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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Cobalt regulations take effect in Kentucky

Cobalt regulations took effect in Kentucky on January 4, 2016. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission provided the following notification to horsemen:

Cobalt
  • Regulatory threshold of 25 ppb in serum
There is a tiered penalty schedule as follows:
  • Cobalt serum concentrations >25 ppb and • 50 ppb, for a first offense the trainer incurs a penalty ranging from written warning up to $500 fine AND horse is placed on the Veterinarian’s List until its serum concentration of cobalt is below 25 ppb.
  • Cobalt serum concentrations > 50 ppb, for a first offense the trainer incurs a 30- 60 day suspension and a fine of $500-$ 1,500. The horse is disqualified and purse monies earned redistributed. The horse is placed on the Veterinarian’s List until its serum concentration of cobalt is below 25 ppb. 
To read the entire KHRC notification click here.

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