Strychnine Detected in Three Turf Paradise Horses: TDN 2/28/19

By: T.D. Thornton Strychnine, the active ingredient in rat poison, has been detected in post-race drug testing of three horses from the same owner/trainer at Turf Paradise. All three horses additionally tested positive for caffeine. A fourth horse from the same outfit tested positive for caffeine alone. Alex Torres-Casas, the owner/trainer of all four horses,

Caffeine Positive for Coffey’s Buzz: Racing.Com 11/16/16

By: Racing.Com Staff Racing Victoria stewards have launched an investigation into a caffeine positive obtained from a horse prepared by long-time Swan Hill trainer Austy Coffey. Stewards on Wednesday announced that they had received a report from Racing Analytical Services Ltd confirming that a prohibited substance had been detected in a sample collected from Coffey's

Racing NSW invests in cutting-edge technology to protect…: The Daily Telegraph 5/1/15

Racing NSW invests in cutting-edge technology to protect racing’s integrity By: Ray Thomas RACING NSW has further strengthened its drug detection processes by purchasing cutting-edge equipment that will be able to screen for more than 8000 different types of drugs in a single swab analysis. Peter V’landys, Racing NSW’s chief executive, said the new technology