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Queensland Racing Integrity Commission
Ben Currie's father Mark charged with raceday treatment

posted on  |  21-04-18

Toowoomba trainer Mark Currie, the father of leading Queensland trainer Ben Currie, has been suspended and charged with multiple raceday treatment counts by Queensland Racing Integrity Commission stewards. The charges against Mark Currie partly relate to an investigation where stewards allegedly observed “suspicious...

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Microscope
Airway disease in racehorses found to be more common than thought

posted on  |  21-04-18

Researchers who examined lung tissue from 95 racehorses which had actively raced or trained before their deaths found that most had inflammatory airway disease (IAD). The horses were a mix of Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds and Quarter horses. The research at Canada’s Ontario Veterinary College, part of the University of Guelph,...

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Istock horse
Trainer guilty of punching horse six times to head on side of road

posted on  |  21-04-18

SEYMOUR trainer Michael Quadara has been found guilty of striking one of his horses in a roadside incident which shocked eyewitnesses late last year. Quadara pleaded not guilty to a breach of rule AR175(q), which relates to “misconduct, improper behaviour or unseemly behaviour” after it was alleged he struck his horse,...

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Horse eating hay
The Trouble With Aminorex

posted on  |  20-04-18

Aminorex has already caused a few headaches for regulators. If a recent Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council (EDRC) meeting is any indication, it's destined to have a few more reaching for the aspirin. Aminorex is a stimulant that was once available in the human market as a weight loss aid. It was pulled from sale in the United...

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Mary Scollay
With too Many Unknowns, Kentucky Rescinds Drug Positive

posted on  |  20-04-18

Although its lab found a positive for the stimulant aminorex in a post-race sample taken from a horse at last year's spring meeting at Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has decided to rescind the finding after determining the positive may have been linked to ingestion of plants common to the area. Kentucky...

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California Horse Racing Board
CHRB, Horsemen Nearing Deal on Transfer of Vet Records

posted on  |  20-04-18

Although an official agreement has not been made, industry stakeholders said April 19 they have reached a compromise that could lead to limited transfer of veterinary records for claimed racehorses in California. During the monthly scheduled meeting of the California Horse Racing Board Thursday at Santa Anita Park, CHRB commissioner...

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Horses post race Cheltenham
A decision made by fear of supplying fodder to those unsympathetic to racing

posted on  |  20-04-18

Horse welfare is paramount, but Cheltenham's decision to abandon Thursday's 3m2f mares' chase on the grounds of heat-related risks to the runners, while not unprecedented, raises some ticklish issues and potentially contentious consequences. In a July heatwave back in 2009 Worcester was abandoned after one race when two...

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Woodbine Starting Gate
Woodbine again Reaccredited By NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

posted on  |  17-04-18

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Woodbine Racetrack in Rexdale, Ontario, near Toronto, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Woodbine opened in 1956 bearing a name associated with racing in the area since 1874. The track opens its live Thoroughbred racing...

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Harness Racing Istock
Dixon fined $6500, horse disqualified

posted on  |  17-04-18

Harness racing trainer Gareth Dixon has been fined $6500 for producing a horse to race when not free of a prohibited substance. The horse in question was Gimmegold who won a race at Alexandra Park on the 16th December 2017. During the night he won, Gimmegold underwent a random Post Race urine swab and on the 9th January 2018 the...

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Gene
OTTBs to play part in new DNA test to identify racehorse fracture risk

posted on  |  17-04-18

Racehorses who retired sound are being DNA tested to help develop a new test to identify thoroughbreds with an increased risk of fracture. Scientists from the Animal Health Trust’s (AHT) Equine Genetics Team recently established that there is a link between DNA and the likelihood of fracture in racehorses. Dr Debbie Guest, Head...

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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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