Glenn Thompson

Gorajec: Expert Calls Into Question New Jersey Drug Positives

Dr. Richard Sams, widely recognized for his expertise in racing chemistry and toxicology, has called into question trainer Glenn Thompson’s 2019 positive tests for methocarbamo at Monmouth Park in New Jersey, calling the quantitative analysis at the state’s official laboratory “likely both inaccurate and imprecise” because the lab “did not use the standard techniques that […]

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Ellis Park Hires Barajas As Track Superintendent; Thompson To Stay On For 70th Year

Javier Barajas, who has tended to horse tracks and courses around the globe, is Ellis Park’s new track superintendent. Glenn Thompson, a veteran of almost 70 years maintaining the track, helped Ellis Park become one of the safest racetracks in the country and will continue to work with Barajas, Ellis management announced. “We now have two of […]

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Gorajec: Bad Rule, Poor Judgment Leads To Injustice For New Jersey Trainer

Former Indiana Racing Commission executive director Joe Gorajec says a New Jersey trainer fined and suspended for a drug positive in 2019 is a victim of injustice due to a bad rule and poor judgment by the state’s racing regulators. Writing in his InsideRacingRegs blog, Gorajec provides details on a case involving trainer Glenn Thompson, […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: ‘Best Trackman In The Country’ Still Seeks Perfection At 83

Glenn Thompson never cared much for formal education and said he quit school in the sixth grade. When it comes to life experience, the masterful job he has done caring for Ellis Park’s racetrack for the last 69 years merits an honorary degree from any of the nation’s finest universities. Veteran trainer Larry Jones, three-time […]

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Wagering At Ellis Park Up Over Nine Percent Despite Rainy Summer

An Ellis Park meet that had high expectations more than lived up to the hopes of what enhanced purses would do for the racing quality, and subsequently for betting and fan appeal. “From my standpoint, the racing was the best since I’ve been here — by far,” said racing secretary Dan Bork, completing his 10th […]

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Asmussen, Lanerie Top Ellis Park Standings; Trackman Thompson Honored On Closing Day

New Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen, jockey Corey Lanerie and owner Chester Thomas’ Allied Racing came away as the 2016 Ellis Park meet champions. But stealing the show as far as size of the crowd for Monday’s closing-day trophy presentations was track superintendent Glenn Thompson, who was honored by the Kentucky division of the […]

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Do Scopes Spread Disease?

Examination with an endoscope is a routine procedure for racehorses. Scoping can reveal exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding), airway obstructions, paralyzed arytenoid cartilage (flappers), guttural pouch infections, and the cause of coughs or nasal discharge. Pre-purchase examinations include scoping to assess the health and correctness of the throat and airways. It is not unusual for a […]

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Congressional hearing: witness list a stacked deck

Six of the nine witnesses invited to speak at Monday’s hearing of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health have signed a letter supporting federal legislation to ban race-day medication in horses, and one of the remaining three has written a book that charges widespread cheating in horse […]

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