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Harness Racing Istock
Jug victory under protest after trainers discover questionable text messages allegedly sent by winning trainer

posted on  |  28-09-16

The Little Brown Jug is under formal protest with the Ohio State Racing Commission. A group of trainers said text messages allegedly sent by trainer Casie Coleman on the morning of the Jug caused concern that her horse, Jug winner Betting Line, may have been treated in violation of the rules. Trainers Tony Alagna, Jimmy Takter and...

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Steeplechase
Further cobalt positives for O'Sullivans

posted on  |  28-09-16

The father and daughter training partnership of Terry and Karina O'Sullivan are reeling after samples from two of their horses returned elevated cobalt readings. Already under investigation after their galloper Darragh returned an elevated cobalt reading from a race at Ballarat on November 21 last year, the O'Sullivans have...

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Danny O Brien
O'Brien admits withholding information

posted on  |  28-09-16

Trainer Danny O'Brien said he purposefully held back information from Racing Victoria stewards in his cobalt investigation because he feared it would be misused against him. O'Brien was being questioned by RV's legal counsel Jeff Gleeson, SC, as to why he did not initially tell the stewards about a $3000 payment to his...

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Racing Victoria
O'Brien, Kavanagh counting cobalt cost

posted on  |  26-09-16

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...

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Lance Armstrong
Are we ever going to get serious about drug testing in American racing

posted on  |  26-09-16

A designer drug alters the molecular structure of a drug enough to make its presence impossible to detect unless one knows what to test for. So, when human sprinters, for example, were registering personal bests while testing clean, and a player wearing increasingly larger cap sizes belted prodigious numbers of baseballs out of the...

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Senator Thayer
Thayer Reappointed to Drug Research Council

posted on  |  24-09-16

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin reappointed State Sen. Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown) to the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council. The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council was created to advise the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on research and testing of equine drugs. By law, the council reviews testing research conducted at the...

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Macau Jockey Club
Macau Jockey club claims strengthened control regarding animal welfare

posted on  |  24-09-16

The Macau Jockey Club (MJC) “has implemented for a very long time strict internal control procedures, following the practices on similar horse racing clubs around the world,” according to a statement released by the company earlier this week. “The internal controls detect malpractices, corruption, administration of...

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The Irish Turf Club
Irish Turf Club to implement cobalt and milkshake testing

posted on  |  24-09-16

IRISH racing's failure to test for excessive levels of cobalt and TCO2 – more commonly known as milkshaking – which has been heavily criticised by leading trainer Jim Bolger, is going to be tackled as a priority, according to the Turf Club's head of anti-doping, Dr Lynn Hillyer.

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Racing Istock
Study: Most Racehorse Injuries in Britain are Minor

posted on  |  24-09-16

There’s good news for Thoroughbred flat racing in Great Britain: Findings from a recent study show that 70% of injuries recorded over a 14-year period were minor and not career-ending. Soft tissue injuries (including wounds and lacerations), respiratory conditions, and gait abnormalities were the most commonly reported...

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VCAT
Vet implicated in Melbourne racing doping scandal says he is a scapegoat

posted on  |  22-09-16

A veterinarian allegedly at the centre of Australia's biggest doping scandal in a decade says a gambling addiction led him to turn over $4 million in three years. Former Flemington Equine Clinic vet Dr Adam Matthews gave evidence on Wednesday to a fiery appeal, on the eve of the Spring Racing Carnival, of bans imposed on two of...

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