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ICRAV 2018
The latest on Publication of the Dubai 2018 ICRAV Proceedings

posted on  |  19-05-19

The chair of the Dubai 2018 ICRAV Organising Committee, Peter Albert, has advised that the Editor/Coordinator – Jan Wade – for the 2018 Proceedings, has resigned. Ms Chantal Gordon Gentil, the Proceedings Editor/Coordinator for our ICRAV 2014 and 2016 Proceedings, has now been engaged to publish the 2018 version. As...

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Ben Currie
Ben Currie application rejected

posted on  |  19-05-19

The news didn't get any better for disqualified trainer Ben Currie on Thursday. Racing Queensland issued a brief statement on Thursday afternoon, outlining that Currie had made an application for the governing body to accept his nominations. However, the Supreme Court of Queensland dismissed Currie's application and ordered...

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Horse breakdown
Jockey Club Survey: Drugs, Fatalities Top List Of Public Concerns About Horse Racing

posted on  |  19-05-19

According to a new, national and Kentucky-based poll commissioned by The Jockey Club, horse fatalities are the single most important factor facing the horse racing industry with nearly seven in 10 likely voters (69 percent) saying that it is a “very important” issue. The misuse of drugs was almost equally significant with...

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Racing USA
I train racehorses in France. They live long and love their jobs

posted on  |  19-05-19

MAISONS-LAFFITTE, FRANCE — If a sport’s biggest concern is that the competitors come home alive, it can’t have much of a future. Like everyone who watched the Kentucky Derby on May 4, I breathed a sigh of relief when all the horses passed the wire with four legs under them. Too often that doesn’t happen in...

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Hemp oil and cannabis
USEF: Positive CBD Tests in Horses Will Result in Rule Violations

posted on  |  19-05-19

The US Equestrian Federation (USEF) announced May 14 that, effective Sept. 1, horses competing under USEF rules who test positive for natural and/or synthetic cannabinoids and other cannabimimetics will be considered in violation of the federation’s equine drug and medication rules. Tasked with protecting the welfare of equine...

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Racing USA
Why horse racing is so dangerous

posted on  |  19-05-19

Each spring in the United States, the nation’s swiftest Thoroughbreds compete in the Triple Crown, a hundred-year-old series of three races. Fans don large hats, and jovial crowds gather to watch the elegant animals sprint down the track. Despite its popularity, horse racing is a dangerous sport for both horse and jockey. In...

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Istock racing
Horse racing industry needs uniform regulation

posted on  |  19-05-19

If each of the 32 NFL teams set their own rules for doping, there would be constant confusion and an outcry for reform. But that’s exactly how the horse racing industry operates. Spectators and viewers watching the Preakness Stakes on Saturday will see the spectacle of the crowds and competitive races, but they’ll likely...

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Maximum Security Kentucky Derby
Horse racing safety focus of Louisville Forum

posted on  |  09-05-19

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Horse racing safety took center stage in Louisville on Wednesday, four days after the Kentucky Derby avoided a potentially catastrophic collision. In a wide-ranging discussion at the Louisville Forum, panelists weighed in on Derby field sizes, the spate of horse deaths in California, whips and...

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Penn National Racecourse
Rojas Sentenced to Prison for Misbranding Equine Drugs

posted on  |  09-05-19

Former trainer directed veterinarians to illegally administer race day medication. Murray Rojas has been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison after the former trainer was found guilty of misbranding drugs and illegally administering race day medication to horses in 2013.

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Ben Smith
Ben Smith pleads guilty and not guilty to the 10 charges he's facing

posted on  |  09-05-19

Suspended trainer Ben Smith pleaded guilty to some and not guilty to a range of raceday treatment, prohibited substance and misconduct charges he’s facing before stewards on Tuesday. The former Newcastle-based trainer, assisted by his lawyer Paul O’Sullivan, was asked to answer 10 charges over a string of alleged...

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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.

The IGSRV  in association with the Association of Official Racing Chemists (AORC) organises a biennial International Conference of Racing Analysts and Veterinarians.

 

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  • Promote research on equine diseases and drug metabolism that are important to horse racing

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