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Sticky synthetic prompts transfer to turf

posted on  |  26-05-17

An issue with the Pro Ride synthetic track has prompted the 11th hour transfer of Friday’s Geelong synthetic meeting to the turf track. The Geelong Synthetic meeting programmed for Tuesday has also been transferred to Racing.com Park (Pakenham) Synthetic as a result of the issue. The decision to transfer the meetings was made...

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Congressman Andy Barr
Barr, Tonko To Reintroduce Updated Horseracing Integrity Act

posted on  |  26-05-17

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY), the Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Horse Caucus, today introduced H.R. 2651, the Horseracing Integrity Act.  The legislation, an updated version of the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015, establishes an authority to create and implement a national...

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Mitragynine
Harness trainer Weiner suspended indefinitely

posted on  |  26-05-17

Michael Weiner, a harness trainer in New York, has been suspended indefinitely by New York regulators after four horses he started at Monticello Raceway in February tested positive for a substance that is reputed to have stimulant effects. The New York State Gaming Commission announced the suspension Wednesday, an order that will bar...

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Stomach Tube
Pennuto in hot water with Stewards

posted on  |  26-05-17

Racing Victoria stewards are to decline nominations from Mornington trainer Trent Pennuto until further notice after they forced the scratching of his horse Chatober from Thursday’s Moe meeting after he was allegedly caught stomach-tubing the horse. Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Chatober at 3.23pm after receiving a report...

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Depocillin
Horse doping: CID questions turf club officials, vet

posted on  |  23-05-17

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) sleuths, who are probing the alleged doping of a race horse, on Thursday questioned top officials of Bangalore Turf Club, including its veterinarian. A posse of CID officials visited the club to inspect the stable of Queen Latifa, the filly, and collected more samples. They also questioned...

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 Parx Racing
Compromise Results in Two Winners of 2016 Parx Oaks

posted on  |  23-05-17

The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission and the owners of Miss Inclusive (Include) have reached a compromise that has put an end to a controversy that arose after the filly tested positive for Clenbuterol following the running of the 2016 Parx Oaks and has resulted in there being two official winners of the $100,000 race.

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Pan Am 2017
Global racing industry must "join forces to combat doping"

posted on  |  22-05-17

Noted sports anti-doping attorney Professor Richard McLaren has told the international racing industry that it must unite to combat doping. Speaking to more than 400 delegates from 25 countries on the closing day of the Pan American Conference in Washington, DC, McLaren said a proper, single set of rules and uniform regulation was...

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Horse Racing Colorado
Proliferation of legal, unlicensed horse racing prompts oversight concerns in Colorado

posted on  |  22-05-17

FORT LUPTON — Before the horse races began at Rancho El Caporal, people gathered around a man holding a jug full of rocks and a boot. The jug was to get their attention. The boot was to hold their bets. It was a warm April day in Fort Lupton, where thousands descended to watch horses race. With more than a dozen armed security...

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Clenbutarol
John Servis has suspension rescinded by Pennsylvania commission

posted on  |  20-05-17

The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission has rescinded the 15-day suspension handed to trainer John Servis by the Parx Racing board of stewards after three of his horses tested positive for clenbuterol between April 4 and May 7, 2016. The commission ruling, which was made Friday, cites "articulated mitigating...

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Stomach Tube
Michael Honson fined $4,500

posted on  |  20-05-17

During the stable inspection Stewards spoke to Mr Honson and observed two horses tied to a vehicle within a close proximity of a horse float. Stewards inspected the horse float and shed where they located equipment and ingredients that could be used to stomach tube a horse. When interviewed Mr Honson admitted to owning and being in...

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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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