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Albuterol
New Mexico Racing Commission Moves To Make Albuterol 'Zero Tolerance' Drug

posted on  |  30-01-19

On Jan. 16, the New Mexico Racing Commission (NMRC) Rules and Medication Committee voted to pass a rule that would make the drug albuterol a zero tolerance drug in the state of New Mexico. The new rule is intended to go into affect around May 1, 2019. The anticipated ban on albuterol is not breed specific and would apply to both...

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Steeplechase
Racehorse deaths at highest level since 2014, according to BHA figures

posted on  |  30-01-19

The number of horse deaths on British racecourses has reached its highest level since 2014. Figures from the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) show that of 93,004 runners last year, 202 died - which bucked the general downward trend. The rate of 0.22 per cent is the same as recorded in 2014. In 2017, there were 167 from 91,360...

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Darren Weir trucks
Darren Weir, Melbourne Cup-winning horse trainer, released after stable raids

posted on  |  30-01-19

Police have released Melbourne Cup-winning horse trainer Darren Weir and two other men without charge as they investigate allegations relating to the corruption of betting results and animal cruelty. Victoria Police raided properties owned by Weir in Warrnambool and near Ballarat, and arrested Weir, 48, and two other men aged 26 and...

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Giles Thompson
Police, Racing Victoria address stable raids

posted on  |  30-01-19

Racing Victoria CEO Giles Thompson and Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Paterson fronted the media following raids at two of leading trainer Darren Weir's stables on Wednesday morning, the pair detailing the latest information. Paterson confirmed that police had seized four jiggers, an unregistered gun and a substance...

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Darren Weir
Racing Victoria responds to Weir raids

posted on  |  30-01-19

Racing Victoria (RV) Executive General Manager – Integrity, Jamie Stier, has issued the following statement regarding the execution of warrants this morning by Victoria Police in Warrnambool and Ballarat:

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Police raid Darren Weir stables
Darren Weir stables raided by Victorian Police

posted on  |  30-01-19

Detectives from Victoria Police’s sports integrity unit have raided the Ballarat and Warrnambool operations of the state’s premier trainer Darren Weir on Wednesday morning. Rumours of an investigation into the Weir stable have been circulating around racing for months before the police hit the Weir stables.

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Subchondral microcracks
Two strategies proposed to reduce bone microdamage in racehorses

posted on  |  27-01-19

Rest periods might need extending or training intensity reduced as a way of reducing bone microdamage in the joints of racehorses, researchers suggest. Studies have shown that the accumulation of subchondral bone microdamage in the forelegs of Thoroughbred racehorses can lead to more significant bone damage, including...

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Horse break down
Catastrophic Injuries in Racehorses: Impact of Lameness, Medication, and Surgery

posted on  |  27-01-19

Catastrophic musculoskeletal injuries are major causes of death for racehorses, yet their risk factors remain poorly understood and, thus, difficult to manage. Researchers have investigated many potential risk factors in past studies, but it remained unclear whether factors related to the horses’ previous histories of lameness,...

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Jockeys
CHRB Proposes New Regulations Regarding Jockey Concussion Protocols

posted on  |  27-01-19

The Board began the regulatory process to establish concussion protocols for the protection of jockeys, other riders, and harness drivers. The proposed new rule and amendments requested by the Jockeys' Guild require jockeys and drivers to complete a baseline concussion assessment – an important tool in effectively...

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Shipping horses
Flights of fancy: Horses benefit from jet fighter tech

posted on  |  27-01-19

Sensor technology normally used to manage cockpit conditions for fighter pilots has been adapted to improve conditions for sport horses being flown to competitions around the world. Like human athletes, the performance of horses flying to international competitions can be adversely affected by the symptoms of long haul air...

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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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