Changes Imminent for Medication Penalties: CHRB.CA.Gov 12/02/16

By: CHRB News Release SACRAMENTO – The California Horse Racing Board is reminding licensees that penalties for medication violations will change January 1, 2017. The more consequential revisions to CHRB Rule 1843.3 are as follows: • Language has been added to clarify that aggravating factors allow the Board to increase penalties above the maximum for

Gulfstream Trainers Suspended for Medication Violations:Daily Racing Form 11/17/16

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

Ziadie Granted Stay of Six-Year Suspension: Daily Racing Form 4/27/16

By: Matt Hegarty Trainer Kirk Ziadie has received a stay of a six-year suspension handed down in December by the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, his attorney said on Wednesday. A Florida appellate court granted the stay on April 21, according to Brad Beilly, Ziadie’s attorney. The stay will likely remain in place until the

Dream Dance DQ’d From Golden Rod Third: The Blood-Horse 1/26/16

By: Ron Mitchell Stoneway Farm's Dream Dance has been disqualified from her third-place finish in the 2015 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs and disciplinary action has been taken against her trainer and veterinarian after she tested positive for an overage of phenylbutazone. According to recent rulings by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission,

Ziadie Handed Six-Year Suspension: Daily Racing Form 12/16/15

By: Matt Hegarty Kirk Ziadie, a Florida-based trainer who led the Gulfstream Park spring meeting with 22 wins from 45 starts, has been suspended six years and fined $18,000 for what state regulators said were 18 violations of medication rules over the past four years, according to a copy of the ruling. Ziadie has not

CHRB Commissioner’s Filly DQ’d From Stakes: The Blood-Horse 9/23/15

By Jeremy Balan California Horse Racing Board commissioner George Krikorian's Big Book has been disqualified from her victory in the July 25 Fleet Treat at Del Mar because of a test that showed elevated levels of acepromazine, which can be used as a tranquilizer in horses. Trained by Tim Yakteen, the 3-year-old daughter of Mr.

Ziadie Fighting Denial of License in Florida: Paulick Report 9/20/15

By Ray Paulick Trainer Kirk Ziadie is fighting an Aug. 26 decision by the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering to deny his occupational license application because of what the regulatory agency said were three medication violations – two overages of phenylbutazone and one clenbuterol positive – earlier this year. Ziadie, who won at a 49

Med-Free Bonus Program Stymied By Little-Known Rule: Thoroughbred Daily News 8/5/15

By T. D. Thornton Bruce Seymore, the executive director of Arapahoe Park, is a bit of a maverick racetrack operator. His Colorado oval is geographically isolated from other racing venues, and when Seymore senses he has a good idea to bolster the product at his three-month mixed Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse and Arabian meet, he doesn’t