Racing Medication Rules UpdatedBy Kentucky Equine Research Staff · April 17, 2012

The Jockey Club has released an updated version of the Reformed Racing Medication Rules that features a new categorization of medications, more clearly defined regulatory limits, and dramatically remodeled penalties.

The rules have been refined and are now on par with international standards, according to James L. Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club. The new version includes a revised enforcement scheme, stiffer penalties, and deterrents for repeat offenders.

Furosemide is prohibited, medication histories for all horses are available for review, contact with a horse within 24 hours of post time of the race shall be subject to surveillance, and certain regulations and track ship-in policies may be subject to adjustment according to the new guidelines.