Robust Doping Control Call: Sporting Post 10/10/2018

Press Release: Delegates who attended the 52nd International Conference of Horseracing Authorities on Arc weekend in Paris, France heard presentations relating to the health, welfare, and safety of jockeys, the harmonization of rules, and the stimulation of betting handle. Article 6 addresses the ” biological integrity of the horse”, prohibited substances, genetic and cellular manipulations,

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

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

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,

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

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