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Vic Gallops / Doping Scandal Investigation in Victoria
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What does bi carb treat?
Kills weeds in your garden, gets rid of smells in your trainers, used in baking and has many household uses

Harness / Miracle Mile 2018
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Racing Talk / Miracle Mile
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What a great race Soho Tribeca marvellous effort in the death seat and only tired in the last 50m or so Lazarus never in it set a herculean task the winner was too good.

Why isn't this thread in Harness Racing?

Giddy Up :beer:
Qld Gallops / QRIC
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Queensland Racing Integrity team on mission for more details in Aquanita case
Nathan Exelby, Racing editor, The Sunday Mail (Qld)
February 24, 2018 7:04pm
INTEGRITY commissioner Ross Barnett will send two of his top-ranked integrity team to Melbourne to be given a more detailed account of the Aquanita case as the fallout from the scandal continues.

Newly appointed Integrity Relation Unit (IRU) manager Tracey Pelling and Thoroughbred deputy chief steward Daniel Aurisch will meet Terry Bailey and the team prosecuting the Aquanita case.

“We are doing this to get a more detailed brief of the investigation and to see if lessons can be learned from what they have uncovered,” Barnett said.

“Even though (Racing Victoria) have shared the information, we want a more detailed understanding of it. What they have learned about the methodology that these people have allegedly been using in a way that allowed them to go undetected from about 2010 onwards.

“It’s obviously a concern there has allegedly been a co-ordinated and systematic doping program going on that avoided detection.”

Barnett said the industry needs to be proactive in making sure the sport is run on a level playing field.

“From the feedback we’ve had this week and comments made by some of the leading trainers in the country, there is an appetite to stamp this practice out,” Barnett said.

“We want to see if we can learn from what has happened and maybe do things differently so that we can catch and detect the people who are operating outside the rules.”

THE permitted TC02 level for a horse to be presented at the races is 36mmol/L but there is a 1mmol/L leeway for “uncertainty”, meaning a horse has to hit 37 before its deemed over the limit.

Toowoomba trainer Eric Hayes was recently fined after Sonador Fire returned levels of 36.5 and 35.8 at Toowoomba last August. Hayes was later found guilty of administering an alkalising agent within one full clear day of the horse racing and fined $2500 — a significantly lesser penalty than what would have eventuated had the level exceeded 37mmol/L.

“Stewards were comfortably satisfied that Mr Hayes had administered alkalinising agents within the one Clear Day period and formally found him guilty of the charge,” the report read.

Mackay trainer Olivia Cairns was fined $2500 last week following a case with very similar circumstances.

Some trainers have suggested a $2500 fine is hardly a deterrent for those found guilty by stewards of treating horses within a day of the race.

Barnett said there were “pros and cons” for the publishing of TC02 levels, but the subject is still under consideration. “Anything approaching 36 is of concern to us,” he said.

Giddy Up :beer:

Harness / Trot Tactics Denis Smith
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"TROT TACTICS" 24/02/2018..

  Last week we told you of the MPA's early success in giving opportunity to Ipswich footprint trainers to hone their skills. A high level of cooperation between the trot folk and the Marburg Show Society, at that time led by the late Percy Truloff,  saw great growth in horse numbers, and mounting enthusiasm among participants. Fifty to sixty pacers  trialling  on a Sunday morning, with every assistance from the volunteer track crew, was about par for the course. The track at the time was the original  show track, resurfaced with fresh decomposed granite and about 530 metres in circumference. A horse census conducted in the mid 80s showed some 545 horses actually in training between Goodna and Gatton. This horse figure reflected the beneficial effects of the then stallion based Q-Bred  scheme  which saw five commercial studs in operation, and a foal  number in excess of 1530 in 85/86.

Racing Queensland’s commercial strategy to convert non-TAB to TAB race meetings where possible has resulted in two TAB meetings being allocated to the Marburg Pacing Association for the first time in the club’s history.
Marburg’s Easter Sunday meeting (1 April 2018) will be a TAB meeting broadcast live on Sky Racing, with the Labour Day Public Holiday meeting (7 May 2018) also allocated TAB status.It comes after the hard-working MPA committee secured a major sponsor to bankroll an exciting new event, based on the original "Pot Of Gold" series from Rocklea, and culminating in a $25,000 final. Oakwood Capital – a commercial finance brokerage company – has partnered with the club to help with a goal of assisting the sport at the grassroots level.   Director Craig Whiteoak said: “Oakwood Capital is thrilled to partner the Marburg Pacing Association to present the inaugural running of the standing start series, which represents a significant boost to harness racing in Queensland at a grass roots club”.

  The following is a press release from QRIC, outlining yet another goal kicked by the greyhound code. "The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission has welcomed the results of a recent operation targeting the use of performance enhancing stimulants by some greyhound racing participants."“We conducted last month’s operation at the Albion Park Raceway in response to the detected use of amphetamine-type stimulants by a small number of greyhound code participants,” Commissioner Ross Barnett said. “But pleasingly we’re able to report that all swabs, including post-race swabs, were free of any banned substances following testing by the Racing Science Centre.”  Last month’s operation resulted in samples being taken from 80 greyhounds while more than 20 vehicles were searched. Good to see!

  Spare a thought tonight for Team Dixon at Menangle tonight. The Tamborine Village based operation has top chance runners in the NSW 3yo Classics with Fame Assured, 7 wins from 9 starts and $54,168 coming off a picket fence of 5 wins in the Oaks, and Victorian Derby Victor, Colt Thirty One, with $259,789 in the bank off stats of 12 wins from 17 runs, and looking for the NSW Blue Riband as well.
  A new name on the leader board in the trainer's department, with Prenzlau based Tayla Gillespie pushing regular Chantal Turpin to a tie, both ladies leading in three winners apiece. Old rivals Nathan Dawson and Pete McMullen fought it out for driving honours, with the mantle going to ND six to five.  Most pleasing efforts were Warren Hinze and Steven Bunz finishing with two apiece for the term. Ipswich factor 26/42..

  Resultsville.. Albion Park 16/02.. Needle (Gary Whitaker for Brad Connelly).. Trevs No Angel (Pete McMullen for Chantal turpin).. Monkseaton (Chris Petroff for Jay Edmunds).. Gotta Glow (Pete McMullen for Chantal Turpin).. War dan Appollo (Nathan Dawson for Donny Smith).. Albion Park 17/02.. Royal Counsel (Darrell Graham).. Firebby (Danielle McMullen for Christina Cini).. Gloveman Gilly (Nathan Dawson for Greg Elkins).. Village Witch (Narissa McMullen for Steve Cini).. Im Rolling Stoned (Pete McMullen for Richard Hutchinson).. Redcliffe 18/02.. Kyms Boy (Matt Elkins for Greg Elkins).. Bob Gage (Matt Elkins for Ron Sallis).. Long Dirt Road ( Paul Diebert for Steven Bunz).. Under The Kilt (Ricky Gordon for Warren Hinze).. Cause A Big Scene (Adam Richardson for Tayla Gillespie).. We Can Only Hope (Matt Elkins for Warren Hinze).. Albion Park 20/02.. Courageous Leo (Nathan Dawson for Donny Smith).. Rory Mach (Darrell Graham).. The Harlem Hammer (Nathan Dawson for Doug Lee).. Redcliffe 21/02.. Xtraordinary lombo (Trent Moffat for Mitchell Dawson).. Summer Money (Justin Elkins for Tayla Gillespie).. Kearney Lane (Pete McMullen for Trent Jackson).. Santastic Princess (Adam Richardson for Tayla Gillespie).. Longshanks (Adam Richardson for Donny Smith).. Feel The Reign (Pete McMullen for Chantal Turpin).. Redcliffe 22/02.. Never Haveiever (Nathan Dawson for Ryan Veivers).. Millie Bromac (Nathan Dawson for Steven Bunz).. Midnight Bender (Narissa McMullen for John McMullen).. Glenferrie Baby (Kelli Dawson for Geoff Dawson)..


........................ it may be a treatment timing matter but it is not a 'doping' scandal

What does bi carb treat?
PP7, I do not know what day last week that article was written but in Friday's edition of the OZ  Brendan Cormick closing words of his first paragraph were " .before authorities began investigating the biggest DOPING scandal to hit Australian racing,"
If your screen shot is of Thursday's edition of the OZ, could it be that Brendan Cormack has had second thoughts overnight about the biggest SCANDAL to hit Australian racing and now believes it is the biggest DOPING scandal ?

Interesting  :chin:

It would be the sub-editor, not Brendan that would decide the final outcome I would think.

Mine is Thursday's. Maybe my message about it not being the biggest scandal got through - well I'd like to imagine that anyway   :lol:

........................ it may be a treatment timing matter but it is not a 'doping' scandal

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