The allegations are under investigation and will be adjudicated on by two bodies in the USA and the outcome of these is awaited. I suspect that there will be little delay in coming to a determination as the industry must be seen to act swiftly on the matter.

All equine lovers, owners and conditioners must treat horses in their care with respect. Those who do not must never be shielded and their crimes, for such they are, must be exposed. The integrity of all in the sport and the business of racing and breeding have a common cause to ensure that animals are treated properly.