Seven punished for giving banned substance to horses in Maine

Harness Racing, Maine, by Jody Roberts

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry has handed down punishments to seven harness-racing drivers and owners accused of providing a banned substance to horses. WCSH-TV reports all seven were convicted of providing cobalt to their hoses. Cobalt is a banned substance that can boost the performance of horses. The… Continue reading Seven punished for giving banned substance to horses in Maine

Cobalt policy adopted by US horse racing commissioners association

Racehorse tied in stall.

The Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) is formally notifying regulators and their testing labs of a new policy that would make it illegal to administer cobalt to a race horse. The RCI Board of Directors last week voted to sanction trainers of horses that were found to have a cobalt level of 50 parts… Continue reading Cobalt policy adopted by US horse racing commissioners association

The Meadowlands uncovers use of new performance-enhancing drug

THE MEADOWLANDS PRESS RELEASE RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY (January 8, 2014) -- For the past year, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment has been conducting out-of-competition testing on horses racing at The Meadowlands, in part to determine if any trainers are using illegal substances, but also to gather information pertaining to what racehorses are being given prior to… Continue reading The Meadowlands uncovers use of new performance-enhancing drug