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Istock Endurance
Human sewage to blame for horse's positive dope test

posted on  |  19-09-18

An endurance rider has been cleared of any wrongdoing after human “sludge” caused a positive dope test. US rider Nicki Meuten’s horse FYF Dutch tested positive for a human anti-depressant after ingesting grass and water that was contaminated by the “sludge”(sewage). Ms Meuten and the FYF Dutch were...

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ROR Showcase
Inaugural RoR Showcase to be held at Aintree Equestrian Centre, Liverpool

posted on  |  19-09-18

The first of it’s kind, the RoR event will highlight the talent and transition of thoroughbred racehorses to their second career as a riding horse. The development of the event follows the ongoing success of the RoR National Championships, held at Aintree Equestrian Centre in August each year. The RoR Showcase will present...

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Strangles
Ballarat trainer Archie Alexander hopes strangles nightmare is over

posted on  |  19-09-18

ARCHIE Alexander hopes his stable will be formally cleared on Friday of a devastating strangles outbreak, paving the way for Wheal Leisure and Spanner Head to race at Caulfield on Saturday. One of the most gifted young trainers in Victoria, Alexander and his team have been stranded since he reported the outbreak at his Ballarat...

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Guy Cherel
Leading jumps trainer Guy Cherel arrested after banned substances seized

posted on  |  19-09-18

Guy Cherel, a fixture in the annual list of the top five jump trainers in France, was arrested on Monday in connection with an investigation into the doping of racehorses. Officers from the gaming and racing division took the 58-year-old to a police station in Nanterre ahead of an expected appearance before a judge in Versailles on...

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Ben Smith
Newcastle trainer Ben Smith suspended after stewards raid stables

posted on  |  14-09-18

Group 1-winning Newcastle trainer Ben Smith has been suspended pending an inquiry after a raid of his Broadmeadow racecourse stables on Tuesday morning by Racing NSW stewards. Stewards conducted the raid after receiving advice of two sample irregularities from horses trained by Smith. Smith’s case was adjourned but he has...

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Could Aftercare Grades Be Followed by Integrity Ratings

posted on  |  14-09-18

The Horseplayers Association of North America (HANA) confirmed to TDN last week that “aftercare grades” for individual racetracks will soon be a new component of the influential Track Rating System that the non-profit bettors’ advocacy group publishes annually. The move is a recognition that horseplayers are...

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WEG Endurance
2018 WEG Endurance Championship Canceled

posted on  |  14-09-18

The team and individual endurance championship competitions at the 2018 Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games, currently taking place at the Tryon International Equestrian Center, in Mill Spring, North Carolina, have been called off. The organizing committee issued a statement around 6 p.m.,...

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Racing Injury Prevention
CE Courses available on Grayson Jockey Club Website

posted on  |  07-09-18

UCDavis and the California Horse Racing Board have been developing continuing education modules for trainers with the intention that continuing education will be required for trainers here in the US in near future. Two of these modules that are completed. One is on bisphosphonates; the other is on Jockey Safety.

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Whip use
Study: 74% of Australians Disapprove of Whipping Racehorses

posted on  |  07-09-18

Putting an end to whipping racehorses isn’t going to reduce public interest in the sport and or lead to a significant drop in the number of gamblers, recent study results suggest. But overall, men were more likely than women to approve of whipping during a race, and lower-income populations were more likely to refuse to bet on...

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David Hayes
Trainer David Hayes to trial alternative fertility suppressant on fillies and mares

posted on  |  07-09-18

DAVID Hayes is trialling Racing Victoria’s suggested fertility suppressant after trainers were urged to stop using altrenogest because tests showed it contained anabolic steroids trenbolone and trendione. Altrenogest, which is found in commercially available Regu-Mate, is used to manage the oestrous cycle in fillies and mares,...

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