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Triple Crown hero Justify alleged to have failed drug test before Kentucky Derby

posted on  |  12-09-19

Extraordinary allegations have been made by the New York Times that US Triple Crown winner Justify failed a drug test prior to last year's Kentucky Derby that would have ruled him out of the race. The New York Times alleges the Bob Baffert-trained star tested positive for drug Scopolamine after winning the Santa Anita Derby on...

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Sabotage blamed for positive drug test in Endurance horse

posted on  |  12-09-19

An Endurance rider from Spain whose horse tested positive for a controlled medication blames sabotage, but says he cannot prove it. Miguel Vila Ubach was suspended for six months and fined 3000 Swiss francs over the drugs breach. He was ordered to contribute a further 1500 francs towards the cost of the case, heard by the FEI...

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Justify Failed a Drug Test Before Winning the Triple Crown

posted on  |  12-09-19

Only a few people, however, knew the secret that Baffert carried with him into the winner’s circle that day: Justify had failed a drug test weeks before the first race in the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby. That meant Justify should not have run in the Derby, if the sport’s rules were followed. They were not, according...

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Cobalt
Call for cobalt inquiry intensifies

posted on  |  12-09-19

Some of Queensland's leading veterinarians and scientists have stepped up their campaign to get Australian racing regulators to implement an immediate moratorium on prosecutions for alleged misuse of cobalt. The move follows the nine-month suspension handed to veteran Toowoomba trainer Harry Richardson on cobalt charges last...

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Owner charged for neglect

posted on  |  12-09-19

Racing Victoria Stewards on Monday issued twenty charges (ten in the alternative) against registered owner Lester O’Grady, under Australian Rules of Racing AR 231(1)(b)(iv) and AR 231(1)(b)(iii). AR 231(1)(b)(iv) provides that a person must not, if that person is in charge of a horse, fail at any time to provide proper and...

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Hay
Supplied hay at showjumping event behind two failed drug tests

posted on  |  07-09-19

Hay supplied through the organisers of a showjumping competition in Spain early this year was behind two failed drug tests in horses, the FEI Tribunal has ruled. The tribunal has released its decisions in two cases arising from the CSI2* competition held in Carmona from February 7 to 10. Slovenian rider Gaj Riossa, riding Famorku,...

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Del Mar Racing Track
Del Mar Reports Strong Safety Numbers at Summer Meet

posted on  |  07-09-19

With the national spotlight on equine safety and welfare, Del Mar concluded its 80th summer meeting Sept. 2 as the safest major racetrack in the United States for the second consecutive year based on available racing numbers. After introducing a comprehensive series of safety programs in 2017 and 2018, Del Mar expanded its safety...

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Cobalt
Trainer with 50 year unblemished record outed on cobalt charge

posted on  |  07-09-19

Veteran Toowoomba trainer Harry Richardson has been suspended for nine months after Smokey Diamond was found to have illegal cobalt levels cobalt in urine samples on three occasions. Stewards opened an inquiry after cobalt was detected in samples from Smokey Diamond at Ipswich on January 5, Ipswich January 24 and the Sunshine Coast...

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CT scanner horse
Scan plan for racehorses

posted on  |  07-09-19

In an Australian-first, The University of Melbourne’s equine clinic in Werribee will soon become home to a CT scanner designed to detect early signs of potentially serious injuries in racehorses. The university, Racing Victoria (RV) and the state government announced last week they would invest $1.27 million to buy and build...

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Racehorse legs
Why is it so difficult to get equine fatality statistics?

posted on  |  07-09-19

North American racing suffers from a dearth of public data. Computer-readable versions of basic race results — equivalent to the box scores that other sports share freely — are available only for a fee from the Equibase service run by the Jockey Club. Equibase does publish free PDFs of race results, but, when developer...

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