Toilet gags is very difficult to attain when Justin Gatlin’s gold leaves a bad smell | Richard Williams

The polluted straw that resulted a racehorse to fail a drugs test might create a smile but events at the world athletics in London are no laughing matter If there was a lighter side to a week in which doping predominated the athletics headlines, it came in the discovery of O-desmethyltramadol in a sample taken from a horse called Wotadoll. Sitting in judgment, the British Horseracing Authoritys disciplinary committee accepted the explanation that the metabolite of the opioid tramadol seen after the three-year-old bay filly finished unplaced at Wolverhampton could…

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Toilet gags is very difficult to build when Justin Gatlin’s gold leaves a bad fragrance | Richard Williams

The polluted straw that led a racehorse to fail a drugs test might create a smile but events at the world athletics in London are no laughing matter If there was a lighter side to a week in which doping dominated the athletics headlines, it came in the discovery of O-desmethyltramadol in a sample taken from a pony called Wotadoll. Sitting in judgment, the British Horseracing Authoritys disciplinary committee accepted the explanation that the metabolite of the opioid tramadol seen after the three-year-old bay filly finished unplaced at Wolverhampton could…

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Toilet gags is very difficult to stimulate when Justin Gatlin’s gold leaves a bad smell | Richard Williams

The contaminated straw that led a racehorse to fail a drugs test might raise a smile but events at the world athletics in London are no laughing matter If there was a lighter side to a week in which doping predominated the athletics headlines, it came in the discovery of O-desmethyltramadol in a sample taken from a horse called Wotadoll. Sitting in decision, the British Horseracing Authoritys disciplinary committee accepted the explanation that the metabolite of the opioid tramadol detected after the three-year-old bay filly finished unplaced at Wolverhampton could…

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Toilet gags is very difficult to stimulate when Justin Gatlin’s gold leaves a bad stench | Richard Williams

The polluted straw that resulted a racehorse to fail a drugs test might create a smile but events at the world athletics in London are no laughing matter If there was a lighter side to a week in which doping dominated the sports headlines, it came in the discovery of O-desmethyltramadol in a sample taken from a horse called Wotadoll. Sitting in judgment, the British Horseracing Authoritys disciplinary committee accepted the explanation that the metabolite of the opioid tramadol detected after the three-year-old bay filly finished unplaced at Wolverhampton could…

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Corticosteroid joint injections: an issue at the heart of pony racing’s drug debate

Daniel Ross: Corticosteroid joint injections are perfectly legal in racing but topics over their utilization have inspired calls for stricter regulations With the Kentucky Derby just around the corner, horse racing is once again poised to receive the glare of the public spotlight for the all-too-brief five-week window afforded by the Triple Crown( unless, of course, lightning dares to strike in consecutive years, and a Triple Crown winner manages to capture the publics imagination long enough for his jockey to secure a place on Dancing With the Stars subsequently in…

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Sprint star Private Zone banned after trainer fails drugs exam

The big-race favourite in the North Stakes at Belmont has been prevented from operating at Fridays high-profile meeting after Brian Lynch failed a drugs test Private Zone, one of the leading grime sprinters in the United States, has added a bizarre and unfortunate footnote to his career after he was banned from racing in New York on Friday because his trainer failed a drugs test. Brian Lynch, who has developed Private Zone for only a few months after taking over the geldings preparation in November 2015, is believed to have…

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