PA Regulation ‘Suspends’ Horses after most Positive Tests: THA 07/27/17

By: Tom LaMarra The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission July 26 approved a new regulation that will make racehorses that test positive for a prohibited substance ineligible to compete for a period of time. The regulation, which is expected to take effect Sept. 1, calls for such horses to be placed on the stewards’ list for

Vitali Enters Horse at Parx After Getting Stay: Daily Racing Form 2/15/17

By: Matt Hegarty Marcus Vitali, the controversial trainer who has been banned by several tracks along the East Coast, has been allowed to enter a horse at Parx after receiving a stay of an ejection order from the Philadelphia-area track, according to officials and rulings. The stay of the ejection order was issued on Jan.

Rules on Medication Labeling in Pennsylvania Take Effect Jan. 1: THA Racing.Com 12/5/16

By: Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association Under regulations adopted by the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission, effective Jan. 1, 2017, all containers of medication must be properly labeled and prescribed, and they will be subject to testing. The PHRC Dec. 1 notified horsemen and private veterinarians of the impending rules. Any containers that aren’t labeled or those that

Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission Continues Modernization with Online, Searchable Database of Rulings:Pennsylvania Pressroom 11/4/16

By: PA.Gov Harrisburg, PA - Results of official rulings issued against licensees by the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission now will be available online as part of the commission’s continuing commitment to transparency and modernizing its oversight of the state’s racing industry. Historically, access to the database of Rulings was limited to racing regulators. Today, any

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

Court Order Has Preciado Racing Again at Parx: Blood-Horse 5/25/16

By: Frank Angst While Pennsylvania gets its new racing commission in place, multiple graded stakes-winning trainer Ramon Preciado—accused of six clenbuterol positives in March and April at Parx Racing—continues to win races. Running under a temporary restraining order that lifted a decision by Parx to halt Preciado from entering horses, Preciado saddled Rag Time Stables'Kid