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Rider stored equine remedy in painkiller bottle: banned for 15 months

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Rider stored equine remedy in painkiller bottle: banned for 15 months

||  Animak Animal Wear ||  An endurance horse failed a drug test after he was given a homeopathic remedy stored in an old tramadol bottle.Houkoumi G, ridden by Belgium’s Evelyne Stoffel, tested positive for the powerful painkiller O-desmethyl-tramadol at the CEI* 100 at Virton on 4 September 2016. The drug is prescribed for use in humans, but it is a banned substance for equines under FEI rules, meaning it is “not permitted for use in the competition horse at any time”. It was found to be present in the urine, but not the blood sample taken. The case went before the FEI Tribunal on...

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Owner's hairspray causes showjumper's positive dope test

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Owner's hairspray causes showjumper's positive dope test

||  Animak Animal Wear || A positive test for a banned substance at an international showjumping competition was caused by a product used by the horse’s owner on his thinning hair.A sample taken from South African Jonathan Clarke’s ride Felix van de Mispelaere at the one-star show in South Africa in August 2015 was found to contain minoxidil. The chemical, used to treat high blood pressure, is a banned substance under FEI rules, ie one that has no legitimate use in horses. But on 6 June, the FEI tribunal ruled the source of the inadvertent contamination was the product used by Mr Slade, who owns the horse with his...

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Trailblazing jockey apologises over failed drug test

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Trailblazing jockey apologises over failed drug test

|| Animak Animal Wear || Record-breaking jockey Michelle Payne has taken “full responsibility” after testing positive for a banned substance.Racing Victoria held a stewards inquiry today (29 June) after a urine sample taken at Swan Hill race meeting on 11 June tested positive for the appetite suppressant phentermine. She was prescribed the drug, but said she did not check whether it breached anti-doping rules. Michelle admitted the breach and was suspended for four weeks from 23 June. A statement from Racing Victoria said stewards took into account her “guilty plea, good record and remorse” when considering their decision. “Ms Payne was also advised that she...

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