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Chrome, Zenyatta, Tapit And More: RMTC To Auction Popular Horse Halters For Tactical Research Program

Beginning at 1 p.m. ET on December 2 and running for one week, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), an industry 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will auction off halters of history-making racehorses, stallions and broodmares on its eBay page. All proceeds from this auction go to the RMTC’s Tactical Research Program, which funds studies focused on the […]

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U.S. Trotting Association Officials: ‘RMTC Does Not Represent The Standardbred Breed In Any Way’

In an announcement from the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium on Wednesday, Nov. 20, regarding NSAID administration time and intra-articular injections, that organization inaccurately portrayed their relationship with the U.S. Trotting Association when they stated that, “The RMTC consists of 23 racing industry stakeholders and organizations that represent Thoroughbred, Standardbred, American Quarter Horse and Arabian […]

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RMTC Approves New Restrictions On Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatories

During a November 15 meeting by phone, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board approved further regulations and stacking prohibitions, as well as corresponding threshold and penalty recommendations, for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and intra-articular (IA) injections.  The RMTC board has recommend a 48-hour Restricted Administration Time policy for all NSAIDs. Currently, the administration of one […]

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CHRB: No Prohibited Substances Found In Breeders’ Cup Drug Tests

All samples collected from 2019 Breeders’ Cup horses have been cleared by the Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at the University of California, Davis, the California Horse Racing Board announced on the evening of Nov. 6. All horses competing in Breeders’ Cup races Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park underwent […]

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Ohio Racing Commission Adopts Therapeutic Medication Thresholds

The Ohio State Racing Commission adopted therapeutic medication thresholds at its September 23 meeting. The thresholds become effective January 1, 2020. The resolution was presented by Commissioner Beth Hansen, chairperson of the Commission’s Medication Committee. The Medication Committee met on three previous occasions to review and discuss existing Commission therapeutic medication thresholds, the Racing Medication […]

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Scopolamine: More Information About The Drug In Justify’s Post-Race Test

The following informational bulletin was released by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium after news broke late Sept. 11 that 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify tested positive for scopolamine after the Santa Anita Derby.  Scopolamine (also known as hyoscine) is conventionally used in human medicine for the prevention of motion sickness. It is available by […]

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RMTC Approves Model Rules For Bisphosphonates Regulation

At its August 19 meeting at Del Mar Turf Club in Del Mar, California, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board approved a model rule for the regulation of bisphosphonates as well as further regulations and stacking prohibitions for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and intra-articular (IA) injections. The proposed Model Rule for the regulation […]

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Ed Martin On RCI: ‘We Strive To Do What Is Right, By The Horse, By The Public, By The Sport’

Editor’s note: The following was submitted by Ed Martin, president and CEO of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI), in response to a commentary by former regulator Joe Gorajec concerning a decision made last month by the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) to withdraw its membership in the RCI. I think it helpful to […]

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Dr. Mary Scollay New Executive Director, COO Of Racing Medication And Testing Consortium

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) has hired Dr. Mary Scollay as its next executive director and chief operating officer. In her new role, which she assumes August 5, Dr. Scollay will be charged with the advancement of world-class laboratory drug testing standards, promotion of RMTC-recommended rules and penalties for prohibited substances and therapeutic […]

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AAEP Foundation, RMTC, Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation Issue Call For Bisphosphonate Research Proposals

Three organizations dedicated to the improvement of horse health today announced a call for research proposals to investigate bisphosphonate administration in racehorses and in young racing prospects intended for sale at public auction. The initiative by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and the American Association of Equine Practitioners […]

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