Details of Rick Zeron suspension/fine: Harnessracing.com 1/15/19

Press Release: Harnessracing.com has obtained a copy of the specific ruling issued by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) that resulted in Rick Zeron receiving a 180-day suspension and $10,000 fine. In announcing the sanctions on Jan. 9, the AGCO only stated which rules were violated and not the specifics. According to the

Minnesota Settles Three High-Level Post-Race Positives: Bloodhorse 12/20/18

By: Frank Angst The Minnesota Racing Commission has reached settlements to resolve three high-level positives found in recent equine post-race drug tests. Two of the positives were for pemoline (Cylert), and one was for cardarine—both substances that call for the highest level of sanctions according to industry standards. The MRC cited mitigating circumstances as the

BHA: it would be naive to think the use of cobalt is not more widespread: Racing Post 8/15/18

By: Richard Birch It would be naive to believe that the use of cobalt, the potentially performance-enhancing and prohibited substance at the heart of the high-profile case involving the Bastiman family, is not more widespread in Britain, the BHA warned on Wednesday. Trainer Rebecca Bastiman escaped with a £5,000 fine on Tuesday after being found not guilty of conspiring

NY Commission Votes 4-2 Not to Reconsider Dutrow Case: TDN 7/16/18

By: T.D. Thorton Richard E. Dutrow Jr., the GI Kentucky Derby-winning trainer whose long history of infractions culminated in a 10-year license suspension that is currently in effect until 2023, on Monday again had a request denied by New York regulators to reopen his case and possibly modify his penalty based on time already served.

Trainer Appeals $10,000 Fine, One-Year Suspension: Bloodhorse 6/18/18

Press Release: Owner/trainer Lee J. Rossi has been granted a stay after he filed an appeal of a $10,000 fine and 365-day suspension levied by stewards after a horse under his care tested positive for the Class A substance dextromethamphetamine. Dextromethamphetamine is a potent central nervous system stimulant used to ward off fatigue and enhance

Veterinarian gets prison time for horse doping: American Press 2/25/18

By: Crystal Stevenson A Lake Charles veterinarian has been sentenced to more than a year in federal prison for his part in a racehorse doping conspiracy. U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook said Kyle James Hebert, 43, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for once count of conspiracy; two counts of receipt of adulterated

WEG/Gural integrity rule delayed until 2019: Harness Racing Update 2/8/18

By: Dave Briggs With the Feb. 15 stakes payment date looming quickly and Ontario’s regulator requesting more time to vet the rule, the decision has been made to put it off until next year. Clay Horner told HRU Thursday there are two major reasons the Standardbred Racing Integrity and Accountability Initiative (SRIAI) rule being proposed

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

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