Mild, Moderate EIPH Not Associated With Race Performance: The Horse 10/17/17

By: Christa Leste-Lasserre A racehorse with severe lung bleeding might not run as well as his unaffected competitors. But a slight case of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) doesn’t seem to impact a horse’s placing at the finish line, Australian researchers say. A study of nearly 1,600 Thoroughbreds racing in Australia between from 2012 through 2015

Trainer Disqualified for Three Years Six Months: Harness Link 10/06/17

Press Release: Harness Racing New South Wales(HRNSW) Stewards concluded a number of inquiries into various matters on September 13, 2017, resulting from the presentation of the registered standardbreds horses GUTS and DEN HELDER at Cowra on May 14, 2017, including Mr N Carroll’s conduct in the investigation of these matters. On the evidence before them,

Quinton Guilty on Cobalt, Escapes Penalty: Racing.Com 10/05/17

Press Release: Trainer Ron Quinton has escaped penalty despite being found guilty after two horses in his care were found to have elevated cobalt levels. Pre-race urine samples taken from both Boss Lane and Imanui in August registered cobalt levels above the permitted threshold. But rather than penalise Quinton, at an inquiry on Thursday Racing

QRIC to Increase Investigators: Wide World of Sports 10/03/17

Press Release: The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission will hire two more police investigators and increase spending on drug testing. It coincides with QRIC's first prosecution under new match fixing laws listed to go ahead in the Brisbane Magistrate's Court on Wednesday. QRIC Commissioner Ross Barnett released its first annual report this week and pinpointed the

IFHA Reference Laboratory Program Progressing, Aims To Inspire Labs To Step Up: Paulick Report 10/02/17

Press Release: The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities' reference laboratory accreditation program continues work towards its mission to raise lab standards across the world, according to a presentation at the organization's annual conference Monday. Louis Romanet, chairman of the IFHA, reported five labs have met the organization's standards, including University of California-Davis in the U.S.

British Horseracing Authority Plans Integrity Survey: The Blood Horse 09/29/17

Press Release: The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is launching its first annual integrity survey in the coming days, with the objective of producing a robust benchmark of stakeholder perceptions of the BHA and confidence in its regulatory function, which can be measured and tracked over time. The need for the survey was identified by the

Turnbull Disqualified for Two & a Half Years: Harness Link 09/22/17

Press Release: ON Monday August 21, 2017, Harness Racing New South Wales Stewards conducted an inquiry into a report received from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) that benzoylecgonine and ecgonine methyl ester, metabolites of cocaine, had been detected in the post-race urine sample taken from DESTINY WARRIOR following its win in Race 5 DUBBO RSL CLUB FINAL (2120m)

Increased Surveillance Announced: Daily Racing Form 09/22/17

By: Ron Gierkink Woodbine has announced an enhanced surveillance program, in which security will monitor the stalls of certain horses on race day. According to a release from the thoroughbred racing department, surveillance will began at 5 a.m. on the day of the race, and will continue until the horse reaches the paddock. Logs will be maintained recording the identity