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Mar25, 2019

Leading sales companies announce bisphosphonates policies: Horse Racing Nation 3/25/19

March 25th, 2019|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

Press Release: Officials from Keeneland Association, Fasig-Tipton Company Inc. and Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company Inc. jointly announced today that they will enable buyers of horses younger than 4 years old to have those horses tested

Mar23, 2019

CBA Issues Statement on Bisphosphonates: TDN 3/23/19

March 23rd, 2019|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

Press Release: The Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association (CBA) has called the off-label usage of bisphosphonates in horses under four years of age `unacceptable’ in a statement issued Saturday morning. The statement read: “The Consignors

Mar20, 2019

Mid-Atlantic Horsemen to Call for Partial Bisphosphonate Ban: TDN 3/20/19

March 20th, 2019|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Bill Finley A meeting among industry stakeholders in the Mid-Atlantic region is scheduled for Thursday and a proposal for a partial ban of the controversial drug Bisphosphonate tops the agenda. Bisphosphonate has come under

Mar19, 2019

Besieged trainer Darren Weir faces four year ban, will not contest charges: The Age 2/5/19

March 19th, 2019|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Michael Lynch & Simone Fox Koob Besieged trainer Darren Weir is facing a four-year disqualification and will not contest the charges against him after a marathon hearing on Monday night. The show-cause hearing involving

Mar14, 2019

The Medication Conundrum: Drug Regulation Challenges in the Horse Industry: The Horse 3/14/19

March 14th, 2019|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Milt Toby Ernest Hemingway traveled with his new bride to Paris for the Christmas holiday in 1921 and wound up staying there for five years. It was the best place to be during the

Mar12, 2019

IHRB vows to introduce more stringent whip rules and increase penalties after 26pc rise in offences: Independent 3/12/19

March 12th, 2019|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Cormac Byrne The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) has promised to introduce more stringent rule surrounding whip use after a sharp rise in the number of penalties handed out for the offence in 2018.

Mar12, 2019

Turf Paradise Implements Pre-Race Exams for All Horses: Bloodhorse 3/6/19

March 12th, 2019|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Turf Paradise Press Release: Phoenix-based Turf Paradise announced March 6 track management initiated a new plan to address an unexplained increase in equine injuries. Starting March 18, all horses racing on a given day will

Mar12, 2019

Embalming fluid found in In Her Time after feature race win: Racenet 3/12/19

March 12th, 2019|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Clinton Payne In Her Time’s Group II Sydney Stakes win in 2017 is under a cloud after it was revealed the mare returned elevated levels of formaldehyde - an embalming fluid – during the

Mar12, 2019

Smerdon argues against power of tribunal: Racenet 3/12/19

March 12th, 2019|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Press Release: Robert Smerdon has argued a racing tribunal had no power to ban him for life over the "Aquanita eight" doping scandal because he had surrendered his trainer's licence. One of four trainers appealing their

Mar11, 2019

Test sought to identify new horse blood-doping strategy: Horsetalk 3/11/19

March 11th, 2019|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Press Release: Anecdotal reports suggest that some racehorses are being given micro-doses of recombinant human erythropoietin to improve performance, according to the equine medical director for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. The micro-dosing regime is

Feb28, 2019

Turfway Barn Search Yields Injectables: TDN 2/28/19

February 28th, 2019|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By: T.D. Thornton A Turfway Park barn search that turned up injectable medications, syringes, and needles has led to a pair of 90-day suspensions for trainer Amanda Dimmett and owner Jerry Dimmett. According to three