By: Jim Dunleavy To improve public perception of its racing product, Parx Racing will institute several house rules to discourage medication violations and hidden ownership of horses, according to Sam Elliott, the track's director of racing. Beginning June 1, any trainers who within a 365-day period accumulate three medication violations that result in a fine
By: Paulick Report Staff Patricia Farro, leading trainer in 2016 at Parx Racing, returns to the suburban Philadelphia, Pa., track from a 15-day medication violation suspension on Saturday, March 4. Another Parx-based trainer, Miguel Penaloza, has 2 1/2 weeks left on a 45-day suspension for two violations related to medication and possession of a hypodermic
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.
By: Matt Hegarty Ramon Preciado, the embattled Pennsylvania-based trainer, will have his license revoked as of Dec. 22 as the result of a ruling by state stewards on his latest medication violation, according to a copy of the ruling provided by the state horse-racing commission. Preciado, who has won 76 races from 404 starts this
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
By: Mike Welsch HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Trainer Marcial Navarro has been suspended a total of 60 days and trainer Bruno Tessore for 10 days for medication violations, according to rulings issued by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation earlier this week. The rulings became effective as of Nov. 11. The rulings against