Mangini pleads guilty in race-doping scheme

Here They Come(c) Dave

Florida resident faces 5 years in jail for scheme involving Servis, Navarro horses. THE BLOODHORSE reports: An operator of several pharmaceutical websites charged with conspiring to unlawfully distribute adulterated and misbranded performance-enhancing drugs for racehorses with the intent to defraud and mislead pled guilty April 23 in United States District Court. Scott Mangini, 55, had… Continue reading Mangini pleads guilty in race-doping scheme

Jockey Club urging potential Salix study

Thoroughbred horse racing, USA.

Cross-posted from The Blood-Horse by FRANK ANGST The Jockey Club has called on leading industry organizations to come together to conduct a Salix study that would examine the timing of administration on the medication used to prevent exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage. At the June 17 meeting of the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council, member A. Gary… Continue reading Jockey Club urging potential Salix study

Congressional Committees seek information on drugging and shock waving racehorses

I'll Have Another. (AP Photo / Mark Lennihan).

WALT BOGDANICH, writing for the The Rail of the New York Times reports: (June 9, 2012) Members of two Congressional committees investigating the drugging of racehorses have sent letters to racing regulators in 39 states seeking information on how trainers with multiple drug violations are disciplined and how often certain performance-enhancing treatments are used. The… Continue reading Congressional Committees seek information on drugging and shock waving racehorses

The O’Neill brothers, the meaning of milkshakes and fixing of horse races

Bloodstock agent Dennis O'Neill. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

Doug O'Neill, trainer of Triple Crown contender I'll Have Another, seems an affable enough guy. But the most devilish among us usually have a charming side. What appalls me about Doug O'Neill is that he drugs racehorses then acts as if he knows absolutely nothing about it. His brother Dennis is even more unbelievable. He… Continue reading The O’Neill brothers, the meaning of milkshakes and fixing of horse races

I’ll Have Another . . . shock wave therapy treatment please

I'll Have Another wins the 2012 Ky Derby. Matthew Stockman / Getty Images.

Written by JANE ALLIN News of this year’s Kentucky Derby winner, I’ll Have Another, undergoing extracorporeal (outside the body) shock wave therapy (ESWT) on his back shortly before the race drew some speculation as to the objective of this strategy. Apparently there was nothing wrong with the horse, at least according to his owner, Paul… Continue reading I’ll Have Another . . . shock wave therapy treatment please

All the pretty racehorses full of all the ugly drugs

Racehorse in blinkers. Sarah K. Andrew.

The Chemical Horse Jane Allin, research analyst for the Int'l Fund for Horses, wrote an in-depth report on drugs in US horse racing, called The Chemical Horse, published in April 2011 as part of her ongoing series on horse racing in America. We highly appreciate the New York Times report released today, Big Purses, Sore… Continue reading All the pretty racehorses full of all the ugly drugs

Congress sets Hearing on horse racing health and safety

Horse on the Hill. Vivian Grant Farrell.

Written by TOM LeMARRA for The Blood-Horse A subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce will conduct a hearing on health and safety issues in horse racing April 30 in Pennsylvania, according to an April 23 notice. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. EDT, six days before the Kentucky Derby… Continue reading Congress sets Hearing on horse racing health and safety