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Stirling Hinchliffe
Racing Minister tells Racing Queensland to act on Ben Currie situation

posted on  |  18-04-19

The office of Queensland racing minister Stirling Hinchliffe is applying pressure to Racing Queensland to invoke a national rule of racing to ban controversial Queensland trainer Ben Currie. A statement from the minister’s was released in the interests of “protecting the standing and integrity of the Queensland Winter...

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Horse simulator
Kentucky Sports Medicine Lab Includes Jockey Health Emphasis

posted on  |  18-04-19

Nick Heebner marveled as world-class jockeys stepped onto the Bosu Ball he'd doctored a bit into a balance-measuring instrument. Each rider would lock into a riding stance that left his sensors finding no aberrations to the left, right, forward, or back—displaying this information on an immediately readable graphic as a...

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Furosemide
No link between US race-day drug and horse breakdowns, say experts

posted on  |  18-04-19

No current science links the drug furosemide to any muscular or skeletal issues that may be contributing to equine breakdowns in racing, a panel of experts says. Furosemide is widely used in the horse racing industry in North America but is banned on race days in all other countries. Many racehorses in the US and Canada are given...

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Bupivicaine
University of Florida studies anesthetic with potential for misuse in racehorses

posted on  |  18-04-19

A local anesthetic with the potential for misuse in racehorses is being studied by veterinarians at the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine in collaboration with UF Racing Laboratory. The study will observe bupivacaine as there are concerns the extended release form of the drug could be used unethically to mask...

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Track
NTRA Donates $100,000 For University Of Kentucky Research On Horse Racing Surfaces

posted on  |  18-04-19

A gift of $100,000 announced today by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Charities will enable the University of Kentucky to further support equine surfaces and safety research under the direction of Mick Peterson, director of UK Ag Equine Programs. Funds will be used to renovate existing space within the College of...

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Medication
Ben Smith facing 10 charges

posted on  |  18-04-19

Newcastle trainer Ben Smith will face 10 charges concerning the use and supply of prohibited substances from May 7. Last September, Racing NSW stewards suspended the trainer indefinitely after he provided false evidence at the initial inquiry into irregularities in two swab samples taken from two of his gallopers.


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Jigger
Trainer Ben Currie gives evidence at QCAT hearing

posted on  |  18-04-19

Queensland trainer Ben Currie has told a stay application hearing he believed the words "harped" and "harped up" related to getting a horse primed to win and not an electric shock. Currie was giving evidence on Thursday by phone from Bali where he is attending a wedding. He is in the Queensland Civil and...

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Stomach tube
Stewards open possible raceday treatment inquiry at Geelong

posted on  |  18-04-19

Stewards have opened an inquiry into a possible raceday treatment case at Geelong on Wednesday. Stewards withdrew the Shawn Mathrick-trained Ayers Rock from Prestige Jayco BM64 Handicap (2400m) after the Compliance Assurance Team visited his stables on race morning. RV stewards received a report from the CAT, who believed Ayers Rock...

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William Morrey
California Stewards Schedule Morey Hearing May 2

posted on  |  18-04-19

Trainer William E. Morey is scheduled to appear before the Santa Anita Park stewards May 2 after a March 29 incident in which an assistant trainer allegedly administered a substance containing an alkalinizing agent via a dose syringe to two horses entered at Santa Anita that day.

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Santa Anita Racing
California Legislators To Conduct Oversight Hearing On Horse Racing Safety

posted on  |  18-04-19

In an effort to protect horses and jockeys amid the recent spate of racing horse deaths at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., state Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced) on Thursday announced plans for a thorough, joint oversight hearing on horse racing safety. The duo also announced the introduction of...

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