Delaware racing

Indiana Ousts Widely-Used Drug Testing Lab For ‘Continued Failure To Detect Substances’

Officials at Truesdail Laboratories in Irvine, Calif., said they plan to contest a May 12 decision by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission to terminate the company’s equine drug testing contract after Truesdail failed to detect high levels of commonly used corticosteroids in three samples taken from harness horses competing at Hoosier Park in late March […]

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Story Updates: Vazquez Back In Action; Morales Lands In Louisiana

Updates on some stories from the recent past. — Trainer Juan Vazquez is back in business, though not in Maryland, where he was told by Maryland Jockey Club officials last month he is no longer welcome to stable or race at their tracks. Vazquez was suspended 90 days last year for being the aggressor and […]

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Recent Spate of Positive Tests Traced to Specific Drug Combination

Several positive drug tests in the Mid-Atlantic region recently for overages in methocarbamol have been linked to the use of the drug in combination with phenylbutazone, according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. Methocarbamol, a muscle relaxer, is a regulated medication that is used to treat soreness. Phenylbutazone (bute) is a pain medication. The […]

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Vazquez Granted Stay of Suspension After McCarthy Fight

Delaware Park trainer Juan Vazquez has been granted a stay of the suspension awarded following his winner’s circle fight with jockey Trevor McCarthy, according to a Daily Racing Form report. Vazquez has chosen to appeal the ruling, and will be permitted to train while the appeal is resolved. He is scheduled to appear before the Delaware […]

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Trainer Vazquez Arrested, Charged With Assaulting Jockey McCarthy

Delaware Park leading trainer Juan Vazquez has been arrested following an attack on Trevor McCarthy in the winner’s circle on Monday, the Daily Racing Form‘s Dave Grening reported. Vazquez, who was charged with simple assault by Delaware State Police, is alleged to have approached McCarthy after the fourth race, exchanged words with the jockey, and then hit […]

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Rep. Carson: Delaware Benefits From Racing Industry

In a letter to the editor in the Delaware News Journal, Representative William Carson stated his desire to keep horse racing around, citing the good that it has done for the state economy. “Today, more than 4,100 people have full- or part-time jobs in Delaware’s horse racing industry,” Carson writes. “Millions are spent in the […]

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Delaware Approves New Drug Penalty Schedule Ahead of Meet

Just weeks ahead of Delaware Park’s May 11 meet, regulators approved new rules regarding medication administration in the state. The rules are in accordance with the uniform medication guidelines set up by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium and the Association of Racing Commissioners International. Delware’s commission approved the rules earlier this year and opened […]

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Jones Moves Base Back to Delaware

Trainer Larry Jones has shifted his home base from central Kentucky back to Delaware Park, according to a Louisville Courier-Journal report. Jones said Delaware was able to accommodate all of his 54 horses in one location, while Churchill Downs split him between the main track stabling and its Trackside training center. Jones also revealed that the […]

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Delaware Park Announces 2014 Live Racing Dates

Delaware Park announced the dates for the 2014 live racing season today.  The 77th season of live racing at the Stanton oval will feature 81 days with the meet starting on May 17 and concluding on October 22. In May, live racing will be held on the 17, 21, 24, 26, 28 and 31.  From […]

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Delaware Horsemen’s Annual Stallion Auction to Begin Jan. 5

The Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA) will be holding its 2nd annual stallion auction Jan. 5-12, 2014. The format for the auction this year will be online. We are pleased to be working with thoroughlybred.com, which operates much like eBay. The Delaware Certified Thoroughbred Program (DCTP) will waive the application fee for the progeny from […]

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