NEWS RELEASE October 29, 2014 Contact: Hallie Roach Lewis (859) 224-2848 BREEDERS’ CUP TO BE CONDUCTED UNDER NEWLY ENACTED NATIONAL UNIFORM MEDICATION REFORMS This weekend’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships – racing’s most prestigious global event with 13 Grade I races and purses and awards totaling $26 million – will for the first time be held
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 charges over alleged anabolic steroid possession began on Thursday. Evidence was heard from two Department of Agriculture officials, Brendan Daly
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 July 24 named Showmethemoney returning a finding upon urine analysis to the prohibited substance ethacrynic acid. Often described as a
NEWS RELEASE October 16, 2014 Contact: Hallie Roach Lewis (859) 224-2848 RMTC BOARD ENCOURAGED BY UNIFORM RULE ADOPTIONS, ADVANCES LABORATORY UNIFORMITY, APPROVES RULE ON COMPOUNDED MEDICATION A review by the board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) of state-by-state adoption of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) National Uniform Medication
By Giselle Wakatama Allegations of serious doping violations have prompted inquiries into two New South Wales horse trainers, including one in Newcastle. Horse racing officials have spent the past year on alert for the banned additive cobalt chloride It boosts red blood cells and mimics the effects of the banned performance enhancing drug EPO. Racing
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) of Fenniscourt Stud, Bagenalstown, Co Carlow, pleaded not guilty yesterday at Carlow district court to eight charges of possession of
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 Sept. 8 in advance of the Woodbine Mile. A ban on race-day medications may come into effect by early 2015.