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Gural, WEG Implement New Drug Regulations Aimed At Owner Responsibility

In 2018, new regulations in place at three Jeff Gural-owned Standardbred tracks and two WEG ovals will mean that any owner whose horse has a positive test will be banned from participating in stakes races for the entire year. According to harnessracingupdate.com, the Standardbred Racing Integrity and Accountability Initiative (SRIAI) is designed to inspire owners to […]

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Report: Trainer Ellis Seeks One-Day Reduction In Suspension To Save Stable

Lawyers for Ron Ellis have submitted a proposal to have the trainer’s recent 60-day suspension cut back to 59 days for the purpose of keeping his stable intact, according to a report at bloodhorse.com. Under California rules, a 60-day suspension requires a stable be disbanded. Attorney Steve Schwartz told the Blood-Horse the purpose of the […]

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Masochistic Officially DQ’d From BC Sprint; Ineligible To Compete In 2017 Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup issued the following statement regarding the ruling to disqualify Masochistic from his second-place finish in the 2016 G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint: Breeders’ Cup Limited announced today that it has notified trainer Ron Ellis and the owners of Masochistic, Jay Em Ess Stable and Los Pollos Hermanos Racing, of action taken pursuant to […]

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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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Masochistic Formally Disqualified From BC Sprint

Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board Rule 1859.5, the stewards at Santa Anita issued a ruling today disqualifying Masochistic from his second-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint and redistributing his share of the purse ($255,000) based on positive test findings for the anabolic steroid stanozolol. On Nov. 5, 2016, Masochistic, trained by Ron Ellis, finished […]

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RMTC Urges Support For New Rules On Out-Of-Competition Testing, Repeat Offenders

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) urges racing authorities to adopt the Out of Competition Testing and Multiple Medication Violation rules approved by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) at its December 9 board meeting in Tucson, Arizona. The Out of Competition Testing rules adopted by the ARCI are largely based upon rules […]

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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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Australia: Trainer Receives Lengthy Ban After Steroids Discovered In Barn

Australian trainer Brian Cox has been suspended for 3 1/2 years after being found in possession of anabolic steroids. Punters.com reports that Racing Victoria stewards found a container of Nitrotain in a refrigerator in the trainer’s barn. The container, one of two which were labeled ‘Ulcergard’, were taken by stewards during a race-day inspection of his barn last March. Testing on […]

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Research Shows Cushing’s Causes Risk To Equine Eye Health

Cushing’s disease (formally known as pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction, or PPID) is known to take a toll on a horse’s health if not managed properly. The heightened levels of cortisol in a Cushing’s affected horse can cause uncontrolled coat growth, recurrent laminitis, lethargy, fatty deposits, and increased thirst, among other things. Research shows that Cushing’s […]

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Anabolic Steroid Use Now Prohibited In New York

The New York State Gaming Commission approved a new rule on Monday regarding the anabolic steroid stanozolol. Effective at the end of August, the regulation will prohibit the presence of the steroid even in trace amounts, as was previously allowed, according to drf.com. Marketed under the trade name Winstrol, stanozolol takes approximately six months to […]

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