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O’Neill: 45-day ban, $15K fine in TCO2 case despite hearing officer opinion horse not ‘milkshaked’

The California Horse Racing Board met in closed session Thursday to consider the recommended decision of the Hearing Officer in the case involving Doug O’Neill, the trainer of Argenta, a filly that finished eighth in the sixth race at Del Mar on August 25, 2010. The Maddy Laboratory at UC Davis reported that a sample […]

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TCO2 Violation or a ‘Natural High’?

Some interesting questions have been raised in trainer Doug O’Neill’s lawsuit against the California Horse Racing Board in connection with a complaint against O’Neill after one of his horses, a then 4-year-old Mineshaft mare named Argenta, tested over the allowed limit for total carbon dioxide levels last August at Del Mar. It was the fourth […]

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O’Neill Files Suit Against CHRB

Trainer Doug O’Neill has filed a federal lawsuit against the California Horse Racing Board for its enforcement of total carbon dioxide level regulations he alleges are not based on the most current scientific information. O’Neill was charged last year by the CHRB with violating the regulatory board’s rules against horses competing that test in excess […]

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CHRB HITS O’NEILL WITH FOURTH TCO2 COMPLAINT

The California Horse Racing Board has filed a complaint against trainer Doug O’Neill for an alleged total carbon dioxide (TCO2) violation—the fourth time since 2006 a horse in his care tested above the threshold level for what is commonly called “milkshaking.” The latest allegation involves Argenta, who finished eighth in the sixth race at Del […]

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