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O’Brien Arc runners among those in doubt due to contaminated feed

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    Ex RubyLight
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    Ex RubyLight
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    No Arc for you, come one year !!!!

    Just wanted to sound a bit like the soup Nazi form Seinfeld.

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    Tank
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    Tank
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    Ruby, think you were asking about uploading a photo. I use BB photo upload. It’s easy to use in general, I just need to get rid of periphery bits and bobs as seen above, will get there in the end. Try it.

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    Thanks Tank, I will try it.

    Let me ask something else: Daddy and his two sons withdrawing all their runners from the Arc meeting.
    Is this just some sort of bad luck? Or is the French testing more reliable and transparent as well? I was just wondering about Aiden’s sons winning Classics and all kind of Group 1s shortly after starting their training careers. Winning races under both codes and on different continents (Joseph), things that Sir henry or Sir Michael achieved rather later in their careers. Does anyone think that maybe the feeding or under substances could be an issue?

    Testing in Ireland is rather rare I think and you might get away with the one or another substance. It’s not that I’d like to take anything away from them, but strangely dominance – under both codws – can only be found in Ireland. Don’t think it’s just the well bred horses….

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    Cheap shot. Loads of trainers use gain feed if you care to have read the article including Roger Varian. The company has admitted the mistake. Baffled you came out with that utter twaddle.

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    The Tatling Cheekily
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    Quite right Mickey.

    #1504846
    Ex RubyLight
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    Maybe it is a cheap shot. However this is the official statement from France Galop:

    French National Horseracing Federation press release. – On Friday, the Horse racing laboratory announced that 5 horses have tested positive to Zilpaterol, a substance that is banned in horse racing. The most recent tested positive released on 1 October.

    In the past, horses abroad have tested positive for Zilpaterol after receiving contaminated feed. An immediate investigation in France point to a common denominator in all five positive cases, namely feed that includes RACEHORSE CUBES, RACEHORSE MIX or OPTI-CARE BALANCER, which are marketed under the brand name GAIN. However, at this stage, it cannot be confirmed that this feed is the source of the positive test.

    Additional testing is currently being carried out.

    It is the responsibility of the Parent companies – France Galop & LeTrot –  and the National Federation of Horse Racing to inform users of these products to be aware of the current findings when running their horses.

    Paris, 2 October 2020

    Let’s wait and see what further testing tells us.

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    AS usual France gallop muddy the waters rather than make it clearer. The company has admitted the problem so it’s disingenuous for France gallop to come out with this. I repeat isn’t it strange that it’s never the French who seem to fall foul of France gallop. They are very lucky Gosden doesn’t use the same feed or the farcical race would now be beyond farce. If in swoop scoots up after be backed off the boards it will look a tad suspicious don’t you think.Many French racing experts feared serpentine getting an easy lead and not being caught. I hope enable scoots up.

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    Assuming the contaminant is Zilpaterol as suggested, the impacts could go well beyond horse racing as Gain is also the biggest supplier of livestock feed in Ireland. This substance has been banned in the EU for nearly 20 years. Unless they are shipping more than raw materials in from the US, how could it have come into contact and why import/manufacture a banned substance at all? Whatever the source, Gain has some serious questions to answer regarding its biosecurity. We’ll see if it survives the upcoming investigations of the Dept of Agriculture & The Lads’ lawyers

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    Louise12
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    The problem was found in products in France. There was no bias on the part of the French.

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    Autumnal
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    It’s not been a good week for them. Unbelievable that news coming out of The Fillies Mile, with the saddlecloth and jockey mix up.

    I’m sure there are a lot of red faces there.

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    patriot1
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    Just when you think you’ve seen it all in this game.

    It was a mistake by the lads apparently.

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    moehat
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    Worked out quite well for Coolmore as I believe they’d bough a share in Sottsass [sp] anyway and I assume his win will have increased his stud fee considerably/

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    The mix up just highlighted the fact that virtually all aidens team were in Ireland. I thought it looked strange with snowfall running unbelievably well. As for the arc could be a blessing in disguise. I hope we get serpentine and mogul in the breeders cup turf where serpentine will do a highland reel and mogul runs him down. Don’t think love will go to the breeders cup. Either Hong Kong or next season for her. I’m sure japan is Hong Kong bound with the joint owners blessing.

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