Delaware Moves to Adopt Revised Model Rules on Medication: THA Racing.Com 1/11/17

By: Tom LaMarra The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Jan. 11 moved to update model rules for the Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System and out-of-competition testing. Both rules were approved by the Association of Racing Commissioners International Dec. 9, 2016, after endorsement from the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium. DTRC Chairman Duncan Patterson said the penalty

Parx Refusing Entries from Ramon Preciado: Daily Racing Form 12/19/16

By: Jim Dunleavy With trainer Ramon Preciado’s license set to be revoked Thursday, Parx Racing officials said they would no longer accept entries from him beginning Monday, when the track’s Dec. 26 card was to be drawn. A Parx steward’s ruling dated Dec. 12 revoked Preciado’s trainer’s license for a clenbuterol violation in July. The

Court Order Has Preciado Racing Again at Parx: Blood-Horse 5/25/16

By: Frank Angst While Pennsylvania gets its new racing commission in place, multiple graded stakes-winning trainer Ramon Preciado—accused of six clenbuterol positives in March and April at Parx Racing—continues to win races. Running under a temporary restraining order that lifted a decision by Parx to halt Preciado from entering horses, Preciado saddled Rag Time Stables'Kid

Delaware Adopts Claim Void Rule: The Racing Biz.Com 4/13/16

By: Frank Vespe In advance of the 2016 Delaware Park meeting, the state’s Thoroughbred Racing Commission approved at its April 6 meeting a final rule allowing for claims to be voided when a claimed horse dies during a race or is euthanized on the track immediately following the race.  The rule will be in place when Delaware Park opens for

Adoption of Penalty System Considered Key: The Blood-Horse 4/11/16

By: Tom LaMarra Of the four major components of the National Uniform Medication Program, the multiple medication violation penalty system has been adopted by the lowest number of jurisdictions. But one official April 11 said he expects that to change. New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association chairman Alan Foreman, during a presentation at the Racing Officials

MARYLAND EQUINE FATALITY RATE DROPS 37 PERCENT: The Racing Biz 3/29/16

By: Frank Vespe The incidence of equine fatalities in Maryland fell to its lowest rate since 2011 in 2015, according to data from The Jockey Club released last week. The combined fatality rate at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course dropped to 1.35 deaths per 1,000 starters. That was a 37 percent drop from the

Foreman Believes in Science Behind Thresholds:Blood-Horse 3/24/16

By: Frank Angst Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association chairman Alan Foreman is confident a 2015 decision by a Delaware assistant attorney general not to pursue a medication overage case against trainer Todd Pletcher will not negatively impact the National Uniform Medication Program. Speaking at the Association of Racing Commissioners conference March 24, Foreman said he doesn't expect