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British Trainers Ordered To Halt Use of Regumate After Tests Reveal Trace Amounts Of Anabolic Steroid Trendione

The British Horseracing Authority has ordered trainers there to stop using altrenogest (commonly known by its brand name of Regumate) and remove it from their yards after testing uncovered trace amounts of an anabolic steroid. According to Racing Post, British authorities became concerned about reports out of Australia suggesting some altrenogest products there could be […]

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Equine Biological Passports: Years Away, But Receiving Industry Support

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council (KEDRC) unanimously voted this week to allocate $15,000 to funding ongoing research into biological passport. Although the technology is at least a couple of years from implementation, Dr. Scott Stanley of the University of California-Davis said the passports could solve several problems in drug testing. Regulators face particular challenges […]

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Former Standardbred Trainer Pleads Guilty On Two Charges Related To Misbranded Animal Drugs

Alain Lamontagne, 55, of Middletown, N.Y., pleaded guilty last week in federal court to two counts of introducing misbranded animal drugs into commerce. Lamontagne, who was arrested in 2011 on similar charges, had his driver/trainer/tradesperson license revoked in Ontario after police searched his vehicles, a residence, and a business called “#1 Tack Shop.” According to […]

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Combating A Culture Of Cheating: A Matter Of Trust

(First in a two-part series.) Horse racing has a culture of cheating. Its problem is drugs. It’s what the public calls doping. The methods differ, as do the drugs. At one end of the spectrum, horsemen and veterinarians inject horses on race day with a wide variety of drugs or other foreign substances. This practice is […]

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California Veterinarian’s List: Steroid Reporting By The Numbers

When news broke last month that Breeders’ Cup Sprint runner-up Masochistic tested positive for anabolic steroids after the race, many fans were shocked to learn steroids are still present in American racing. In California, a trainer must report the administration of anabolic steroids to a horse in his care to the California Horse Racing Board, […]

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Yet Another Chapter In The Masochistic Saga

Anyone else suffering from Masochistic fatigue? For a 6-year-old who’s made just 14 career starts, he sure gets a lot of attention. There was the big maiden win at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby day in 2014 when the California-bred gelding won by 14 lengths. His career debut six weeks earlier – against fellow Cal-breds […]

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The Jockey Club Calls For Adoption Of New RMTC Out-Of-Competition Testing Rule

It has been called “racing’s latest medication scandal” and that is probably an understatement when one fully considers the consequences to participants who abided by rules and to bettors who assumed that all horses were competing on a level playing field. On Monday, December 19, 2016, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) announced that it […]

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‘Extremely Disappointing’ Medication Positive; Breeders’ Cup Pursues Steroid Elimination

On Tuesday, Breeders’ Cup Limited released the following statement on the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) ruling regarding the medication positive from the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Sprint. “It is extremely disappointing to hear of the confirmation of a medication positive and filing of a complaint by the California Horse Racing Board asking the Santa Anita […]

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British Buyers Take Advantage Of BHA-Approved Steroid Tests At Keeneland

This year’s Keeneland September yearling auction was the second edition of the sale held with the auction house’s new rule regarding steroid testing for horses shipping to Great Britain. The British Horseracing Authority announced a new zero-tolerance policy for anabolic steroids, which would ban horses for 12 months if any steroids have been given to […]

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‘We’re Cutting Through The Bull’: Enhanced New Mexico Out-Of-Competition Test Program Yields Results

Five Quarter horses were scratched from Ruidoso Downs stakes races on Sunday and put on the stewards list for 60 days after testing positive for clenbuterol in a ramped up out-of-competition testing program overseen by the New Mexico Racing Commission. Four of the scratched horses were trained by Ronald L. Stephens, including Jess Cruzin On By […]

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