- 04 Dec
The Maryland Racing Commission Dec. 2 approved final regulations authorizing a continuing education requirement for trainers, a ban on race-day Lasix in graded stakes, and expanded restrictions on shock wave therapy. All three began moving through the regulatory process months ago.
Continuing education programs are part of the Mid-Atlantic Strategic Plan to Reduce Equine Fatalities. According to the Maryland rule, trainers and assistant trainers, when licensed Jan. 1, 2022, must provide affirmation that they participated in four hours of continuing education in calendar year 2021. Two hours must be devoted to equine health and welfare.