Meadowlands Trainer Gets a Positive: HarnessLink 1/31/16

By: Justin Horowitz EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (January 30, 2016) - As a result of its out-of-competition testing program, the Meadowlands Racetrack announces the positive test of a horse trained by Robert Bresnahan, Junior. Tag Up and Go, a six-year-old trotter, returned a positive test for the performance-enhancing substance, epogen, more commonly known as EPO. The

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

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 illicitly administered substances which are prohibited at all times. The report also suggests a single national drug control laboratory for

NSW Trainer Faces Cobalt Charges: 1/28/16

By: Tom Biddington Racing NSW stewards have issued eight charges against Kembla Grange horseman Paul Murray, 19 months after finding a bottle containing cobalt at his stables. The charges relate to the high levels of cobalt found in swabs of his stable star Alma’s Fury, who won the Apollo Stakes in February 2013 and finished

Dream Dance DQ’d From Golden Rod Third: The Blood-Horse 1/26/16

By: Ron Mitchell Stoneway Farm's Dream Dance has been disqualified from her third-place finish in the 2015 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs and disciplinary action has been taken against her trainer and veterinarian after she tested positive for an overage of phenylbutazone. According to recent rulings by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission,

NY Strengthens Multiple Violator Penalties: The Blood-Horse 1/26/16

By: Tom Precious New York regulators have given final approval to several equine drug rules, including a new system of minimum penalties for repeat drug violators. The decisions by the New York State Gaming Commission came as the agency Jan. 26 signaled its willingness to listen to suggestions as state officials are committed to other

NY Bans Trainer Sedlacek for Five Years: The Blood-Horse 1/26/16

By: Tom Precious Trainer Roy Sedlacek was banned from all racetracks in New York for five years by regulators following what officials said was evidence two horses that ran last October at Belmont Park were administered an opioid analgesic drug nearly as potent as morphine. Sedlacek on Jan. 26 was slapped with a five-year license