Chloe Bradley has served as an employee of trainer Ramon Preciado in the past, and last winter she took over training his horses in Florida while Preciado was serving a suspension. Monday, the board of stewards at Monmouth Park suspended Bradley 45 days for entering Lucy N Ethel in the Blue Sparkler Stakes on Aug. 14, reports the Daily Racing Form.
Lucy N Ethel started three times under Preciado, including her most recent win in the G3 Old Hat Stakes at Gulfstream in January. After that, the filly had an ankle chip removed, and the Blue Sparkler would have been her first start since then. Instead, Lucy N Ethel won the G2 Prioress at Saratoga on Sept. 4, with Bradley listed as trainer.
Stewards at Monmouth scratched Lucy N Ethel while trying to determine whether Bradley was actually her trainer. Frank Zanzuccki, executive director of the New Jersey Racing Commission, relayed that the board determined that Bradley did not have control of Lucy N Ethel at that time, hence the suspension. Bradley was also fined $1500.
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