PA Approves Penalty System Changed; Integrity a Focal Point: THA Racing.Com 1/26/17

By: Tom LaMarra At a meeting that again featured a discussion on the importance of improving integrity in horse racing, the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Jan. 26 approved revisions to the Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System. Pennsylvania adopted the MMV Penalty System, a component of the National Uniform Medication Program, in August 2016. The model

Preciado to Accept License Revocation in Pennsylvania: Blood-Horse 12/28/16

By: Frank Angst An attorney for Ramon Preciado said Dec. 28 that the trainer does not plan to appeal three recent decisions in Pennsylvania to revoke his license. "As it stands now with the many different revocations he has, I believe he's going to give up," said Preciado's attorney Alan Pincus. "He would have to attain stays

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

Preciado’s Training License to be Revoked: Daily Racing Form 12/12/16

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

Another Preciado Horse Tests Positive For Clenbuterol At Parx: Paulick Report 10/18/16

By: Ray Paulick Ramon Preciado, who continues to train at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania while a 270-day suspension for medication violations is under appeal, may face additional sanctions after a horse from his stable tested positive for clenbuterol following a July 3 race. The latest case involves Denzel, a 6-year-old horse owned by Eliott Krems

Servis Appeals 15-Day Suspension: Daily Racing Form 8/31/16

By: Jim Dunleavy Trainer John Servis has been suspended 15 days and fined $3,000 by the Parx Racing board of stewards for three clenbuterol positives this spring. On Wednesday, Servis said he has appealed the penalties. Servis is the trainer of Kentucky Oaks winner Cathryn Sophia, who will be a heavy favorite Saturday at Parx