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ECG Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation explored by researchers in a group of Thoroughbreds

posted on  |  26-02-21

Thoroughbreds in Hong Kong that showed episodes of atrial fibrillation continued to win races, with no effect on the length of their careers or performance, other than compulsory retirement after three bouts. Atrial fibrillation is characterized by an...

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Peter Gelagotis
Gelagotis cleared of tubing charges

posted on  |  26-02-21

Trainer Peter Gelagotis has been found not guilty of illegally stomach-tubing one of his horses on the morning of a race in 2019. The Victorian Racing Tribunal handed down the decision on Thursday, more than two months after the hearing into the charges...

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Richard Laming
Racing Victoria clarifies Laming's charge withdrawal

posted on  |  26-02-21

Racing Victoria has moved to clarify why charges against trainer Richard Laming were withdrawn on Thursday. The move to drop the charges came after Wednesday's shock call for an immediate adjournment by RV to Laming's Victorian Racing Tribunal...

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Sniffer dog
Detection dog find gets trainer disqualified

posted on  |  26-02-21

Racing NSW stewards disqualified suspended far North Coast trainer Kevin Randall over welfare and misconduct charges. The former Casino-based trainer hadn’t trained since being stood down by stewards following a stable raid in August last...

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Dr Robinson
UPenn Researchers Develop Test To Detect Gene Doping In Racehorses

posted on  |  26-02-21

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) have successfully developed a new test to systemically detect the local administration of illicit, gene doping therapies in equine athletes. The findings from the novel study, supported in part by the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association (PHBA) and the Pennsylvania State...

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Dr Jeff Blea
Jeff Blea to take over as equine medical director for the California Horse Racing Board

posted on  |  26-02-21

Dr. Jeff Blea, a Southern California racetrack practitioner for the last 28 years, will serve as the California Horse Racing Board’s equine medical director in July after the planned retirement of Dr. Rick Arthur, the CHRB announced on...

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Trevor Sutherland
Trainer has three-year ban for animal welfare charges overturned

posted on  |  26-02-21

A NSW racehorse trainer has had a mammoth three-year ban for animal welfare charges overturned on appeal. Wagga Wagga’s Trevor Sutherland, one of regional NSW’s leading conditioners, had been hit with one of the biggest welfare...

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Travis Tygart
The man who took down Lance Armstrong set to take over drug testing in US racing

posted on  |  26-02-21

Travis Tygart, the man responsible for exposing some of the biggest doping scandals this century in his role as US Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) chief executive, says his organisation is ready to embrace the “huge responsibility” of taking over...

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Harness Racing
Harness racing trainer suspended after being caught in suspected horse doping scandal

posted on  |  26-02-21

A harness racing trainer has been suspended after being caught injecting a suspected performance enhancing drug into two horses, hours before they were due to take to the track. Racing Integrity Unit (RIU) investigators watched on as junior driver and...

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Grayson Jockey Club
Grayson-Jockey Club Approves Record Research Funding

posted on  |  21-02-21

The board of directors of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced Feb. 18 that it has authorized the expenditure of $1,638,434, the most that the foundation has ever allocated in a year, to fund 12 new projects at 12 universities, 12...

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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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