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Sky Racing today announced that its number one Sydney racecaller, Matthew Hill, will return to his hometown of Melbourne where he will take up sports commentary.
Racing NSW Stewards today conducted an inquiry into the findings of two accredited racing laboratories that the prohibited substance Ibuprofen was found to be present in a pre-race blood sample taken from Za Magic when the gelding was placed ninth in Race 8 (Benchmark 80 Handicap, 1400m) run at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, 13 September 2014.
Please be advised Racing NSW has introduced two new policies as follows:-
Australian Turf Club will implement a new Summer Sprint Series - including a major boost to its stand-alone Saturday meeting at Canterbury Park – giving trainers more chances to target several Black Type races over coming months.
VETERAN RACETRACK MAINTENANCE WORKERS BOB PURVIS AND GARRY FRAZER HAVE PROVEN THAT IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN NEW TRICKS
Next year’s Schweppes Sydney Cup during The Championships – the 150th running of the historic Group One over 3200m - will be worth $1 million to the winner under a joint prizemoney increase from Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club.
Australian Racing Board welcomes today’s announcement by the Federal Government of a new Illegal Offshore Wagering Working Group to tackle illegal offshore wagering on Australian racing and sports.
Please be advised the 2014 Racing NSW Annual Report (PDF booklet) is now available for viewing.
Trainers and veterinarians are reminded that a screening limit was introduced for the prohibited substance ipratropium in October 2012. The international screening limit of 0.25ng/mL ipratropium in urine was adopted by the Australian Racing Board for the purpose of AR.178EA and is promulgated in the Racing NSW magazine on a monthly basis.