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O.P. « 2017-May-24, 06:44 PM »
Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Licensed Trainer Matthew Dunn Fined $5000

Racing NSW Stewards have conducted an inquiry into the analyst's finding of Altrenogest in a urine sample collected from the racehorse Cascata Rossa after it won Race 3 (Maiden Handicap, 1400m) at Ballina Racecourse on Friday, 10 March 2017.

Evidence was taken from licensed trainer, Matthew Dunn, who also represented the interests of the owners of Cascata Rossa, Racing NSW official veterinarian, Dr Craig Suann, and ARFL science manager,
Dr Adam Cawley.

Mr Dunn pleaded guilty to a charge under AR178 in that he did bring Cascata Rossa to Ballina Racecourse on Friday, 10 March 2017 for the purpose of engaging in the Maiden Handicap (1400m) and the prohibited substance Altrenogest was detected in a urine sample collected from the gelding after it
won the said event.

Stewards were of the opinion the appropriate penalty for the offence be a fine of $7000.

However, Stewards acknowledged that Mr Dunn pleaded guilty to the offence, has no prior conviction under prohibited substance rules and co-operated fully with stewards throughout the entire proceedings.

Further, stewards were satisfied the presence of Altrenogest in the sample provided by Cascata Rossa was due to inadvertent administration and acknowledged that Mr Dunn has since rectified the manner in which he treats female horses within his stable with Altrenogest in an effort to avoid a similar offence in the future.

Appreciating these mitigating factors the stewards reduced the penalty to $5000.

Acting under the provisions of AR177, Cascata Rossa was disqualified from its first placing in Race 3 (Maiden Handicap, 1400m) at Ballina Racecourse on 10 March 2017 and the placings amended as follows:-

1st Call the Captain
2nd Luv Our Stratum
3rd How Jammy’s That
4th Soar With Eagles

Mr Dunn was advised of his rights of appeal.

Serious penalty for a trainer although he has been going very well it's a big hit to his kick.

I suppose he's grateful it wasn't the full whack $7K.

Giddy Up :beer:


Offline wily ole dog

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« 2017-May-24, 07:00 PM Reply #1 »
What's Altrenogest meant to do?

Offline ratsack

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« 2017-May-24, 07:17 PM Reply #2 »
What's Altrenogest meant to do?

i would think it is like regomate
which stops them coming on season

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« 2017-May-24, 09:59 PM Reply #3 »
It's also progesterone, a steroid and precursor to testosterone

Offline ratsack

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« 2017-May-24, 10:43 PM Reply #4 »
It's also progesterone, a steroid and precursor to testosterone

maybe he should be using regomate or similar

regomate doesn't swab i think ?

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« 2017-May-25, 10:39 AM Reply #5 »
https://www.racingandsports.com.au/en/racing/corstens-to-appeal-six-month-ban-story-169106
Corstens was outed for it...
Looks like it may swab but may be a threshold quantitative test?

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« 2018-Sep-12, 04:11 AM Reply #6 »
Moody: "Black Caviar basically lived on altrenogest"

Peter Moody, trainer of legendary mare Black Caviar, has questioned whether the use of altrenogest gave her and other mares in his care an added advantage during their careers.

The four-time Melbourne premiership winning trainer saddled horses that won 53 Group 1 races and trained two of the best mares in Australian racing history, Black Caviar and Typhoon Tracy.

Altrenogest is a synthetic hormone that appears in the popular product Regu-Mate, which is used to manage the oestrous cycle in mares, stopping them from coming into season.

Moody posed the question as to whether, unwittingly, fillies and mares on altrenogest have been getting an unfair advantage.

"Is this one of the reasons why fillies and mares have dominated the last couple of decades," Moody asked?

"We have always blamed the fact that our smart young colts have gone off to stud and better performed horses have been sold to Hong Kong for big money.

"But maybe this anabolic make up of Regu-Mate, maybe it has given the girls some benefit? I don't know."


https://www.racing.com/news/2018-09-10/news-peter-moody-questions-unwitting-altrenogest-advantage

Offline wily ole dog

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« 2018-Sep-12, 08:07 AM Reply #7 »
He raises a fair point

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« 2018-Sep-12, 02:53 PM Reply #8 »
This certainly does explain why mares have not had the same  success in England that they have had in Australia..

Mares have really dominated the Arc over the last 10 or so years so I'm wondering if France is one of the countries in Europe where altrenogest is permitted.

Also I notice that Waller has changed his mind about Unforgotten going to Melbourne this week end and has accepted against Winx.

I'm thinking with the rules as they are maybe Winx might not be such an absolute certainty in the Cox Plate. After all we know Black Caviar raced well below her best when she was off the gear in the UK.

As for Moody feigning not knowing that it has been helping mares beat the males in Australia - yeah right.

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« 2018-Sep-12, 06:14 PM Reply #9 »
From memory it's one of the reasons they banned Testapop in the greyhounds.

Not that the bitches were getting an advantage but that it was being used on dogs ......


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