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Jan12, 2018

Owners the focus of tough new WEG and Big M rule: Harness Racing Update 1/7/18

January 12th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Dave Briggs Owners and trainers take heed: one positive test in 2018 could result in all of your horses being banned from all stakes races at the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) tracks and the

Jan10, 2018

Eight people accused of doping horses before races in Victoria: The Guardian 1/10/18

January 10th, 2018|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Trainers and employees linked to racing industry heavyweight Aquanita have been accused of administering Vicks Vapor Rub and sodium bicarbonate to horses just before a race. Eight people, including five trainers, were charged on Tuesday

Jan3, 2018

Trainer outed for a year over cobalt: Just Horse Racing 1/3/18

January 3rd, 2018|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Posted by: AAP+ Port Macquarie trainer John Sprague has been disqualified for 12 months after one of his horses returned an illegal cobalt reading. Saint Denis returned a level above the allowable 100mcg/L in a

Dec22, 2017

CHRB Rejects Ron Ellis’ Settlement Proposal: Bloodhorse 12/22/17

December 22nd, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Jeremy Balan The California Horse Racing Board announced Dec. 22 that it has rejected the settlement offer made by the attorneys for trainer Ron Ellis, regarding his sanctions over the drug violation in Masochistic from the 2016

Nov28, 2017

WVRC Moves Forward On Interstate Compact For Medication, Testing: Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association 11/28/17

November 28th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra The West Virginia Racing Commission is continuing its preparations for the 2018 legislative session, including a bill that would authorize the state to join a proposed interstate compact that would deal with

Nov27, 2017

Four trainers have escaped arsenic charges: AAP 11/27/17

November 27th, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Press Release: Racing Victoria stewards will not be issuing charges against four trainers who had horses return positive tests to arsenic. Stephen Theodore, Gareth Andrews, Kelvin Southey and Shae Reynolds all had horses horses return

Nov27, 2017

Four trainers have escaped arsenic charges: Wide World of Sports: 11/27/17

November 27th, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , |

Press Release: Racing Victoria stewards will not be issuing charges against four trainers who had horses return positive tests to arsenic. Stephen Theodore, Gareth Andrews, Kelvin Southey and Shae Reynolds all had horses horses return

Nov21, 2017

Former chief vet is new chairman of racing’s Anti-Doping Task Force: The Irish Times 11/21/17

November 21st, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Brian O'Connor The former chief veterinary officer at the Department of Agriculture, Colm Gaynor, is the new chairman of racing’s Anti-Doping Task Force. He takes over the role from the Turf Club’s senior steward Meta

Nov20, 2017

Racing vet facing fitness hearing after pleading guilty over remedies: Racing Post 11/15/17

November 20th, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Conor Kane A racing vet is facing a fitness to practise hearing after pleading guilty to possessing unauthorised animal remedies, a court has been told. Tim Brennan, 44, of Mill House, Upper Grange, Gowran,

Nov20, 2017

Breeders’ Cup completes unrivaled testing for 2017 World Championships: Horse Racing Nation 11/10/17

November 20th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Press Release: Breeders’ Cup completed an unprecedented out of competition pre- and post-race testing program at this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar, Nov. 3-4, which included the testing of 195 horses. Breeders’

Nov20, 2017

NY Proposes NSAID Rule Modification Based on Comments: Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association 11/19/17

November 20th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Tom LaMarra The New York State Gaming Commission has revised a proposed rule on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs based on comments submitted by the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and the Racing Medication and Testing

Nov19, 2017

Hair Testing Meeting: Discussions work to further ensure uniform hair testing results: AQHA 11/19/17

November 19th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , |

Press Release: The American Association of Equine Practitioner’s annual convention is always a place where some of the greatest minds in veterinary medicine gather to describe new research, exchange ideas and begin new programs that will eventually

Nov10, 2017

Backstretch vet, pharmacy found guilty in painkiller case: Daily Racing Form 11/8/17

November 10th, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Matt Hegarty A federal jury in Louisiana has found a backstretch veterinarian and a compounding pharmacy guilty on several counts related to the sale and distribution of a powerful synthetic pain-killing drug to trainers

Nov1, 2017

HRB Proposes New Medication Regulations; Approves 2018 Northern California Dates: Paulick Report 10/27/17

November 1st, 2017|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Press Release: The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, October 26, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chairman Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Fred Maas and Alex Solis also were