User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto Racing
Horses
More
Betting Tools

 
Calif. horse owners want multi-state doping rules

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - California's thoroughbred owners announced Thursday that they are committed to joining eight other states in adopting a common medication program that could lead to national standards for horse doping.

Advertisement
The Thoroughbred Owners of California said in a statement that the organization is throwing its support behind the Mid Atlantic Uniform Medication Program, saying ``it is vitally important to help bring together a national effort and uniformity when it comes to medication.''

The program provides a two-category drug system in an attempt to draw a clear line between therapeutic medications and banned substances in an attempt to keep horsemen from being punished for legal medications that remain in a horse's system before a race.

Dr. Rick Arthur, medical director of the California Horse Racing Board, said too often officials have played ``gotcha'' with owners and trainers, who had to worry they would be penalized for race-day residue from drugs that were legal and medically necessary when they were used.

``This is what horsemen have been clamoring for for years,'' Arthur said.

California would join New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia in the system.

The decision ultimately rests with the CHRB. Arthur said the group's medication committee approved the regulatory language Wednesday. A full is expected in July.

The problem of performance-enhancing drug use in horse racing has received increased attention in recent years, including Congressional hearings in 2012.

Last year before the Belmont Stakes, an Associated Press review found that of the 11 trainers with horses in the race, 10 had at least one violation of medication regulations set by state racing boards.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Dempsey: At the Gate - Saturday
Red Outlaw wins El Cajon at Del Mar
Last call for announcer Tom Durkin
Miss Frost wins Riskaverse at Saratoga
Startup Nation wins With Anticipation
Long Hot Summer wins stakes at Del Mar
Santa Anita to reopen renovated surface
Horse of Year Wise Dan to return to races
2 preps added to Derby, Oaks qualifiers
MORE HEADLINES
 
  HORSE RACING EXPERT
  Mike Dempsey
Mike covers the New York racing circuit (Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga) year round as well as Keeneland, Churchill Downs, the Triple Crown, and the Breeders’ Cup.
Last Year Mike had a solid Triple Crown, correctly picking the winning horse in 2 of 3 races. He selected I'll Have another to win The Preakness, and nailed Union Rags to win the Belmont Stakes as his top pick.

Mike has also had past succes in the Kentucky Derby,  winning with Animal Kingdom in 2011 and rode his top picks, Super Saver and Street Sense, to the finish line in 2010 and 2007 respectively.

No handicapper in the industry works harder to bring you analysis that produces profits at the track!

Mike’s Reports include his selections, detailed analysis, a fair odds line, and wagering recommendations for the entire card.

Join Mike each day with daily picks from Aqueduct or you can get his Weekend Best Plays Report in his Multi-Track package or sit at the track with him for 30 Days with his Monthly Horse Package!
  HORSE RACING EXPERT
  Jerry Sessa
Jerry "Shots" Sessa has been involved in horse racing for over 30 years. He now brings his meticulous handicapping style to VegasInsider.com. When Jerry posts picks you are getting his best bets...when you win, he wins.

Jerry's is looking to repeat his 2012 Triple Crown success, when he selected the winning horses for The Preakness and The Belmont Stakes.

Jerry looks forward to working with everyone and making money for anyone who invests in his picks on a daily basis.

Join Jerry everyday with daily picks from Aqueduct and Santa Anita or choose a package that contains selections from Multiple Tracks for the LOW PRICE of $14.95! Or better yet, how about 30 Days of horse racing picks with his Monthly Racing Package for ONLY $99.95!
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!