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Ohio Appeals Court Hears VLT Arguments

The Ohio Roundtable, a conservative anti-gambling organization, asked the Franklin County Court of Appeals Jan. 17 to reject a decision by the Franklin County Common Pleas Court, which last year dismissed a lawsuit challenging a law allowing racetrack video lottery terminals.

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Trainer Navarro fined after horse tests positive for cocaine - Horse Racing Nation

Trainer Navarro fined after horse tests positive for cocaine - Horse Racing Nation | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
Horse Racing news: Trainer Navarro fined after horse tests positive for cocaine.
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KHRC Approves Funding For Study Regarding Contamination Issues In Drug Testing - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

KHRC Approves Funding For Study Regarding Contamination Issues In Drug Testing - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
During its regular meeting Oct. 17, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved funding for an analytical study that will examine the levels of substances – both regulated and others – found in racetrack environments. The racing commission hopes that the study will help “shed light” on contamination issues in drug testing. According to a report …
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Janney Responds To Pennsylvania Commissioner: 'There Were Indeed Regulators Asleep On The Job' - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Janney Responds To Pennsylvania Commissioner: 'There Were Indeed Regulators Asleep On The Job' - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
Stuart S. Janney III, chairman of The Jockey Club, has responded to a letter from Russell C. Redding – Pennsylvania's Secretary of Agriculture and chairman of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission – in which Redding said Janney's critical remarks at the Jockey Club Round Table in August spread “misinformation” and were “irresponsible.” “I stand …
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Poppy-seed contamination led to horse's positive drug test, FEI Tribunal told - Horsetalk.co.nz

Poppy-seed contamination led to horse's positive drug test, FEI Tribunal told - Horsetalk.co.nz | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
The Italian-registered rider received a reprimand from the tribunal. No fine or suspension was imposed.
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IFHA's Executive Council Reaffirms Anti-Doping Commitment - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

IFHA's Executive Council Reaffirms Anti-Doping Commitment - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
The Executive Council of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) has unanimously reaffirmed its commitment to a stringent anti-doping policy and has authorized the IFHA Chairman to directly engage with relevant racing jurisdictions to emphasize the importance of implementation of this policy. “The Federation's commitment to a stringent anti-doping policy has been a core …
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Trainer Mike Mudaris Fined, Suspended After Two Horses Test Positive For Viagra - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Trainer Mike Mudaris Fined, Suspended After Two Horses Test Positive For Viagra - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
Stewards have fined trainer Mike Mudaris $17,500 and imposed an 18-month suspension on the trainer after two of his horses that ran during the 2016 Del Mar summer meet tested positive for sildenafil – more commonly known as Viagra. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, the Mudaris-trained horses Shakeitupbetty and Iancol, which both finished …
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Gibbons facing BHA disciplinary over cocaine charge

Gibbons facing BHA disciplinary over cocaine charge | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
Graham Gibbons will face a disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority on Thursday after testing positive for cocaine.
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Prognosis Positive for Coal Front Following Surgery

Prognosis Positive for Coal Front Following Surgery | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
Multiple graded stakes winner Coal Front is in good order after undergoing surgery at a New Jersey clinic for a condylar fracture in his right front Sept. 25, co-owner Sol Kumin said, and has a positive prognosis for a return to the races.
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ASPCA Throws Support Behind The Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

ASPCA Throws Support Behind The Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has announced its strong support for the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017. The bill, formally designated as H.R. 2651, would require that a uniform, anti-doping and medication control program be developed and enforced by a private, non-profit, self-regulatory organization known as the Horseracing Anti-Doping …
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International Bloodstock Agent James Delahooke Joins WHOA - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

International Bloodstock Agent James Delahooke Joins WHOA - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
International Bloodstock Agent, James Delahooke has thrown his support behind the efforts of the Water Hay Oats Alliance to ban the use of performance enhancing drugs in U.S. horse racing. In his career Delahooke has purchased as yearlings no less than 11 champions and 30 individual Group 1 winners of 45 Group 1 races. Amongst …
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Jockey Club’s NYRA Steward Opposes Navarro Entries

The Jockey Club issued a statement from its New York Racing Association steward Sept. 15 opposing the eligibility of trainer Jorge Navarro to race in the state.
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Santiago Gonzalez Suspended for Ride at Los Alamitos

Jockey Santiago Gonzalez has been suspended three racing days for what Los Alamitos Race Course stewards determined was a "failure to ride his mount to the finish" aboard Chalon in the $75,000 Beverly J. Lewis Stakes Sept. 9.
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USTA opposes Horse Racing Integrity Act 2017

USTA opposes Horse Racing Integrity Act 2017 | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
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No Lie: Polygraph Test Helps Trainer Overturn Summary Suspension - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

No Lie: Polygraph Test Helps Trainer Overturn Summary Suspension - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
Stewards in Oklahoma last month reversed a summary suspension of a trainer whose horse tested positive for the Class 1 drug Ritalin after the trainer was given a polygraph examination, often called a lie-detector test. Stacey Capps was summarily suspended on Aug. 15, 2017, by the board of stewards at Fair Meadows racetrack after the …
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Kentucky to Examine Drug Levels in Racing Environment

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The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Oct. 17 approved $25,000 of Equine Drug Research Council funds for an analytical study to examine the levels of regulated substances—and other substances—found in the racetrack environment.
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Parx Trainers Subpoenaed By Racing Commission For Financial, Veterinary, Phone Records - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Parx Trainers Subpoenaed By Racing Commission For Financial, Veterinary, Phone Records - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
The Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission has begun issuing subpoenas seeking financial, veterinary and telephone records from licensed Thoroughbred trainers at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa. Jason Klouser, director of enforcement for the commission, did not provide any specifics as to the recipients, the number of subpoenas that have been issued or the purpose. “I …
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Rushing Fall Rallies Furiously For G3 Jessamine Glory

Rushing Fall Rallies Furiously For G3 Jessamine Glory | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
Rushing Fall joined the club of trainer Chad Brown's impressive turf fillies, rallying furiously to take Wednesday's Grade 3, $150,000 JP Morgan Jessamine.
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BHA Launches Review Of Bloodstock Sales After Evidence Arises Of 'Improper Practices' Being Committed - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

BHA Launches Review Of Bloodstock Sales After Evidence Arises Of 'Improper Practices' Being Committed - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
The British Horseracing Authority will soon be launching a full review of bloodstock sales in the country after evidence came to light that “improper practices” were being committed by buyers and sellers at some of the sales. The Racing Post reports that Nick Rust, chief executive of the BHA, has written to several industry leaders and asked …
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Model interference rule unanimously adopted by IFHA - Horse Racing Nation

Model interference rule unanimously adopted by IFHA - Horse Racing Nation | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
Horse Racing news: Model interference rule unanimously adopted by IFHA.
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Jockeys' Guild Stops Short of Supporting HRIA

Jockeys' Guild Stops Short of Supporting HRIA | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
While the Jockeys' Guild agrees that improved uniform regulation of equine medication and drug testing is needed in the sport, the organization has too many concerns with the Horse Racing Integrity Act of 2017 to support the legislation.
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Meadowlands seeks permission to ban horses that test positive - Harness Racing Update

Meadowlands seeks permission to ban horses that test positive - Harness Racing Update | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
by Bill Finley The New Jersey Racing Commission (NJRC) put off making a decision Wednesday on a petition submitted by the Meadowlands that would make any horse that tests positive for a prohibited medication ineligible to race for 90 days. NJRC executive director Frank Zanzuccki announced at yesterday’s regularly scheduled commission meeting that a ruling …
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Racing Integrity's Newest Threat: Human Designer Drugs? - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Racing Integrity's Newest Threat: Human Designer Drugs? - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
It's no secret the challenge of post-race drug testing has always been keeping regulators one step ahead of those who use illegal drugs or illegally manipulate medication. But with the advent of Internet sales and bitcoin, one laboratory director fears his job, and that of racing commissions everywhere, is about to get a lot more …
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Britain: Father And Son Training Duo Receive Three-Year Ban After Horse Tests Positive For Cobalt - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Britain: Father And Son Training Duo Receive Three-Year Ban After Horse Tests Positive For Cobalt - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
Trainer Stephen McConville and his son Michael have been disqualified for three years following a British Horseracing Authority hearing into the withdrawal of Anseanachai Cliste at the Cheltenham Festival in March. The Northern Ireland-based handler and his son, who is the registered owner of Anseanachai Cliste, faced a disciplinary panel on Tuesday to answer doping …
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Kentucky Horse Racing Commission begins appeals process in Motion case

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission begins appeals process in Motion case | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has filed a notice of appeal with the Franklin Circuit Court to challenge a recent ruling involving the trainer Graham Motion that raised issues with the state\'s absolute-insurer rule.
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U.S. Trotting Association Voices Opposition To Horse Racing Integrity Act - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

U.S. Trotting Association Voices Opposition To Horse Racing Integrity Act - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
While the United States Trotting Association (USTA) strongly supports breed-specific, uniform medication rules for horse racing, the USTA, which has had no input into the preparation of the bill, opposes the Horse Racing Integrity Act of 2017 (H.R.2651) for a number of reasons. Two of the primary objections to the proposed legislation are the elimination …
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