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Istock racing
Fate of young Thoroughbreds examined in Australian study

posted on  |  07-08-20

Most Australian Thoroughbreds are expected to be racing by the age of three, but some have yet to make it on to the track. Indeed, some never have racing careers. Researchers at the University of Melbourne wanted to learn more about why some...

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Whip use
Queensland adopts whip penalty template

posted on  |  07-08-20

Queensland is introducing new penalty guidelines on excessive whip use from Saturday. The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission announced on Wednesday that stewards would have a template to impose substantial fines and suspensions for whip breaches,...

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Drug testing
Drug testing report in US horse racing

posted on  |  07-08-20

US racing commissions in 2019 sent 263,783 biological samples from horses participating in professional horse races to the testing laboratories.Of those tests there were 1,461 adverse analytical findings accounting for 0.55% of all samples. 99.45% of...

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Istock racing
Vet: Racing on averts welfare worries

posted on  |  07-08-20

One of Victoria's leading veterinarians claims the State Government decision to allow thoroughbred racing to continue in pandemic-struck Victoria has averted potential animal welfare concerns. In making the announcement on Monday, Victorian Premier...

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Scope
Study to explore extent of lung bleeding in two-year-olds running without Lasix

posted on  |  07-08-20

A study in the American state of Maryland will explore the effects of Lasix-free racing among two-year-old Thoroughbreds. The race-day use of Lasix, the original brand name for a diuretic called furosemide, is controversial. It is used by horse owners...

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Whip use
Parx Jockey Caballero Suspended 10 Days For Striking Horse After Finish Of Race

posted on  |  07-08-20

Jockey Hector J. Caballero has been suspended 10 days for “misuse of the riding crop” after the finish of a race at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa., on July 27. Caballero, aboard Belongs to Babe in the 10th race for maiden fillies and mares, 3...

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BHA Office
National Trainers Federation: New Burden of Proof Rules for Trainers Unfair

posted on  |  07-08-20

Changes to the anti-doping rules were announced by the British Horseracing Authority in order to simplify the circumstances under which responsible individuals can avoid penalties for positive tests for prohibited substances. However, the changes were...

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Racing
Study links bone loss to common fracture in racehorses

posted on  |  07-08-20

Fresh research in California has reinforced the central role of bone microdamage and tissue remodeling in predisposing racehorses to a common leg fracture. A recent study by Sarah Shaffer, Dr Susan Stover and colleagues at the J.D. Wheat Veterinary...

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Dr Tom Riddle
Riddle Appointed to Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

posted on  |  07-08-20

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has appointed Dr. Tom Riddle of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital as a member of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Riddle replaces Dr. Stuart Brown, who resigned after being named Keeneland's equine...

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Jockeys
Harsher whip penalties to be introduced in Victoria from August

posted on  |  28-07-20

Jockeys in Victoria that break the whip rules from the start of the new season could face a minimum seven-day suspension as well as a hefty fine under stricter penalties that will soon apply. After a long spate of fines and suspensions for various whip...

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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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