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Terry O'Sullivan
O'Sullivans ''shocked' by cobalt readings

posted on  |  12-11-18

Racing Victoria stewards have claimed administrations of ‘’high doses’’ of cobalt is the only possible explanation for three illegal readings of the prohibited substance by horses trained by Terry and Karina O’Sullivan. On the opening day of the hearing before the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board,...

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35 th Breeders Cup
All Breeders' Cup Equine Drug Tests Come Back Clean

posted on  |  12-11-18

There were no positive drug tests—on out-of-competition and pre- and post-race—at this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, the organization announced Nov. 8. Breeders’ Cup completed an extensive out-of-competition and pre- and post-race testing program at this year’s World Championships, held...

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Juliana and Mark Waugh
Mother says national horse register could have saved her daughter's life

posted on  |  12-11-18

The mother of a teenager who died in a horse-riding accident involving an untrained ex-racehorse has put her support behind a push by the Greens to track all racehorses until death, saying this could have saved her daughter’s life. Sarah Waugh was 18 years old when she fell from the four-year-old racehorse while undertaking an...

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Nebuliser and MDI
Trainer Tony Mullins fined 1,000 pounds by British Horseracing Authority

posted on  |  09-11-18

Irish trainer Tony Mullins has been fined by the British Horseracing Authority almost seven months after his runner, Glencairn View, ran at Ayr in April. On Monday a BHA panel imposed a £1,000 (€1,150) fine on Mullins after a stables inspector found a nebuliser and two inhalers among the trainer’s equipment when he...

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Shockwave
Woodbine seeks stiffer penalty for vet

posted on  |  09-11-18

Woodbine has filed an appeal with Ontario's Horse Racing Appeal Panel regarding a $7,500 fine assessed to veterinarian Dr. Brian Van Arem for performing Extracorporeal shock wave therapy on two horses entered on Aug. 1. The treatment was done on July 30, which was inside the 96-hour period allowed for that type of procedure. Both...

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Whips used in race
BHA 'monitoring' whip-less races after debut in South Africa

posted on  |  09-11-18

South African trials of whip-less races are being "monitored with interest" by the British Horseracing Authority. The first race was held on Saturday, with the country's horse racing authority saying it was "a statement that needed to be made". Jockeys have been criticised for overuse of the whip, most...

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Cliffsofmoher
Melbourne Cup: Are international horses more likely to be injured?

posted on  |  09-11-18

The numbers of racehorse deaths in recent Melbourne Cups have prompted Australian researchers to investigate whether the international horses that travel to Australia for the race are at higher risk of injury. The Melbourne Cup has become an increasingly international race in recent years. Beginning with Irish galloper Vintage...

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RMTC
Research on Ethylphenidate in Horses Completed

posted on  |  26-10-18

Thee first of three Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) tactical research studies conducted over the last year was published Oct. 16. Tactical research studies focus on detecting, identifying and inhibiting the use of illicit substances. The study, "L-and D-threo Ethylphenidate Concentrations, Pharmacokinetics and...

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Clenbuterol
CHRB Takes Action to Limit Clenbuterol Use

posted on  |  26-10-18

The California Horse Racing Board took action on two separate measures to "deauthorize any detectable level of clenbuterol" in racehorses during its monthly meeting Oct. 25 at Santa Anita Park. The first action was a temporary 12-month measure, scheduled to begin Nov. 15, that will not allow any presence of clenbuterol to...

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Shannon and Lee Hope
Hopes lose VCAT cobalt appeal

posted on  |  26-10-18

The state's longest-running cobalt saga drew closer to an ending on Friday when the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal confirmed an original guilty verdict against father-and-son training partners Lee and Shannon Hope. VCAT announced on Friday it had found both trainers guilty of administering a prohibited substance to...

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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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