Breeders’ Cup Takes Over Out-Of-Competition Testing After Masochistic Case

Out-of-competition testing (OOCT) will be conducted differently ahead of this year’s Breeders’ Cup, according to a report from Vegas Stats and Information Network. While OOCT was conducted by officials with the California Horse Racing Board last year, the Masochistic case has partially prompted Breeders’ Cup to take over its own OOCT. OOCT for the Breeders’ Cup […]

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Umarov Suspended Five Years For Testing Incident Per Agreement With Kentucky Commission

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced an agreement with trainer Otabek Umarov for sanctions surrounding his refusal to provide Looks to Spare for out-of-competition testing in spring 2016. Umarov will be suspended for five years, beginning from May 1, 2016 (the day before he was ejected from Churchill Downs as a result of his actions), […]

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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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Questions Remain About Steroids, Likely Breeders’ Cup DQ Of Masochistic

There are some lingering questions in the wake of the revelation earlier this week that Breeders’ Cup Sprint runner-up Masochistic had trace amounts of the anabolic steroid stanozolol in a post-race blood sample. Trainer Ron Ellis admitted in published reports he was aware there was a chance the 6-year-old gelding could test positive, having been […]

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