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Del Mar Race Track
Seven horses euthanized in Del Mar's first eight days of races

posted on  |  26-07-16

DEL MAR, Calif. - In the first eight days of races at the Del Mar Racetrack, veterinarians had to euthanize seven horses.  The second race on Sunday started with six horses. But one minute in, at the far turn, number four Fasnocloich, a six-year-old mare broke down and fell behind. Fasnocloich suffered a broken foreleg and had...

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New York Gaming Commision
New York Alters Rules on Claims, Some Medications

posted on  |  26-07-16

Claims can be voided for additional race-day blood and urine positives for banned substances under a new rule approved July 25 by New York racing regulators. The New York State Gaming Commission signed off on a revision to its claiming cancellation rule allowing a claimant to void a claim if any sample collected on race day—not...

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Mountaineer Race Track
Racing commission will use West Virginia Derby nominees to debut new drug-testing program

posted on  |  25-07-16

The West Virginia Racing Commission will begin pulling samples this week from horses pointing to the Aug. 6 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Park as the first step in the state’s launch of an out-of-competition testing program, according to the commission’s executive director. The commission intends to pull samples from...

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Los Alamitos
Miyadi Suspended by California Horse Racing Board After Drug Test

posted on  |  25-07-16

The California Horse Racing Board announced July 21 that trainer Steve Miyadi will be suspended 30 days after one of his horses tested for levels of methamphetamine and amphetamine that exceeded allowed limits following a race at Los Alamitos Race Course in December.


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Blood Collection
Equine Blood Passports: A Useful Tool, But A Long Way Off

posted on  |  25-07-16

As mainstream media continues in its critique of welfare and safety in the horse racing industry, one of the areas regulators still struggle with is the detection of trainers and veterinarians attempting to cheat with therapeutic or performance-enhancing medication. We've already covered the differences in post-race drug testing...

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Olympic Games
International Olympic Committee's dereliction of duty over Russia weakens bond between spectator and spectacle

posted on  |  25-07-16

They were searching for a way not to throw Russia out of the Olympics – and they found one, dumping the decision on the individual sports and banning a Russian whistleblower while also inviting her to Rio as a special guest. The white flag of capitulation flies over the International Olympic Committee. Russia’s deep...

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RSPCA Victoria
RSPCA letter to Premier M B Baird of New South Wales

posted on  |  25-07-16

A letter from the RSPCA to the Hon M B Baird, the premier of New South Wales as well as The Hon T W Grant the deputy premier of New South Wales is shared with this post.

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Cattle Prod
Greyhound trainer who allegedly used 6000-volt cattle prod on dog referred to Police

posted on  |  23-07-16

A trainer who allegedly used a cattle prod that can emit up to 6000 volts on a greyhound to help it jump quicker out of the boxes has been referred to NSW Police for investigation. An independent Greyhound Racing NSW investigation has referred the matter to NSW Police after the industry regulator was made aware of video footage of a...

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Racing Istock
Integrity takes a blow again as racing misses boat on Ride Guide

posted on  |  23-07-16

Racing is an industry big on thinking small. The fate of the betting innovation Ride Guide is distressing proof of that. The stewards in Victoria and NSW this week shut down the service, which provides punters with the latest jockey news. The stewards had no other reasonable choice.

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Neglected horses
Investigation to Prosecution: Making an Equine Cruelty Case

posted on  |  22-07-16

In early June, Kentucky Department of Agriculture personnel began investigating the alleged abandonment of 43 mostly Thoroughbred horses on a farm in Mercer County, ultimately filing charges later in the month. This situation represents just one example of the process that accompanies any alleged animal cruelty case. But what does...

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The International Group of Specialist Racing Veterinarians (IGSRV) is an association that unites regulatory racing veterinarians worldwide. The group was founded in 1985 and has played a major role in promoting the welfare and integrity of horse racing; advises authorities  worldwide.

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