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MPI called out over its handling of doping in animal racing industry

posted on  |  10-05-21

An expert in animal welfare law says the Ministry for Primary Industries isn’t doing it’s job properly after failing to lay charges over two recent cases of doping in the racing industry. Harness racing driver-turned-trainer Jesse...

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Bob Baffert
"It's an injustice' - Kentucky Derby winner tests positive for banned substance

posted on  |  10-05-21

US racing has been plunged into another high-profile medication scandal after Medina Spirit was revealed to have tested positive for a banned raceday substance after his win in the Kentucky Derby, which his trainer Bob Baffert labelled “the...

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Mary Scollay
Vet explains drug found in Kentucky Derby winner

posted on  |  10-05-21

After Sunday morning's news that Medina Spirit tested positive for betamethasone after winning the Kentucky Derby, one question that comes to mind is what the medication is and how it is administered. The quick answer is that it is a...

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Medina Spirit
Kentucky Derby: Bob Baffert's winner Medina Spirit fails drugs test

posted on  |  10-05-21

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, who provided trainer Bob Baffert with a record seventh win in the race, has failed a drugs test. Baffert said he was "shocked" after the horse tested above the limit for betamethasone and insisted he had...

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Spurs
Waugh and jockey charged by stewards

posted on  |  10-05-21

Trainer Kim Waugh and jockey Serg Lisnyy will face a number of welfare-related charges following a Racing New South Wales stewards' inquiry. The charges stem from the alleged use of spurs on the Waugh-trained Tarsus on March 20,...

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Jessica Leatherwood
Texas A&M study to evaluate bisphosphonate risk in young horses

posted on  |  10-05-21

A common practice within the horse industry meant to strengthen the bones of mature horses could actually lead to bone breakdown in juvenile horses, according to a Texas A&M University Department of Animal Science in the College of...

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Istock Endurance
FEI Endurance Horse Abuse Case Overturned

posted on  |  10-05-21

The rider of an Arabian horse whose leg broke during an endurance race in France has been relieved of a 20-year sanction for doping and horse abuse, following the decision of an international appeals court. In June 2020, the Fédération...

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Trainer Jeff Metz
Metz Contests CHRB Bisphosphonate Complaint

posted on  |  10-05-21

The California Horse Racing Board and legal counsel for trainer Jeff Metz are in discussions after the trainer had a horse test positive for tiludronic acid (Tildren), a bisphosphonate, following a race at Santa Anita Park last fall, the...

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Compounding Pharmacy
New Indictment, Court Documents Reveal More About Drug Makers In Federal Case

posted on  |  10-05-21

Two more people have been indicted as part of an ongoing federal case focusing on adulterated and misbranded performance-enhancing drugs in horse racing. On March 11, a new superseding indictment was filed in the United States District Court for the...

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Nancy Cox
Nominating Committee Unveils Diverse Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority Board

posted on  |  10-05-21

With a diverse board of directors for the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority announced May 5, the industry moves a step closer toward a new reality in how it regulates and enforces its drug testing, medication rules, and safety...

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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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