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Grayson Jockey Club
Grayson-Jockey Club Approves Record Research Funding

posted on  |  21-02-21

The board of directors of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced Feb. 18 that it has authorized the expenditure of $1,638,434, the most that the foundation has ever allocated in a year, to fund 12 new projects at 12 universities, 12...

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Cobalt element
Victorian trainer cops three-month ban

posted on  |  21-02-21

Cranbourne trainer Richard Laming has been given a three-month ban for presenting a horse at the races with prohibited cobalt levels. Laming, who pleaded “guilty” to the presentation charge at the Victorian Racing Tribunal,...

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Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board
Actions speak louder than words

posted on  |  21-02-21

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) issued a landmark statement on Friday when they announced plans for a zero-tolerance drug testing regime, the installation of CCTV in all racecourse stable yards and increased transparency in the reporting of the testing...

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Mouth Swab drug test
BHA to Roll Out Instant Drug Testing for Jockeys

posted on  |  21-02-21

A new pilot scheme testing saliva which provides instant results for prohibited substances is set to be rolled out by the British Horseracing Authority for use on jockeys after Philip Prince became the latest rider to be banned for failing a drug...

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Jump Racing
Talking Horses: trainer loses doping appeal after 'inexcusable' negligence

posted on  |  21-02-21

The Viking Hoard doping case, in which a horse was nobbled with an overdose of the tranquilliser acepromazine (ACP) in Ireland in October 2018, concluded on Thursday when the trainer Charles Byrnes lost his appeal against a six-month ban for...

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HKJC Equine Welfare Research Foundation
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Equine Welfare Research Foundation announced

posted on  |  14-02-21

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (the Club) announced today (5 February) the establishment of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Equine Welfare Research Foundation (the Foundation) with a donation of HK$600 million from the Club for the enhancement of equine care and...

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Istock racing
Catastrophic breakdowns: Drugs may be the real culprit in injuries to young horses

posted on  |  14-02-21

The training and racing of two-year-old horses is supported by the findings of a just-published scientific review, but the authors pose an uncomfortable question: Is the prolific use of pain-relieving substances the real culprit in many catastrophic...

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Whip
Racing Australia whip committee to finalise report

posted on  |  14-02-21

The future of the whip in racing will edge closer to being finalised next week as Victoria prepares to trial a number of races with limited use of the whip. Racing Australia's committee overseeing each state's position on the future of the whip,...

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Clenbutarol
Stewards launch Clenbuterol probe

posted on  |  14-02-21

Mornington-based trainer Matt Laurie has been informed by Racing Victoria stewards that one of his runners has tested positive to banned substance Clenbuterol. RV stewards announced on Tuesday they would be continuing an investigation into the positive...

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Jump Racing
Racing chiefs welcome small fall in fatality and faller rates in jump racing during 2020 amid campaign to improve the sport's safety record

posted on  |  14-02-21

The BHA have cautiously welcomed figures which show a small fall in fatality rates and faller rates in jump racing during 2020. There were 86 fatal injuries in Jump races from 25,188 runners at a rate of 0.34 per cent. That was down from 0.43 per cent...

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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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