Gulfstream Trainers Suspended for Medication Violations:Daily Racing Form 11/17/16

By: Mike Welsch HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Trainer Marcial Navarro has been suspended a total of 60 days and trainer Bruno Tessore for 10 days for medication violations, according to rulings issued by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation earlier this week. The rulings became effective as of Nov. 11. The rulings against

Another Preciado Horse Tests Positive For Clenbuterol At Parx: Paulick Report 10/18/16

By: Ray Paulick Ramon Preciado, who continues to train at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania while a 270-day suspension for medication violations is under appeal, may face additional sanctions after a horse from his stable tested positive for clenbuterol following a July 3 race. The latest case involves Denzel, a 6-year-old horse owned by Eliott Krems

Servis Appeals 15-Day Suspension: Daily Racing Form 8/31/16

By: Jim Dunleavy Trainer John Servis has been suspended 15 days and fined $3,000 by the Parx Racing board of stewards for three clenbuterol positives this spring. On Wednesday, Servis said he has appealed the penalties. Servis is the trainer of Kentucky Oaks winner Cathryn Sophia, who will be a heavy favorite Saturday at Parx

Preliminary Hearing for Embattled Parx Groom Vega Postponed: Daily Racing Form 8/31/16

By: Matt Hegarty A preliminary hearing scheduled on Wednesday for Marian Vega, the Parx-based groom who was arrested two weeks ago and accused of illegally medicating horses trained by Roman Preciado, has been delayed at her counsel’s request, according to the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office. No makeup date has been scheduled yet, according to a

Former Groom Blamed for Preciado’s Clenbuterol Positives: Daily Racing Form 8/18/16

By: Matt Hegarty A 25-year-old groom at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa., has been arrested and charged by the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office with one count of rigging a horse race after allegedly administering the regulated medication clenbuterol to multiple horses trained by Ramon Preciado, the attorney general said on Thursday. According to a criminal

Hair Follicle Testing Implemented for Challenge Championship Horses: Daily Racing Form 8/4/16

By: Steve Anderson Hair follicle testing will be conducted on all runners participating in the Bank of America Challenge Championship races for Quarter Horses at Los Alamitos on Oct. 29. The Challenge Championship is a series of major stakes for runners from throughout North America. The American Quarter Horse Association announced the parameters for out-of-competition

Pennsylvania Sanctions Trainer Preciado: Blood-Horse 7/30/16

By: Frank Angst The Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission on July 27 fined trainer Ramon Preciado and suspended him from the front side for his behavior following a June 2015 race at Parx Racing and his behavior at a July 2015 hearing before the stewards. The sanctions are not a full suspension; they deny Preciado