By: Paulick Report Staff
Stewards at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania have suspended trainer Jonathan Wong 60 days as a result of a barn search by Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission employees that led to the finding of two hypodermic needles and syringes and two bottles of an injectable substance. The search, according to a ruling dated May 20, occurred on March 4.
“Based upon the search, investigation and the evidence presented at the stewards hearing, the stewards…find that trainer Jonathan A. Wong has acted to the detriment of racing and violated the rules of racing,” the ruling states.
Wong has won 144 races from 508 starts (28 percent) since taking out his trainer’s license in California in 2014. Based in Northern California, he expanded his stable to Pennsylvania last September.
Wong appealed the ruling, but his request for a stay of the suspension was denied by the racing commission. His suspension is scheduled to run from May 30 through July 28.