Stewards

Hear No Evil, See No Evil

By Ray Paulick I’m not sure what size shoe he wears, but John Veitch must have a big mouth, because he just keeps sticking his foot in it. Veitch, the chief steward for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, told Thoroughbred Times yesterday no action would be taken against jockey John Velazquez or Todd Pletcher […]

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Breeders’ Cup Must Conduct Independent Review of Life At Ten Incident

By Ray Paulick If John Veitch, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s chief steward, is involved in the investigation looking into the Life at Ten incident on Breeders’ Cup Friday, then neither the KHRC nor the Breeders’ Cup is taking what happened very seriously. Veitch is a man of integrity, and I consider him a […]

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Stewards Hold Hearing Regarding Friday’s Jockey Altercation

Kentucky State Steward John Veitch said a hearing was conducted Saturday morning to look into yesterday’s incident between Calvin Borel and Javier Castellano after the Breeders’ Cup Marathon.  Also present for the hearing was Martin Garcia, who was involved in the on-track interference that prompted Borel to attack Castellano after the race. “We have […]

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TWIRLING CANDY: TO DQ OR NOT?

By Ray Paulick Jenny Craig’s Candy Ride colt Twirling Candy wired the Del Mar Derby field as the 1-5 favorite to run his record to 4-for-4 for trainer John Sadler, but this victory was not without incident. Early in the run down the backstretch, Twirling Candy ducked out sharply under Joel Rosario, causing Summer […]

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FUROR OVER FERMIN

By Ray PaulickThe California Horse Racing Board has created a potential mess by appointing its former executive director, Ingrid Fermin, as one of three individuals on the board of stewards during the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club meeting that began on Wednesday. Fermin’s tenure as head of the state agency, which lasted three years, ended in […]

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