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Commentary: 600 Horses With No Place to Live

by Phil Combest

Dec 29, 2014


As many in the Thoroughbred industry are aware, there is an ongoing dispute regarding stabling at the track formerly known as Calder Race Course, now operating as Gulfstream Park West.  




High-quality drug testing helps protect the integrity of California horse racing

UC Davis News

Oct 28, 2014


The Maddy Lab serves as the primary equine drug-testing laboratory for California’s five permanent race courses and seven seasonal fair venues. This testing is conducted to ensure that performance-altering drugs are not administered and that permitted, therapeutic medications are given properly.

NY to Adopt ARCI Rules on Multiple Violations

By Tom Precious

Dec 22,2014


The rules, recommended by the Association of Racing Commissioners International, would set a specific number of points for equine drug violators based on the type of drug found in a horse that would then lead to an automatic license suspension for a minimum, pre-determined period of time.


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