By: Chris Cook British trainers have been electrified this morning by receipt of an email from the BHA saying that a product which has been in widespread use contains an anabolic steroid. Not only must trainers cease to use Regumate immediately, they must get any bottles of it out of the yard right away. Regumate
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
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.
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
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.
By: Chris Roots Champion trainer Chris Waller believes the ban on use of Altrenogest in Victoria will not effect the spring plans for any mares in his stable, including the bid of Winx for a fourth Cox Plate. The drug, which regulates the fertility cycle of mares, has been been found to contain traces of anabolic
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