Peter Gelagotis banned for three months for race-day treatment: Herald Sun 5/29/15

By Michael Manley PETER Gelagotis on Friday became the second trainer this week to be suspended for three months for race-day treatment. The Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board found the Moe trainer guilty of using medication on Axis Point before the mare was engaged to run at Warrnambool on May 5. Gelagotis’s suspension begins on

Brendan McCarthy suspended three months: The Sydney Morning Herald 5/28/15

Trainer Brendan McCarthy has been suspended for three months after pleading guilty to race-day treatment charges. The McCarthy-trained Zedi Knight was engaged to race at Caulfield on April 4 but was scratched after Racing Victoria's Compliance and Assurance team found a puncture wound to its neck. McCarthy pleaded guilty to the charge of injecting a

Vazquez: Racing Commission Reverses Penn National Ban: The Paulick Report 5/28/15

RMTC By Paulick Report Staff The Pennsylvania Racing Commission has reversed an order by Penn National Race Course banning the trainer Juan Vazquez from its premises without explanation. A second ban issued against the trainer by the racetrack remains in effect. Penn National issued an order to ban Vazquez in March, citing “conduct detrimental to

Monmouth Park earns NTRA safety reaccreditation: The Racing Biz 5/27/15

RMTC The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Monmouth Park has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Home to 17 graded stakes – including the $1 million Haskell Invitational and the $500,000 United Nations Stakes – the Oceanport, N.J., track opened its 70th live racing season earlier this month. Monmouth

Parx Racing Bans On-Track Shockwave Therapy: The Paulick Report 5/26/15

RMTC By Paulick Report Staff Parx Racing will ban possession or use of extracorporeal shockwave therapy devices on the grounds of the Bensalem, Pa., racetrack, effective June 1, director of racing Sam Elliott told the Paulick Report. “This policy was formulated after consultation with the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, the Jockeys Guild and equine veterinarians

NY Begins Weekly Track Information Reports: The Blood-Horse 5/26/15

RMTC By Teresa Genaro The New York State Gaming Commission announced a major new transparency initiative at its May 26 meeting. As a result of recommendations from the Fan Advisory Council, established in 2011 by the New York State Racing Wagering and Board—the gaming commission's predecessor—the NYSGC will now publish weekly reports from the New

KEDRC Makes Cobalt Policy Recommendation: The Blood-Horse 5/26/15

RMTC By Frank Angst The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council will advise the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to adopt rules on the mineral cobalt in line with a Racing Medication and Testing Consortium recommendation. The KEDRC voted May 26 at the Kentucky Horse Park to recommend a Class B penalty when horses test above 50