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FEI
Endurance Temporary Committee Meets At FEI Headquarters

posted on  |  13-12-18

The Temporary Committee, established by the FEI Board in October to urgently review the Endurance rules in order to address the issues currently affecting the discipline, held its first in-person meeting at FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) today. Dr Sarah Coombs (GBR), who chairs the Temporary Committee, said after the meeting:...

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Shane Bottomley
Shane Bottomley suspended, fined

posted on  |  13-12-18

Shane Bottomley, a trainer described as a 'bit of a horse whisperer' and the 'go-to' man for problems horses, was on Tuesday suspended for three months and fined $6000 after pleading guilty to two charges arising from his disposal of a dead racehorse. In an unprecedented hearing, the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary...

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Trent Pennuto
Pennuto takes stand at VCAT

posted on  |  13-12-18

One of the four trainers disqualified over the Aquanita scandal has told the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal that his initial evidence had not been affected by some 'pretty graphic threats'. Banned trainer Trent Pennuto told VCAT on day one of the appeal by four trainers into their disqualifications that he had no...

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Vcat
Garland denies bi-carb knowledge

posted on  |  13-12-18

Former stablehand Danny Garland and former trainer Trent Pennuto may both be recalled to the witness stand next week in light of the upcoming evidence to be given to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal on Monday by former float driver Greg Nelligan. Both former employees of Aquanita Racing, who are each serving bans over...

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Aquanita float
VCAT to hear Aquanita appeals

posted on  |  13-12-18

The hearing of the appeals of four trainers involved in the Aquanita doping scandal begins on Wednesday morning in Melbourne, but there is no indication as to whether the saga's central figure will appear to challenge his ban. Robert Smerdon, who was disqualified for life and fined $90,000 after having more than 100 charges of...

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Cannabis
Kentucky Approves Classification for CBD Oil, Cardarine

posted on  |  13-12-18

At its Dec. 11 meeting, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a "B penalty" classification (second-highest level) for cannabidiol, which previously had not been classified. Kentucky testing lab Industrial Laboratories reported Sept. 14 a finding of cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD oil, in a horse who had...

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Cheltenham festival
Cheltenham Festival review: the 17 recommendations in full

posted on  |  13-12-18

Cheltenham Festival review: the 17 recommendations in full

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Cheltenham festival
BHA unveils 17 recommendations from welfare review of Cheltenham Festival

posted on  |  13-12-18

Pre-race veterinary checks on every runner at the Cheltenham Festival will be worth it "if it saves a single horse from injury", the BHA said on Wednesday as it revealed the findings of its review into the fatalities at this year's meeting. The report contained 17 recommendations for all Cheltenham fixtures and across...

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Cheltenham festival
BHA Publishes Cheltenham Festival Review

posted on  |  13-12-18

The BHA reviewed the 2018 Cheltenham Festival following the deaths of six horses during the jump racing event’s four days that of a seventh horse euthanized shortly after due to surgery complications.

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Belgian Melinois dog
Ruidoso Downs Deploys Drug-Detecting Dog

posted on  |  05-12-18

Chini, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, can smell 12 kinds of equine medications. The ongoing fight against the use of prohibited drugs in racehorses now features a drug-sniffing dog named Chini. A 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, Chini was deployed by Ruidoso Downs during its summer meet in 2018, which runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day....

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