The Jockey Club Denies Stud Book Privileges to Four: Blood-Horse 4/19/17

By: BloodHorse Staff The Jockey Club announced one trainer has been denied all privileges of The American Stud Book for 10 years and three other trainers have been denied the same privileges for one or two years. All actions became effective Jan. 1 of this year. The denials of privileges include the privilege of registering

Vitali Enters Horse at Parx After Getting Stay: Daily Racing Form 2/15/17

By: Matt Hegarty Marcus Vitali, the controversial trainer who has been banned by several tracks along the East Coast, has been allowed to enter a horse at Parx after receiving a stay of an ejection order from the Philadelphia-area track, according to officials and rulings. The stay of the ejection order was issued on Jan.

Vitali, Hunter Banned at Florida Tracks: Daily Racing Form 11/28/16

By: Matt Hegarty Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla., has barred trainer Marcus Vitali and his associate, trainer Allan Hunter, from entering horses at the track, while Hunter has removed his horses from Gulfstream Park under orders from that track’s management, officials for both tracks confirmed on Monday. The decisions, which were first reported by

Stronach Tracks Address ‘Program Trainers’: Blood-Horse 9/23/16

By: Doug McCoy Believing suspended trainer Marcus Vitali may have been working with another trainer to effectively enter horses during his suspension, The Stronach Group announced this week that no entries would be taken for horses trained by Vitali. On Sept. 22, Sal Sinatra, general manager of the The Stronach Group's Maryland Jockey Club tracks

Ritvo: Stronach Tracks Bar Vitali, Hunter From Entry Box: Paulick Report 9/20/16

By: Ray Paulick Trainer Marcus Vitali, currently serving a 120-day suspension for multiple medication violations in Florida, has been told by officials with The Stronach Group – owners of Gulfstream Park in Florida, Laurel Park and Pimlico in Maryland and Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields in California – that they will not take

Maryland Adopts ” Graded Stakes” Testing on All Samples: The Racing Biz 6/8/16

By: Frank Vespe In a move made with little fanfare, the Maryland Racing Commission earlier this year began testing all equine samples to graded stakes protocol, Commission executive director Mike Hopkins said June 3. The move to upgrade the state’s testing came following the mid-March mid-Atlantic regulators meeting, although Hopkins said it was something that