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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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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The Stronach Group has announced that well-respected equine veterinarian Dr. Dionne Benson has been appointed as the Chief Veterinary Officer for The Stronach Group. For the past seven years, Dr. Benson has been the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer for the internationally-renowned Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) in Lexington, KY. “We are thrilled […]
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My phone lit up Wednesday morning after the Paulick Report published an article about the theft of post-race urine and blood samples from a locked freezer inside the test barn at Louisiana Downs. The break-in was discovered Jan. 12, the day the Bossier City, La., track began the second week of its 2019 Quarter Horse […]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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