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Percy Allan
Petition NSW Premier and NSW Minister for Racing so that NSW Government Appoint Special Commission of Inquiry into Animal Welfare in Horse Racing

posted on  |  26-08-16

Online Petition to NSW Premier and NSW Minister for Racing

The NSW Government has closed NSW greyhound racing because of its high animal wastage rate. Yet animal wastage in Australian horse racing is around 15,000 a year, the same as for greyhound racing. Greyhound racing has a plan to eliminate wastage,...

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Kenacort injection
Any Currency has been disqualified from the Glenfarclas Chase at Cheltenham Festival

posted on  |  26-08-16

Martin Keighley is determined to win the Glenfarclas Chase again with Any Currency after his disqualification from first place in the cross-country event at the Cheltenham Festival in March. The popular 13-year-old was found to have traces of triamcinolone acetonide (TCA) in his urine sample. It can be legitimately used for horses in...

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Flash noseband
Noseband Tightness in Competition Evaluated

posted on  |  26-08-16

While the “two-finger” recommendation for noseband tightness might be widely understood, recent study results suggest that its application is not. Researchers found that only 7% of horses in competitions had nosebands tightened to within this recommended limit. The rest, they said, were too tight. “We really...

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Horse Break Down Del Mar
Advocates urge study on horse racing deaths at Del Mar racetrack

posted on  |  26-08-16

DEL MAR — Animal rights advocates urged the California Horse Racing Board on Thursday to investigate why more horses have died at the Del Mar Racetrack this season than in recent years. A handful of advocates, including former Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña, attended the board’s monthly meeting held at the Surfside...

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Harness Racing
Harness Racing Inquiry led to Trainer Trish McVeigh disqualification for 18 months

posted on  |  25-08-16

The Queensland Government Racing Science Centre (RSC) reported a level of Cobalt in the sample in excess of the threshold as prescribed by the Australian Harness Racing Rules. Evidence was provided by trainer Ms Trish McVeigh, who explained the circumstances and possible explanation for the reading and her feeding and husbandry...

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Racehorse Welfare
Good news for racehorse welfare safety and futures from Australia to England (and in between)

posted on  |  25-08-16

First, the good news--but, then again, it’s all good news today. Equine research, safety and welfare are in the news for precisely the right reasons: The people willing to roll up their sleeves to help are in the news by doing something about making a racing world a better place to be a horse. The big headline of the week, so...

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VetCheq
PonyUp Technologies Launches its Revolutionary Equine Health Monitoring System

posted on  |  24-08-16

Richardson, TX - August 16, 2016 - PonyUp® Technologies, a privately held Texas corporation that develops medical diagnostic-quality solutions for the equine market, recently unveiled its new VetCheq® system. This innovative technology makes life easier and healthier for horses, owners, and equine vets, as it is an...

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Del Mar Race Track
California Racehorse Drug Testing Moving Forward

posted on  |  24-08-16

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) has stepped up drug testing in Southern California with industry cooperation and soon things will be going really high tech with a new focus on biologic markers supported by The Jockey Club. The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) hired an additional examining veterinarian for the current...

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Seratoga Institute Conference
Trust But Verify: Fact Checking A Few Of Racings Stump Speeches

posted on  |  24-08-16

During the Saratoga Institute on Racing and Gaming Law earlier this month, it occurred to me there's one thing we aren't doing: a formal fact-check. So, after the Institute, I'm taking a note from what I can only assume are our exhausted brethren covering the American presidential race and fact check a few of the claims...

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Greyhound Racing
Greyhound racing ban passes NSW Parliament

posted on  |  24-08-16

Several Nationals MPs have broken ranks with the New South Wales Government to vote against controversial legislation to ban greyhound racing, but it has passed Parliament regardless. The bill, to stop racing in the state from July 1, was approved 49 votes to 30 in the Lower House of Parliament, despite misgivings from several...

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