Racing greyhounds have repeatedly tested positive for serious drugs. Five racing countries have regulatory frameworks in place to handle drug screening — Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. These industry organizations are responsible for finding and handling drug violations. In Australia, each state and territory has a regulatory agency. Since , these agencies have reported hundreds of greyhound drug positives. In Queensland, greyhounds have tested positive for amphetamine, morphine, and pentobarbitone, a barbiturate.
Between and April , greyhounds tested positive for drugs in New South Wales. In Victoria, eight greyhounds tested positive for codeine and morphine in In Tasmania, greyhounds have tested positive for caffeine and cobalt. In South Australia, greyhounds have tested positive for amphetamine and cobalt. Additionally, greyhounds in Australia test positive for unusual drugs.
In Western Australia, a greyhound tested positive for Fertagyl, a drug normally used in cows to control estrus cycles. Drugs found at a dog racing kennel in the United States. Pima County Animal Care Center. US racing greyhound Last Two Tales tested positive for steroids in Arizona Adopt a Greyhound, Inc.
MeMe is one of over dogs who tested positive for cocaine at US tracks since Music City Greyhound Adoption. Robert Peet. Clonbrien Hero won the Irish Laurels but tested positive for cocaine three times. These include cocaine, amphetamine, and pentobarbital positives.
While cocaine and amphetamine are known as dangerous performance-enhancing drugs, pentobarbital is a performance-reducing drug. In New Zealand, the Racing Integrity Unit found thirty-nine greyhound drug positives from to Additionally, two greyhound trainers tested positive for cannabis. These include stanozolol, barbiturates, and morphine.
Stanozolol is a synthetic anabolic steroid and has been banned for its performance-enhancing influence. Barbiturates are central nervous system depressants and are serious performance-affecting drugs. Morphine has been used as a masking agent in greyhounds to make dogs less aware of any injuries they may have. A trainer admitted to giving his dog valoids to slow him down, waiting a few races until the betting odds became favorable, then taking him off the drugs to result in a faster race pace.
Altogether, twenty-eight drug positives have occurred at Shawfield Stadium since , including five for cocaine. In the United States, each racing jurisdiction reports drug rulings to a regulatory racing commission. These rulings are public records, but are not generally collected. Since , GREY2K USA has documented over violations in six racing states and several former racing states, including drug positive tests for cocaine, ractopamine, anabolic steroid metandienone, and industrial solvent dimethyl sulfoxide.
The drugging of greyhounds has been an open secret in the dog racing world for years. Dogs in this industry are testing positive for drugs at racetracks across the United States. The Association of Racing Commissioners International classifies cocaine as a Class I drug, the highest prohibited category. Support Us Miami's independent source of local news and culture. Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free. Support Us. Keep New Times Free. Since we started Miami New Times , it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we'd like to keep it that way.
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Animal welfare problems The West Virginia dog racing industry has an extensive history of animal welfare problems. Taylor Anne Jones Facebook page, In April , West Virginia kennel operator Taylor Jones was found keeping greyhounds in very dirty conditions. The dogs were sleeping in wet urine-soaked beds and she was found to be keeping restricted medical supplies in her kennel. Additionally, the greyhounds had been receiving few to no turnouts from their cages to relieve themselves.
For all of this, Jones was only given a warning. West Virginia greyhounds are still given anabolic steroids, including Methyltestosterone, despite expert opinion that has prompted international racing jurisdictions to transition away from using them. Receive campaign alerts Tweets by dogracingfacts. Greyhound racing in the news. Linda L. Blythe et al.
And according to a study by Dr. Stay up to date. State regulators say it is illegal to use any anabolic steroids on racing dogs, but the state does not test for their presence after races. You beat the state,'' he said. Although the drugs were first discovered at the kennel in August, the state has not taken any disciplinary action against the trainer or the track.
If the allegations are confirmed, O'Donnell could be fined or lose his license to operate in Florida. Investigators said "a hypodermic syringe, with the needle still attached, was found in the medicine cabinet,'' during a routine inspection of the kennel in August. In October, investigators returned to find hypodermic needles, syringes and an empty IV bag in a kennel refrigerator and two Absolut vodka bottles containing anabolic steroids on a kitchen counter.
The University of Florida's racing lab tested the substances and concluded they contained testosterone, boldenone and androstenedione. Androstenedione is the compound sports reporters spotted in the locker of baseball slugger Mark McGwire in McGwire, who retired as a player in , acknowledged using the testosterone-producing pill, which at the time was legal in baseball but banned in the NFL and other sports.
Dog trainers have been known to inject female greyhounds with steroids to prevent them from going into estrus, or heat, Thiel said. According to the greyhound industry handbook, the Care of the Racing and Retired Greyhound, using anabolic steroids to prevent estrus in female greyhounds has numerous adverse side effects. Among them: "increased aggression which can result in fighting during trialing or racing; increased weight due to water retention; occasional loss of vigor; and virilization.
Jack Cory, a Tallahassee lobbyist for the Florida Greyhound Racing Association, said O'Donnell is not a member of the association, which condemns any use of illegal drugs or misuse of animals. Any drugs that are prohibited are prohibited for a reason and we support that and take severe action against anyone who is convicted or accused. Cory said the National Greyhound Association could sanction O'Donnell if he is convicted of either abusing the dog or giving them illegal drugs.
He also blames the track owners. Since the state doesn't test for evidence of steroid use in dogs, there are few cases where it has become an issue. In , state investigators found a vial of testosterone propionate in a racing kennel at Derby Lane in Tampa.
Theil, whose organization was instrumental in persuading Massachusetts and New Hampshire to ban dog racing in those states, believes regulators should take severe action in the case. According to state records, O'Donnell has a history of being investigated and disciplined by regulators.
His file includes eight complaints, including an animal welfare case. He has been reprimanded twice, and fined at least once. Attempts to reach O'Donnell were unsuccessful. Florida's greyhound racing industry is under duress as the popularity of the sport has plummeted and profits are tanking.
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