Spike in horseracing positive drug tests due to ‘lack of understanding, not doping’: The Irish Times 9/21/18

By: Brian O'Connor Irish racing’s head of anti-doping believes there’s nothing sinister behind a spike of positive drug tests which this week saw five more winners being disqualified. The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board confirmed the five were the Gordon Elliott-trained Midlands Grand National winner Timiyan, who tested positive for an anti-inflammatory, and Dermot Weld’s Curragh

Hanlon plans to appeal suspended 18-month penalty: The Irish Times 9/19/18

By: Brian O'Connor Irish racing was rocked on Wednesday when trainer John ‘Shark’ Hanlon was given a suspended 18 month sentence of his licence after his Galway festival winner Camlann tested positive for elevated levels of cobalt. Hanlon was also fined €7,000 and ordered to pay €2,000 in costs on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board.

Trainer Guy Cherel Arrested: TDN Europe 9/18/18

Press Release: Guy Cherel, one of the leading jumps trainers in France, was arrested on Monday in connection with an ongoing doping investigation, according to a report in French newspaper Le Parisien. Also a noted breeder of jumpers, Cherel, 58, has a training stable at Maisons-Laffitte as well as a stud farm in Gavray. Both premises

Guilty Plea In Case Involving Equine Drugs; Feds Seize Customer List: Paulick Report 9/16/18

Press Release: Darren B. Stratton, 45, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to distribute misbranded prescription animal drugs, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced. According to court documents and statements made in court, from January 2017 through September 2017, defendant Stratton worked at Horsemen's Tack, Inc. in Newton, New Hampshire. 

Will ruling send more Victorian horses north? The Sydney Morning Herald 9/7/18

By: Michael Lynch Could more Victorian-trained fillies and mares be heading across the border to race in NSW this spring rather than chase the rich prizes in their home state? Some fear it's possible after Racing Victoria warned trainers off using products containing the compound Altrenogest (which is an element in a number of brand-name