Trainer Richard Laming suspended: Wide World of Sports 8/31/18

By: AAP Cranbourne trainer Richard Laming has been suspended by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board over a race day administration charge. Laming was charged by Racing Victoria stewards following a race day stable inspection when the horse Patient, engaged to race, and subsequently scratched, at Sandown on February 7, was administered a medication Accent

IHRB to hold seminars after spike in positive drug tests: The Irish Times 8/31/18

By: Brian O'Connor A spike in the number of positive drug tests this year has prompted racing’s regulatory body to organise seminars to try and educate trainers, vets and stable staff on the dangers of using prohibited substances. Three seminars headed by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board’s chief veterinary officer, and head of anti-doping, Lynn Hillyer,

Ellis Park Accredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance, Making Kentucky Fully Accredited: NTRA 8/16/18

Press Release: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Ellis Park has received its initial accreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance, bringing the number of active accreditations to 24 racetracks in the U.S. and Canada, including every Thoroughbred track in Kentucky. “On behalf of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) and its Safety and

Trainers want action on arsenic threshold: The West Australian 8/15/18

By: Jay Rooney The WA Racing Trainers’ Association has called for an urgent overhaul of the national threshold for arsenic after a spate of positive swabs. After meeting with Racing and Wagering WA general manager of integrity Denis Borovica, chief steward Brad Lewis and veterinarian Judith Medd last Friday, the WARTA will write to Racing

BHA: it would be naive to think the use of cobalt is not more widespread: Racing Post 8/15/18

By: Richard Birch It would be naive to believe that the use of cobalt, the potentially performance-enhancing and prohibited substance at the heart of the high-profile case involving the Bastiman family, is not more widespread in Britain, the BHA warned on Wednesday. Trainer Rebecca Bastiman escaped with a £5,000 fine on Tuesday after being found not guilty of conspiring

Integrity Bill gets green light: Racing.com 8/10/18

By: James Tzaferis Racing Minister Martin Pakula's Racing Integrity Bill passed through the Upper House without amendment on Thursday, paving the way for a new integrity structure in Victorian racing within the next 12 months. The Bill was introduced to State Parliament in June to create the Victorian Racing Integrity Board - a cross-code approach