trainer Will Appeal

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission upheld an order to fine trainer Tom Amoss $5,000 and suspend him 60 days for a October 2011 methocarbamol positive. The Blood-Horse reported on the March 10 meeting in which the commission backed up an earlier ruling by an administrative law judge and deputy attorney general. Amoss and his attorney […]

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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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