Conference Hears Of First Gene Doping Test: TDN 5/16/18

By: Chris McGrath Seoul, SOUTH KOREA–The physical well being of the horse, and the integrity of the horseman, dominated the agenda on the second day of the 37th Asian Racing Conference in Seoul on Wednesday. The spectre of gene doping-which has been viewed as “the elephant in the room” by some veterinary and bloodstock professionals-was

Currie stablehand disqualified: Wide World of Sports 5/11/18

By: AAP A stablehand employed by trainer Ben Currie has been disqualified for three months on a race day treatment charge with two other inquiries have been adjourned. Cameron Schwenke, who was banned for three months, Ben Currie's father Mark Currie and stablehand Greg Britnell were to face a resumed inquiry on Friday. The Mark

Woodbine Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA

Press Release: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Woodbine Racetrack in Rexdale, Ontario, near Toronto, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Woodbine opened in 1956 bearing a name associated with racing in the area since 1874. The track opens its live Thoroughbred racing season Saturday for a 133-date meet that runs

Australia: Guilty Verdicts in ‘Systematic Conspiracy’ To Cheat: Paulick Report 5/8/18

Press Release: Five trainers and three stable employees have been found guilty of corrupt practices in what Racing Victoria Appeals and Disciplinary Board chairman judge John Bowman has called  “one of the darkest and longest chapters in the history of Australian turf.” The so-called Aquanita case, named for the stable involved in the long-running scheme,

Townley fined $11,000, horse disqualified: Harness Link 5/4/18

Press Release: Harness racing trainer Kevin Townley has been fined $11,000 for producing a horse to race when not free of a prohibited substance (Ketoprofen). The horse in question was Geen's Girl who won at Addington on the 2nd March 2018 but has since been disqualified. Mr Townley cannot categorically confirm how the Ketoprofen came to be in

Changes To The Rules Of Racing: Standardbred Canada 4/4/18

Press Release: The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to release a suite of reforms as part of the 'Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario' project. These rule and process changes reflect the AGCO’s commitment to promoting integrity and safety, protecting the public interest, helping to reduce the administrative burden for participants,

BHA set to drug test horses in Ireland ahead of British flat fixtures: The Irish Times 3/25/18

By: Brian O'Connor The British Horseracing Authority has confirmed it is prepared to drug-test horses trained in Ireland before they race in some of the major flat meetings in Britain this year. Testing was carried out by BHA personnel at the yards of both Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott prior to the Cheltenham National Hunt festival earlier this month. All samples