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Feb21, 2017

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

February 21st, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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

Feb20, 2017

Two UAE Trainers Handed One-Year Suspensions For Cobalt Overages: Paulick Report 2/20/17

February 20th, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Paulick Report Staff A pair of trainers in the United Arab Emirates have been suspended for 12 months each, according to the Emirates Racing Authority, for concentrations of cobalt in excess of 100 micrograms

Feb15, 2017

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

February 15th, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , |

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

Feb9, 2017

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

February 9th, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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

Feb7, 2017

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

February 7th, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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

Feb3, 2017

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

February 3rd, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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

Feb3, 2017

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

February 3rd, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

Jan31, 2017

Turf Club ‘Optimistic’ Drug Test Protocols Can be Put in Place: The Irish Times 1/31/17

January 31st, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Brian O'Connor The Turf Club says it is “optimistic” long-awaited protocols to allow officials from racing’s regulatory body carry out drug tests on stud farms can be put in place within the next two

Jan16, 2017

David Vandyke’s Cox Plate Placegetter Yankee Rose Returns Positive Swab in Flight Stakes: SMH.Com 1/16/17

January 16th, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Adam Pengilly Australian racing's fairytale filly which chased Winx into third in the Cox Plate has been dragged into a drug probe after returning a positive swab to a banned substance during the spring carnival. Stewards on

Jan13, 2017

New Mexico Racing Commission Fines Owner $15,000 for Connection to Clenbuterol Positives: NMRC.State 1/13/17

January 13th, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: New Mexico Racing Commission/Press Release The New Mexico Racing Commission (NMRC) recently utilized its ability to fine owners of horses when their horses are confirmed positive for illegal drugs. Owner Alberto Villanueva was fined

Jan11, 2017

Cobalt Positive for Trevor J Andrews Horse: Racing.Com 1/11/17

January 11th, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Andrew Eddy Balnarring trainer Trevor J Andrews could be the first trainer in Victoria to face cobalt charges under revised threshold levels following confirmation that the prohibited substance was found in one of his

Jan4, 2017

Trainer of Racehorse Party Till Dawn to Appeal Against Methamphetamine Doping Fine: ABC.Net 1/4/17

January 4th, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Elly Bradfield A Queensland horse trainer says he will appeal against a $9,000 penalty imposed after one of his horses tested positive to methamphetamine. The positive sample was taken from his horse Party Till

Jan3, 2017

Trainer Fined Dh20,000 by Emirates Racing Authority for Possession of Anabolic Steroid: The National 1/3/17

January 3rd, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Geoffrey Riddle Trainer Nacer Samiri has been found in possession of an anabolic steroid by the Emirates Racing Authority’s out of competition testing programme and has been fined Dh20,000. A sample of Stanozolol was

Dec31, 2016

Uruguay Updates Anti-Doping Regulations: Blood-Horse 12/31/16

December 31st, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , |

By: BloodHorse Staff The Latin American Organization for the Promotion of Thoroughbred Racing announced Dec. 29 that Uruguay has adopted new anti-doping regulations. The change will result in all 39 of the country's stakes races,

Dec16, 2016

Racehorse ‘Party Till Dawn’ Fails Drug Test for Methamphetamine: The Washington Post 12/16/16

December 16th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Marissa Payne An Australian racehorse trainer has come under scrutiny after his horse, Party Till Dawn, tested positive for methamphetamine, the Australian Broadcasting Company reports. Trainer Ben Currie hasn’t been accused of intentionally drugging his horse,

Dec15, 2016

Methamphetamine Found in Racehorse Party Till Dawn: The Guardian. Com 12/15/16

December 15th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Joshua Robertson A racehorse called Party Till Dawn has tested positive to methamphetamine after a race meeting in regional Queensland. The positive sample for the five-year-old mare, returned after it placed second at a

Dec6, 2016

Second Sample Confirms Chris Waller-Trained Runner Positive for Methamphetamine: Stuff.Co.NZ 12/6/16

December 6th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Adam Pengilly Racing NSW hasn't ruled out increasing the number of licensees it tests for illegal drugs after confirming a second sample from a Chris Waller-trained horse returned a positive to the drug ice. Stewards

Dec2, 2016

Emma Stewart Pleads Guilty-Fined $250: HarnessLink 12/2/16

December 2nd, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Harness Link.Com/NZDT The Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board today heard a matter in regards to charges issued by HRV Stewards under Australian Harness Racing Rule (AHRR) 190(1) and 190B against licensed trainer Ms

Nov16, 2016

Caffeine Positive for Coffey’s Buzz: Racing.Com 11/16/16

November 16th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Racing.Com Staff Racing Victoria stewards have launched an investigation into a caffeine positive obtained from a horse prepared by long-time Swan Hill trainer Austy Coffey. Stewards on Wednesday announced that they had received a

Nov11, 2016

Chris Waller Set to Face Steward’s Inquiry After Horse Tested Positive to Methamphetamine: The Sydney Morning Herald 11/11/16

November 11th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Chris Roots A horse trained by Chris Waller has returned an initial positive test to the party drug ice. The trainer of the world's best turf horse Winx could have to face a stewards' inquiry into

Nov4, 2016

O’Brien, Kav Submissions Completed at VCAT: Racing.Com 11/4/16

November 4th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Andrew Eddy The VCAT cobalt hearing of trainers Danny O'Brien and Mark Kavanagh moved a step closer to a conclusion on Friday with final submissions completed, but no date has been set for a

Nov2, 2016

Racing Drug Tests Audited Amid Concerns: Harness Link 11/2/16

November 2nd, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Tessa Akerman/The Australian Victoria’s racing integrity commissioner is auditing drug swabbing across the three racing codes amid concerns that tests are being destroyed or going missing, and that positive drug tests are not being prosecuted.

Nov2, 2016

Brian Cox Guilty on Eight Charges: Racing.Com 11/2/16

November 2nd, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Racing.Com Staff Wodonga trainer Brian Cox has been found guilty on eight charges relating to the administration and possession of Nitrotain, and giving false or misleading evidence to stewards. The Racing Appeals and Disciplinary

Oct31, 2016

Stewards Issue Charge Against Emma Stewart: Harness Link 10/31/16

October 31st, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Harness Link/NZDT Harness Racing Victoria Stewards have issued a charge against licensed trainer Ms Emma Stewart under Australian Harness Racing Rule (AHRR) 190 (1) which provides: A horse shall be presented for a race free of

Oct25, 2016

RV Extends Commitment to Equine Welfare:Racing.Com 10/25/16

October 25th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Racing.Com Staff Racing Victoria has announced it will spend more than $2.5 million annually on a new Equine Welfare Strategy, a formal commitment to the welfare of thoroughbred racehorses before, during and after racing.

Oct7, 2016

Enhanced Security For International Trot: Standardbred Canada 10/7/16

October 7th, 2016|Categories: International, U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Standardbredcanada.ca On Friday, October 7, the New York State Gaming Commission announced enhanced security protocols for all horses participating in the $1 million International Trot at Yonkers Raceway on October 15. This is the

Oct7, 2016

Commission Recommends Caution: Standardbred Canada 10/6/16

October 7th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , |

By: StandardbredCanada.CA On Friday, October 7, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission issued a notice to horsepeople and veterinarians reminding them to approach the use of therapeutic medications in a cautious manner. The Indiana commission stated

Sep29, 2016

BHA to Make Changes to Disciplinary Panels and Regulatory Functions to Generate Greater Confidence Among Racing’s Participants and Stakeholders: British Horseracing.Com 9/29/16

September 29th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: BHA Press Release Disciplinary Integrity The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced changes to its Disciplinary Panels and regulatory functions following publication of Christopher Quinlan QC’s review of its Disciplinary Panel, Appeal Board

Sep28, 2016

O’Brien Admits Withholding Information: Racing.Com 9/28/16

September 28th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Andrew Eddy Trainer Danny O'Brien said he purposefully held back information from Racing Victoria stewards in his cobalt investigation because he feared it would be misused against him. O'Brien was being questioned by RV's

Sep28, 2016

Stewards Report – Terry and Karina O’Sullivan: Racing.Com 9/28/16

September 28th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By:  Racing Victoria Staff Racing Victoria (RV) Stewards have received two reports from Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL) confirming that a prohibited substance has been detected in urine samples collected from the Terry and Karina

Sep28, 2016

Further Cobalt Positives for O’Sullivans: Racing.Com 9/28/16

September 28th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Shane Anderson The father and daughter training partnership of Terry and Karina O'Sullivan are reeling after samples from two of their horses returned elevated cobalt readings. Already under investigation after their galloper Darragh returned

Sep28, 2016

Stewards Inquiry Mrs Belinda McCarthy: HarnessLink.Com 9/28/16

September 28th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Reid Sanders Today, Harness Racing New South Wales(HRNSW) Stewards, commenced an inquiry into a report from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) that the substancesboldenone, nandrolone and 5alpha-estran-3beta,17alpha-diol were detected in a post race

Sep26, 2016

O’Brien, Kavanagh Counting Cobalt Cost: Racing.Com 9/26/16

September 26th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Andrew Eddy Danny O'Brien's drawn-out cobalt saga could be costing the Flemington trainer as much as $6 million a year in lost training fees, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal heard on Monday. After

Sep21, 2016

Matthews’ Legal Rep Accuses RV at VCAT: Racing.Com 9/21/16

September 21st, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Andrew Eddy The Racing Victoria legal team was on Wednesday accused of serving as a cat's paw for a Racing NSW appeal in November over the questioning of Dr Adam Matthews at the cobalt

Sep21, 2016

Riley Ban Restored by Court Of Appeal: Racing.Com 9/21/16

September 21st, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Shane Anderson The career of Mark Riley could be over after Racing Victoria won its appeal against a decision to clear the trainer of doping at the state's highest court on Wednesday. The Mornington-based

Sep18, 2016

Stewards Seize Substances at Racing Stable: Nine.Com 9/18/16

September 18th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: AAP Racing NSW stewards have confiscated several substances from trainer Con Karakatsanis' stable after scratching Howmuchdoyouloveme from a Group Two race at Randwick amid concerns he had received a raceday treatment. Howmuchdoyouloveme was withdrawn

Sep16, 2016

Australia: New Rules Of Racing Implemented To Ensure ‘Integrity Of Racing And Welfare Of Horses’: Paulick Report 9/16/16

September 16th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: Press Release Racing Australia and Thoroughbred Breeders Australia have been working together to provide clarification to the thoroughbred racing and breeding industry in respect of the new Rules of Racing relating to traceability. As

Sep9, 2016

Cobalt Positives Rock Souloy Stable in Europe: Harness Racing America 9/9/16

September 9th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: harnessracingamerica.com STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Four horses in trainer Fabrice Souloy’s stable tested positive for cobalt, the Swedish Trotting Association announced Friday afternoon. Lionel, Un Mec d’Héripré, Your Highness, and Timone EK are cited as

Sep9, 2016

VCAT Adjourns Amid Matthews Evidence Doubt: Racing.Com 9/9/16

September 9th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Andrew Eddy The cobalt appeal hearing of Flemington trainers Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh will turn to the matter of the availability of Dr Adam Matthews when it resumes on September 19. Victorian Civil

Sep8, 2016

Vine Defends NATA Stamp on Cobalt Tests:Racing.Com 9/8/16

September 8th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Andrew Eddy The former director of Victoria’s racing laboratory on Thursday said that in his opinion, Chemcentre was entitled to put on a NATA stamp in their scope of accreditation for testing for cobalt

Sep7, 2016

Stewart’s Cobalt Accreditation Admission: Racing.Com 9/7/16

September 7th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Andrew Eddy Racing Victoria’s chief vet Dr Brian Stewart told VCAT on Wednesday that he knew the Chemcentre laboratory in Western Australia was not fully accredited to test for cobalt when Victorian samples were

Sep6, 2016

Chief Steward Admits Tests Not ‘To the Letter’: RacingPost.Com 9/6/16

September 6th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: AAP Racing/Megan Neil Australia: Racing Victoria chief steward Terry Bailey has admitted the rules of racing were not "followed to the letter" in testing for cobalt. Bailey blamed Victorian lab Racing Analytical Services Ltd

Sep4, 2016

Perth Stewards Open Inquiry After Horse Emits Unusual Odour: Punters.Com.Au 9/4/16

September 4th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Isaac Ling An inquiry has been opened after a horse was scratched from Saturday's Belmont meeting when vets noticed an unusual odour emanating from its muzzle and nostril area. Acting on vets advice, stewards withdrew Travinator ($17)

Sep2, 2016

Racing Victoria Chairman David Moodie Leaked Positive Tests to Cobalt Claim: Herald Sun 9/2/16

September 2nd, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Daryl Timms RACING Victoria chairman David Moodie has been investigated over claims he told former trainer Peter Moody that horses trained by Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh had returned positive tests to cobalt. It’s

Aug30, 2016

Racing Victoria Head Vet Resigns: Racing.Com 8/30/16

August 30th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Shane Anderson Dr Brian Stewart, a key player in the battle against the prohibited use of cobalt in Australian racing, has resigned from Racing Victoria (RV) to take up a similar role with the

Aug11, 2016

Ashby Didn’t Know HK Lab Wasn’t Accredited: Racing.Com 8/11/16

August 11th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Andrew Eddy Former Racing Victoria senior steward Kane Ashby strongly denied on Thursday that he knew the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s laboratory was not accredited to test for cobalt when samples taken from horses

Aug10, 2016

Further Doubt Cast on Cobalt Case at VCAT: Racing.Com 8/10/16

August 10th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Andrew Eddy Former high-ranking Victorian steward Kane Ashby added to the doubts concerning the cobalt testing process in the Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh appeal on Wednesday when he agreed that the rules of

Aug2, 2016

Banned Vet Warned Racing Vic About Cobalt: Just Horse Racing 8/2/16

August 2nd, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: AAP+ Vet Tom Brennan warned Racing Victoria’s head veterinarian about cobalt being illegally used in the racing industry before being banned in both NSW and Victoria for the same thing, a tribunal has heard.

Aug1, 2016

Evidence Unveiled at VCAT Cobalt Appeal: Racing.Com 8/1/16

August 1st, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Andrew Eddy There were so many folders containing past evidence in the long-running case, the legal representatives on day 1 of the cobalt appeal of trainers Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh felt they had

Jul28, 2016

Four People Handed Bans for Stomach Tubing of Horse in Northern New South Wales: ABC New England 7/28/16

July 28th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Kerrin Thomas Racing New South Wales has handed bans ranging from nine to 15 months to four people found guilty over the stomach tubing of a horse before races in Tamworth and Gunnedah, in

Jul10, 2016

Trainer Ben Currie Fears His Career Could Be in Jeopardy After Tints Records Positive Test: Gold Coast Bulletin 7/10/16

July 10th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Brad Davidson ONE of Queensland’s most promising trainers, Ben Currie, fears his career could be in jeopardy after a horse in his care tested positive to an anabolic steroid in April. The 25-year-old Currie

Jul7, 2016

Australia Cuts Cobalt Thresholds in Half: Blood-Horse 7/7/16

July 7th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Blood-Horse Staff The allowable levels of cobalt in Australian racehorses has been cut in half, according to an announcement July 7 by Racing Australia, the country's national racing industry body. The urine threshold for

Jun29, 2016

Brian Cox, Vet Hearing Set for August:Racing.Com 6/29/16

June 29th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: racing.com Staff Wodonga trainer Brian Cox and veterinarian Dr Robert Fielding will face the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board in August, with five days set aside for the hearing. The RAD Board notified on

Jun17, 2016

Trainer Steve Farley Loses Appeal Against 12-Month Cobalt Ban: Adelaide Now.Com 6/17/16

June 17th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Ray Thomas, Racing Editor/The Daily Telegraph TRAINER Steve Farley of Sincero fame has had his appeal dismissed against a 12-month disqualification imposed after his filly Di’s Diamond returned an elevated cobalt reading after finishing

Jun11, 2016

Albury Vet Dr Bob Fielding to Face Three Charges as Part of Racing Victoria Stewards Investigation: The Border Mail 6/11/16

June 11th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: David Johnston ALBURY veterinary surgeon Bob Fielding has been caught up in the Racing Victoria stewards probe of Wodonga trainer Brian Cox. The vet has been hit with three charges following the investigation which detected

Jun9, 2016

Horseracing: RTC Boasts of Drug-Free Events, Receives Negative Reports From 14 Tests:Sundaytimes.lk 6/9/16

June 9th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , |

By: Sundaytimes.lk The Royal Turf Club (RTC), who initiated anti-doping tests on horses said it had lived up to its expectations after receiving all-negative reports. During the April Racing Festival in Nuwara Eliya, the RTC

May24, 2016

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

May 24th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , |

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,

May20, 2016

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

May 20th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , |

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

May19, 2016

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

May 19th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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

May15, 2016

Gary Portelli to Challenge Ibuprofen Positive in Order to Maintain Clean Record: The Sydney Morning Herald 5/15/16

May 15th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Adam Pengilly Expect at least one trainer to make representations to have a previous penalty quashed in the wake of three others escaping without charge from the ibuprofen mess in the past week. Gary Portelli was the

Apr29, 2016

Lees Galloper in Positive Swab: Stewards: Nine MSN 4/29/16

April 29th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: AAP Queen Elizabeth Stakes-winning trainer Kris Lees will face a positive swab inquiry, a Racing NSW stewards' statement has confirmed. The Lees-trained City Of Justice tested positive to the anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen after winning

Apr25, 2016

Cobalt Urine to be Retested in Hong Kong as Trainers Claim Lab Not Accredited to Carry Out Tests at the Time: Herald Sun 4/25/16

April 25th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Daryl Timms URINE samples from the three Lee and Shannon Hope horses to return positive cobalt tests will be retested by the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Racing Laboratory after claims it was not accredited

Apr19, 2016

Leek Latest to Receive Cobalt Positive: Racing.Com 4/19/16

April 19th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Tom Biddington Pakenham trainer Matthew Leek is the latest to become embroiled in the cobalt saga. Racing Victoria stewards announced on Tuesday that Leek’s horse Champagne Kisses returned a sample of 531 micrograms per

Apr15, 2016

Hopes Challenge Cobalt Lab Accreditation: Racing.Com 4/15/16

April 15th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Shane Anderson Trainers Lee and Shannon Hope will argue that the laboratories employed by Racing Victoria to test for cobalt were not properly accredited when their appeals are heard by the Victorian Civil and

Mar18, 2016

John Leek Escapes Cobalt Charges:Racing.Com 3/18/16

March 18th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Racing.com staff Racing Victoria Stewards will not charge trainer John Leek despite his galloper Spirit Cent returning a urine sample above the legal cobalt threshold last July. According to stewards, ‘a thorough investigation and

Mar16, 2016

Kiwi Horse Trainers Lance O’Sullivan, Andrew Scott Say High Cobalt Readings Came From Water Troughs:Stuff.Co.NZ 3/16/16

March 16th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Clay Wilson New Zealand Sports Hall of Famer Lance O'Sullivan and co-trainer Andrew Scott say the high cobalt readings for three of their horses came from water troughs the horses shared with cattle. The troughs had been dosed with

Mar9, 2016

Drug Testing of Racehorses by May: The Standard 3/9/16

March 9th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: Jenny Ortuoste The Philippine Racing Commission recently instituted the post-race drug testing of horses and set standards for the establishment of laboratory facilities. Approved on Feb. 3, Resolution No. 16-16 provides technical specifications for

Feb28, 2016

Top Queensland Harness Trainer Grant Dixon has Two Positives to Arsenic: The Courier Mail 2/28/16

February 28th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Robert Craddock QUEENSLAND harness racing has been rocked with the news that Australia’s leading trainer, Grant Dixon, could face two positive swabs charges for arsenic. Dixon withdrew his horses from the nominations for today’s

Feb26, 2016

Racing Great Lance O’Sullivan and Co-Trainer Andrew Scott Charged with First NZ Cobalt Offences:Stuff.Co.NZ 2/26/16

February 26th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Jamie Searle New Zealand Sports Hall of Famer and racing great Lance O'Sullivan has been charged with racing three horses with high levels of cobalt in their system. O'Sullivan and co-trainer Andrew Scott have been charged by the Racing Integrity Unit on Friday.The pair are the

Feb25, 2016

Williams Sues over Amralah Treatment: Racing.Com 2/25/16

February 25th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Shane Anderson Four-time Melbourne Cup winning owner Lloyd Williams is suing the Ballarat Veterinary Practice over the treatment of imported galloper Amralah during the 2015 Spring Carnival. A Melbourne court has heard that the

Feb16, 2016

Stewards delay a Signoff on whether Darren Weir will be charged over positive to banned anti-inflammatory drug: Herald Sun 2/16/16

February 16th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Daryl Timms STEWARDS are yet to determine whether Darren Weir will be charged over the positive Signoff returned after winning the Lord Stakes at Caulfield on Boxing Day. Weir is regarded as an innocent

Feb10, 2016

Disqualified vet Tom Brennan blames former colleague for cobalt: The Daily Telegraph 2/10/16

February 10th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Caryl Williamson DISQUALIFIED vet Tom Brennan says his misplaced trust in a colleague is the reason he and three trainers are fighting bans for cobalt use. Brennan has been outed by both NSW and

Feb10, 2016

Turf Club keen to promote out of competition testing on horses: The Irish Times 2/10/16

February 10th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Brian O'Connor Talks are due to take place between the Turf Club and the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association to start implementing protocols for out of competition drug-testing recommended in the recently published Anti-Doping Task

Feb8, 2016

Racing industry stunned by positive swabs to the drug ibuprofen: The Sydney Morning Herald 2/8/16

February 8th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Patrick Bartley Large doses of the anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen is the reason for the continued number of long-term positive swabs to the treatment on raceday, according to racing sources. Fairfax Media has been told

Feb5, 2016

Signoff part-owner calls on racing officials to sort out Ibuprofen mess: Herald Sun 2/5/16

February 5th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By Matt Stewart SIGNOFF’S part-owner Sandy McGregor has challenged racing authorities to “make a call, immediately’’ on Ibuprofen, a drug that threatens to skittle the careers of a number of high-class horses. Trainer Darren Weir

Feb5, 2016

Racing Victoria could consider life ban plan for horses that test positive to banned substances: Herald Sun 2/5/16

February 5th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Daryl Timms RACING Victoria could consider the introduction of a proposal put to Horse Racing Ireland to impose life bans on horses that test positive to a prohibited substance. Under the recommendations released in

Jan30, 2016

Report Calls for Lifetime Bans for Doped Horses: The Irish Times 1/30/16

January 30th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Brian O' Connor The long-awaited report from racing’s Anti-Doping Task Force, set up in the aftermath of the steroids controversy that saw trainer Philip Fenton disqualified in 2014, will recommend lifetime bans for horses

Jan29, 2016

Stewards Charge Trainer Over Race-Day Care of Winner: The West Australian 1/29/16

January 29th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Jay Rooney   Trainer Ben Owen was hit with two charges at a stewards’ inquiry yesterday into allegations he treated Rhino’s Lad on race day at Pinjarra last month. Owen pleaded not guilty to

Jan29, 2016

Paul Murray Blames Former Owner as Stewards Issue Eight Cobalt Charges: The Sydney Morning Herald 1/29/16

January 29th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Adam Pengilly Paul Murray has blamed Peter Holz, a former owner of his family's prolific Kembla Grange stable, for supplying a product thought to be at the centre of a cobalt probe after Racing NSW stewards

Jan28, 2016

Asian Racing Conference: Panel Discusses Status Of Drug Control Policies In Racing: Paulick Report 1/28/16

January 28th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Press Release The sixth business session of the 36th Asian Racing Conference in Mumbai asked panelists and delegates to consider whether or not the industry was succeeding in offering drug free racing. Kaoru Obata,

Jan22, 2016

Racing: New Trainers’ Association Chief Andrew Nicholl Says Education Key To Horse Treatments: The Sydney Morning Herald 1/22/16

January 22nd, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , |

By: Michael Lynch Cobalt cases, drug infractions and the subsequent banning of a handful of trainers, pending appeal, have ensured that it has been a nightmare 12 months for the Victorian training fraternity. Inevitably the

Jan19, 2016

Australian Trainers Banned For Cobalt: Thoroughbred Daily News 1/19/16

January 19th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Australian trainers Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh have been banned four and three years, respectively, by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board for charges related to cobalt positives returned by horses under their care last

Jan17, 2016

Trainers Urged To Stop Using Ibuprofen or Face Unfair Consequences: Herald Sun 1/17/16

January 17th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: Matt Stewart THE Australian Trainers’ Ass­ociation has urged its members to toss out their ibuprofen or suffer the unfair consequences. The list of trainers with ­inadvertent positive drug tests to the anti-inflammatory medication is

Jan5, 2016

WHO Opposes Global Control of Ketamine: The Horse 1/5/16

January 5th, 2016|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Pat Raia The World Health Organization (WHO) has opposed a Chinese United Nations (U.N.) delegation request of the U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs to place a commonly used anesthetic and analgesic, ketamine, under international

Dec16, 2015

Cobalt Colt Bondeiger Sold After Stipes Knew Horse Returned Positive: Herald Sun 12/16/15

December 16th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Danny Russell PROMISING colt Bondeiger was sold as part of a seven-­figure deal last year despite stewards knowing the horse had tested positive for cobalt. Bondeiger, trained by Danny O’Brien, had finished second in

Oct1, 2015

Leading Victorian trainer disqualified: Harnessnews.com.au 10/1/15

October 1st, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: Trent Steele VICTORIAN horsewoman Jodi Quinlan has been disqualified by Harness Racing New South Wales. The governing body concluded its inquiry yesterday into the report received from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory that Chlorpheniramine

Oct1, 2015

Mornington trainer Mark Riley wins appeal over three-year ban: The Age Victoria 10/1/15

October 1st, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Mark Russell A Supreme Court judge has cleared Mornington trainer Mark Riley over claims he used a prohibited substance on a racehorse in a decision expected to have widespread ramifications for the racing industry

Sep29, 2015

Vet Adam Matthews launches Supreme Court action against…: Sydney Morning Herald 9/29/15

September 29th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Vet Adam Matthews launches Supreme Court action against Racing NSW over cobalt claims By: Adam Pengilly The vet allegedly at the centre of the cobalt crisis gripping Australian racing is set for a Supreme Court

Sep24, 2015

TC02 trainer outed for 15 months: Harnessnews.com.au 9/24/15

September 24th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By Paul Courts HARNESS Racing New South Wales today conducted an inquiry into a report received from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory that plasma Total Carbon Dioxide (TCO2) above the prescribed threshold was detected in

Sep24, 2015

Stable hand linked to ice positive; trainer Matt Laurie avoids penalty: News.com.au 9/24/15

September 24th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By Danny Russell AN 18-year-old female stable employee who once reportedly went two nights without sleeping was on Thursday linked to a horse testing positive to ice after winning a maiden at Echuca. The Racing

Sep21, 2015

Cobalt scandal: Sam Kavanagh banned for more than nine years: Sydney Morning Herald 9/21/15

September 21st, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Adam Pengilly The long-running cobalt affair is set to drag on for months with a host of parties penalised by Racing NSW stewards over their involvement indicating they will launch immediate appeals, including banned

Sep18, 2015

Peter Moody avoids race-day treatment charge from Racing Victoria…: ABC News 9/18/15

September 18th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Peter Moody avoids race-day treatment charge from Racing Victoria stewards for June incident Embattled trainer Peter Moody has had some good news, with Racing Victoria stewards deciding not to charge him with a race-day treatment

Sep1, 2015

Cobalt guilty findings no help for Victorian trainers : Sydney Morning Herald 9/1/15

September 1st, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Patrick Bartley In an unprecedented move on Monday, Racing NSW Stewards released a 36-page document detailing the reasons behind the guilty findings in the long- running Sam Kavanagh Midsummer Sun cobalt inquiry. In this

Aug31, 2015

Enhanced Vet Examinations Announced: Standardbred Canada 8/31/15

August 31st, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , |

On Monday, August 31, the Ontario Racing Commission issued a Notice to the Industry stating that official veterinarians will be conducting enhanced examinations of horses entered into upcoming premier events, starting with this coming weekend’s

Aug20, 2015

Brent Zerafa the latest to be charged in ongoing Sam…: The Sydney Morning Herald 8/20/15

August 20th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Brent Zerafa the latest to be charged in ongoing Sam Kavanagh cobalt inquiries By: Chris Roots Media personality Brent Zerafa is the latest to be charged in relation to the ongoing inquiry into the Sam

Aug11, 2015

RWITC in peril after more doping cases: Mumbai Mirror 8/11/15

August 11th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Usman Rangeela Shortly after two horses from trainers Bezan Chenoy and Magansingh Jodha's yard tested positive for banned drug substances during a round of random sampling carried out by RWITC authorities, three horses trained

Aug4, 2015

Pukekohe trainers Alan Lynch and Andrew Grant charged with drug…: Stuff.co.nz 8/4/15

August 4th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pukekohe trainers Alan Lynch and Andrew Grant charged with drug administration By: BARRY LICHTER Two Pukekohe harness trainers are facing disqualification after their trotters tested positive to the illegal P-like drug Aminorex. Alan Lynch was

Jul29, 2015

Cobalt Trainers Reject Purse Freeze: Thoroughbred Daily News 7/29/15

July 29th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Trainers Peter Moody, Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh–all facing charges for cobalt positives–rejected a proposal by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board Wednesday that would see them continue to train under a prize money freeze

Jul24, 2015

Racing Victoria issues five trainers with ‘show cause’ notices over…: Herald Sun 7/24/15

July 24th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Racing Victoria issues five trainers with ‘show cause’ notices over cobalt allegations By: Matt Stewart UPDATE: SOME of horse racing’s most famous trainers face a show cause hearing that could have them banished from the

Jul21, 2015

Swiss Jumping Horses Test Positive for Prohibited Substances: The Horse 7/21/15

July 21st, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Edited Press Release The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) announced July 21 that three Swiss show jumping horses have tested positive for prohibited substances. Samples taken at the CSIO5* at La Baule, France, on May

Jul20, 2015

How a parcel sent to David Hayes triggered racing’s battle against cobalt: Herald Sun 7/20/15

July 20th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Matt Stewart IT was a sensational hearing with a curious twist. Jockey Danny Nikolic was before the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board, accused of threatening Racing Victoria chief steward Terry Bailey and Bailey’s family. The

Jul10, 2015

Cobalt saga: Peter Moody hit with three charges over Lidari’s…: The Daily Telegraph 7/10/15

July 10th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Matt Stewart PETER Moody’s biggest owners remain staunch, saying they will not prematurely abandon the trainer as he faces cobalt charges that could ruin his career. Moody said on Friday he had expected to

Jul10, 2015

Cup of lies: John Camilleri denies claim a horse won a…: The Daily Telegraph 7/10/15

July 10th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cup of lies: John Camilleri denies claim a horse won a Melbourne Cup on cobalt and EPO Nic Ashman THE Melbourne Cup has been rocked by an allegation that a horse won Australia’s greatest race

Jul8, 2015

Bramlage: Trainers Realize Lameness a Symptom: The Blood-Horse 7/8/15

July 8th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

RMTC By Frank Angst One of the reasons Dr. Larry Bramlage believes trainers are handling cases of lameness better than ever before is because they realize that rather than being the problem, it signals a

Jul7, 2015

ATC executive embroiled in cobalt case: Racing.com 7/7/15

July 7th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Shane Anderson The Australian Turf Club’s Executive General Manager Racing, Matt Rudolph, has been embroiled in the cobalt saga that is sweeping Australian racing, with Racing NSW asking him to show cause as to

Jul2, 2015

Embattled vet stands down from vets association as…: The Sydney Morning Herald 7/2/15

July 2nd, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Embattled vet stands down from vets association as Racing NSW issue more cobalt charges By Adam Pengilly Besieged veterinarian Tom Brennan has voluntarily stood down from a special focus group designed to represent thoroughbred racing

Jun24, 2015

Staff drug testing on agenda: Griffiths: Racing.com 6/24/15

June 24th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Tom Biddington Australian Trainers’ Association president Robbie Griffiths says staff drug testing is something that most trainers will have to look at in the wake of Shockaholic’s positive to methamphetamine. Trainer Matt Laurie revealed

Jun12, 2015

Racing Victoria charges thrust horse vet activities…: The Sydney Morning Herald 6/12/15

June 12th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Racing Victoria charges thrust horse vet activities into spotlight By Patrick Bartley The ethics and professionalism of equine veterinarians and their board have been put in the spotlight with Racing Victoria laying 20 charges against

Jun11, 2015

Group 1-winning trainers Danny O’Brien, Mark Kavanagh among those…: Herald Sun 6/11/15

June 11th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Group 1-winning trainers Danny O’Brien, Mark Kavanagh among those charged by Racing Victoria for cobalt breach By: Rod Nicholson and Michael Manley GROUP 1-winning trainers Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh face lengthy bans after they

Jun5, 2015

Hong Kong given drug policy exemption: Racing Post 6/5/15

June 5th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Howard Wright HONG KONG has been added to the BHA's list of countries from where runners are treated in the same way as British-registered horses under the governing authority's recently strengthened anti-doping policy. The

Jun3, 2015

All horses for major spring races to be tested out of…: The Sydney Morning Herald 6/3/15

June 3rd, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

All horses for major spring races to be tested out of season By: Patrick Bartley Potential Melbourne Cup and spring hopefuls stabled out of Victoria will come under a national out-of-competition testing regime for the

Jun1, 2015

UAE issues new law to combat doping in horse racing: Arabianbusiness.com 6/1/15

June 1st, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By Staff writer Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, on Monday issued a new law to combat the trade or use of banned substances in horse racing and equestrian sports events

May22, 2015

Sam Kavanagh stood down and to face cobalt, caffeine…: The Sydney Morning Herald 5/22/15

May 22nd, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sam Kavanagh stood down and to face cobalt, caffeine and treatment charges By Chris Roots Rosehill trainer Sam Kavanagh has been stood down by Racing NSW stewards and will face an inquiry next month to

May13, 2015

Trainer Rodriguez, Vet Fined For Medication Violation: The Paulick Report 5/13/15

May 13th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

RMTC By Paulick Report Staff Trainer Rudy Rodriguez and veterinarian Greg Bennett were each fined $3,000 by the New York State Gaming Commission for administering a drug to the horse Sage Valley outside the permitted

May1, 2015

Racing NSW invests in cutting-edge technology to protect…: The Daily Telegraph 5/1/15

May 1st, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Racing NSW invests in cutting-edge technology to protect racing’s integrity By: Ray Thomas RACING NSW has further strengthened its drug detection processes by purchasing cutting-edge equipment that will be able to screen for more than

Apr30, 2015

Scone trainer Luke Griffith banned for four years over…: The Sydney Morning Herald 4/30/15

April 30th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Scone trainer Luke Griffith banned for four years over use of drug ice By: Chris Roots Scone trainer Luke Griffith admitted he had a drug problem to Racing NSW stewards on Thursday and it might

Apr28, 2015

Brendan McCarthy faces two charges: Racing.com 4/28/15

April 28th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Tom Biddington Caulfield trainer Brendan McCarthy will front the Racing Appeals and Discipline Board after being charged with illegally treating Zedi Knight earlier this month. Racing Victoria stewards confirmed the two charges on Tuesday,

Apr16, 2015

Luke Griffith to face stewards after three winners test:… The Sydney Morning Herald 4/16/15

April 16th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Luke Griffith to face stewards after three winners test positive to ice By: Chris Roots Scone trainer Luke Griffith will face Racing NSW stewards after three winners from his stable tested positive the party drug

Apr14, 2015

UAE Trainer Gets 12-Month Ban After Two Positive Drug Tests In…: Horsetalk.co.nz 4/14/15

April 14th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

UAE Trainer Gets 12-Month Ban After Two Positive Drug Tests In Horses A Group-1 winning trainer in the United Arab Emirates has received a 12-month suspension after the prohibited substance, propoxyphene, was found in samples

Apr1, 2015

Racing Officials Can Now Test For Argon: Bloodstock.com.au 4/1/15

April 1st, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Trainers have been put on notice that tests are now available for the prohibited substances xenon and argon gas in horses. The two gases, banned by WADA last year, are categorised as erythropoiesis (EPO) stimulating

Mar27, 2015

License Review Likely for Charged Penn Vets: The Blood-Horse 3/27/15

March 27th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

RMTC By Frank Angst Four veterinarians, who have agreed to plead guilty under a plea agreement following criminal charges brought by a U.S. Attorney, can expect to have their licenses reviewed in Pennsylvania. Late March

Mar17, 2015

Danny O’Brien faces fourth cobalt positive test: Racing Post 3/17/15

March 17th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By AAP Racing Australia: Another Danny O'Brien-trained horse, Bullpit, has returned a high level of cobalt. A swab taken from Bullpit following his win at Moonee Valley on December 19 showed a level higher than

Mar10, 2015

Sam Kavanagh runner Midsummer Sun tests positive for caffeine and…: Racingbase.com 3/10/15

March 10th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sam Kavanagh runner Midsummer Sun tests positive for caffeine and cobalt By Racingbase Staff Trainer Sam Kavanagh is facing an investigation after Racing NSW stewards revealed his runner Midsummer Sun test posted for caffeine and

Feb27, 2015

Trainer Mark Riley facing more drug drama after revelation of…: Herald Sun 2/27/15

February 27th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Trainer Mark Riley facing more drug drama after revelation of Grand Gallop positive test in December By: Matt Stewart TRAINER Mark Riley faces a second drug drama as he attempts to save his career. Riley,

Feb24, 2015

Trainer Darren Smith’s fate depends on what is an…:The Sydney Morning Herald 2/24/15

February 24th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Trainer Darren Smith's fate depends on what is an excessive level of cobalt By: Chris Roots The fate of Newcastle trainer Darren Smith's career will be decided within the next week by Racing NSW stewards

Feb24, 2015

British Racing’s new Equine Anti-Doping Rules published …: Britishhorseracing.com 2/24/15

February 24th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

British Racing’s new Equine Anti-Doping Rules published / 24 Feb 15 Press Release Enhanced Rules state that no horse should ever be administered an anabolic steroid for as long as it is involved in racing,

Feb24, 2015

Riley to appeal three-year ban: Thoroughbred Daily News 2/24/15

February 24th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

In an adjourned penalty hearing Monday, Australia’s Racing and Disciplinary Appeals Board pronounced a three-year ban against Victorian trainer Mark Riley. On Jan. 29, Riley was found guilty of administering the prohibited substance TCO2 (bi-carb)

Feb23, 2015

Trainer Mark Riley banned for three years: The Sydney Morning Herald 2/23/15

February 23rd, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The owners of leading Blue Diamond Stakes contender Of The Brave will have to find a new trainer following the disqualification of Mark Riley. The Victorian trainer was given the ban for a bi-carb offence

Feb20, 2015

Victorian lab will be first in Australia to test for cobalt as racing…: Herald Sun 2/20/15

February 20th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Victorian lab will be first in Australia to test for cobalt as racing steps up fight against PEDs By Leo Schlink and Daryl Timms VICTORIAN racing’s fight against performance-enhancing substances has escalated with the creation

Feb18, 2015

Cobalt: Eroding the integrity of racing in Australia: Thoroughbred Racing Comentary 2/18/15

February 18th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Jessica Owers For a long time, much of the world was able to wag its finger at American racing and its drug problems. Race-day Lasix and phenylbutazone uses, steroid obsession... these were U.S. issues,

Feb17, 2015

Underworld figures linked to injecting cobalt in harness race horses: Herald Sun 2/17/15

February 17th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Carly Crawford A GROUP of racing figures linked to Melbourne’s underworld has been juicing up harness racing horses with record doses of cobalt. A Herald Sun investigation has exposed suspected links between the cobalt

Feb16, 2015

CPMA To Test For Cobalt: Standardbred Canada 2/16/15

February 16th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

On Monday, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency issued a statement regarding its position on the use of cobalt in racehorses. Given the recent publicity surrounding cobalt, the purpose of this notice is to provide the racing

Feb10, 2015

Commission To Meet With Vets: Standardbred Canada 2/10/15

February 10th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , |

Officials from the Ontario Racing Commission have announced that in the interest of ongoing dialogue with the veterinarian community, the ORC will be meeting with its licensed veterinarians Wednesday evening (February 11) in Guelph. According

Feb10, 2015

Racing Victoria puts deadline on cobalt investigation into leading…: news.com.au 2/10/15

February 10th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Racing Victoria puts deadline on cobalt investigation into leading trainers LEADING trainers Peter Moody, Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh will know within four to six weeks whether they will be charged with cobalt chloride offences.

Feb9, 2015

BHA To Implement Hair Testing: Thoroughbred Daily News 2/9/15

February 9th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The British Horseracing Authority will implement hair testing to screen for the retrospective administration of anabolic steroids as part of its enhanced zero-tolerance anabolic steroids policy, according to Racing Post. Hair samples can be used

Feb9, 2015

Trainer Mark Riley to claim mental impairment as defence following…: Herald Sun 2/9/15

February 9th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Trainer Mark Riley to claim mental impairment as defence following bicarb ban By Rod Nicholson TRAINER Mark Riley is claiming “impaired mental functioning” in a bid to reduce or beat a charge of bicarb treatment

Feb8, 2015

Trials testing ramps up after bute doping: Stuff.co.nz 2/8/15

February 8th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Barry Lichter Racing industry leaders are downplaying the possible repercussions of revelations that four horses were drugged with pain-killing phenylbutazone at a trial meeting, believing it to be an isolated case. But the Racing

Feb5, 2015

Stewards: Yearling Not Positive for Steroids: The Blood-Horse 2/5/15

February 5th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By Blood-Horse Staff As a result of veterinary advice during an investigation into whether a yearling sold at public auction tested positive for a prohibited anabolic steroid, Racing Queensland stewards have determined altrenogest is not

Feb4, 2015

Trainer Brett McDonald charged with doping violations at Ruakaka trials: Stuff.co.nz 2/4/15

February 4th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Barry Lichter Cambridge trainer Brett McDonald was today charged with administering the pain-killing drug bute to four runners at the Ruakaka trials, including the horse which broke both its front legs and crashed, seriously

Feb2, 2015

Peter Moody fined $12,000: Racing.com 2/2/15

February 2nd, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Trainer Peter Moody has been fined $12,000 by Racing New South Wales (RNSW) following an investigation into House Of Hingis testing positive to the banned substance ibuprofen. Moody was found guilty of presenting the three-year-old

Feb2, 2015

Yearling sold at Magic Millions on Gold Coast tests positive to…: Herald Sun 2/2/15

February 2nd, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Rod Nicholson A YEARLING sold at last month’s Magic Millions sale on the Gold Coast has tested positive to anabolic steroids. It is the first case in Australia of a yearling being sold with

Jan28, 2015

Australian Vets Support New Racing Rule on Cobalt: The Blood-Horse 1/28/15

January 28th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , |

By Edited Press Release Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA), a special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association, has announced that it supports the new rules governing the use of cobalt in racehorses. The Australian Racing

Jan22, 2015

Emirates Racing Authority quick to see red over cobalt: TheNational 1/22/15

January 22nd, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Geoffrey Riddle The Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) remains vigilant to the threat of the use of cobalt after five horses from three high-profile trainers in Australia were found to have prohibited levels of the

Jan21, 2015

Peter Moody in fresh drug drama after Racing NSW…: The Sydney Morning Herald 1/21/15

January 21st, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Adam Pengilly Peter Moody's wretched start to the new year has only worsened after Racing NSW stewards said the leading Victorian trainer would face a fresh inquiry into positive swabs north of the border.

Jan14, 2015

Mark Kavanagh, Danny O’Brien and Peter Moody facing potential bans: Herald Sun 1/14/15

January 14th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Carly Crawford, Angus Thompson THE champion racehorses that failed doping tests were almost certainly injected in the neck with a performance-enhancing drug, investigators believe. The shock revelation that has rocked Victorian racing comes as

Jan13, 2015

Scary drug-related incidents hit RWITC: Mumbai Mirror 1/13/15

January 13th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Usman Rangeela Although there has been a significant drop in manipulation of races in the last two-three years in Western India, what's disturbing the Royal Western India Turf Club authorities is the sudden and

Jan8, 2015

Lee and Shannon Hope under investigation after third positive test…: Herald Sun 1/8/15

January 8th, 2015|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Daryl Timms FATHER-and-son training team Lee and Shannon Hope are under investigation after another of their horses returned a positive test to an elevated level of cobalt. Racing Victoria stewards revealed last month the

Dec19, 2014

BHA postpones zero-tolerance drugs policy until March 2015: BBC 12/19/14

December 19th, 2014|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The introduction of a zero-tolerance drugs policy has been postponed by the British Horseracing Authority a fortnight before it was set to begin. Announced in June 2014, the new rules will mean horses cannot be

Dec18, 2014

Cobalt threshold to be introduced nationally in 2015: racenet.com.au 12/18/14

December 18th, 2014|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Clinton Payne A national threshold for levels of cobalt allowed in a horse's system will come into effect from the first day of 2015. Racing Victoria introduced a local rule on April 14, which

Dec15, 2014

Emirates Stewards Suspend Trainer After Horses Test Positive for…: Paulick Report 12/15/14

December 15th, 2014|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Edited Press Release ERA Stewards today concluded an inquiry into reports received from the Equine Forensic Unit (Dubai) that the prohibited substance ibuprofen had been detected in the post-race urine samples taken from Razeen

Dec15, 2014

Clarry Conners hit with $10,000 fine for banned drug lignocaine: News.com.au 12/15/14

December 15th, 2014|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Christian Nicolussi MORE than 20 years on since the Golden Slipper drama involving Tierce, Clarry Conners has landed in hot water with stewards again over the banned drug lignocaine. Conners was slugged a whopping

Dec11, 2014

Board holds special meeting on drug testing: Farming Life 12/11/2014

December 11th, 2014|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Board of Horse Racing Ireland held a special meeting last week to consider the issue of drug testing in the Irish thoroughbred racing and breeding industry. The board agreed to issue the following statement

Dec11, 2014

Metropolitan winner Junoob disqualified…: The Sydney Morning Herald 12/11/14

December 11th, 2014|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Chris Roots Premier trainer Chris Waller was fined $30,000 by Racing NSW stewards on Thursday afternoon after The Metropolitan winner Junoob tested positive to Frusemide after its group 1 success in October. Junoob was

Dec6, 2014

HRI and Turf Club establish drug testing taskforce: The Irish Times 12/6/14

December 6th, 2014|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By Brian O'Connor Horse Racing Ireland and the Turf Club have established what they describe as a “taskforce” to ensure that drug testing within the racing and breeding industries will operate to the highest international

Dec2, 2014

Turf Club call in arbitrator over drug-testing laboratory: The Irish Times 12/2/2014

December 2nd, 2014|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Brian O'Connor The issue of drugs within racing has taken a new twist with the sport’s two ruling bodies, Horse Racing Ireland and the Turf Club, unable to agree on funding for improved testing

Nov30, 2014

Paget’s drug scandal affecting all Kiwi riders: Nicholson: tvnz.co.nz 11/30/14

November 30th, 2014|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

ONE Sport World number one equestrian rider Andrew Nicholson fears Jock Paget's positive drugs test could be affecting our other top competitors. Nicholson has returned home for a short break and has expressed concern that

Nov26, 2014

Report says Fenton attempted to hide drugs: Racingpost.com 11/26/14

November 26th, 2014|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By James Burn DISGRACED trainer Philip Fenton, who is facing a three-year-ban from racing, tried to hide banned substances from officials when they visited his yard, a report from the Turf Club has said. Fenton

Nov24, 2014

Turf Club will offer cash rewards for doping information: The Irish Times 11/24/14

November 24th, 2014|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By Brian O'Connor Racing Correspondent On the back of disqualifying Philip Fenton for three years over the trainer’s possession of banned animal remedies including anabolic steroids, the Turf Club plans to outline further measures to

Nov3, 2014

Update On Ractopamine In Feed: Standardbred Canada 11/3/2014

November 3rd, 2014|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

On Monday, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) issued an update to the horse racing industry on recent findings of ractopamine in equine feed. This memo is further to our notice to industry on February 14,

Oct23, 2014

Fenton team: protocols not followed in drug raid: racingpost.com 10/23/14

October 23rd, 2014|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Tony O'Hehir PHILIP FENTON'S barrister has argued the correct protocols were not followed when the Department of Agriculture investigators visited his client's yard and after the visit as the full hearing into the trainer's

Oct16, 2014

Darren Symons faces ban for use of prohibited drug on…: themorningbulletin.com.au 10/16/14

October 16th, 2014|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Tony Mcmahon MACKAY racehorse trainer Darren Symons has been disqualified from racing for 12 months by Townsville racing stewards over the finding of a prohibited substance in a urine swab. Symons' Townsville winner from

Oct7, 2014

Top trainer fined over possession of prohibited animal drugs: independent.ie 10/7/14

October 7th, 2014|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Conor Kane The body that oversees horseracing is to study the fallout of a court judgment which saw former Irish Grand National winning-trainer Pat Hughes convicted of possessing unauthorised animal remedies. Mr Hughes (72)

Oct2, 2014

Ontario horse racing considers race-day medication ban: Thestar.com 10/2/14

October 2nd, 2014|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Jennifer Morrison The Ontario Racing Commission urges the sport to take on a ban of all race-day medications except for the anti-bleeding drug Lasix by 2015. A horse works out at Woodbine racetrack on

Sep16, 2014

Britain to get new centralised equine database: horsetalk.co.nz 9/16/14

September 16th, 2014|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By horsetalk.co.nz Britain is to get a new central equine database, which will enable the country to meet tougher European regulations announced this week. The last centralised system, the National Equine Database, closed two years

Sep4, 2014

Fenton accused of having kilo of anabolic steroids: Racingpost.com 9/4/14

September 4th, 2014|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Conor Kane A KILOGRAM of anabolic steroids was found at trainer Philip Fenton's yard during an inspection in 2012, a court in County Tipperary heard on Thursday. At the brief hearing - the eighth

Aug23, 2014

Mumbai Police Find Evidence of Alleged Horseracing Doping Conspiracy: LawInSport.com 8/23/14

August 23rd, 2014|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Manali Kulkarni In December 2013 trainer Pesi Shroff’s1 ward, Bullseye, was banned after testing positive for the steroid, Boldenone. Shortly after, in February 2014, Shroff filed a police report to Tardeo police station (Mumbai),