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$250K In Funding For Integrity Research

February 17, 2019:

It has been announced that a pair of tactical research projects aimed to ultimately eradicate the use of blood doping and nerve blocking in racehorses has received a combined quarter-million dollars in industry funding in an effort to reach its goals....read on

Trainer Receives 16-Year Ban

March 4, 2017:

A trainer has received suspensions totalling 16 years after a number of out-of-competition blood samples tested positive for a fragment of erythropoietin (EPO)....read on

Tests For Performance-Enhancing Gases

April 10, 2015:

After stating last November that tests into performance-enhancing gases were underway, officials announced this week that urine samples were being sent for analysis to detect gases that can reportedly boost EPO levels....read on

Cobalt Study Results Released

September 30, 2014:

On Tuesday, September 30, the results of an intensive, United States Trotting Association-funded scientific study intended to ascertain the appropriate regulatory level for determining the excessive presence of the naturally-occurring substance cobalt were announced....read on

Regulators Weigh Cobalt Options

August 5, 2014:

North American racing regulators have decided to consider the results of two scientific research studies that have been commissioned to help detect the deliberate administration of cobalt in racehorses before making a formal recommendation of a regulatory testing limit to commission testing....read on

Pelletier Handed Huge Suspension, Fine

February 13, 2013:

On Wednesday, February 13, the Ontario Racing Commission announced via a notice to the industry that licensee Bertrand Pelletier is immediately under suspension and is facing a 14-year suspension and ...read on

A Better EPO Test?

January 4, 2012:

Could scientists be on the verge of developing a 'blood passport' to more easily detect illegal use of EPO in horses? On today's Trot Radio, we get an update from a researcher who has been working on improving testing methods for the last eight years...read on

Breeders Crown Horses Test Negative

October 24, 2009:

All entrants in the $5.1 million Breeders Crown events, to be raced Saturday, Oct. 24 at Woodbine Racetrack, have co-operated with the Hambletonian Society’s out-of-competition testing rules and Woodbine Entertainment Group’s track rules...read on

ORC Made Unreasonable Decision Regarding Hudon Appeal

January 8, 2009:

According to an article in today's edition of The Globe & Mail, an Ontario Divisional Court has ruled that an Ontario Racing Commission panel made...read on


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