Pennsylvania Sanctions Trainer Preciado: Blood-Horse 7/30/16

By: Frank Angst The Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission on July 27 fined trainer Ramon Preciado and suspended him from the front side for his behavior following a June 2015 race at Parx Racing and his behavior at a July 2015 hearing before the stewards. The sanctions are not a full suspension; they deny Preciado

Mountaineer’s Leading Trainer, Ed Clouston, Suspended: Daily Racing Form 7/27/16

By: Jim Dunleavy Eddie Clouston, the leading trainer at Mountaineer last year and at the current meeting, has been suspended by the board of stewards for a medication violation. Clouston also was suspended additional days under the Multiple Medication Violation system. So Frank, who finished second in the fifth race at Mountaineer on June 12,

Court to Consider Umarov Temporary Injunction: Blood-Horse 7/27/16

By: Frank Angst A Kentucky court hearing scheduled Monday, Aug. 1 could determine if the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission can move forward on its intentions to immediately sanction trainer Otabek Umarov for allegedly refusing to allow a horse to receive pre-race testing and other violations in late April at Churchill Downs. Franklin, Ky. Circuit Court

NY Alters Rules on Claims, Some Medications: Blood-Horse 7/25/16

By: Tom Precious Claims can be voided for additional race-day blood and urine positives for banned substances under a new rule approved July 25 by New York racing regulators. The New York State Gaming Commission signed off on a revision to its claiming cancellation rule allowing a claimant to void a claim if any sample

Miyadi Gets Fine, Suspension for Medication Violation: Daily Racing Form 7/22/16

By: Steve Anderson DEL MAR, Calif. – Trainer Steve Miyadi has been fined $5,000 and suspended 30 days after Run for Retts tested positive for the prohibited substances methamphetamine and amphetamine following the $100,500 Soviet Problem Stakes at Los Alamitos last December. The penalties were part of an agreement between Miyadi and the California Horse

Out-of-Competition Testing Progresses in WV: Blood-Horse 7/19/16

By: Tom LaMarra Regulators and track executives in West Virginia hope to have about 50% of the starters in two upcoming graded stakes tested out of competition as part of a launch of the program in the state. Officials are in the process of determining the likely starters for the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr.