Frog juice drug resurfaces at Louisiana racetracks; vet charged

BATON ROUGE, LA — Do you remember the Louisiana trainers that were busted for giving racehorses the illegal drug Dermorphin? Well, they've been at it again. Only this time the racetrack vet is taking the fall and has reportedly been charged along with a healthcare company. ABC via the Associated Press reports: A Louisiana veterinarian has been… Continue reading Frog juice drug resurfaces at Louisiana racetracks; vet charged

Tricks of the Trade: How EPO is used for blood-doping a horse

Cross-posted from The Paulick Report » by RAY PAULICK Erythropoietin is a hormone produced naturally by the kidney that helps regulate the production of red blood cells. Epogen is a drug developed by scientists in the 1980s to treat human diseases like anemia, where red blood cell counts are insufficiently low. Epogen, or EPO for short, quickly… Continue reading Tricks of the Trade: How EPO is used for blood-doping a horse

The Breeders’ Cup: From the track at Keeneland to a committee in Kentucky on the use of Lasix

TRACK, DRUGS AND THE BREEDERS' CUP Use of Lasix Kentucky committee consider rules allowing Lasix free races Cross-posted from the Daily Racing Form By MATT HEGARTY LEXINGTON, Ky. – A committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is scheduled to consider a rule next week that would allow tracks to write races that prohibit the… Continue reading The Breeders’ Cup: From the track at Keeneland to a committee in Kentucky on the use of Lasix

Pennsylvania racehorse trainer given jail time for race rigging

Now we're talking. This is the way to deal with trainers who run drugged racehorses. And we hope to see more arrests and convictions in racing jurisdictions across the U.S. Horse racing itself is certainly not going to police itself properly. A judge sentenced Central Pennsylvania racehorse trainer David Wells for race rigging by giving… Continue reading Pennsylvania racehorse trainer given jail time for race rigging

Jockey Club urging potential Salix study

Cross-posted from The Blood-Horse by FRANK ANGST The Jockey Club has called on leading industry organizations to come together to conduct a Salix study that would examine the timing of administration on the medication used to prevent exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage. At the June 17 meeting of the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council, member A. Gary… Continue reading Jockey Club urging potential Salix study

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