O’Brien, Kavanagh fined, horses disqualified: Racing.com 2/27/18

By: Brent Zerafa Danny O'Brien and Mark Kavanagh have escaped any form of suspension or disqualification in relation to the cobalt saga, with VCAT President Justice Greg Garde electing to issue a fine to both trainers. O'Brien has been $8000, or $2000 for each horse under his care that tested positive to cobalt, while Kavanagh has been fined

Major rule changes in Ontario: Harness Racing Update 2/26/18

By: Dave Briggs Horses with class I, II, III or TCO2 positives may still be suspended from racing in Ontario for 90 days, but that suspension is no longer automatic and will be determined on a case-by-case basis, said the head of the sport’s regulator in the province. It’s all part of a number of

Veterinarian gets prison time for horse doping: American Press 2/25/18

By: Crystal Stevenson A Lake Charles veterinarian has been sentenced to more than a year in federal prison for his part in a racehorse doping conspiracy. U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook said Kyle James Hebert, 43, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for once count of conspiracy; two counts of receipt of adulterated

Morrish may appeal three-month ban: Racing.com 2/20/18

By: Andrew Eddy Ballarat trainer Simon Morrish is considering appealing a three-month suspension imposed on Tuesday after being found to have transgressed the 'one clear day' rule with his former galloper Show A Star. Morrish fronted the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board on Tuesday to face three charges relating to the July 8 incident last year where stewards

RV committed to integrity: Racing.com 2/21/18

By: Andrew Eddy Chief executive Giles Thompson said he was comfortable with Racing Victoria's handling of integrity issues within racing despite the release of explosive text messages in Wednesday's Herald Sunregarding widespread doping. "There are a whole range of measures that we use to ensure that the integrity of our sport is protected," Thompson told RSN927's Racing

Racing NSW stewards could retest frozen samples of Group 1 winner Mosheen after text messages expose alleged raceday doping: The Daily Telegraph 2/20/18

By: Ray Thomas RACING NSW hasn’t ruled out retesting frozen swab samples from recent Sydney big-race winners in the wake of the alleged doping scandal that has enveloped Victorian racing. At least five Melbourne-based trainers and three stable staff are being investigated by Victorian stewards for a sophisticated and systemic doping cabal that stretches over eight

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