Safety and Welfare Measures To Be Instituted at Santa Anita: TDN 3/8/19

Press Release: While a thorough investigation and analysis of the Santa Anita main track continues, representatives of The Stronach Group (TSG) have announced that several new safety and welfare initiatives will be put into place whenever racing resumes at the Arcadia, California, oval. “We’re looking forward to returning to normal, but it will be a

Ritvo: Stronach Tracks Bar Vitali, Hunter From Entry Box: Paulick Report 9/20/16

By: Ray Paulick Trainer Marcus Vitali, currently serving a 120-day suspension for multiple medication violations in Florida, has been told by officials with The Stronach Group – owners of Gulfstream Park in Florida, Laurel Park and Pimlico in Maryland and Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields in California – that they will not take

Maryland Jockey Club Adopts Injection Reporting Rule: The Racing Biz 1/4/16

By: Frank Vespe Trainers whose horses are claimed must provide the state veterinarian a record of all joint injections the horse has received in the 30 days prior to the claim, according to a new policy adopted effective January 1 by the Maryland Jockey Club. The information must be provided within 72 hours and will

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