John Servis has Suspension Rescinded by Pennsylvania Commission: Daily Racing Form 5/19/17

By: Jim Dunleavy The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission has rescinded the 15-day suspension handed to trainer John Servis by the Parx Racing board of stewards after three of his horses tested positive for clenbuterol between April 4 and May 7, 2016. The commission ruling, which was made Friday, cites "articulated mitigating circumstances." The first two

Santa Anita Stewards Fine Gus Headley $1,500: Daily Racing Form 2/5/17

By: Steve Anderson ARCADIA, Calif.- Trainer Gus Headley was fined $1,500 on Jan. 29 for removing a horse from another trainer’s stable and administering medication to the horse, according to a ruling issued by Santa Anita stewards Grant Baker, Scott Chaney, and Kim Sawyer. The incident occurred in April 2016, and involved a horse trained

Enforcement Update: California Horse Racing Board 1/25/16

By: Press Release SACRAMENTO, CA – This is an update of complaints, stewards’ rulings, and Board decisions involving Class 1, 2, and 3 medication violations and other significant matters. The CHRB filed complaints against trainer Gerardo Amezcua and owner Ricardo Sepulveda alleging violation of CHRB Rules 1843 (a), (b), and (d), 1843.1, and 1844 (e)(6)

CHRB Commissioner’s Filly DQ’d From Stakes: The Blood-Horse 9/23/15

By Jeremy Balan California Horse Racing Board commissioner George Krikorian's Big Book has been disqualified from her victory in the July 25 Fleet Treat at Del Mar because of a test that showed elevated levels of acepromazine, which can be used as a tranquilizer in horses. Trained by Tim Yakteen, the 3-year-old daughter of Mr.

Trainer Avila handed 60-day ban, $10,000 fine: Daily Racing Form 2/27/15

RMTC By Steve Andersen ARCADIA, Calif. - Trainer A.C. Avila has been suspended 60 days and fined $10,000 by the California Horse Racing Board after one of his runners tested in excess of the permitted level of the tranquilizer acepromazine, according to a statement published Friday on the racing board’s website. The racing board reached

Northern California Trainer Vallejo Suspended 180 Days: Paulick Report 2/19/15

by Paulick Report Staff Owner-trainer Genaro O. Vallejo has been suspended 180 days by California Horse Racing Board stewards at Golden Gate Fields after Techwood, a Tiznow gelding owned by William Branch, tested positive for a metabolite of the tranquilizer Acepromazine above permitted levels on Aug. 28, 2014. Techwood finished third in the maiden claiming

RMTC Board Makes Therapeutic Withdrawal Recommendations, Announces Upcoming…11/15/12

NEWS RELEASE November 15, 2012 Contact: Hallie Lewis (859) 224-2848 RMTC BOARD MAKES THERAPEUTIC WITHDRAWAL RECOMMENDATIONS, ANNOUNCES UPCOMING CORTICOSTEROIDS CONFERENCE At its November 13 meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors addressed a number of important initiatives including therapeutic medications, laboratory proficiency, corticosteroid regulation and penalties for rule

RMTC Recommends New Phenylbutazone Threshold Level, Announces Launch of Recent Rulings… 4/15/10

NEWS RELEASE April 15, 2010 Contact: Hallie Lewis (859) 224-2848 RMTC RECOMMENDS NEW PHENYLBUTAZONE THRESHOLD LEVEL, ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF RECENT RULINGS DATABASE Based on the recommendation of its Scientific Advisory Committee, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors has revised its recommended threshold for the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) phenylbutazone from 5