racing medication and testing consortium

Former RMTC director Waterman named to Arizona post

Lonny Powell, Director of the Arizona Department of Racing (ADOR), has named Scot Waterman, DVM, as the agency’s first Animal Medical and Welfare Advisor.  Dr. Waterman will be formally introduced at the regularly scheduled Arizona Racing Commission meeting September 14th. Waterman most recently served, for the past nine years, as the Executive Director for the […]

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Jockey Club: Ultimate goal is ‘medication-free’ racing

At Sunday’s Round Table Conference, where a McKinsey and Company study on racing’s future was the primary topic, the Jockey Club also reiterated its position on race day medication. The Blood-Horse quotes Jockey Club Vice Chairman Stuart Janney III: “We respect the pro-Lasix opinion, but The Jockey Club believes horses should compete free of medication,” […]

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RMTC votes to develop Model Rule on race day meds

Press Release The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors voted today to support a requirement that furosemide only be administered on race day by regulatory veterinarians. The board also voted its support for the elimination of adjunct bleeder medications as well as enhanced security measures and a more severe penalty structure for […]

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RMTC sets follow-up meeting on medication summit

Press Release The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), which consists of 25 racing industry stakeholders and organizations that represent Thoroughbred, Standardbred, American Quarter Horse and Arabian racing, will hold a special meeting of its Board on August 4 near Cincinnati, Ohio. The meeting follows the “International Summit on Race Day Medication, EIPH and the […]

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Belmont Park to host race day meds summit

Press Release The first “International Summit on Race Day Medication, EIPH and the Racehorse” will take place at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., on June 13-14, 2011. The event is jointly sponsored by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), and the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC). Day […]

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Will summit prove rest of world out of step on medication?

While Congress may be charging full-speed ahead with legislation to eliminate drugs in racing, three groups — the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, American Association of Equine Practitioners, and Racing Medication and Testing Consortium — feel the issue of race day medication needs more study. Together they are planning to hold an “International Summit on Race […]

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Organizations to schedule summit on race-day medication rules

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors announced today that it will join the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) in organizing an international summit this summer to address race-day medication. The exact date and location of the summit will be announced in the very near […]

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Annual President’s Day Salary Survey

Presidents Day is a time for Americans to reflect on the great men like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln who have led this country over the last 200-plus years (OK, it’s really just an unnecessary federal holiday and a chance for a three-day weekend), but for the Paulick Report Presidents Day means it’s time for […]

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IT’S WAR! CTT FIRES BACK

By Ray Paulick UPDATED 9 P.M. (NOTE: Several hours after the following story was published, the Paulick Report received a press release from the group known as California Horsemen for Change in reaction to the email distributed by the California Thoroughbred Trainers to some of its members.  Click here to read the press release from California […]

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