Out-Of-Competition Testing, Research Seen as Keys to Clean Racing: The Racing Biz 4/19/17

By: Press Release Increased out-of-competition testing, investing in additional investigators and research into emerging threats are the most effective ways to catch — and, more importantly, deter — cheating in horse racing. That was the big take-away from the drug-testing forum on opening day of the Association of Racing Commissioners International’s 83rd annual conference on

QRIC Cobalt Appeals Withdrawn: Racing.Com 4/18/17

By: Andrew Eddy The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission has withdrawn appeals against two trainers over cobalt offences but denied it had done so due to recent decisions in other state jurisdictions. QRIC had been appealing the decision to clear trainers Rochelle Smith and Lynn Patton, after they had been charged with presenting their horses to

Nick Tardio Disqualified for 2 Years: HarnessLink 4/12/17

By: NZST On 12 April 2017, Harness Racing SA (HRSA) Stewards conducted an inquiry into a report received from Racing Analytical Services Ltd (RASL) that Cobalt was detected in a urine sample taken from GENUINE EXCUSE NZ prior to it competing in Race 9, Farewell Come On Frank Pace at Globe Derby Park on 7 January 2017. The

Willie Mullins Exonerated by Irish Officials Over Vet Drugs Bust: The Guardian 5/5/17

By: Chris Cook Irish authorities have clarified that no suspicions are harboured about the champion jumps trainer Willie Mullins, following news that a vet is accused of possessing unauthorised drugs while he was visiting Mullins’s stable in Carlow. Tim Brennan appeared in Kilkenny district court last week facing 14 charges and is due to appear

Oxycodone Positives Dropped in PA; Court Upholds Cobalt Positives in Maine: Harnes Racing Update.Com 3/31/17

By: Dave Briggs Fines and suspensions for Oxycodone positives in Pennsylvania for trainers Rene Allard, Kevin Lare and Brad Irvine have been rescinded by the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission (PHRC) due to “mitigating circumstances.” In other relatively recent developments, controversial trainer Lou Pena has received a conditional three-year license in Pennsylvania and major Cobalt positives

Cobalt Charges for Ricky Vale: Racing.Com 3/22/17

By. Racing.Com Staff Rockhampton trainer Ricky Vale has been called upon to answer four prohibited substance charges - including three for cobalt - before the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission. The charges arise from positive swabs taken from four of Vale's horses at meetings at Rockhampton and Mackay in February and March of last year. The

Murray Disqualified by Racing NSW: Racing.Com 3/8/17

By: Andrew Eddy Kembla Grange trainer Paul Murray was on Wednesday notified that he has been disqualified from training horses for three-and-a-half years after Racing NSW stewards brought an end to his long-running cobalt case. Murray, the son of former top trainer Bede, had been found guilty of five cobalt-related charges following a positive swab