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ARCI
Association of Racing Commisioners International Announces Poll Results on Medication

posted on  |  07-12-16

The results of twenty-eight focus groups and an in-depth survey of a industry stakeholders reveal conducted by the Association of Racing Commissioners International shows widespread support for the creation of a centralized rule making entity accountable to the existing racing commissions reorganized into a multi-jurisdictional...

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The Jockey Club
Jockey Club Opposes Multiple Violator Changes

posted on  |  07-12-16

The Jockey Club plans to actively oppose proposed changes to the current multiple medication violation penalty system (MMV) on the agenda for consideration by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) Model Rules Committee Dec. 8 in Tucson, Ariz. Changes to the current MMV system would eliminate points assigned for...

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Drug Testing
Staff testing to increase after ice positive

posted on  |  07-12-16

Racing NSW chief steward Marc van Gestel said he hopes they will increase their testing of industry workers, in light of the confirmed methylamphetamine positive to the Chris Waller-trained Betcha Thinking. Confirmation was received from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory and Racing Analytical Services Limited that...

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Betcha Thinking
Racing NSW stewards set date for inquiry over Chris Waller trained horse that tested positive for ice

posted on  |  05-12-16

Racing NSW hasn't ruled out increasing the number of licensees it tests for illegal drugs after confirming a second sample from a Chris Waller-trained horse returned a positive to the drug ice. Stewards will convene a hearing on Friday into Betcha Thinking recording two post-race urine samples – from a race at Canterbury on...

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Arsenic Inj
Pending Harness Racing Victoria Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board Board Hearings on Arsenic

posted on  |  03-12-16

Harness Racing Victoria Stewards have issued a charge against three icensed trainers under Australian Harness Racing Rule (AHRR) 190 (1) which provides that a horse shall be presented for a race free of prohibited substances. All three horses in question tested positive for arsenic above the allowable threshold.

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California Horse Racing Board
California Horse Racing Board Medication Rule Modifications for 2017

posted on  |  03-12-16

The California Horse Racing Board sent out a reminder to licensees Dec. 2 that key aspects of medication rules will be changing Jan. 1. One of the most significant changes coming in 2017 to CHRB Rule 1843.3 is about horses transferred from trainers who are serving a suspension for medication violations.

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Clenbutarol
Two More Preciado Runners Disqualified At Parx Following Positive Tests For Clenbuterol

posted on  |  03-12-16

Two horses trained by Ramon Preciado have tested positive for clenbuterol and disqualified from second-place finishes at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania in September and October, bringing to 14 the total number of positive tests for the bronchodilator the trainer has accumulated since August 2015.

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Subchondral cyst
Vets to Track Radiographic Abnormalities in Thoroughbreds

posted on  |  02-12-16

Researchers have begun a four-year study aimed at tracking the progress and prevalence of radiographic abnormalities in yearling Thoroughbreds. Study leaders Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, DSc, FRCVS, Dipl. ACVS; Frances Peat. BVSc, PGCertSc; and Chris Kawcak, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, ACVSMR from the Colorado State University College of...

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Bobby Brower runner
Trainer Facing Serious Allegations

posted on  |  02-12-16

A successful Standardbred trainer has found himself in hot water. An alleged incident which took place this past August has resulted in a police investigation and the possibility of charges. The horse racing commission overseeing the jurisdiction is also reportedly recommending a 15-year license suspension and a fine of $40,000....

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LGC Science Facility Lexington
Kentucky Drug Testing Lab Enjoys Expansion

posted on  |  01-12-16

While the focus of the expanded LGC Science facility in Lexington will be on testing human-use supplements, as opposed to the lab's equine drug testing, the additional expertise on such supplements could provide crossover benefit. Lexington political and business leaders attended a ribbon-cutting Nov. 30 to celebrate the expanded...

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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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