NZ trainer busted for tubing and administering the deadly drug formalin

Sam Sherwood, reporting for STUFF, writes: Details of a secret sting that caught disgraced harness racing trainer Jesse Alford injecting two horses with a prohibited substance have emerged at a hearing where integrity officials called for him to be banned from the sport for nine years. On February 25 they caught him red-handed as he injected two… Continue reading NZ trainer busted for tubing and administering the deadly drug formalin

Milkshaking at Santa Anita

No mistaking. There was milkshaking at Santa Anita, with a side order of doping, according to the New York Times. These things typically go unchecked like most of horse racing's unscrupulous activities. However, one would think the Santa Anita cheaters would have been a bit more subtle with a media "death watch" settled in at… Continue reading Milkshaking at Santa Anita

Ray Paulick asks when is a ‘milkshake’ not a milkshake. In horse racing.

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Ray Paulick of the Paulick Report asks the $15,000 question: How does a horse get an elevated carbon dioxide level without being administered a “milkshake,” a procedure that involves tubing a mixture of baking soda, water, and possibly other substances into a horse’s stomach four to six hours before a race? The question is in… Continue reading Ray Paulick asks when is a ‘milkshake’ not a milkshake. In horse racing.