Greg and Denise Nelligan banned from Victorian racetracks: The Canberra Times 3/5/18

By: Patrick Bartley Former Aquanita employee Greg Nelligan and his wife Denise have had their stand-down notices expanded to include being banned from Victorian racecourses, training premises and receiving any direct or indirect benefit from thoroughbred racing and/or breeding in Victoria. Greg Nelligan, who is facing more than 100 charges related to the Aquanita inquiry,

UAE trainer Salem bin Ghadayer suspended one year: Daily Racing Form 3/4/18

By: Marcus Hersh Salem bin Ghadayer, one of the leading trainers in the United Arab Emirates this season, has been suspended for one year by the Emirates Racing Authority for a positive drug test. High On Life, owned by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed al Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai, finished first in race 5 on

Bin Ghadayer granted stay of proceedings: Gulf News 3/4/18

By: Leslie Wilson Jr. Dubai: The Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) Steering Committee has granted trainer Salem Bin Ghadayer a stay of proceedings following his appeal against a one-year ban after a horse in his care was found to have prohibited substances in its system. As a result of Bin Ghadayer’s appeal, the ban has been

Smerdon reserves plea: 3/1/18

By: Andrew Eddy Trainer Robert Smerdon has reserved his plea against 115 charges in the Aquanita inquiry while the other seven people charged have pleaded not guilty at Thursday's second directions hearing before the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board. The Board confirmed an April 30 start date for the hearing in the explosive inquiry, despite calls for

O’Brien, Kavanagh fined, horses disqualified: 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