By: Steve Anderson DEL MAR, Calif. - Trainer Bill Spawr has been suspended 30 days and fined $3,000 as part of a settlement agreement with the California Horse Racing Board after Skye Diamonds showed an excessive amount of clenbuterol in a post-race test taken after her second-place finish in the Grade 3 Adoration Stakes at
By: Edited Press Release The newest version of model rules approved by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) is now available at arci.com. The ARCI’s model rules are designed to provide the template for racing regulatory entities and the framework under which the sport has made significant gains toward uniform regulations among jurisdictions. The
By: Matt Hegarty There wasn’t a dead heat, but the 2016 Parx Oaks will have two winners. In a highly unusual settlement between trainer John Servis and Pennsylvania regulators, both Miss Inclusive, who was first across the wire, and Eighth Wonder, the second-place finisher, will be listed as the winners of the May 7 Parx
By: Jim Dunleavy The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission has rescinded the 15-day suspension handed to trainer John Servis by the Parx Racing board of stewards after three of his horses tested positive for clenbuterol between April 4 and May 7, 2016. The commission ruling, which was made Friday, cites "articulated mitigating circumstances." The first two
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.
Mario Serey Jr. Suspensions Total 315 Days For Six Clenbuterol Positives In Pennsylvania: Paulick Report 4/26/17
By: Paulick Report Staff Trainer Mario Serey Jr. is facing a 315-day license suspension and $11,500 in fines from six individual rulings issued by stewards at Penn National and Parx Racing in Pennsylvania for clenbuterol violations. The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission has granted Serey appeals on at least three of the suspensions and he continues
By: Steve Anderson Two horses that qualified for six-figure Quarter Horse Derbys to be run at Los Alamitos this weekend will not start after testing positive for banned medications in recent track-sponsored out-of-competition tests, the track announced in a statement on Thursday. Trippys Royal Jess was the fastest qualifier for Saturday's La Primera Del Ano
By: Paulick Report Staff Patricia Farro, leading trainer in 2016 at Parx Racing, returns to the suburban Philadelphia, Pa., track from a 15-day medication violation suspension on Saturday, March 4. Another Parx-based trainer, Miguel Penaloza, has 2 1/2 weeks left on a 45-day suspension for two violations related to medication and possession of a hypodermic
By: Matt Hegarty Jamie Ness has reached a settlement with Florida regulators in which the trainer will serve a 100-day suspension stemming from multiple clenbuterol positives in 2012 while being able to transfer his horses to his wife and his assistant, the trainer confirmed Wednesday. Ness, who once ran one of the most prolific operations
California Horse Racing Board ‘Disappointed’ in Appellate-Court Decision in De La Torre Case: Northern California Record 2/11/17
By: Dee Thompson LOS ANGELES — Horse trainer Jose De La Torre had a trial-court decision overturned in his favor in a lawsuit brought against the California Horse Racing Board, according to a news release on PaulickReport.com. The decision was handed down Jan. 25 by the 2nd District Court of Appeal, according to court documents.