Kentucky Suspends Umarov for 10 Years: Blood-Horse 5/27/16

By: Frank Angst After determining Otabek Umarov violated out-of-competition testing rules and possessed hypodermic needles, syringes, and injectable medications at Churchill Downs, Kentucky Horse Racing Commission stewards revoked his owner-trainer's license for 10 years and fined him $10,000. The stewards determined Umarov prevented an out-of-competition sample from being collected from Looks to Spare April 30 at Churchill

Court Order Has Preciado Racing Again at Parx: Blood-Horse 5/25/16

By: Frank Angst While Pennsylvania gets its new racing commission in place, multiple graded stakes-winning trainer Ramon Preciado—accused of six clenbuterol positives in March and April at Parx Racing—continues to win races. Running under a temporary restraining order that lifted a decision by Parx to halt Preciado from entering horses, Preciado saddled Rag Time Stables'Kid

Parx: Six More Clenbuterol Positives for Preciado: Daily Racing Forms 5/24/16

By: Jim Dunleavy Trainer Ramon Preciado, who has appealed a 270-day suspension for two clenbuterol overages at Parx Racing last fall, had six more clenbuterol positives at Parx between March 1 and April 12 of this year, according to rulings issued by the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission. The six new clenbuterol overages were first

HKJC Using Biomarkers to Strengthen Doping Controls: Thoroughbred Daily News 5/24/16

By: TDN The Racing Laboratory at the Hong Kong Jockey Club is widely regarded as one of the world’s best, and next month at the 64th American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference in San Antonio, Texas, club scientists will present the Racing Laboratory’s latest findings as it relates to the use of so-called ‘biomarker’ profiling

Wodonga Trainer Brian Cox Charged over Anabolic Steroid: The Sydney Morning Herald 5/20/16

By: Patrick Bartley Racing Victoria stewards have issued 13 charges against leading Wodonga trainer Brian Cox following a race-day stable inspection earlier this year. The charges, which could be career ending, came about on March 10 when Racing Victoria's Compliance Assurance Team (CAT) inspected Cox's Wodonga stable and located an anabolic steroid that is a prohibited substance

Racing Industry Set for Integrity Shakeup: Racing.Com 5/19/16

By:  Shane Anderson The Victorian Racing Industry is set for an integrity shake-up after the Andrews Labor Government agreed in principle to the establishment of a new body to oversee integrity across the three codes of racing. Martin Pakula, Victoria’s Minister for Racing and Attorney-General, on Thursday released the review of the integrity structures of

Racing Victoria Stewards Inspects Ciaron Maher Stables: The Sydney Morning Herald 5/17/16

By: Patrick Bartley Racing Victoria stewards inspected the Caulfield stables of Ciaron Maher after reports that suspended trainer Peter Moody had been in the trainer's area at trackwork and present at his former stables. Maher has taken over part of Moody's stables when the Black Caviar trainer retired after being suspended for six months, with another

Drug Tests Clear for Derby, Oaks Horses: Blood-Horse 5/16/16

By: Ron Mitchell According to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, all participants in this year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) have tested negative for any prohibited substances. Based on the blood and urine samples taken from all horses participating at Churchill Downs May 6-7, full instrumental