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VetCheq
PonyUp Technologies Launches its Revolutionary Equine Health Monitoring System

posted on  |  24-08-16

Richardson, TX - August 16, 2016 - PonyUp® Technologies, a privately held Texas corporation that develops medical diagnostic-quality solutions for the equine market, recently unveiled its new VetCheq® system. This innovative technology makes life easier and healthier for horses, owners, and equine vets, as it is an...

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Del Mar Race Track
California Racehorse Drug Testing Moving Forward

posted on  |  24-08-16

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) has stepped up drug testing in Southern California with industry cooperation and soon things will be going really high tech with a new focus on biologic markers supported by The Jockey Club. The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) hired an additional examining veterinarian for the current...

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Seratoga Institute Conference
Trust But Verify: Fact Checking A Few Of Racings Stump Speeches

posted on  |  24-08-16

During the Saratoga Institute on Racing and Gaming Law earlier this month, it occurred to me there's one thing we aren't doing: a formal fact-check. So, after the Institute, I'm taking a note from what I can only assume are our exhausted brethren covering the American presidential race and fact check a few of the claims...

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Greyhound Racing
Greyhound racing ban passes NSW Parliament

posted on  |  24-08-16

Several Nationals MPs have broken ranks with the New South Wales Government to vote against controversial legislation to ban greyhound racing, but it has passed Parliament regardless. The bill, to stop racing in the state from July 1, was approved 49 votes to 30 in the Lower House of Parliament, despite misgivings from several...

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Boldenone
Trainer's Licence suspended - Belinda McCarthy

posted on  |  23-08-16

Today, Harness Racing New South Wales (HRNSW) Stewards, acting under the provisions of Australian Harness Racing Rule 183, suspended the Trainer’s Licence of Mrs Belinda McCarthy after receiving advice from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) that the substances boldenone, nandrolone and...

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Hacking
Race Day Focuses on Aftercare in Britain

posted on  |  23-08-16

The racing industry in Great Britain Aug. 23 will participate in a national program designed to raise awareness of racehorse aftercare. The third "The Horse Comes First" race day will be held in conjunction with Newbury, Southwell, Great Yarmouth, and Chelmsford City racecourses, all of which race Aug. 23....

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Clenbutarol injection
Embattled trainer Preciado seeks exception to absolute insurer rule

posted on  |  22-08-16

An investigation involving a 25-year-old groom who has been charged with criminally administering the regulated medication clenbuterol to horses trained by Ramon Preciado at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa., remains open and is ongoing, a representative of the state attorney general said on Friday. The arrest on Thursday of Marian Vega,...

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Racing Istock
New Pa. Horse Racing Commission is up and running

posted on  |  20-08-16

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A stronger, unified governance body to oversee Pennsylvania's more than $1 billion equine racing industry began its work to strengthen horse and harness racing. The new State Horse Racing Commission now has two meetings under its belt. Governor Tom Wolf paved the way for the new commission and other needed...

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Lab
California Develops Equine Biomarker Program

posted on  |  20-08-16

The California Horse Racing Board in the near future will begin using biological markers designed to identify the effects of substances administered to racehorses. The program is part of an effort to upgrade drug testing, including out-of-competition testing, CHRB officials said in an Aug. 18 release.

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Lawinsport article
How the British Horseracing Authoritys Integrity Review aims to modernise its integrity unit

posted on  |  19-08-16

The British Horseracing Authority ("BHA"), the governing body that regulates British horse racing, recently underwent an Integrity Review, a report ("the Report") of the findings was published in March. This article draws out key parts from the Report, analyse those points and then consider what other sports...

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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.

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