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Pete Pedersen Award Nomination Form

Racing Officials Accreditation Program Announces Pedersen Award

ROAP Board Endorses Penalty Guidelines for Multiple Medication Violations

Follow up Comments to "Who's Judging the Judges"

Federal Bill May Weaken Anti-Doping Efforts in Racing

Hugh Gallagher, Steve Barham 2013 Awards Recipients

Getting Back to Racing

RCI: Racing's Drug "Problem" Overstated

Robert Pollock Appointed State Steward


Officials: Compact Comes at Critical Point

Bassett to Regulators: You're the 'One Hope'

Safety Alliance releases 2010 Code of Standards

What They Said at Meeting of State Regulators

Bill Carstanjen, Churchill Downs COO, Got it "Straight from the Horse's Mouth" on Undercover Boss

Scherf On Wagering Security Mission

1-Year Suspension Recommended for KY Trainer

Jockey Accepts a Plea Deal

Court Vision Wins GP Turf Handicap After DQ

Peppi Knows holds on in Whirlaway

Apprentice Daniel Ganderton suspended for two months

Gulfstream Race Voided Due to Gate Problem

Industry can learn from greyhound ban

Cordicosteroids Next on RMTC Hit List

National HBPA Acts on Rule for Mount Fees

Albertrani to Serve 30-Day Suspension

Conflict Over Model Rule on Jockey Mount Fees

Equine Injury Data Called Critical to Racing

NTRA Prepares Expanded Code for Alliance

Breeders' Cup Considers Tougher Drug Policy

Drug Uniformity Remains Somewhat Elusive


McLaughlin Takes Suspensions for Trace Levels

Kentucky adopts new test rules

American Quarter Horse Racing at Hialeah Park Opens November 28

Horse Racing: State board considers Anderson's painkiller case

Move Planned for New York Drug-Testing Lab

Giving Safer Whips a Crack

Stewards fine Schofield for cheater vest

Aidan O'Brien Deserves Applause for Saying No to Drugs

Mountaineer Picks Up Tab for Jockey Exams

Congress requests GAO study on horse welfare

Horse Trainer Barred for Drug Violation

Rule change produced Keeneland stakes winner


Rule's full-circle strikes a blow

Far Hills Race Meeting to go national

Lawsuit Sheds Light on Use of Legal Medications in Horses

French chief's plea for harmonisation of rules

Racing board to limit use of steroids in horses

Godolphin runner DQ'd from Thursday win


Torres reinstatement decision expected Tuesday

Bowker to serve as ASRC Steward at Oaklawn

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Racing with danger

Agreement Reached On Use Of Whips

Horse Trainer Banned From Iowa Race Track

Hoosier has 2 horses with strangles

Saito has new perspective at Thistle

Horse racing: Top two finishers in Prairie Meadows race test positive

French stewards do it again

Assumption junction

Whip or I'll quit

Australian Racing Board, jockeys close to compromise over whips rules

Court clash likely on whipping rules

ORC cracks the whip on Sutherland

Banned jockey Lynch surrenders license

Dear Chairman Sabini ...

Fairplex Park Makes Safety Upgrades

A Gentler, Kinder Horse Whip...but it Still Hurts

Mena jailed overnight after DUI arrest

U.S. Steeplechase Championships Unveiled

Steeplechase festival on Sept. 26 at Monmouth Park

Springer draws 10-day suspension

Concerned with safety, jockeys delay racing at Arlington

Jockeys in a lather over whip rules

Jockey's family optimistic after surgery

'On-Call' Stewards Program Launched

Back Leg Injuries Tied to Synthetic Tracks

Beckner Suffers Head Injuries in Accident

Travers Jockeys to Support Michael Straight

Jockey Garcia Suspended Seven Days

'The Sheriff' backs racing's police to do the job

Punters cop flogging in whip furore

Jockeys to put whip concerns to ARB meeting

Medication Issues Top Jockey Club Round Table

Jockey Club Round Table Focuses on Medication, Equine Welfare

Official Calls for U.S. to Ban Lasix in Stakes

First U.S. Steeplechase Championship set

Jockeys Appeal Severity of Whip Suspensions

Strong ethical case can be made for jumps racing

California Takes its Drug Testing Seriously

Colourful spectacle results from many shades of grey

Jockeys to use safer whips


Jockeys face $75,000 fines under new whip rulesArticle

Old whips banned at Del Mar Racetrack

Breeders' Cup expands drug ban policy for World Championships races

Thistledown Steward Clark Dead at 78

Jockeys’ appeals hearing continues at Charles Town track

Stewards Make EPO Sweep Of Farm Stables

Questions on steward sacking

Possible Change in Drug Rules Questioned

New whip rules catch out riders

Damien Oliver rides breach new whip rules

Furor over Fermin

DEL MAR NOTES: Fermin will stay as track steward

Stewards grill Bowman over Speeding's second

CHRB to Examine Fermin's Del Mar Role

Fermin Appointment as Steward Backed by CHRB

Dutrow Granted Stay on 30-Day Suspension

Philadelphia Park bans leading jockey Lynch

It’s a patrol judge-eye view at the top of the stretch

It's their job at the track to keep racehorses safe

Anger at delay after horse injury at Del Mar


Asmussen to Fight Six-Month Texas Suspension

Some Still have Head in the Sand on Drugs



US racing chiefs launch Fergal Lynch investigation

From Off the Pace

Dutrow appeals 30-day Kentucky suspension

Drug Tests of Harness Horses Lagging in New York

Belmont Jockeys Testing Padded Crops

Judge Not

Fewer stewards in California

Happy birthday: the whip hand gets restrained

Jockeys call for racing to be treated as a national industry

Bute: Not the Aspirin You Thought It Was The Horsemen's Journal

Jockeys win concession over the new whip rules

Stewards in UK defy belief again

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission adopts new safety vest regulations


More work needed by some with new whip rules approaching

New whip rules in effect at Woodbine

Theriot Suspended For Douglas Accident

Tote malfunction prompts refunds at Penn National

Varied topics discussed at the World Trotting Conference

Retired Jockey, Steward Passmore Dies

Kentucky regulators suspend vet for five years

Racehorses in for a fairer crack of the whip

Australia: Jumps Racing Halted After Horse Deaths

Indictment: Valdes Threw Races, Bribed Other Jockeys

Harness: Vet Johnston Suspended, Fined Over DPO

PA to Regulate Corticosteroids as of June 1

Jones starts seven-day ban

New sensitivity toward horse safety helped keep I Want Revenge in the barn

The final furlong

Officials to discuss prohibited substances

UF lab to test Derby horses for drugs

Many Derby Owners Silent on Drug Issue

Paragallo Hearing Postponed; No New Date

Wait a While Disqualified from BC Third Place

RCI Rule Toughens Trainer Suspensions

RCI Amends and Toughens Model Rules

Test for Steroids Shows 'Filly' a Male

New Zealand mandates padded whips

Charles Town Suspends Official, Jockeys

Stewart's Five-Year Suspension Upheld

Harsh comments over star jockey’s suspension

Mullins allegedly violated detention barn rules

Michigan bans anabolic steroids in race horses

DQ Drama: This Ones for Phil Wins Swale

Synthetic Surfaces On The Nose

Synthetic Surfaces vs. Dirt and Turf

AAEP releases guidelines on protecting Thoroughbred health

Jockeys hopeful of win as ARB meets to decide on rider protection scheme 18 Mar 2009

Soften the blow

Jockeys under the whip over Australian Racing Board ruling

Ruling Favors Jockeys Over Derby Logos

Racing: Horseman rejects padded whips

New synthetic racetracks on hold for at least two years

Synthetic Tracks Are Safer

All Aboard

Trainers are now in the firing line

Who's Minding the Rules?

Oaklawn- Chiropractic work approved for race day

CDI Implements Safety/Welfare Policies

Racing Fatalities Decline in California

Kentucky expects timely TCO2 testing

Safety Alliance Circulates Standards

Shapiro 'Allied' with New Calif. Group

Bad medicine for claiming horses: AAEP proposals miss the mark

Stipes hit new levels of silliness with Yeung

Arkansas commission overrules stewards

AAEP Issues Safety/Welfare White Paper

Vets recommend racing overhaul

Santa Anita debate focuses on track's synthetic surface

Yeung in shock as stewards hand him nine-meeting ban

Document-faking network found

RMTC Release: Scientific Advisory Committe, Drug Testing Task Force Provide Updates to RMTC Board

Calif. Owner Wins Appeal in Slender Suit

North Dakota - Horse slaughter facility promoted

What If?

Update: Trainer Larry Jones, Oaklawn Park, resolve dispute, and Old Fashioned will run in Southwest

Dispute between trainer Larry Jones and Oaklawn Park might affect plans for Old Fashioned


Seven horses die in less than a month at Santa Anita racetrack

Horse Racing Docu-Drama JOCKEYS Premieres February 6

Giving Horses the Stamp of Approval

Uniform Policies Set for Horse Sales

Jockeys safety paramount


Jockeys blasted over recent violent behaviour

AQHA Continues Focus on Animal Welfare Issues

Saint-Martin must serve his ban, appeals panel insists

All-American Winner Disqualified

4 trainers sue Red Mile over drug tests

Fatal Injuries at Turfway Being Probed

Pope Named Racing Secretary at Delaware

New betting tsar to come into the fold

Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators

When Tracks and Horsemen Stand Together, Everything is Possible

Kentucky Steward Calls for Foal Paper Changes

Burdensome Paperwork Focus of KHRC

New York Unveils Steroid-Free Racing

Days of the enforcer appear numbered

Santa Anita looking into breakdowns on Pro-Ride

Saint-Martin 'Finished' in Hong Kong

Wait a While Tests Positive in BC

Cathay Pacific rough ride ruins hopes of many

KHRC Staff Seeks Feedback Via Survey

Md. commission may no longer review rulings

Shapiro Steps Down as CHRB Chairman

Burdensome Paperwork Focus of KHRC

Talked-about decision will stand

Shock waves a new Pandora's box

KRIKORIAN: Burgart is a jack of all trades


Veterinarian in Cobra Venom Case Could Resume Practicing Soon

RCI to consider trainer suspension rule

The Day at the Races

Florida set to implement tighter steroid rules

NSA Champions crowned

Florida DPMW: 27 Days Total for Lopez

Confab: Does Penalty Always Fit Crime?

T-Bred Rider Faces One-Year Suspension

Hong Kong, Australia at Odds Over Jockey

Two Suspended in Beulah Horse Mix-up

Racing's Image Problem

'Time for zero tolerance on drugs'

Say What?

Stewards Grill O'Brien Over Tactics for Trio

Betting in McKeown case under close scrutiny•

Dean McKeown defends his ride after being suspended for 'not trying'

Norberto Arroyo Jr. was fined $500

All American Futurity winner positive

Hollendorfer Horses DQ'd in Drug Cases

Hollywood - Trainers fined for medication violations

Thoroughbred Adoption Service Launched for Free Horses.

Churchill names Fair Grounds president

O'Neill fined $7,500 for positive test

The Northfield Park Horsemen’s Emergency Fund Benefit

Joe Montana autographed football highlights benefit auction

A Pledge and a Plan to Reform

10/13/08 Curlin's Workout

Toe Grabs Banned at CDI Tracks

New York Latest State to Ban Steroids

Safety, Integrity Monitor to be Named

Magna tracks enact slaughter policy

Safety, Integrity Monitor to be Named

Hearing Oct. 20 for suspended horse vets

Officer recommends overturn of Dutrow positive

Guest announcers to audition at Churchill

Kentucky hires interim chief racing veterinarian

Pennsylvania governor appoints two to racing commission

Pennsylvania’s steroid ban in full effect

Jockey's wallet taking hit at Big Fresno FairLinares fined after whipping fellow rider.


STEWARDS have suspended controversial jockey Bob El-Issa

Ohio Veterinarians Suspended

Horse training-injury reporting sought

California board cites two for drugs

Turf Paradise names new caller

New whips to be tested at Keeneland

Harness-racing whip restrictions recommended

Trainer Mitchell Faces Procaine Hearing

Inside Track: A Natural Rider

Winick making transition from trainer to steward

New rules for shoes, whipping at 2yo sales

Vienna Fined $8,500 in Medici Code Cases

Hearing on Safety Reins Set by CHRB

Racehorse Ben Hur crashes through rails at Doomben

Prairie Meadows: Trainer suspended for 'Viagra' doping

NYRA Bans Toe Grabs Effective Oct. 29

KY Steroid Ban: 'Toughest in Country'

Lopez gets controversial 30-day suspension

DEL MAR: Winick's training leads him to steward career

Jockey Berrio Draws Six-Month Suspension

Azul Leon takes Best Pal on DQ


Haberlan recovering after heart attack

Trainer, vet suspended at Prairie Meadows

Baze Banned for Whip Use at Ascot

RCI board recommends restrictions on toe grabs

Women to play big part at Fair again

Downs exercise rider skips out on scandal

Breeders' Cup pledges to ban trainers for steroids

Breeders' Cup Adopts Tough Steroids Rule

RCI committee expected to approve policy to restrict toe grabs

Stewards exonerate Gomez

Round Table to address safety

Reflections Offered on Rose Decision

Rose Suspension Reduced to 90 Days

'Official horse identifier' not a joking title

Racetracks investigate another past-posting incident

Racetracks investigate another past-posting incident

PA - Downs gallops ahead Track to build barns, quarters for grooms

Autrey fined $12,500 for drug positives

Canterbury Founder Brooks Fields Dead

Ellis Park to Close; ADW Dispute Cited

KY Stewards Suspend Trainer Dutrow

Date Set for Hearing in Asmussen Case

Garcia's Agent Loses Privileges in NY

Report: Dutrow Facing Drug Positive

Rose Suspended in Delaware Whip Incident

Riders to Test Crops in Colonial Race

Churchill Downs fined $15,000 for Derby loading infraction

Colonial Downs - New racing secretary likes job's intensity

Jockey arrested, said to be in U.S. illegally

NZ introduces new track rating system

PHHA launches official ‘PA HarnessWeek’ Web site

Mix-up costs punters plenty

Prairie Meadows: Jockey suspended for 2 weeks

Inquiry has jockey in tears

Racing must not shy away from the whip

The Day at the Races

2008 Harness Handbook now available online

Polytrack experiment for Standardbreds held at Keeneland

USTA announces Judges/Stewards Accreditation School

Virginia Racing Commission names Executive Secretary

CHRB Probes Derby Quick Pick Superfecta

Scollay Hired as KY Medical Director

French Jockey Banned in Singapore

The 2008 edition of the Harness Handbook

Jockey suspended after shock device found

Hawthorne jockeys set own fees for losing mounts

Lexington attorney Beck appointed Kentucky Authority chairman

Hendricks Fined in Acepromazine Case

Hawthorne jocks get raise

Turf Paradise - Health care project a success

Vaders Banned Indefinitely From Pa. Park

Arapahoe Park Names New Racing Secretary

New track opening in Britain

California fairs name secretary

Biancone faces new probe

USTA seeks Marketing Advisory Committee members

Seminar and Expo to be held in Minnesota

Valenzuela appears in court

Sherman Gets 10-Day Ban for Milkshakes

Arrest Warrant Issued for Valenzuela

Proposed cut upsets valets

NYRA bars a trainer

California trainer Koriner suspended, fined

Well-known handicapper Cliff Guilliams has died

Dunn leaving Calder Race Course

ROAP adopts code of conduct for racing officials

Taylor, Shoemaker track’s chart toppers

Stewards suspend jockey

CHRB's Harris, Choper Approved by Senate

Charles Town picks Wehrman as racing secretary

USTA announces 2008 Clerk and Charter Course

Jockey on list of most audacious sports cheats

NTRA president calls for uniform rules

Racing regulators hope to end past posting, improve security

Changing steroid rules will affect many horsemen

CHRB passes heel nerve ban

No-Claim Option OK'd for Calif. Owners

RCI: Autonomous Betting Monitor Critical

RMTC Board Recommends Steroid Policy

Kentucky Awaiting Research Into Steroids

Regulators to hear from horseplayers at RCI conference

Correcting a mistake

Commentary: A Matter of Integrity

Stewards probe Terang race bets

Trainer gets one-year drug ban

Streaker says he's sorry

Brits: Whip bans threaten to undermine public image

Get it all in The Guide!

USTA announces 2008 Clerk and Charter Course

Green Girl disqualified from Suwanee River win

Two states pass steroid rules

Charles Town lifts quarantine

Herpes test shuts Charles Town

Two horses euthanized after Bay Meadows spill

Sponge found in mare after Gulf stakes win

Date Set for Suwannee River Appeal

Martin Suspended; Barnett Pardoned

Louisiana committee strikes down medication rules

CHRB suspends Mullins

CHRB Names New Executive Director

New KHRA policies in place after delayed test result

Fines and suspensions data now available online

MINUTES IFHA Harmonisation Committee 12-8-2008

Suwannee Outcome Appealed Again

Suwannee River protest expected

Inside Track: Flipping Lips

Ontario rules to include horse ban

New York Alters Whip-Violation Rule

Stewards hit Dye with punishment for missing second place on Sohna

Horse Dq'd from Five Race

Medications Become Widespread, Targeted

Odds Look Longer For Cheaters: UC Davis lab is hub for state's crackdown


French farce shows fantasy of global rules

Major League The Blood Horse Final Turn

Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission & Delaware Park Hosts the U of L Stewards School

Uproar as Judge Stickels Makes Yet Another Blunder

Horses Given Viagra to Make Them go Faster at Illegal Races

Kentucky Approves Use of Cornell Collar

Jockey Problem Is No Lightweight Issue

New Synthetic Surface for Thoroughbreds Hits Pay Dirt

Transparency Needed in N.Y. Racing

Local Hearing Shows State Racing at Risk

Trainer Sues Over Penalties

Horse Doping Constitutes Wire Fraud, Federal Judge Decides

NORTHFIELD: Two years later, questions still linger

Weighty Problem for BHB to Address

Online Betting Is Off to the Races

Time to Increase Racing's Powers for Dealing with Corruption Cases

Officials: Vodka Used as Tonic for Jittery Racehorses

New York Racing Board Enacts Pre-Race "Milkshake" Testing

More Than Just Identification

Steward Learned Craft the Hard Way

Protecting the Integrity of Racing

Are the Racing Stewards Getting it Right?

Greyhound Sting Punter Queries Delay in $700,000 Payout

Commission Rejects Call to Rerun Race

Trainers Will Escape Ban on Betting

Regulators May Restrict Young Jockeys

European Sports Doctors Tackle Weight Issue

They'll Explain it All to Fans

The Slippery Slope of Disqualifying Fouls

Drug Testing to be Widened