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BHA: ‘It Would Be Naive’ To Assume Cobalt Never Abused In British Thoroughbreds

After an independent disciplinary panel handed British trainer Rebecca Bastiman a £5,000 fine for a cobalt positive in one of her horses, the British Horseracing Authority says it is concerned about potential misuse of the substance in England. Bastiman was found not guilty of conspiring with her father and assistant Robin Bastiman (who has been banned […]

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‘Horrific’ Incident At Brighton Results In Tragedy When Blindfolded Horse Runs Loose On Track

A tragic accident at Brighton Racecourse in England resulted in the euthanasia of filly Just Marion, according to She was loaded into the starting gate with a blindfold, which apprentice jockey Louis Steward was supposed to remove at the start of the race. Instead, Just Marion stumbled leaving the gates, unseating Steward, and ran […]

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Drone Blamed For Dettori’s Pre-Race Fall At Newmarket; Devices Suspended Indefinitely

A drone flying overhead is to blame for jockey Frankie Dettori’s fall prior to a maiden race Thursday afternoon at Newmarket, reports the Racing Post. As a result, the British Horseracing Authority has grounded all of the flying devices until the incident can be properly assessed. “The noise it made was like a swarm of […]

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All About Transparency: British Racing’s Management Of Press, Public, And Animal Welfare

When Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni emerged from the offices of the British Horseracing Authority on High Holburn Street in London, he was greeted by an enormous mob of photographers and reporters, the size of which was on par with a mid-level movie star sighting in the U.S. At the time in 2013, Al Zarooni […]

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