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Punt Drunk horse racing news & views

Punt Drunk: Two stars retired as whip debate continues

Punt Drunk takes a look at some of the major talking points in racing this week, including the twin retirements of star gallopers Santa Ana...

Trainers wait on spring carnival changes

Potential changes to the program of spring races during the carnival have yet to be seen by trainers of horses in Victoria.
Greg Carpenter

Top 100 Vic trainers win major prize money

The Australian Trainers Association wants to see smaller trainers in Victoria given the chance to earn more prize money with a more even spread.

Qld trainers upset at photo decision

Queensland trainers have asked for a compensation system to cover decisions such as overturning a photo finish months after the race.

Vets to report to RA on cobalt science

Racing Australia has asked for a report on the science of cobalt following a request from the Australian Trainers Association.

Challenge to cobalt rules to resume soon

Gold Coast trainer Kelly Doughty will continue her fight against a conviction in a cobalt case which again will bring current rules into question.

Trainer Bruce Purcell remains critical

Australian Trainers' Association president Robbie Griffiths says veteran trainer Bruce Purcell remains in a critical condition in a Melbourne hospital.

RV sets new track preparation guidelines

Racing Victoria has updated its guidelines for the preparation of race surfaces to come into effect from the start of the new season.

Prize problems after Qld disqualifications

Queensland trainers are worried about delays in paying prize money to connections of horses awarded a race after another horse is disqualified.

Insurance win for Queensland trainers

The Queensland Trainers Association has negotiated a deal with Racing Queensland which will pay insurance premiums.

ATA hopes for imminent Regumate resolution

Pressure is mounting on Racing Australia to come up with a solution to Regumate which is used to regulate the cycles of mares in season.

ATA calls for authorities to fix swab mess

Trainers have been advised against using products containing altrenogest with the Australian Trainers' Association wanting Racing Australia to act.