ractopamine

Feeding Horses Supplements Is ‘Negligent’ Says FEI

Two international dressage riders whose horses tested positive for a banned substance in 2017 have received their sentencing from the FEI, the international governing body of horse sport. Kaitlin Blythe, who rides Don Principe, and Adrienne Lyle, who rides Horizon, were both feeding Soothing Pink to their mounts. The supplement is designed to ease gastric […]

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New Information Prompts Kentucky Stewards To Rescind Ractopamine Positives For Arnold, Sharp

A board of stewards in Kentucky has rescinded a trio of positive tests for ractopamine and will not impose any sanctions on trainers George “Rusty” Arnold and Joe Sharp, or owners Calumet Farm and Brad Grady. News of the positives and associated penalties prompted a public outcry last week, given Arnold’s pristine record. Kentucky Horse […]

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Rusty Arnold On Pending Suspension: ‘The System Has Failed Me’

George R. “Rusty” Arnold II is a proud man. A third-generation Kentucky horseman, he’s trained Thoroughbreds for more than 40 years, saddled 16 Grade 1 winners and ranks 38th on the Equibase list of all-time leading trainers by money won, with over $64 million in total earnings. Arnold, 62, is the first to admit he […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: Common Sense Takes A Back Seat?

A Kentucky stewards’ ruling nearly a year and a half in the making could have a profound impact on the career of highly respected trainer Rusty Arnold. Horses in Arnold’s care in 2016 tested positive for ractopamine, a feed additive listed as a Class 2 drug by the Association of Racing Commissioners International. But given […]

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Cattle-Feed Additive Found In Cargill Equine Feed

Cargill, a agricultural, Minnesota-based company, reported that it had found trace amounts of ractopamine in its Progressive Nutrition Soothing Pink for horses. The product reduces gastric upset in equine stomachs. Ractopamine is a swine and cattle feed additive that poses no threat to horses, but it is illegal in equestrian competition. The substance was discovered […]

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‘Burden Of Proof’: Iowa Trainer Proves Feed Contamination Caused Ractopamine Positives

The Prairie Meadows Board of Stewards on Wednesday found trainer Kelly Von Hemel blameless after two of his horses tested positive for ractopamine, because he was able to prove that the trace amounts of the Class 2 drug were the result of contamination in feed originally mixed at a South Dakota mill. Von Hemel trainee […]

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Canadian Agency Issues Warning of Possible Contaminated Feed

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency issued a press release to the racing industry late last week warning of possible feed contamination from the drug, ractopamine, the Standardbred Canada reports. Ractopamine is a drug that is used to promote weight gain and feed efficiency in livestock such as beef cattle, pigs, and turkeys. According to the memorandum, […]

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