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Three Maryland horse trainers suspended for steroids

The Maryland Racing Commission has suspended three trainers, including Scott Lake, after horses they trained tested positive for prohibited anabolic steroids, according to commission records.

The horses all tested positive for stanozolol, an anabolic steroid that was once commonly used in Thoroughbred racing before the industry cracked down on steroid use in 2010.… Continue Reading...

Australia: Horse sold at Magic Millions on Gold Coast tests positive to anabolic steroids

Queensland chief steward Wade Birch said 20 per cent of the yearlings at the Magic Millio

Queensland chief steward Wade Birch said 20 per cent of the yearlings at the Magic Millions sales had been tested.

A YEARLING sold at last month’s Magic Millions sale on the Gold Coast has tested positive to anabolic steroids.

It is the first case in Australia of a yearling being sold with illegal steroids since the Australian Racing Board introduced a total ban of anabolic steroids in May last year.… Continue Reading...

Drug Testing in Equine Prepurchase Evaluation

The purpose of a prepurchase evaluation is to determine if a horse is physically suitable for a buyer’s intended use. Communicating the intended purpose of a horse is critical for the veterinarian to do a thorough and appropriate prepurchase evaluation.

Drug screening is an important component of the prepurchase evaluation because it can offer additional information pertaining to the ability of the horse to fit the buyer’s needs.… Continue Reading...

Steroids in horse racing: Why a total ban is logical – and necessary

SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
Steroid use is the most high-profile medical issue in racing today. Photo: Kreg Steppe/Flickr.

Steroid use is the most high-profile medical issue in racing today.

Use of anabolic steroids is among the most high-profile medical issues in racing today. The cases of trainers Mahmood Al Zarooni and Gerard Butler in Britain and jumps trainer Philip Fenton in Ireland have prompted major policy re-thinks by the world’s racing jurisdictions – and most of them have come down hard in a bid to rule out steroid use completely.

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Trainer banned for 5 years for injecting horses with steroids

Gerard Butler

Trainer Gerard Butler has been handed a five-year disqualification following a British Horseracing Authority inquiry.

Newmarket-based Butler attended a disciplinary panel hearing in London last month after admitting some of his horses had been treated with the joint treatment Sungate, which contained an anabolic steroid, under the advice of his vet.… Continue Reading...