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Hexham: Officials "saddened" as three horses die at meeting

posted on  |  24-04-18

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) will look into the circumstances after three horses died at Hexham's meeting on Monday. Skywards Reward broke a leg on the approach to a hurdle, while 30 minutes later mare Flemerina fell and Nelly La Rue broke a leg in the handicap chase. The BHA said it was "saddened" by the...

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Trenbolone
Cameron filly's steroid positive

posted on  |  24-04-18

Mrs Hardwick has been banned from racing or official trialling for 12 months and her trainers Russell and Scott Cameron are to be quizzed by stewards after it was confirmed the two-year-old filly provided a positive test for steroids Trenbolone and Trendione. Racing Victoria stewards on Tuesday reported they had received a report...

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Robert Smerdon
Judge throws out Robert Smerdon's legal challenge in Aquanita raceday treatment case

posted on  |  24-04-18

The raceday treatment hearing against exiled trainer Robert Smerdon will proceed next week after the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board rejected a legal challenge against the stewards’ case. Smerdon’s legal representative had submitted that 115 charges against his client stemming from the Aquanita affair should...

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LGC Teddington UK
LGC To Discontinue Animal Drug Testing In North America

posted on  |  24-04-18

LGC Sport Science will discontinue its animal drug testing program in North America later this year. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, which currently contracts with LGC for its equine drug testing, received word of the discontinuation Monday afternoon. LGC representatives told the commission the company will continue to provide...

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Queensland Racing Integrity Commission
Ben Currie's father Mark charged with raceday treatment

posted on  |  21-04-18

Toowoomba trainer Mark Currie, the father of leading Queensland trainer Ben Currie, has been suspended and charged with multiple raceday treatment counts by Queensland Racing Integrity Commission stewards. The charges against Mark Currie partly relate to an investigation where stewards allegedly observed “suspicious...

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Microscope
Airway disease in racehorses found to be more common than thought

posted on  |  21-04-18

Researchers who examined lung tissue from 95 racehorses which had actively raced or trained before their deaths found that most had inflammatory airway disease (IAD). The horses were a mix of Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds and Quarter horses. The research at Canada’s Ontario Veterinary College, part of the University of Guelph,...

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Istock horse
Trainer guilty of punching horse six times to head on side of road

posted on  |  21-04-18

SEYMOUR trainer Michael Quadara has been found guilty of striking one of his horses in a roadside incident which shocked eyewitnesses late last year. Quadara pleaded not guilty to a breach of rule AR175(q), which relates to “misconduct, improper behaviour or unseemly behaviour” after it was alleged he struck his horse,...

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Horse eating hay
The Trouble With Aminorex

posted on  |  20-04-18

Aminorex has already caused a few headaches for regulators. If a recent Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council (EDRC) meeting is any indication, it's destined to have a few more reaching for the aspirin. Aminorex is a stimulant that was once available in the human market as a weight loss aid. It was pulled from sale in the United...

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Mary Scollay
With too Many Unknowns, Kentucky Rescinds Drug Positive

posted on  |  20-04-18

Although its lab found a positive for the stimulant aminorex in a post-race sample taken from a horse at last year's spring meeting at Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has decided to rescind the finding after determining the positive may have been linked to ingestion of plants common to the area. Kentucky...

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California Horse Racing Board
CHRB, Horsemen Nearing Deal on Transfer of Vet Records

posted on  |  20-04-18

Although an official agreement has not been made, industry stakeholders said April 19 they have reached a compromise that could lead to limited transfer of veterinary records for claimed racehorses in California. During the monthly scheduled meeting of the California Horse Racing Board Thursday at Santa Anita Park, CHRB commissioner...

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