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Moody Threatens To Quit Training

Moody Threatens To Quit Training

16 Sep, 2015

An emotional Peter Moody has threatened to hand in his trainer license in an explosive interview at Pakenham this afternoon.

Peter Moody has threatened to quit the racing industry in an emotional interview that was conducted at Pakenham this afternoon. Photo by: Daniel Costello

Racing Victoria stewards forced the removal of Lady Tatia from the …

Australian Racing Board bans anabolic steroids

Australian Racing Board bans anabolic steroids

16 Sep, 2013

The Australian Racing Board announced today that they will introduce heavy penalties for the use of anabolic steroids after introducing a new zero tolerance policy to ban them in and out of competition.

Black Caviar winning the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot steroid free. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

The new policy will affect …

Australian Racing Board proposes claim for female jockeys

Australian Racing Board proposes claim for female jockeys

29 Jun, 2012

Group 1 winning jockey Nikita McLean has slammed suggestions that female jockeys should be given an allowance to ride against the boys after a proposal has been put forward by the Australian Racing Board.

Nikita McLean, who rode Tears I Cry to victory in the 2007 Emirates Stakes, thinks the proposed claim for female jockeys …

Kevin Dixon new Chairman of Queensland Racing Limited

Kevin Dixon new Chairman of Queensland Racing Limited

2 May, 2012

Former Brisbane Racing Club Chairman Kevin Dixon has been appointed Chairman of Racing Queensland Limited following the resignation of former chief Bob Bentley.

Bentley resigned from his role at Racing Queensland Limited following the landslide win by the LNP at the recent Queensland State Election after a long and controversial term at the helm.

Dixon …

Senior RQL executives resign

Senior RQL executives resign

26 Mar, 2012

Racing Queensland Limited has implemented a succession plan after the resignation of several senior executives as a result of the overwhelming success of the LNP in last Saturday’s Queensland State election.

Senior executives Mr Malcolm Tuttle (CEO), Mr Jamie Orchard (Director of Integrity Operations), Mr Paul Brennan (Director of Product Development) and Ms Shara Reid …

Victorian Stewards not to pursue arsenic case

Victorian Stewards not to pursue arsenic case

14 Feb, 2012

The Australian Racing Board is set to approve a second laboratory to conduct testing after Victorian stewards decided not to pursue an irregularity to arsenic detected from a Moonee Valley winner last September.

Racing Victoria stewards didn’t reveal the name of the trainer of a winner on Manikato Stakes night after one of the swabs …

Australian Racing Board Propose Trainer Drug Tests

Australian Racing Board Propose Trainer Drug Tests

21 Nov, 2011

The Australian Racing Board has introduced a proposition that trainers be subjected to random drug and alcohol testing.

These tests would also applied to anyone who handles the horse in the stables, including stablehands.

The NSW Trainers Association (NSWTA) is against the introduction of such testing, which would require trainers to have a blood alcohol …

AI Breeding Controversy Taken To High Court

AI Breeding Controversy Taken To High Court

6 Sep, 2011

The Australian Racing Board is preparing to fight a legal challenge to overturn the current ban on artificial insemination (AI) within the Australian thoroughbred industry.

The controversial hearing began on Monday in Sydney’s Federal Court and is due to continue for six weeks.

The legal battle began when former chairman of the Sydney Turf Club, …

Minimum Weight Increase Causing Maximum Fuss

Minimum Weight Increase Causing Maximum Fuss

22 Aug, 2011

There’s no doubt the recent decision to increase the minimum weights for jockeys from 53kg to 54kg has caused a lot of conjecture among racing industry stakeholders.

Some riders are fantastically for the decision while others are passionately against it.

The increase will be implemented by the Australian Racing Board on January 1st next year …