MRC Puts NUMP’s Multiple Medication Violation Penalty…: Thoroughbred Daily News 2/7/15

By Mike Kane Trainers Scott Lake and Hector Garcia unwittingly became part of racing regulatory history in late January when they were the first horsemen to receive additional suspensions from the Maryland Racing Commission, which was using the guidelines of the Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System that is part of the National Uniform Medication Program

Trainer Thurston fourth to incur stanozolol suspension: The Racing Biz 2/7/15

by Frank Vespe Trainer Jerry Thurston became the fourth trainer racing at Laurel Park to be suspended for stanozolol in the last week today when the Maryland Racing Commission stewards slapped him with a 30-day sentence and a $1,000 fine, the stewards said today. The infraction occurred December 12 when Home of America, whom he

Lake Suspended for 120 Days: Thoroughbred Daily News 2/5/15

Veteran trainer Scott Lake was assessed a suspension of 120 days - twice what was originally reported - by the Maryland Racing Commission as the result of horses in his care testing positive for an anabolic steroid. Mike Hopkins, the MRC’s executive director, said Wednesday that the commission had clarified the penalties handed to Lake.

Maryland Trainers Cited for Compounded Drug: The Blood-Horse 2/1/15

By Tom LaMarra Three trainers have received suspensions and fines in Maryland in conjunction with positive tests for stanozolol, a synthetic steroid formerly known as Winstrol that is now available only through drug compounders. The steroid was detected by Truesdail Laboratories in samples taken from racehorses in December and January at Laurel Park, according to

Maryland Racing Commission to tackle rules redo: The Racing Biz 1/20/15

by Frank Vespe Calling the law and regulations which govern Maryland racing “very antiquated,” Maryland Racing Commission chairman Bruce Quade today announced a top-to-bottom review of the state’s racing law. And if he has his way, that review may lead to swifter justice meted out to jockeys with riding violations and harsher penalties for trainers