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harry callaghan
10 Apr 21 16:35
Date Joined: 10 Nov 07
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Just a remarkable breed of horses, speed and stamina for all distances

Well done Rachel
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Report casemoney April 10, 2021 5:44 PM BST
YES they win all races in England ..
Report cloone river April 10, 2021 5:46 PM BST
Here we go again.
Report robo April 11, 2021 9:40 AM BST
The one thing it proves is that Ireland are producing the best veterinary surgeons in the world right now , the colleges that produce these fine people can hold their heads proudly , admiring their work .
Report impossible123 April 11, 2021 9:51 AM BST
Are their horses running on using self-charging energy cells? They do seem to go on forever. The cerebral department of some pilots is still lacking somewhat though.
Report 1st time poster April 11, 2021 9:57 AM BST
you can ignore it but in my lifetime every time something looks to good to be true in sport end up as cheats
east germany
lance armstrong
sky racing
irish swimmer
jamican sprinters
american sprinters
Report robo April 11, 2021 10:26 AM BST
That’s it in a nutshell. The paddies will choose to ignore it because it suits them but if the shoe was on the other foot , you’d hear the screams from them in Westminster
Report 1st time poster April 11, 2021 2:53 PM BST
nice chunk of magic carrot cake for the 3 grand 93 rated handicapper winning group 3 at 80 to 1
Report workrider April 11, 2021 3:06 PM BST
So lets get this straight 1st  any horse that wins a race in Ireland is now getting magic carrots according to you , the question you now have to ask yourself what were all those English horses getting when Chemical and Paul were winning , oh btw Bolger you know that guy you said was been left behind by the magic carrot users he's just had another winner at leopardstown..Laugh
Report MJK April 11, 2021 5:21 PM BST
Mo Farah seems to have been accidentally overlooked from the list
Report harry callaghan April 11, 2021 9:13 PM BST
nice chunk of magic carrot cake for the 3 grand 93 rated handicapper winning group 3 at 80 to 1

So lets get this straight 1st  any horse that wins a race in Ireland is now getting magic carrots according to you ,

It’s not carrots, it is hormone replacements...poor old Caster Semenya gets such a hard time completely unnecessary imo
Report windsor knot April 12, 2021 12:06 AM BST
harry , you are getting nearer to the knuckle now with your theory . how does this replacement work and at what stage is it carried out ?
Report workrider April 12, 2021 12:19 AM BST
Harry going on about magic carrots yet for years Chemical and Paul's winner never got any amazing or what...
Report slickster April 12, 2021 12:31 AM BST
Take your green blinkers off wonky and come into the real world. What went on at Cheltenham and Aintree is impossible to fathom. Flooring porter, the shunter and Belfast banter are on more than magic carrots obviously. Flooring porter leads all the way and pulls clear to win by 12 Odd!! The other 2 on the go all year. The 2nd in the national 100-1. De carrothead is greedy and would want to be very careful. Something going on with him and his silver spoon attitude doesn't fool me.
Report cloone river April 12, 2021 1:01 AM BST
Report cloone river April 12, 2021 1:04 AM BST
The Land Of Make Believe
Buck Fizz
Stars in your eyes, little one
Where do you go to dream
To a place, we all know
The land of make believe
Shadows, tapping at your window
Ghostly voices whisper will you come and play
Not for all the tea in China
Or the corn in Carolina
Never, never ever
They're running after you babe
Run for the sun, little one
You're an outlaw once again
Time to change, Superman
He'll be with us while he can
In the land of make believe
Something nasty in your garden's waiting
Patiently, till it can have your heart
Try to go but it won't let you
Don't you know it's out to get you running
Keep on running
They're running after you babe
Run for the sun, little one
You're an outlaw once again
Time to change, Superman
He'll be with us while he can
In the land of make believe
Your world…
Report harry callaghan April 12, 2021 9:41 AM BST
Cloone river do you live on a deserted island?
Report harry callaghan April 12, 2021 9:42 AM BST
Windsor it isn’t easy to detect, this is a small article from the United States and this is another long article about genes

Doping in the horseracing industry has spurred regulations banning performance-enhancing drugs, as well as calls for an anti-doping agency in the U.S. But as in human sports, testing for certain kinds of prohibited substances has been a challenge. Now scientists report in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry a new detection method that could help anti-doping enforcers determine whether a horse has received certain substances.

To give their animals an edge on the track, some horse trainers and veterinarians might administer a single substance, a cocktail of hormones, hormone-mimicking compounds or other drugs. Most are prohibited in the racing world, but catching violators can in some cases be difficult with conventional methods. Existing techniques directly test for the original compounds administered to an animal or their unique metabolites or byproducts. But some of these substances can get processed and eliminated by the animal quickly, making the window for detection very short. George Ho Man Chan, Terence See Ming Wan and colleagues are currently investigating unconventional ways to increase the chances of catching cheaters.

The researchers have identified seven biomarkers in urine that potentially indicate whether a horse has been given aromatase inhibitors, a class of compounds also used by bodybuilders to help regulate hormones and get an edge on the competition. Testing for the changes in these naturally-occurring biomarkers in horse urine could reveal the administration of the substances for about 95 to 195 hours after injection. That's 2 to 2.5 times longer than conventional screening methods. Being able to find evidence for the administration of these drugs for two or more days longer than before could increase the chances that rule-violators will be caught. With further validation studies, this method could be developed into a useful screening tool for detecting the use of aromatase inhibitors in horses.
Report harry callaghan April 12, 2021 9:44 AM BST
This is a very long read so won’t post it as it may bore some people
Report 1st time poster April 12, 2021 9:47 AM BST
we dont need to worry, the current irish champion trainer who charges the top dollar fees in ire currently doesnt hold any of
ch chase
ch hurdle
gold cup
grand nat
irish grand nat
he,ll start asking questions long before anyone in england,
if bob olly,  envoi,shisken end up improving past hisnovice winners,the screaming will start,imo
Report 1st time poster April 12, 2021 9:52 AM BST
if and when mo farah is exposed as a cheat everything in 50 yrs of me watching of sport which has looked to good to be true will have turned out to be just that,why should racing be any different
Report workrider April 12, 2021 10:45 AM BST
Willie was supposed by many on here to have the magic carrots the Brits have invented recently , yet he walks away practically winner less , but if he had won can't you just hear the outcry from Harry and his ilk ..Magic Carrots is how he does it . I can assure you if their was magic carrots about Chemical would be using them .
Report harry callaghan April 12, 2021 11:04 AM BST
Looking into it so many magic potions for mares, I don’t think I’ve used the term magic carrots before workrider. Just to be clear I believe Ireland is rife with performance enhancing drugs. Whether the concoction is to do with carrots, turnips or any other bollox we have got to listen to, is up to you to brush under the carpet...hormone replacements I’d say is massive in the Ivan drago world of the Irish thoroughbred. And in a few years when these are detected it will bring the breeding industry to its knees. So if Ireland does nothing, we as form readers will continue to question performance and when the drugs wear off, the lack of performance

Couple of interesting articles

In the news

In the United States, the California Horse Racing Board reported in March 2014 that trenbolone had been identified in a specific lot of Regumate® as part of a drug violation enquiry. They warned trainers and veterinarians that the use of Regumate® may result in a trenbolone violation.

In August 2018, Darryl Sherer wrote on that the mare Little Indian trained by Robbie Laing returned a sample positive to Trenbolone (an anabolic androgenic steroid) after racing on September 30, 2017. Another filly, Mrs Hardwick trained by Russell and Scott Camero was tested out of competition on January 22 and returned a blood sample containing levels of Trenbolone and Trendione.

The mares had been treated with Regumate® and/or the similar product Readyserve® both drugs are Altrenogest based.

Read the Racenet story
Read the CHRB report

Is Regumate® worth the risk?

Before last year’s Melbourne Cup, Chris Waller, the trainer of the legendary Winx, told Chris Boots from The Sydney Morning Herald that despite the warning from racing authorities he would continue to race his mares on Regumate®.

“We have done our own testing [for the banned substances trendione and trenbolone] and there has been nothing evident in any of our horses,” he said.

Waller said it was obvious that Regumate® had changed the ability of mares to race consistently. “Just go through a stewards report from 10 years ago – you would see ‘my horse was in season today’. You don’t hear it anymore,” he said.

Willie Mullins was in court with an Irish vet, whose facilities are outstanding at producing the finest potions

Of course Willie totally exonerated, nothing to be seen here

Irish authorities have clarified that no suspicions are harboured about the champion jumps trainer Willie Mullins, following news that a vet is accused of possessing unauthorised drugs while he was visiting Mullins’s stable in Carlow. Tim Brennan appeared in Kilkenny district court last week facing 14 charges and is due to appear again for a procedural hearing later this month.

An initial report on the subject referred to the substances being discovered during a February 2015 search of Mullins’s premises by the department of agriculture and the Turf Club, which regularly conduct joint searches of racing stables. However, it is believed that the substances in question are alleged only to have been in Brennan’s jeep and there is no suggestion of any banned substance being found in the stable itself.

Willie Mullins says prize flaw may help Irish steal a Cheltenham march
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“We’re absolutely aware of what occurred,” said Denis Egan, chief executive of the Turf Club, Irish racing’s regulatory body. “We have no concern about Willie Mullins arising from it.”

That view is also taken by the department of agriculture. Officials there are satisfied that there is “no evidence whatsoever of Mullins being implicated” and have concluded the trainer had “no knowledge” of any offence that might be proved against Brennan. Mullins declined to comment on Tuesday.

According to a summons seen by the Guardian, Brennan is charged with possessing five drugs which are not authorised for use as animal remedies under Irish law. These are quinidine sulfate, used in cases of irregular heartbeat, P-Block, a painkiller, Cortalone, an anti-inflammatory, Catosal, used to tackle B12 deficiency, and Hemo 15, which can be used to assist post-exercise recovery or to treat anaemia.

P-Block is on the banned list maintained by the International Equine Federation. Hemo 15 contains small amounts of cobalt, a possible source of concern since cobalt can be used to induce EPO in an attempt to delay fatigue.

Another source of concern arising out of Irish racing this week has been a report stating that an unnamed Grade One-winning jumps racehorse is part-owned by a leading member of a criminal gang. Ireland’s Criminal Assets Bureau conducted a series of raids over the weekend on residences and workplaces in Dublin, Meath and Kildare as part of an investigation into the activities of a west Dublin criminal group. Neither the Turf Club nor Horse Racing Ireland wanted to comment about the report or any action they might be taking in response.
Report robo April 12, 2021 11:13 AM BST
Brennan’s Van would be a good name for a horse .
Report 1st time poster April 12, 2021 12:11 PM BST
to many trainers linked to to many stories and quotes from established trainers during a period of unprecedented performances from irish horses for people not raise eyebrows,and like i say in my 50 yrs of watching sport raised eyebrows are always eventually proved right,
Report MJK April 12, 2021 12:48 PM BST
Not so long ago people were complaining that Mullins was winning everything. Now that he's not people are complaining.
Report robo April 12, 2021 1:17 PM BST
I think people are complaining that the Irish which was at one stage just Mullins and Chief Sitting Bull Gordon , were dominating , now there’s even more members after joining the carrot club . It’s hard not to be in agreement with them , and it all goes back to an age old saying that has stood the test of time “ when something is too good to be true , it’s because that it usually is “
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