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

Racing Australia Amends the Rules of Racing: Thoroughbred Daily News 7/12/16

By: TDN Racing Australia released amendments to the Australian Rules of Racing Tuesday. RA believes it is necessary for integrity and animal welfare purposes that unnamed horses and their owners be identified and subject to the Australian Rules of Racing, with traceability the cornerstone of the changes, in an effort to improve animal welfare standards

Australia Cuts Cobalt Thresholds in Half: Blood-Horse 7/7/16

By: Blood-Horse Staff The allowable levels of cobalt in Australian racehorses has been cut in half, according to an announcement July 7 by Racing Australia, the country's national racing industry body. The urine threshold for cobalt will become 100 micrograms per liter effective Sept. 1, down from 200 μg/L (micrograms per liter). A plasma threshold of

Australian Vets Condemn Cobalt Misuse in Horses: The Horse 12/11/15

By: Edited Press Release Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA) says the misuse of cobalt in horses is a serious welfare issue. Ian Fulton, EVA President, BVSc, MSc, FACVSc, EVA president, said cobalt deficiency has not been reported in horses. Therefore, supplementation at high levels is unnecessary and can result in illness of horses and therefore becomes

Ban On Injections One Clear Day Before Racing (Commences 1 Oct): Racing NSW 9/1/15

Racing Australia - Media Release Racing Australia has today announced a ban on injections One Clear Day before races and official trials from 1 October, 2015. The ban extends to blood tests, vitamin injections and all other injections of any kind. Racing Australia believes there are compelling reasons for the introduction of a new rule

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