Court to Consider Umarov Temporary Injunction: Blood-Horse 7/27/16

By: Frank Angst A Kentucky court hearing scheduled Monday, Aug. 1 could determine if the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission can move forward on its intentions to immediately sanction trainer Otabek Umarov for allegedly refusing to allow a horse to receive pre-race testing and other violations in late April at Churchill Downs. Franklin, Ky. Circuit Court

KHRC Denies Suspended Trainer’s Stay Request: Blood-Horse 6/15/16

By: Frank Angst The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission June 15 denied suspended trainer Otabek Umarov's request for a stay in his lengthy suspension until a hearing can be conducted. On May 27, following a one-hour formal hearing before the stewards, KHRC staff issued a 10-year suspension of Umarov and fined him $10,000 because of violations

Trainer Umarov Appeals 10-year Suspension: Daily Racing Form 6/4/16

By: Matt Hegarty LEXINGTON, Ky. – Otabek Umarov, the trainer who was suspended for 10 years by Kentucky stewards last week for refusing to allow one of his horses to be sampled for drug testing, has filed an appeal of the penalty, according to state officials. The appeal was filed Friday with the Kentucky Horse

Kentucky Suspends Umarov for 10 Years: Blood-Horse 5/27/16

By: Frank Angst After determining Otabek Umarov violated out-of-competition testing rules and possessed hypodermic needles, syringes, and injectable medications at Churchill Downs, Kentucky Horse Racing Commission stewards revoked his owner-trainer's license for 10 years and fined him $10,000. The stewards determined Umarov prevented an out-of-competition sample from being collected from Looks to Spare April 30 at Churchill