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2017 RACE DATES

MEADOWLANDS - Post Time 7:15pm
January 26 - March 11, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays

March 17 - August 5, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays

September 8 - September 16, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays

November 17 - December 2, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays

December 7 - December 30, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays

FREEHOLD - Post Time 12:30pm
January 5 - March 25, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
Special Race Day Monday February 20, 2017

March 31 - May 6, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays

September 1 - December 9, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
Special Race Day Monday September 4, 2017

December 28 - December 30, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays



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"CRIMINAL ELEMENT ... CONDONE BLOOD DOPING"

-- The following letter was originally sent to both the New Jersey Racing Commission (NJRC) and Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) and shared with HRU with permission given by its author to publish it

Dear Mr. Martin, Mr. Zanzuccki and Ms. Clyne,

Due to a scheduling conflict I was unable to attend last Saturday's meeting at the Meadowlands Racetrack. I am an equine veterinarian with the majority of my practice focused on treating standardbred racehorses. I have spent the better part of my life caring for these amazing animals and I hold myself to very high standards of ethics,integrity and professionalism. I am writing on behalf of the silent majority of trainers,owners,veterinarians and horsepeople who have seen the business we love be ravaged by a select few who blatantly violate the rules by using performance enhancing drugs to gain an unfair advantage over their competition.

I am in the trenches calling on the training centers and caring for these animals every day. I know firsthand that there exists a criminal element of trainers,owners and even veterinarians that perform,support or condone blood doping. The use of blood doping agents,specifically modern erythropoietin (EPO) products,represents the single biggest problem plaguing the racing industry today.I would argue that Eprex [Epoetin alfa (rch)] has been the hardest to detect because this next generation drug is less immunogenic hence making conventional testing procedures inadequate. The only way to catch the offenders is through targeted out of competition testing often requiring multiple blood samples to be harvested each day. To complicate things further, I have been told by multiple sources that currently there are no laboratories in the United States that have the technology to test for drugs like Eprex.

I strongly encourage the racing commissions and the ARCI to work together to share information and to move swiftly to obtain the technology to test for drugs like Eprex. I also strongly encourage racing commissions to implement out of competition testing strategies like the one currently being conducted by Brice Cote of the Meadowlands Racetrack.The lifeblood of the racing industry literally hinges in the balance.

-- Mike Ochsner, DVM

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SBOANJ AND TROTPAC PLAN MURPHY FUNDRAISER

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