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Vets to Track Radiographic Abnormalities in Thoroughbreds

posted on  |  02-12-16

Researchers have begun a four-year study aimed at tracking the progress and prevalence of radiographic abnormalities in yearling Thoroughbreds. Study leaders Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, DSc, FRCVS, Dipl. ACVS; Frances Peat. BVSc, PGCertSc; and Chris Kawcak, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, ACVSMR from the Colorado State University College of...

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Trainer Facing Serious Allegations

posted on  |  02-12-16

A successful Standardbred trainer has found himself in hot water. An alleged incident which took place this past August has resulted in a police investigation and the possibility of charges. The horse racing commission overseeing the jurisdiction is also reportedly recommending a 15-year license suspension and a fine of $40,000....

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LGC Science Facility Lexington
Kentucky Drug Testing Lab Enjoys Expansion

posted on  |  01-12-16

While the focus of the expanded LGC Science facility in Lexington will be on testing human-use supplements, as opposed to the lab's equine drug testing, the additional expertise on such supplements could provide crossover benefit. Lexington political and business leaders attended a ribbon-cutting Nov. 30 to celebrate the expanded...

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Retired Racehorse NSW
Racehorse and prison inmate rehabilitation program making big strides in Hunter Valley

posted on  |  01-12-16

Grazing peacefully on pastures just outside Muswellbrook, around 50 retired racehorses have found a new home at St Heliers Correctional Centre in the Upper Hunter Valley of New South Wales. They are part of a thoroughbred rehabilitation program, introduced to the facility in partnership with Racing NSW.

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Horse Chewing Fence
Harness Racing Victoria RAD board hearing of Des Hilton

posted on  |  30-11-16

Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL) reported that analysis of the urine sample revealed the sample to contain a prohibited substance, namely arsenic, in excess of the allowable threshold.During the investigation Mr Hilton explained that he did not use any arsenic based products and that Itmademyday had a tendency to chew the...

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Harness Racing Istock 2
All Emma Stewart horses withdrawn

posted on  |  30-11-16

Harness racing Stewards today ordered the withdrawal from the Inter Dominion Series the three runners from the Emma Stewart Stable.

RESTREPO, YANKEE ROCKSTAR and GUARANTEED were all inspected shortly after midday Western Australian time and were all found to have issues which would see them unable to take their place in...

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Tampa Bay Downs
Vitali and Hunter banned at Florida tracks

posted on  |  30-11-16

Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla., has barred trainer Marcus Vitali and his associate, trainer Allan Hunter, from entering horses at the track, while Hunter has removed his horses from Gulfstream Park under orders from that track’s management, officials for both tracks confirmed on Monday.

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Harness Racing Istock3
Garraway disqualified for 3 years

posted on  |  30-11-16

Harness Racing South Australia (HRSA) Stewards conducted an inquiry yesterday into a report received from Racing Analytical Services Ltd (RASL) that Cobalt above the threshold was detected in a urine sample taken from PENNY SNATCHER prior to it competing in Race 3, the BGC Industrial Cleaning Supplies 3YO Pace at Globe Derby on 8...

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Harness Racing Istock
Guilty to Cobalt - 12 months disqualification

posted on  |  28-11-16

The charge under ARHR 190(1) issued by HRV Stewards against Ms Hardy related to a post-race urine sample collected from the horse ‘Major Charlie’ after it placed 1st in Race 3, the ‘Mildura Working Man’s Club Pace’, at Mildura on 23 December 2015. Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL) reported that...

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Injecting a horse
Trainer pleads guilty in horse doping case

posted on  |  24-11-16

A local harness racing trainer who was caught on camera injecting a horse with performance-enhancing drugs in 2010 pleaded guilty to fraud and attempted fraud over $5,000 in Superior Court Monday. According to an agreed statement of facts read in court, Chris Haskell, 39, was filmed using a syringe to give horse...

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