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France Galop
New whip rules in France

posted on  |  20-01-17

Jockeys in France will have less use of the whip when new rules come into force next month.Controlling body France Galop has decided that the maximum number of strikes with the whip will be reduced from eight to six, beginning on February 1. The current limit has been in place since 2005 when it was reduced from 10.

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Maryland Racing Commission
Maryland racing Commission upholds Struth Disqualification

posted on  |  20-01-17

The Maryland Racing Commission Tuesday decided that the Struth – and the absolute insurer rule – outweighed what it perceived as the truth and Mike Trombetta. The case, which could have had wide-ranging implications not just in Maryland but across the country, instead simply upholds the sport’s longstanding...

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Yankee Rose
Yankee Rose disqualified - Vandyke and vet fined

posted on  |  20-01-17

Trainer David Vandyke has indicated he will appeal after copping a $25,000 fine and having his star filly Yankee Rose stripped of her second placing in last year's Group I Flight Stakes. The 2016 Cox Plate placegetter tested positive to the banned substance, Ketorolac, after finishing runner-up behind Global Glamour at Randwick...

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Aspirin
FEIs drug threshold for aspirin may be too generous, study suggests

posted on  |  20-01-17

The FEI’s threshold for the common nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory painkilling drug aspirin in horses appears to be too generous and leaves the door open for misuse, German researchers suggest. Although aspirin – more formally known as acetylsalicylic acid – is not frequently used as a therapeutic agent in horses,...

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Thin horse
The Veterinarians Role in Equine Abuse Investigations

posted on  |  20-01-17

How a veterinarian goes about examining and treating allegedly abused horses can mean the difference between a successful or unsuccessful case against the owner. He or she must know how to properly document all findings and avoid destroying evidence while still putting the horse’s welfare first. Nicole Eller, DVM, a...

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Injection
Neil Dyer hit with three-month suspension

posted on  |  19-01-17

Trainer Neil Dyer narrowly avoided a career-threatening disqualification on Tuesday when the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board reduced the mandatory term for race day treatment to a three-month suspension. In delivering his verdict, Judge John Bowman said that Dyer’s early guilty plea to the race day treatment of racehorse...

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Lab
Cuomo Plan Asks New York Racing to Pay for Drug Testing

posted on  |  19-01-17

New York state would stop paying costs associated with equine drug testing in the horse racing industry, under a proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his new 2017 state budget plan. The plan would save the state $4.5 million by shifting the testing costs onto "those that actually participate in horse racing.'' Budget...

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Istock Racing
Combating A Culture Of Cheating

posted on  |  19-01-17

Horse racing has a culture of cheating. Its problem is drugs. It's what the public calls doping. The methods differ, as do the drugs. At one end of the spectrum, horsemen and veterinarians inject horses on race day with a wide variety of drugs or other foreign substances. This practice is one of racing's dirty little secrets,...

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Abu Dhabi Racing
Hefty punishment for Abu Dhabi Cobalt trainer

posted on  |  19-01-17

An Abu Dhabi trainer has been disqualified for two years for an elevated cobalt offence as the substance continues to hit racing headlines around the world. Majed Al Jahouri pleaded guilty to a charge of presenting and racing a horse in Abu Dhabi last November, which was then found to have a cobalt level above the threshold of 100...

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Whip
Opinion from Steve Moran on the whip debate - Global Reaction

posted on  |  19-01-17

Having considered the Racenet responses and after speaking to trainers from around the world, I am now inclined to think that changes to the whip rule rather than a ban is inevitable, at least in the short term. The response to last week's hypothesis that a whip ban is inevitable was extraordinary from both our readers and from...

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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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