Regulators Discuss Adding Backstretch Investigators: Blood-Horse 4/19/17

By: Frank Angst In an era where some states have faced budget cuts, racing regulators talked April 19 about creative ways to place more investigators on the backstretch as a way of discovering wrongdoing and deterring future bad behavior. The talk of such approaches was one of four panel discussions on a busy Wednesday at

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

Vet Fined $1,000 for Missing Lasix Shot that Forced Scratch of Delaware Park Stakes Horse: Paulick Report 7/14/16

By: Paulick Report Staff Dr. Robert Campbell has been fined $1,000 by Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission stewards for failing to give Juddmonte Farms' Suffused a pre-race furosemide (Lasix or Salix) treatment as scheduled, necessitating the filly's scratch from last Saturday's $200,000 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes at Delaware Park. Campbell, who was one of the third-party veterinarians

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

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

Racing Investigators Conference Set for March: The Blood Horse 2/4/16

By: Frank Angst Racing investigators will cover a wide range of topics when they meet for four days in March at Delaware Park in Wilmington, Del. The Organization of Racing Investigators has set the final agenda for its training conference March 14-17 that will include a March 15 address from Delaware attorney general Matthew Denn

Delaware Park Latest Track to Boot Vazquez: The Blood-Horse 6/30/15

RMTC By Frank Angst Trainer Juan C. Vazquez is slowly running out of Mid-Atlantic tracks at which to run his horses after Delaware Park informed the trainer he is no longer welcome to race his horse there. On June 30 Delaware Park chief executive officer Bill Fasy said the track had barred the trainer from

Broad Horse-Protection Plan Floated by RCI: The Blood-Horse 4/23/15

RMTC By Tom LaMarra The Association of Racing Commissioners International will put out for comment a broad equine welfare proposal that would sanction anyone found to have used excessive amounts of substances to the detriment of racehorses. The proposal was introduced by Rick Goodell, executive director of the New York State Gaming Commission, during the

Broad Horse-Protection Plan Floated by RCI: The Blood-Horse 4/23/15

RMTC By Tom LaMarra The Association of Racing Commissioners International will put out for comment a broad equine welfare proposal that would sanction anyone found to have used excessive amounts of substances to the detriment of racehorses. The proposal was introduced by Rick Goodell, executive director of the New York State Gaming Commission, during the