Turf Club CEO Says Drug Test Protocol Agreement Close: The Irish Times 5/30/17

By: Brian O'Connor Body “optimistic” deal can be reached with Breeders Association in next two weeks The Turf Club expects to have a protocol agreed within the next two weeks that will allow racing’s regulatory body carry out drug testing on stud farms.  The establishment of a mechanism which would allow Turf Club officials carry

Trainer, Stablehand Face Moe Tubing Charge:Nine.Com 5/30/17

By: AAP Mornington trainer Trent Pennuto and stablehand David Price have been charged with the alleged raceday stomach-tubing of a horse at Moe. The Pennuto-trained Chatober was withdrawn from its race last Thursday after Racing Victoria's Compliance and Assurance Team allegedly observed the pair stomach-tubing the mare at a premises near the Moe racecourse. At

Trainer Pleads Guilty-Fined $4,500:Harness Link 5/30/17

By: NZST The Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board today considered charges issued against licensed trainer Michael Doltoff under Australian Harness Racing Rules (AHRR) 196B(1) and 187(2) relating to a stable visit conducted by HRV Stewards on 8 December 2016. AHRR 196B(1) states: A person shall not without the permission of

Parx Cracks Down on Medication Violations, Hidden Ownership: Daily Racing Form 5/27/17

By: Jim Dunleavy To improve public perception of its racing product, Parx Racing will institute several house rules to discourage medication violations and hidden ownership of horses, according to Sam Elliott, the track's director of racing. Beginning June 1, any trainers who within a 365-day period accumulate three medication violations that result in a fine

CHRB Approves Medication Conditions for Breeders’ Cup: Blood-Horse 5/25/17

By: Jeremy Balan In the aftermath of Masochistic's disqualification from the 2016 TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1), Del Mar and the Breeders' Cup asked the California Horse Racing Board May 25 for permission to avoid such an event in the 2017 World Championships. The proposal submitted to the CHRB Thursday at Santa Anita Park asked for

Pennuto in Hot Water with Stewards: Racing.Com 5/25/17

By: Andrew Eddy Racing Victoria stewards are to decline nominations from Mornington trainer Trent Pennuto until further notice after they forced the scratching of his horse Chatober from Thursday’s Moe meeting after he was allegedly caught stomach-tubing the horse. Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Chatober at 3.23pm after receiving a report from the Compliance Assurance

Harness Trainer Weiner Suspended Indefinitely: Daily Racing Form 5/24/17

By: Matt Hegarty Michael Weiner, a harness trainer in New York, has been suspended indefinitely by New York regulators after four horses he started at Monticello Raceway in February tested positive for a substance that is reputed to have stimulant effects. The New York State Gaming Commission announced the suspension Wednesday, an order that will

Settlement Creates Two Winners of 2016 Parx Oaks: Daily Racing Form 5/22/17

By: Matt Hegarty There wasn’t a dead heat, but the 2016 Parx Oaks will have two winners. In a highly unusual settlement between trainer John Servis and Pennsylvania regulators, both Miss Inclusive, who was first across the wire, and Eighth Wonder, the second-place finisher, will be listed as the winners of the May 7 Parx

End-of-Season Ratings Rules Changed after Masochistic Mishap: Racing Post 5/21/17

By: Howard Wright in Washington Horses disqualified after testing positive for a prohibited substance will be barred from the official annual end-of-season ratings, the World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, produced by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities. The decision was taken by the IFHA executive council in Washington and revealed by chairman Louis Romanet at the