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Jockey Bakos Banned For Painkiller Use

Queensland apprentice jockey Anna Bakos is the latest jockey to be suspended after taking a prescribed painkiller. A random test taken after Bakos rode trackwork at Deagon on June 15 revealed traces of morphine and codeine. Bakos told stewards she had taken Panadeine Forte after undergoing dental surgery. At least five Queensland jockeys or trackwork[...]
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Doomben Abandoned After Seven Races

Persistent rain has forced the abandonment of the Doomben races with two races remaining on Saturday’s card. The track was rated a soft 7 when the nine-race program got underway but by mid-afternoon it had been downgraded to a heavy 10. Chief steward Peter Chadwick said visibility was the major concern as misty rain and[...]
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Stewards Release Alligator Blood Findings

Stewards found no evidence anyone connected with trainer David Vandyke’s stable had administered the prohibited substance which saw Alligator Blood stripped of his Magic Millions Guineas win. A Racing Queensland hearing on Thursday closed with Alligator Blood being disqualified from the $2 million race on the Gold Coast on January 11, while Vandyke was fined[...]
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Alligator Blood Stripped Of Guineas Win

Top Queensland galloper Alligator Blood was disqualified and his trainer David Vandyke received a $20,000 fine after a prohibited substance was detected following the gelding’s win in the $2 million Magic Millions Guineas on the Gold Coast. A Racing Queensland stewards inquiry delivered their judgment late on Thursday after a marathon hearing. Initial runner-up Eleven[...]
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Media Barred From Alligator Blood Inquiry

An inquiry into the Alligator Blood positive swab from the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas will be held behind closed doors by Racing Queensland stewards. The media will be barred from Thursday’s proceedings, where one of Australia’s top gallopers is facing disqualification. A post-race swab detected traces of the prohibited substance altrenogest after Alligator Blood won[...]
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Fitting Season Finale Looming For Waller

Champion trainer Chris Waller will have a three-handed assault in what would be a fitting finish to his Queensland racing season. Waller has Kaonic, Alward and Le Juge in the Grandview Stud Handicap (2150m) at Ipswich. The race effectively replaces the Ipswich Cup which is usually the main feature on Ipswich’s only Saturday metropolitan race[...]
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Alligator Blood Positive Inquiry Date Set

An inquiry into the Alligator Blood positive swab from the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas has been set down for July 23. Sunshine Coast trainer David Vandyke will face Racing Queensland stewards after the sample was confirmed to contain the prohibited substance altrenogest. Altrenogest, more commonly known as Regu-mate, is banned for use on male horses.[...]
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Banned Currie Penalties Reduced On Appeal

Disqualified Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie had some of his penalties for presenting horses to race with prohibited substances reduced on appeal. Currie, who was the leading trainer in Queensland on winners, has been on the sidelines for more than a year after a series of inquiries. His nominations have also been refused by Racing Queensland.[...]
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Qld Handicapper Lester Grimmett To Retire

One of Queensland’s best-known racing administrators in handicapper Lester Grimmett will retire on Tuesday. Grimmett, 73, has been a handicapper with the Queensland Turf Club and Racing Queensland for 50 years. He was one of the last links to a golden age of Queensland racing still working in the industry. Grimmett started in the industry[...]
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Queensland Tracks To Welcome Racegoers

Strict biosecurity restrictions will be in place when punters are allowed to return to Queensland racecourses in stages from Monday. No one except essential staff, trainers, jockeys and some media have been allowed on Queensland recourses for four months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Racing Queensland and race clubs have received approval for an Industry[...]
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Limited Number Of Patrons For Stradbroke

The Brisbane Racing Club will be allowed to have a select number of patrons on-course under strict biosecurity conditions for its Stradbroke Handicap meeting. Queensland race clubs can now have up to 20 patrons on-course but they must comply with government COVID-19 checklists. “Further patrons may be able to return upon the adoption of an[...]
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