Integrity Bill gets green light: 8/10/18

By: James Tzaferis Racing Minister Martin Pakula's Racing Integrity Bill passed through the Upper House without amendment on Thursday, paving the way for a new integrity structure in Victorian racing within the next 12 months. The Bill was introduced to State Parliament in June to create the Victorian Racing Integrity Board - a cross-code approach

Horse owners question Malta Racing Club doping decision: Times Malta 7/28/18

By: Jacob Borg Horse owners forming part of the Malta Racing Club (MRC) have raised questions about a decision to allow two horses to retain their race wins, despite testing positive for a steroid that remains present in the horses’ bloodstream for a number of weeks. Information available on the MRC’s website shows the two

Ben Currie’s horses clear of prohibited substances: Sports News 7/27/18

By: AAP All samples taken from Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie’s stable on Weetwood Handicap day have proved clear of any prohibited substances. However, the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission has again emphasised any treatment of horses on race days without stewards’ consent could be found to breach rules of racing. Numerous swabs were taken from Currie’s

HRI board unanimously approves new anti-doping policy: The Irish Times 7/23/18

By: Brian O'Connor The board of Horse Racing Ireland has unanimously approved a new ‘Industry Wide Policy on Prohibited Substances & Doping Control’.  The long-awaited new protocol promises to introduce a radical overhaul of drug testing and traceability in both racing and breeding and was described on Monday as a landmark moment by HRI’s chief executive Brian Kavanagh.

Horse racing body: ‘prior day notice’ drugs testing not ideal: The Irish Times 7/20/18

By: Brian O'Connor The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board has described as less than ideal any “prior day notice” element likely to be included in the thoroughbred industry’s proposed new anti-doping policy. Despite that, racing’s regulatory body has indicated it is prepared to sign up to the Industry Wide Policy on Prohibited Substances/Doping Control. Representative bodies

Trainer admits lying but denies cheating: Wide World of Sports 7/16/18

By: AAP Trainer Shannon Hope admits he lied during his cobalt case but denies cheating by giving horses supplements on race days to enhance their performances. Hope and his father Lee have pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of administering a prohibited substance as they fight their cobalt disqualifications, blaming their feeding and supplementation regime

Dunn facing cobalt charges: 6/14/18

Press Release: Tatura trainer Belinda Dunn has been charged under the Australian Rules of Racing in relation to an elevated cobalt reading. The Dunn-trained Margot's Boy returned a cobalt reading above the threshold of 100 micrograms per litre of urine in a post-race sample after the horse's win in the Mark Goring BM58 Handicap (1980m)