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Mario Serey Jr. Suspensions Total 315 Days For Six Clenbuterol Positives In Pennsylvania

posted on  |  27-04-17

Trainer Mario Serey Jr. is facing a 315-day license suspension and $11,500 in fines from six individual rulings issued by stewards at Penn National and Parx Racing in Pennsylvania for clenbuterol violations. The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission has granted Serey appeals on at least three of the suspensions and he continues to run...

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Dexafort
$15,000 fine for Wilde at Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board

posted on  |  27-04-17

The Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board chairman Judge John Bowman stopped short of imposing a suspension on trainer Symon Wilde on Thursday morning despite the trainer's fourth prohibited substance charge being proven since 2010. Instead, Wilde was fined $15,000 and his horse Florida Pearl was disqualified from a race win at...

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Harness Racing
Trainer beats stand down after cocaine user's admission

posted on  |  27-04-17

Bathurst harness racing trainer Nathan Turnbull has won the right to continue to train despite a first sample taken from Destiny Warrior showing a irregularity to cocaine after he won at Dubbo in February. Turnbull told Fairfax Media that Destiny Warrior had returned a swab positive to cocaine in his first sample from his win on...

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Neorealism
High-tech goggles turning heads in Hong Kong

posted on  |  27-04-17

While former New Zealand-trained galloper Werther is the punters elect to take out Sunday's HK$20 million Group 1 QE II Cup (2000m), it is the Japanese raider Neorealism that has been turning heads at trackwork at Sha Tin. The last-start winner of the G2 Nakayama Kinen has looked well in cantering work and attracted more than the...

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NY Gaming Commission
New York State Gaming Commission Tweaks 7 Drug Thresholds

posted on  |  25-04-17

By unanimous voice vote, the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) tweaked and augmented threshold levels for seven therapeutic Thoroughbred medications at the board’s Apr. 24 monthly meeting. According to a brief written by NYSGC general counsel Edmund Burns that was included in the informational packet for Monday’s...

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Naproxen
Trainers Claim Contamination Causing Naproxen Positives At Charles Town

posted on  |  24-04-17

Ahead of Charles Town Race's centerpiece stakes card Saturday, featuring the Grade 2 Charles Town Classic, a number of trainers say they have concerns about the track's receiving barn. Charles Town has seen a rash of positive tests for naproxen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (the human form is sold as Aleve). According to...

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Tolfedine
Court Ruling Allows Suspended Owner's Horses To Run In $1-Million Remington Park Quarter Horse Futurity

posted on  |  24-04-17

Two finalists entered in the $1,002,500 Remington Park Futurity for Quarter horses in Oklahoma City on Saturday night are from the racing stable of a husband and wife team summarily suspended by Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission stewards earlier this month. Trainer Gerry McLean was suspended April 13 after Expressions N Snow, a horse...

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Cocaine
Horse trained by Monmouth Park legend reportedly had cocaine in system

posted on  |  24-04-17

Officials in Florida said that a racehorse trained by one of Monmouth Park's most successful trainers tested positive for cocaine in February, Daily Racing Form reported this week. Minecraft, a 7-year-old gelding, allegedly tested positive for the drug following a race at Tampa Bay Downs, according to an administrative complaint...

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Danny OBrien and Mark Kavenagh
Date set for Racing Victoria's cobalt appeal application

posted on  |  24-04-17

The cobalt saga of Flemington trainers Danny O'Brien and Mark Kavanagh enters a new phase on June 9 when the Court Of Appeal of the Supreme Court will decide whether to hear a Racing Victoria appeal against the recent Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal ruling to exonerate the pair. In a statement released on Monday...

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Whip Use
ARCI Welfare, Integrity Conference Continues discuss use of the whip

posted on  |  24-04-17

An assembly that included four former jockeys from different racing jurisdictions whipped up frank dialogue about the use of riding crops. The ARCI model rules committee is expected to discuss the crop/whip rule Thursday. Panel moderator Doug Moore, executive director of the Washington State Racing Commission and a former jockey,...

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