Indiana Commission Says Vet’s ‘Ethical Compass Is Broken,’ Urges 20-Year Ban

Saying he is a veterinarian “whose ethical compass is broken” and who “embodies the worst stereotypes of a racetrack practitioner,” the Indiana Horse Racing Commission has filed an administrative complaint against Dr. Ross Russell, recommending a 20-year suspension and $20,000 fine for allegedly breaking numerous IHRC medication rules. Joe Gorajec, executive director of the Indiana Horse […]

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Some Medications Are ‘For the Trainer, Not For the Horse’

According to a recent report by the Daily Racing Form, research by the Racing Medication Testing Consortium revealed a good news/bad news scenario about illegal drugs in racing. Unfortunately, more trainers than previously thought are giving their horses diluted illegal substances at undetectable levels. The good news is that those substances aren’t doing anything to enhance the […]

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