Maryland Tracks Not Accepting Entries from Trainer Vitali: Daily Racing Form 4/30/16

By: Jim Dunleavy The Maryland Jockey Club is looking into pending medication violations against trainer Marcus Vitali in Florida, according to Sal Sinatra, president of the MJC. Vitali, the third-leading trainer at the Gulfstream Park winter meet, relocated his 35-horse stable to Laurel Park earlier this month. Vitali acknowledged Saturday that on his lawyer's advice,

Lees Galloper in Positive Swab: Stewards: Nine MSN 4/29/16

By: AAP Queen Elizabeth Stakes-winning trainer Kris Lees will face a positive swab inquiry, a Racing NSW stewards' statement has confirmed. The Lees-trained City Of Justice tested positive to the anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen after winning at Taree in January. Newcastle-based Lees will front stewards on May 9, less than a month after he trained Lucia

Belmont Park Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA 4/29/16

By: NTRA The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Belmont Park, home of the Belmont Stakes, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Located in Elmont, N.Y., on Long Island, just outside of New York City, the track kicks off its Spring/Summer Meet today. The 59-day season runs through July 17

Churchill Downs Releases Derby, Oaks Equine Security Protocols; Re-Emphasizes Ongoing Safety & Integrity Measures: Churchill Downs 4/29/16

By: Churchill Downs/News Release/Darren Rogers LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, April 29, 2016) – Churchill Downs Racetrack today re-emphasized its annual enhanced security measures for horses competing in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) and ongoing safety and integrity measures included in its “Safety from Start to Finish” program. “Integrity and maximizing the safety

Churchill Downs Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA

By: NTRA The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Churchill Downs, home of the world’s most famous horse race, the Kentucky Derby, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. The legendary Louisville, Ky., racetrack opens its Spring Meet this Saturday, one week prior to the 142nd running of the $2 million

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

Jones Facing Thymosin Beta 4 Charges: Racing.Com 4/27/16

By: Racing.Com Staff Trainer Paul Jones faces a longer time on the sidelines than the banned Essendon AFL players after he was charged with possession and administration of peptide Thymosin Beta 4. Jones, who trains at Stawell in western Victoria, was on Wednesday issued with two charges under Australian Racing Rule 177B. The first of

N.M. Plans Added Out-of-Competition Testing: The Blood-Horse 4/26/16

By: Blood-Horse Staff The New Mexico Racing Commission immediately will begin enhanced out-of-competition testing at SunRay Park in Farmington as the state regulator launches an enhanced effort to halt cheating. The NMRC announced enhanced out-of-competition testing at its April 21 monthly meeting. The regulator said New Mexico Administrative code allows for the NMRC to conduct, without