Ontario Horse Racing Regulation: Horse Canada 2/21/17

By: Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario In the spring of 2016, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) launched Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario, a project directed at identifying and moving forward on common-sense reforms to the regulatory rules that govern horse racing. The Findings Report is available here. The AGCO

Stewards Investingating Wilde Positive: Racing.Com 2/15/17

By: Andrew Eddy Racing Victoria stewards are investigating a positive swab from the stables of Symon Wilde following the confirmation that anti-inflammatory drug Dexamethasone was found in a post-race sample taken form one of his horses. The RV stewards announced they had received a report from the Racing Analytical Services Limited confirming that a prohibited

Waller’s Ice Fine Heavily Reduced: Racing.Com 2/10/17

By: Brent Zerafa Chris Waller's appeal against the $30,000 fine imposed as a result of one his horses testing positive to ice has been reduced to $5000 by the Racing NSW appeal panel. Waller pleaded guilty to a charge of AR178 in December last year after a post-race urine sample taken from Betcha Thinking was

Belinda McCarthy Disqualified and Fined: HarnessLink.Com 2/9/17

By: NZDT/Harness Link Mrs Belinda McCarthy Harness Racing New South Wales Stewards today concluded the Inquiry into the presentation of VINNY CHASE to race at Tabcorp Park Menangle on 14 June 2016, when subsequent to it winning race 4 on that date a urine sample taken from it was found to contain the prohibited substances

Karakatsanis Handed 12-Month DQ: Racing.Com 2/9/17

By: Racing.Com Staff Warwick Farm trainer Con Karakatsanis has been hit with a third disqualification in just six months, in this instance a 12-month DQ after being found guilty of raceday treatment of Howmuchdoyouloveme. The Group 1-winning trainer was handed down the year-long ban after Racing NSW stewards found him guilty of the charge under

Williams in Clear After Ibuprofen Positive: Racing.Com 2/7/17

By: Racing.Com Staff Warrnambool trainer Matthew Williams has been cleared of any rule breach, following an investigation into a raceday Ibuprofen detection in galloper Oregon Spirit. Oregon Spirit was set to race at Flemington on December 10, but was scratched at the barriers on veterinary advice after rearing in the gates. As it happened, the

Trainer Guilty, Disqualified 4 Years: HarnessLink.Com 2/3/17

By: Harness Link Trainer-driver Shannon Lindsay with Apollo Thirteen. Harness Racing New South Wales(HRNSW) Stewards conducted an Inquiry yesterday into a report received from the Australian Government National Measurement Institute that Cobalt above the threshold was detected in a post-race urine sample taken from Apollo Thirteen NZ following its win in race 2, conducted at

Anti-doping Issues a Hot Topic at ITBA Seminar:Racing Post.Com 2/3/17

By: Aisling Crowe in Clonmel CONCERNS over anti-doping inspections on stud farms, as well as inspections from the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), were hot topics at the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders' Association seminar at the Minella Hotel, Clonmel, on Friday. Breeders have to contend with the prospect of inspectors from the WRC, the Department of Agriculture,

Cobalt Ban for NSW Trainer: Racing.Com 2/1/17

By: Racing.Com Staff NSW trainer Garry McCarney has become the latest trainer banned on cobalt charges after Racing NSW stewards on Wednesday disqualified him for 15 months. McCarney pleaded guilty to two charges under AR178 of having brought Southern Flight and Head To Toe to Narromine on November 12 last year for the purposes of