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). For details, see the documents below:

Executive Director Memo - Notice of Permissible Medication Levels Effective May 12, 2017

Notice of Permissible Medication Levels Effective May 12, 2017 in English

Niveles Permitidos de Medicamentos Terapéuticos y Sustancias Naturalmente Ocurrentes in Spanish

Equine Medication Classification Policy and Penalty Guidelines

Equine Drug Classifications - 2017 - Rev VI

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