Vasil latest to be investigated in alleged race-day treatment case: Herald Sun 12/30/17

By: Leo Schlink TONY Vasil is the latest trainer to be interviewed by Racing Victoria integrity staff as an ­investigation into alleged race-day treatment nears an end. It is understood stewards are close to laying charges over the alleged treatment of Robert Smerdon’s mare Lovani at Flemington on October 7. Lawyers acting for Racing Victoria

BHA statement regarding Hughie Morrison result: BHA 12/22/17

Press Release: Regarding the decision of the independent Disciplinary Panel to find trainer Hughie Morrison in breach of Rule (G)2.1 of the Rules of Racing and impose a £1,000 fine, Jamie Stier, Chief Regulatory Officer for the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), said: “Racing is based on fair play and respect for the rules. That’s how

CHRB Rejects Ron Ellis’ Settlement Proposal: Bloodhorse 12/22/17

By: Jeremy Balan The California Horse Racing Board announced Dec. 22 that it has rejected the settlement offer made by the attorneys for trainer Ron Ellis, regarding his sanctions over the drug violation in Masochistic from the 2016 TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1). Ellis' attorney, Steve Schwartz, said Dec. 20 that a settlement offer had been made to

Gargan suspended, fined for Bute overage: Daily Racing Form 12/6/17

By: David Grening Danny Gargan will serve a seven-day suspension and must pay a $1,000 fine after a horse he trained who won at Aqueduct last December had an overage of the medication medication Phenylbutazone (Bute) in his system. Gargan was initially suspended 10 days but the penalty, issued him by the New York Gaming