O'Briens and Coolmore Sue Over Contaminated Feed Debacle

Aidan O'Brien and his son Donnacha are among a group of plaintiffs associated with Ballydoyle and Coolmore who issued legal proceedings against animal feed supplier Glanbia over the contaminated feed debacle on G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe weekend in 2020. The multi-million euro lawsuit was initiated this week and comes after O'Brien's runners could not take part at the Arc meeting due to positive test results from a French laboratory for the prohibited performance enhancing substance Zilpaterol.  None of the five horses who tested positive were trained by O'Brien...

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GAIN Champion Collection Series Announced

The 2022 €220,000 Champion Collection Series, for 2-year-olds, was launched by GAIN Equine Nutrition in partnership with The Curragh. The series comprises three races: the May 2 Listed GAIN First Flyer S., the May 21 G3 GAIN Marble Hill S. and the June 25 G2 GAIN Railway S. GAIN and The Curragh's partnership began back in 2012. The winning horse from the Railway S. will receive a free entry into the G1 Keeneland Phoenix S., on Aug. 6. Joanne Hurley, Irish Country Manager, GAIN Equine Nutrition commented, "2022 marks a...

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'Gain the Advantage Series' Extended to '22

GAIN Equine Nutrition has extended its support of 'GAIN The Advantage Series' for a second year. In 2021, Toomevara trainer Ray Hackett won the overall trainers award and €5,000 of GAIN Equine Nutrition products. The 2022 series will follow the same format, featuring a variety of race conditions with an increase prize fund of 50% for each race in the series. Each trainer will receive points for their successes over the course of the series through a grading process, which is designed to give equal opportunity to each trainer to...

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GAIN to Sponsor New Curragh Race Series

GAIN Equine Nutrition will sponsor a series of three 2-year-old races at The Curragh billed as the "Champion Collection", the racecourse announced on Tuesday. The company initially sponsored the G1 Irish St Leger in 2012, switched to sponsoring the G2 Railway S. in 2014 and added the Listed First Flier S. in 2020. The G3 Marble Hill S. will be added to GAIN's sponsorship portfolio for the first time this term. In addition, the winning horse from the GAIN Railway S. will receive a free entry into the G1 Keeneland...

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GAIN Provides Update on Contaminant Investigation

After a weekend of intensive testing of GAIN's equine feed ranges, batches and individual ingredients, progress has been made in the investigation into the presence of Zilpaterol in the contaminated feeds, the company announced late on Monday evening. The synthetic beta-agonist Zilpaterol, approved for use as a performance-enhancer in some beef production systems outside the EU, was found in some positive tests on horses that had consumed GAIN products in France last week. GAIN stressed that Zilpaterol has never formed part of any formulation in any GAIN animal nutrition ranges....

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