By: Andrew Eddy The Australian Trainers' Association has called for Racing Australia to finalise a national approach to the end altrenogest saga, claiming a simmering disquiet from participants is threatening to boil over on the issue. In a letter to its members this week to update them on the situation, the ATA chief executive Andrew
By: Chris Roots Champion trainer Chris Waller believes the ban on use of Altrenogest in Victoria will not effect the spring plans for any mares in his stable, including the bid of Winx for a fourth Cox Plate. The drug, which regulates the fertility cycle of mares, has been been found to contain traces of anabolic
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
By: Frank Angst The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will revise guidance for medication withdrawal times and thresholds in line with the Association of Racing Commissioners International guidelines—or expected Racing Medication and Testing Consortium updates, the most significant of which are changes to anabolic steroids. At its regular meeting June 19 at the Kentucky Horse Park, the
In approving an updated standard to its out-of-competition drug testing, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission required horses who receive anabolic steroids to go on the vet's list for at least six months. The change is in line with the model rule on anabolic steroids approved in late 2016 by the Association of Racing Commissioners International.
Press Release: Regarding the decision of the independent Disciplinary Panel to find trainer Hughie Morrison in breach of Rule (G)2.1 of the Rules of Racing and impose a £1,000 fine, Jamie Stier, Chief Regulatory Officer for the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), said: “Racing is based on fair play and respect for the rules. That’s how
By: Frank Angst With a new six-month withdrawal time in place for all anabolic steroids and a ramped-up out-of-competition testing program, Breeders' Cup has made integrity changes that have received international praise ahead of this year's World Championships Nov. 3-4 at Del Mar. One year after the disqualification of Masochistic from his second-place finish in the TwinSpires Breeders'
By: Matt Hegarty LEXINGTON, Ky. – In his lab at the University of California-Davis, Dr. Scott Stanley sorts through immense stores of data obtained from an analysis of blood samples collected from horses over the past year. The data, he hopes, will one day give the racing industry a new way to combat illegal doping
By: Matt Hegarty There wasn’t a dead heat, but the 2016 Parx Oaks will have two winners. In a highly unusual settlement between trainer John Servis and Pennsylvania regulators, both Miss Inclusive, who was first across the wire, and Eighth Wonder, the second-place finisher, will be listed as the winners of the May 7 Parx
By: Alan Foreman During the coming months, racing jurisdictions throughout the country will be modifying or adopting the new out-of-competition testing rule that was adopted by the Association of Racing Commissioners International Dec. 9, 2016. The new rule was the product of an extensive collaborative effort by industry organizations, regulators, regulatory attorneys and the scientific