Press Release: Proposals to modify the regulatory policy concerning clenbuterol and betamethasone use in harness racing will be one of the major topics considered at the upcoming meeting of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) when it meets April 3-5, 2019 in Arcadia, California. The proposed changes were submitted late last year to Standardbred
Daily Double: Vazquez Horse Disqualified Twice From Maiden Wins For Drug Violations: Paulick Report 5/14/17
By: Paulick Report Staff What are the chances a horse would be disqualified from a maiden win – not once, but twice – as a result of post-race drug tests? That's what happened to J. J.'s Candy, a 3-year-old Sidney's Candy colt owned by Big Monk Stable and Liorah Stables and trained by Juan Vazquez.
By: Ray Paulick Dozens of administrative complaints for medication violations in Florida are likely to be dismissed after the state's Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering issued an order accepting the recommendations of an administrative law judge who found that serum sample collection procedures qualified as “unadopted rules” and that no action could be taken against licensees based
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,
By: Steve Anderson ARCADIA, Calif. - Trainers Jeff Bonde and Javier Sierra were fined $500 recently by Santa Anita track stewards for medication violations. Bonde was cited after Tripski tested in excess of the permitted level of the corticosteroid Betamethasone after a third-place finish in the 10th race on March 26. Sierra was fined after
By: Frank Angst Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association chairman Alan Foreman is confident a 2015 decision by a Delaware assistant attorney general not to pursue a medication overage case against trainer Todd Pletcher will not negatively impact the National Uniform Medication Program. Speaking at the Association of Racing Commissioners conference March 24, Foreman said he doesn't expect
RMTC Harness Trainer Pena Cited For 1,717 Drug Violations, Fined $343,400, Banned Three Years By Press Release The New York State Gaming Commission today issued a $343,400 fine and three-year ban against harness trainer Luis (Lou) Pena, holding him responsible for 1,717 equine drug violations. In 2012, the Commission (formerly the Racing and Wagering Board)