Trainer Albright charged by Pennsylvania county: Daily Racing Form 10/3/18

By: Matt Hegarty George R. Albright, a trainer based at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pa., with nearly 4,000 lifetime starts, has been charged by a Pennsylvania county district attorney with one count of rigging a publicly exhibited contest, according to his attorney and court documents. The attorney, William Fetterhoff, said Albright will dispute

Penn Commission Revokes Rojas’s Licenses: Thoroughbred Daily News 7/7/17

By: T.D. Thornton Last week’s 14-count federal felony conviction of trainer Murray Rojas for misbranding equine prescription drugs led to a Thursday notice of her banishment from Penn National Race Course, where the pattern of offenses was proven to have taken place over a multi-year period. Shortly thereafter, Penn National’s banishment was backed by a

Following Rojas Verdict, Penn National Ejects Trainers: Blood-Horse 7/6/17

By: Frank Angst Following the guilty verdict of trainer Murray Rojas for 14 counts of misbranding drugs as part of an illegal effort to administer race-day medications to horses in 2013, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course banned the trainer, and two others, from the Grantville, Pa., track. On July 6, Penn National announced plans to eject Rojas,

Jury Reaches Split Decision on Trainer Rojas: Blood-Horse 7/3/17

By: Frank Angst In the first federal case to go to a jury verdict following numerous arrests of trainers and veterinarians in connection to 2013 events at Penn National Race Course, a jury found trainer Murray Rojas guilty of 14 counts related to misbranding of animal drugs but determined that Rojas was not guilty of seven

Preciado to Accept License Revocation in Pennsylvania: Blood-Horse 12/28/16

By: Frank Angst An attorney for Ramon Preciado said Dec. 28 that the trainer does not plan to appeal three recent decisions in Pennsylvania to revoke his license. "As it stands now with the many different revocations he has, I believe he's going to give up," said Preciado's attorney Alan Pincus. "He would have to attain stays

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

Delaware Park Latest Track to Boot Vazquez: The Blood-Horse 6/30/15

RMTC By Frank Angst Trainer Juan C. Vazquez is slowly running out of Mid-Atlantic tracks at which to run his horses after Delaware Park informed the trainer he is no longer welcome to race his horse there. On June 30 Delaware Park chief executive officer Bill Fasy said the track had barred the trainer from