ASPCA Throws Support Behind The Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017: Paulick Report 09/21/17

Press Release: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has announced its strong support for the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017. The bill, formally designated as H.R. 2651, would require that a uniform, anti-doping and medication control program be developed and enforced by a private, non-profit, self-regulatory organization known as the

Navarro Fine Increased, Gets Banned at Delaware: The Daily Racing Form 09/20/17

By: Matt Hegarty The New Jersey Racing Commission on Wednesday approved a recommendation from the stewards at Monmouth Park that the commission increase a set of fines that had been levied on trainer Jorge Navarro and the owner Randal Gindi, according to the executive director of the commission. The commission voted to increase the fine

A Great First Step in Pennsylvania Towards Integrity: The Daily Racing Form 09/13/17

By: Darin Zoccali Last year I wrote a column highlighting what I thought were potential points for optimism in the harness racing industry in 2017.  Among those points was the appointment of Brett Revington as bureau director of standardbred racing for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.  Fast forward eight months and Revington is making a

Juan Vazquez Gets 30 days for Steroid Violation: The Daily Racing Form 09/12/17

By: Matt Hagerty Juan Vazquez, the mid-Atlantic-based trainer who has had a rash of medication positives over the past five years, has been suspended for 30 days by the board of stewards at Suffolk Downs in Massachusetts for a positive of a corticosteroid. The suspension is scheduled to run from Sept. 6 to Oct. 5,