racing medication and testing consortium

RMTC Prepares Online Halter Auction To Benefit Tactical Research

Beginning November 23 and ending November 30, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), an industry 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will auction off halters of famous broodmares, racing and stallion stars on its eBay page. All proceeds from the auction will go toward the RMTC’s grant program to fund critical tactical research into the detection and identification of […]

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RMTC Fully Accredits University Of Florida’s Racing Laboratory

The Horseracing Testing Laboratory Committee of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) voted this week to fully accredit the University of Florida Racing Laboratory (UFRL) pursuant to the RMTC Laboratory Accreditation Program. The laboratory, which performs testing of horse racing samples for the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, is the tenth to become accredited […]

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RMTC Advisory: Altrenogest Involved In Anabolic Steroid Positives

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium issued the following advisory: Recently, there have been several positive findings for low level detections of the anabolic steroids trenbolone and trendione in Australia. Trenbolone is considered an androgenic anabolic steroid (AAS) with several formulations having FDA approval for use in cattle. Trendione is a metabolite of trenbolone and an […]

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Regulatory Vet Conferees Discuss Voided Claims, Gate Scratches, Vet’s Lists

An emphasis on applying best practices and achieving best outcomes marked Day 2 of the inaugural Regulatory/Official Veterinary Continuing Education conference (#RegVetCE), presented by the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance and the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium (RMTC), Tuesday at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. The morning was highlighted by a spirited and far-reaching discussion on […]

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Gorajec: What Horseracing Can Learn From ‘Groundhog Day’

In his latest opinion piece in Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, longtime racing regulator Joe Gorajec compares horse racing’s effort to adopt national rules to the Bill Murray character in the movie “Groundhog Day.” Specifically looking at out-of-competition testing, Gorajec writes that in December 2016 the Association of Racing Commissioners International passed model rules recommended by the […]

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Rusty Arnold On Pending Suspension: ‘The System Has Failed Me’

George R. “Rusty” Arnold II is a proud man. A third-generation Kentucky horseman, he’s trained Thoroughbreds for more than 40 years, saddled 16 Grade 1 winners and ranks 38th on the Equibase list of all-time leading trainers by money won, with over $64 million in total earnings. Arnold, 62, is the first to admit he […]

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Trainer Kevin Patterson Appeals Cobalt DQ, Suspension And Fine

Trainer Kevin Patterson has appealed a 15-day suspension and $500 fine he received after Blu Moon Ace, runner-up in the Grade 3 Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park on Sept. 16, tested above threshold limits for cobalt, a substance that some believe has blood-doping performance enhancing effects similar to erythropoietin (EPO). Patterson also […]

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Zenyatta Halter Added To Racing Medication And Testing Consortium Online Auction

Between November 24 at 3 p.m. ET and December 1 at 3 p.m. ET, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will auction off halters of famous racing and stallion stars on its eBay page. All proceeds from the auction will go toward the RMTC’s four-year grant program beginning in 2018 […]

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RMTC Auctioning Famous Racehorse Halters To Raise Funds For ‘Tactical Research’

Between November 24 and December 1, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will auction off halters of famous racing and stallion stars on its eBay page. All proceeds from the auction will go toward the RMTC’s four-year grant program beginning in 2018 to encourage tactical research into the detection and identification of […]

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All 2017 Breeders’ Cup Horses Tested Clean By Maddy Laboratory

All samples collected from 2017 Breeders’ Cup horses have been cleared by the Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at the University of California, Davis. All horses competing in Breeders’ Cup races November 3 and 4 at Del Mar underwent pre-race testing for total carbon dioxide (TCO2) levels in blood. The Maddy Laboratory then conducted post-race testing of both blood and urine samples for prohibited drugs, including cobalt, collected from the first four finishers in all Breeders’Cup races and any additional random horses selected by the stewards consistent with CHRB protocol. The Maddy Laboratory is accredited by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) and is the only racing laboratory in the Western Hemisphere certified by the International Federation […]

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