Ohio State Racing Commission Press Release on New Medication Thresholds

Ohio State Racing Commission reminds
Horsemen of Therapeutic Medication Resolution

For Immediate Release: December 19, 2019

The Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) reminds Ohio horsemen that the new therapeutic medication resolution for regulatory thresholds takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

The resolution and OSRC regulatory thresholds list can be found at the OSRC website (www.racingohio.net) under Licenses, Laws & Rules.

OSRC Commissioner Beth Hansen, chair of the OSRC Medication Committee (OSRC-MC), presented the resolution at the Sept. 23, 2019 OSCR Meeting where it was unanimously approved.

For questions, please contact William Crawford, OSRC Executive Director at 614-466-2758 or at [email protected]

OHIO STATE RACING COMMISSION RESOLUTION 2019-07

WHEREAS, The Ohio State Racing Commission (“Commission”) has the authority under Ohio Revised Code 3769.03 to prescribe rules and conditions under which horse racing may be conducted;

WHEREAS, Ohio Administrative Code sections 3769-8-01 (A)(2) and 3769-18- 01 (A)(2) state the Commission may, by order, establish a system of classification of prohibited foreign substances, to include methods of detection and/or regulatory thresholds recommended penalties and disciplinary measures for the presence of said substances in test samples;

WHEREAS, Ohio Administrative Code sections 3769-8-01 (A)(2) and 3769-18- 01 (A)(2) further state in determining the substances to be classified the Commission shall give due consideration to the uniform classification guidelines of foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rules revised by the association of racing commissioners international;

WHEREAS, The Commission has established a medication committee which has reviewed industry therapeutic medication thresholds and the Commission’s current list of Regulatory Thresholds for Prohibited Substances;

WHEREAS, The medication committee received industry input regarding the misuse and/or abuse of these therapeutic medications and the detrimental effect on the equine athlete and to all of horse racing;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AND ORDERED, by the Commission
that the following substances are approved as the Commission’s Regulatory Thresholds for Prohibited Substances:

Substance Threshold Matrix
Acepromazine HEP10 ng/ml urine
Albuterol 1 ng/ml urine
Betamethasone 10 pg/ml blood
Butorphanol 10 ng/ml urine
Cetirizine 6 ng/ml blood
Cimetidine 400 ng/ml Blood
Clenbuterol 25 pg/ml blood
Dantrolene 5-OH dantrolene blood
0.1 ng/ml
Detomidine 1 ng/ml blood
Dexamethasone 5 pg/ml blood
Diclofenac 5 ng/ml blood
DMSO 10 ug/ml blood
Firocoxib 20 ng/ml blood
Flunixin 20 ng/ml blood
Furosemide 100 ng/ml blood
Glycopyrrolate 3 pg/ml blood
Guaifenesin 12 ng/ml blood
Isoflupredone 100 pg/ml blood
Isoxuprine 1 ug/ml urine
Ketoprofen 2 ng/ml blood
Lidocaine 20 pg/ml blood
of total 3-OH Lidocaine

Mepivacaine 10 ng/ml of 3-OH Mepivacaine blood
Limit of Detection in urine
Methocarbamol 1 ug/ml urine
Methylprednisolone 100 pg/ml blood
Omeprazole 10 ng/ml blood
Phenylbutazone 2 ug/ml blood
Prednisolone 1 ng/ml blood
Procaine Penicillin 25 ng/ml blood
Ranitidine 40 ng/ml blood
Triamcinolone Acetonide100 pg/ml blood
Xylazine 200 pg/ml blood

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AND ORDERED, by the Commission
that the following substances are removed from the Commission’s Regulatory Thresholds and are now prohibited substances:

Pentazocine
Promazine
Pyrilamine
Stanozolol

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AND ORDERED, by the Commission
that the effective implementation date of the above Orders is January 1, 2020.
Adopted: September 23, 2019