Steve Miyadi

View From The Eighth Pole: Regulatory Fairness Left At Starting Gate In Minnesota

In her written decision recommending dismissal of any sanctions against the owner and trainer of a horse testing positive for minuscule levels of methamphetamine at Monmouth Park in 2017, Administrative Law Judge Susan M. Scarola said New Jersey Racing Commission steward Stephen Pagano testified in the case that he had never heard of a meth […]

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Tough Sunday Scores First Stakes Win In Sunday’s Sensational Star

A switch from 6 ½ furlongs on turf to a muddy main track, five scratches and a perfect stalking trip under Joe Talamo resulted in Nick Alexander’s homebred Tough Sunday notching his first-ever stakes win in Sunday’s $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes at Santa Anita.  Trained by Steve Miyadi, the 6-year-old full horse by Alexander’s Grazen, prevailed by one length […]

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Born Blind And Deaf, Tough Sunday Finds The Winner’s Circle At Del Mar

When the 5-year-old Tough Sunday held off a late challenge to win Thursday’s fourth race at Del Mar by a half-length, it was more than just another trip to the winner’s circle for owner/breeder Nick Alexander. The son of his own stallion Grazen, Tough Sunday was born with symptoms of what is known as dummy […]

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Trainer Armando Lage Dies At 59

Trainer Armando Lage died of a heart attack at 2 a.m. Tuesday morning at his home in Richmond, California, according to his long-time friend, fellow trainer O.J. Jauregui. Lage (pronounced LA-hay) was 59. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Golden Gate Fields, where Lage was a Bay Area fixture in recent […]

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Alexander ‘Relieved’ After Pair Of Homebreds Score Santa Anita Double

Owner/breeder Nick Alexander had back-to-back homebred winners sired by Grazen Saturday when Enola Gray captured the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint for trainer Phil D’Amato and All of a Sudden came back to take the next race for trainer Steve Miyadi. The two winners were part of a string of seven straight favorites […]

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‘Potential Conflicts Of Interest’: Racing Commissioners With Active Licenses

With two incidents in just the last two weeks as examples, the Daily Racing Form’s Jay Hovdey described the idea that racing commissions allow commissioners with active licenses to participate in major decisions is not only “rife with potential conflicts of interest, but perpetuated by the thinking that commissioners must have experience in the business […]

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Miyadi: License Suspended, Trainer Charged With Battery Over Clocker’s Corner Incident

The California Horse Racing Board issued an order Sunday suspending the license of trainer Steven Miyadi pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 494 (a) (2) and the terms of the Stipulated Settlement between Miyadi and the Board. The Board took this action after Miyadi shoved Commissioner Alex Solis to the ground Friday morning at […]

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Report: Altercation At Clocker’s Corner Leads To Arrest Of Trainer Steve Miyadi

An early-morning altercation with jockey Alex Solis led to the arrest of trainer Steve Miyadi at Santa Anita by Arcadia police Friday. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, witnesses said that Miyadi and Solis got into a disagreement over a recent 30-day suspension that Miyadi had served. The suspension, along with a $5,000 fine, was […]

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A DELTA STORM

By Ray Paulick We’ve all seen horses dropping down the class ladder, but this one was ridiculous. Delta Storm, a 9-year-old multiple stakes-winning gelding, fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita in November and most recently running for a $100,000 claiming tag at Hollywood Park last Dec. 6, showed up in […]

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