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Senator Thayer
Thayer Reappointed to Drug Research Council

posted on  |  24-09-16

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin reappointed State Sen. Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown) to the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council. The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council was created to advise the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on research and testing of equine drugs. By law, the council reviews testing research conducted at the...

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Macau Jockey Club
Macau Jockey club claims strengthened control regarding animal welfare

posted on  |  24-09-16

The Macau Jockey Club (MJC) “has implemented for a very long time strict internal control procedures, following the practices on similar horse racing clubs around the world,” according to a statement released by the company earlier this week. “The internal controls detect malpractices, corruption, administration of...

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The Irish Turf Club
Irish Turf Club to implement cobalt and milkshake testing

posted on  |  24-09-16

IRISH racing's failure to test for excessive levels of cobalt and TCO2 – more commonly known as milkshaking – which has been heavily criticised by leading trainer Jim Bolger, is going to be tackled as a priority, according to the Turf Club's head of anti-doping, Dr Lynn Hillyer.

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Racing Istock
Study: Most Racehorse Injuries in Britain are Minor

posted on  |  24-09-16

There’s good news for Thoroughbred flat racing in Great Britain: Findings from a recent study show that 70% of injuries recorded over a 14-year period were minor and not career-ending. Soft tissue injuries (including wounds and lacerations), respiratory conditions, and gait abnormalities were the most commonly reported...

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VCAT
Vet implicated in Melbourne racing doping scandal says he is a scapegoat

posted on  |  22-09-16

A veterinarian allegedly at the centre of Australia's biggest doping scandal in a decade says a gambling addiction led him to turn over $4 million in three years. Former Flemington Equine Clinic vet Dr Adam Matthews gave evidence on Wednesday to a fiery appeal, on the eve of the Spring Racing Carnival, of bans imposed on two of...

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Bandaged leg
SA racehorse unnecessarily euthanised, says owner

posted on  |  22-09-16

A horse owner has threatened Thoroughbred Racing SA with legal action after his horse was euthanised due to what he says was a minor injury. ‘Croissants’ – or ‘Frenchy’, as the horse was affectionately known – was injured late last month at the Port Augusta races, one of its owners Bryan Littlely...

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Stomach Tube
Allen Smithers disqualified for 21 months

posted on  |  22-09-16

Harness Racing New South Wales (HRNSW) Stewards conducted an Inquiry yesterday into the conduct of licensed trainer, Mr Allen Smithers on Friday 9 September 2016 in relation to the registered standardbred FOREST FURY. An investigation was commenced on 9 September 2016 after HRNSW Investigator Ms Natasha Ackland attended the...

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Coalition for Racehorse Integrity
Coalition For Horse Racing Integrity: In Wake of Vitali Case, We Need Better Regulation

posted on  |  22-09-16

The Paulick Received the following Letter to the Editor from the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity, whose members include national and local organizations representing breeders, owners, sale consignors, racetracks and veterinarians: As a group that shares the common belief that the Thoroughbred racing industry is in serious need of medication reform, we would like to commend the...

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Stronach Group
Stronach Tracks Bar Vitali, Hunter From Entry Box

posted on  |  22-09-16

Trainer Marcus Vitali, currently serving a 120-day suspension for multiple medication violations in Florida, has been told by officials with The Stronach Group – owners of Gulfstream Park in Florida, Laurel Park and Pimlico in Maryland and Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields in California – that they will not take...

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Safety integrity alliance
West Virginia Racing Commission To Require NTRA Accreditation From Its Racetracks

posted on  |  21-09-16

The West Virginia Racing Commission approved a rule today requiring that the state's two Thoroughbred racetracks – Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort and Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races – seek accreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. The new rule calls for tracks to submit their...

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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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