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New Mexico Dismisses ‘Electrical Device’ Suspension of J.R. Valenzuela

The New Mexico Racing Commission on April 19 dismissed a five-year suspension and $5,000 fine against jockey Johnny Raul “J.R.” Valenzuela resulting from a Jan. 15, 2017, jockeys room shakedown at Sunland Park when investigators alleged the rider threw an electrical device into a trash can. Valenzuela was summarily suspended and, following a hearing, received […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Information Please?

Jockey Roman Chapa has pleaded guilty to criminal charges of making false statements in a case involving the alleged use of an illegal device on a racehorse. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the bigger picture of this third violation by Chapa and the official response to it. […]

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Chapa Pleads Guilty To Making False Statements In Sam Houston ‘Buzzer’ Case

Jockey Roman Chapa has pleaded guilty in Harris County District Court in Texas to making false statements to a Texas Department of Public Safety officer investigating whether Chapa carried an illegal electrical device aboard Quiet Acceleration, first-place finisher of the Richard King Turf Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park on Jan. 17, 2015. Chapa, 46, […]

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Former Leading Rider At Ellis Park Suspended In Indiana For Alleged Possession of Electrical Device

Jockey Didiel Osorio has been summarily suspended by Indiana Horse Racing Commission stewards after allegedly being in possession of an illegal electrical device following the fifth race at Indiana Grand on Thursday. Osorio rode the winner, 7-10 favorite Deep Explorer, owned by Jeff Allen, Michael Thomas and Donald Habeeb and trained by Habeeb. According to […]

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The Friday Show: Shocking Results, Weighing History?

Jockey Roman Chapa is already facing a lengthy suspension at least, plus felony charges for alleged use of an electrical device in a race in Texas, but in this edition of The Friday Show, we ask how far could this possibly go? A new photo of Chapa has surfaced that may shed light on further […]

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New Mexico Officials Suspend Veteran Rider J.R. Valenzuela After Electrical Device Discovered

Veteran jockey John Raul (J.R.) Valenzuela has been summarily suspended by New Mexico Racing Commission stewards after an electrical device was found in the Sunland Park jockeys room prior to Sunday’s fourth race, the $95,000 Shue Fly Stakes for New Mexico-bred Quarter horses. Valenzuela had been named to ride Mighty B Dragon for trainer Antoinette […]

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Commission Upholds License Revocation Of Parx Jockey For ‘Buzzer’ Possession

The Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission has affirmed a May 2015 ruling by the board of stewards revoking the license of jockey Pierre Jovan Hernandez-Ortega – currently the fourth-leading jockey at Parx Racing – for possession of an electrical device in the Bensalem, Pa., racetrack’s jockey quarters May 12, 2015. Hernandez-Ortega appealed the original ruling and […]

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Louisiana Race Fixing Case Latest Black Mark On Sport’s Integrity

If Billy Patin, Joseph Patin Jr. and LeSean Conyers are found guilty of attempting to fix a June 19 horse race at Evangeline Downs in Louisiana, they should pay a heavy price, both in the criminal charges filed against them and in the revocation of their licenses to work in any capacity in the pari-mutuel […]

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Chapa Suspended Five Years For Carrying Electrical Device

Texas Racing Commission stewards suspended jockey Roman Chapa five years and fined him $25,000 – the maximum penalties allowed under Texas law – for carrying an illegal electrical device while riding Quiet Acceleration to victory in the Richard King Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, Texas, on Jan. 17. The stewards, who conducted a […]

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Roman Chapa Appears In Court For Alleged ‘Buzzer’ Use

Roman Chapa, charged with a felony due to alleged use of an electrical device during a Jan. 17 stakes race at Sam Houston Race Park, appeared in court at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center Friday morning, according to KRPC Houston. Chapa, charged with unlawful influence on racing, went before a judge and his case […]

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