Attention Horsemen: Texas Racing Commission Issues Changes to Therapeutics List, Penalty Guidelines, and Classification Schedule Effective Friday, May 12, 2017
(Austin, Texas - Friday, May 12, 2017) - Today the Texas Racing Commission announced changes to rules regarding permissible levels of therapeutic medications and naturally occurring substances, penalty guidelines, and classification changes that go into effect immediately. The Commission has incorporated changes to its list of medications that are permissible if found at or below the specified concentration levels that prohibit the stacking of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). The new stacking prohibitions will be enforced as of June 9 for Quarter Horses (start of the Quarter Horse meet at Retama Park) and on September 1 for Thoroughbreds (start of the Thoroughbred meet at Retama Park). Full Story
Urgent Action Alert: Please Write Your Senator and the Lt. Governor Asking for SB 1971 to Be Brought to the Senate Floor for a Vote
(Austin, Texas - Tuesday, May 9, 2017) - Horsemen and women - we need you to act NOW! SB 1971 would create a purse matching fund from the state’s general revenue fund that is expected to increase purses by $25 million, and SB 1971's future is in doubt if it does not receive a full vote by the Senate in the next few days. Time is of the essence. Please let your Senators and the Lieutenant Governor know how important this bill is to our industry. Full Story
Urgent Action Alert: Please Write Your Senator and the Lt. Governor Asking for SB 1972 to Be Brought to the Senate Floor for a Vote
(Austin, Texas - Friday, May 5, 2017) - Horsemen and women - we need you to act NOW! SB 1972's future is in doubt if it does not receive a full vote by the Senate in the next few days. Time is of the essence. Please let your Senators and the Lieutenant Governor know how important this bill is to our industry. Full Story

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