ATA urges altrenogest ruling: 11/20/18

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

Queensland trainers renew push to publish TCO2 levels in horses: Perth Now 1/21/18

By: Nathan Exelby MONDAY’S meeting of the Queensland branch of the Australian Trainers Association will include a discussion about the reintroduction of the publishing of TCO2 levels in horses. TCO2 tests are conducted on horses pre-race and for a period of time under the former Kevin Dixon-led Racing Queensland administration, they were published on the

O’Brien, Kavanagh Counting Cobalt Cost: Racing.Com 9/26/16

By: Andrew Eddy Danny O'Brien's drawn-out cobalt saga could be costing the Flemington trainer as much as $6 million a year in lost training fees, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal heard on Monday. After 17 days of the appeal taken up by evidence called by Racing Victoria, the defence for O'Brien and fellow Flemington

Trainers Urged To Stop Using Ibuprofen or Face Unfair Consequences: Herald Sun 1/17/16

By: Matt Stewart THE Australian Trainers’ Ass­ociation has urged its members to toss out their ibuprofen or suffer the unfair consequences. The list of trainers with ­inadvertent positive drug tests to the anti-inflammatory medication is growing — and the cost is significant; the horse loses the race and the trainer can be fined up to

Cobalt Colt Bondeiger Sold After Stipes Knew Horse Returned Positive: Herald Sun 12/16/15

By: Danny Russell PROMISING colt Bondeiger was sold as part of a seven-­figure deal last year despite stewards knowing the horse had tested positive for cobalt. Bondeiger, trained by Danny O’Brien, had finished second in the VRC Derby ­behind Preferment in November and was heading towards stallion-­making race the Australian Guineas in the autumn. The

Staff drug testing on agenda: Griffiths: 6/24/15

By: Tom Biddington Australian Trainers’ Association president Robbie Griffiths says staff drug testing is something that most trainers will have to look at in the wake of Shockaholic’s positive to methamphetamine. Trainer Matt Laurie revealed on Tuesday he suspects a staff member using the drug ice is the probable reason behind the positive swab, with

Trainer David Hayes urges stables to conduct own…: The Sydney Morning Herald 6/23/15

Trainer David Hayes urges stables to conduct own testing after horse returns positive to 'ice' By Patrick Bartley Senior racing executives are urging trainers across Australia to adopt the policy of leading trainer David Hayes to drug test their staff, following the discovery of the drug "ice" in a Mornington-prepared horse. Stewards said they were