New Mexico Racing Commissioner Removed From Post

One of five members of the New Mexico Racing Commission, Freda McSwane was removed from her post this week after refusing a request for her resignation. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the action stemmed from comments McSwane made at a public meeting back in May. “We basically perpetrated a fraud, in my opinion, on our veterinarians […]

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Gary West Considers Federal Challenge To Kentucky Derby Disqualification

Gary West, the owner and breeder of Maximum Security, told the Daily Racing Form on Sunday that he was considering appealing the Kentucky stewards’ decision to disqualify his colt from first in the Kentucky Derby. However, the state’s administrative regulations explain that stewards’ decisions “shall be final and shall not be subject to appeal.” Since […]

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Judge Grants Espinoza Stay Of Suspension For Careless Riding

Judge Timothy M. Casserly awarded a stay of his 10-day suspension to apprentice jockey Assael Espinoza in San Diego County Superior Court on Thursday, according to agent Brian Beach. The suspension was originally handed down by stewards for an incident in which Espinoza caused interference in Saturday’s final race at Del Mar; jockeys Corey Nakatani […]

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Arroyo Will Miss Races Through Feb. 18

Jockey Norberto Arroyo, Jr., will be forced to miss the next couple weeks of racing at Santa Anita, according to The rider missed riding Friday through Sunday at the Great Race Place, due to a family emergency in Kentucky. Arroyo has also been suspended for six racing days after losing appeals for riding infractions […]

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Gaming Commission: Sword Dancer Decision ‘Not Appealable’

Kirk Wycoff of Three Diamonds Farm filed an appeal with the New York State Gaming Commission after stewards at Saratoga made no change to the order of finish in a controversial running of the G1 Sword Dancer on Saturday. According to, the commission will not hear the appeal, because “New York courts have long […]

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