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HKJC horses from Conghua
Coronavirus quarantine measures leave Conghua off-limits for Hong Kong trainers and jockeys

posted on  |  08-02-20

Hong Kong-based riders and trainers will not travel to the Jockey Club’s Conghua racecourse in the mainland because of the ­government’s decision to impose a quarantine on any person arriving from China. The 13 trainers with stables at the HK$3.7 billion facility are unable to visit for the foreseeable future as...

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Shea Eden
Relieved Eden's ban overturned by VCAT

posted on  |  08-02-20

A relived Shea Eden says he will pour more time into those that mean most to him after having a 15-month ban from training overturned by VCAT on Friday. The Cranbourne trainer was banned by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board in March last year for allegedly stomach-tubing his mare Considering at Swan Hill in June 2018....

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Dennis Napthine
Independent taskforce review into racehorse welfare announced

posted on  |  08-02-20

Leading racing stakeholders have announced a strategy to develop a new national thoroughbred welfare regime. Thoroughbred Breeders Australia, the Australian Trainers Association, Australian Jockeys Association and other stakeholders have established an independent working group to review the current welfare landscape in the...

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Jumping
Britain Unveils Program to Track Retired Racehorses

posted on  |  08-02-20

Keeping track of retired racehorses will become much easier, according to the British Horseracing Authority, with British racing's governing body revealing plans to simplify and modernize the process Feb. 6. The system, which is integrated into the industry's existing administrative site, will require and record details of a...

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Levamisole
Joe Sharp Has Eight Horses Disqualified At Fair Grounds; Additional Cases Pending In Kentucky

posted on  |  08-02-20

Trainer Joe Sharp, who had eight horses disqualified at Fair Grounds in Louisiana because of positive tests for the Class 2 drug levamisole, said similar cases are pending from multiple horses from his barn who competed at the Churchill Downs fall meet in Kentucky. Daily Racing Form first reported that Sharp was fined $1,000 by...

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California Horse Racing Board
California Horse Racing Board on Equine Fatality Rates Criticized

posted on  |  08-02-20

A California Horse Racing Board decision to add equine fatality records of nearly 100 trainers to its annual report was met with criticism Feb. 4 from horsemen and a leading epidemiologist who noted sample sizes are too small to draw any meaningful conclusions. For the first time in one of its annual reports, a section of the 2018-19...

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Blood test
A Blood Test To Screen For Impending Injury? New Research Project Shows Promise

posted on  |  08-02-20

For years now, veterinarians and horsemen have dreamed of a day when a simple blood test could give them an early clue about whether a racehorse was about to experience a serious injury, before that horse showed any signs of lameness or abnormal imaging. That day is still a ways off, but early results from a project at the University...

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Levamisole
Vets trace unexpected source of banned substance aminorex

posted on  |  08-02-20

Peter Green MRCVS shares important news that may explain why some horses have been testing positive for aminorex Aminorex is an amphetamine-like stimulant drug banned in racing and other equestrian competitions because horses given clinical doses would be hyperactive and may perform better.


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Pegasus world cup
Lasix-Free Pegasus a Preview of Days to Come

posted on  |  08-02-20

For all the elements rolled into last weekend's Pegasus World Cup Series, what may be more important than the result of either race was the glimpse into the future it provided. The two Jan. 25 stakes at Gulfstream Park, worth a combined $4 million, did not allow the race-day use of the anti-bleeding medication Lasix, serving up a...

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Tim Parkin
Research Claims Juvenile Runners Less Prone to Injury

posted on  |  30-01-20

Horses campaigned as juveniles are at less risk of injury than their older counterparts, according to data presented during a Nick Mills' Memorial Lecture given by researcher Tim Parkin in the Old Library at Lloyd's of London Jan. 27. Parkin, who is professor of veterinary epidemiology at the University of Glasgow, gave his...

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