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Bernard Daney, Former Chairman Of The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Dies

Bernard Joseph Daney, an accomplished businessman, educator, and racing regulator who served as chairman of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission for 18 years, died Dec. 9 at age 92. Daney graduated from Saint Elizabeth School and Wilmington High School in 1943, and in October of that year, he entered the military. He served with Infantry […]

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Pattershall Suspended 60 Days By Delaware Park Stewards For Possession Of Needles, Syringes, Medication

Trainer Mary Pattershall has been suspended 60 days and fined $1,500 by stewards at Delaware Park for possession of hypodermic needles, syringes and injectable labeled medication on racetrack grounds. Pattershall, who is stabled at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania, shipped to Delaware Park on Aug. 12, when Five C’s Stable’s Diadema finished sixth in a starter allowance. A […]

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Report: Delaware Slowly Moving Forward With Plans For Exchange Wagering

Members of Delaware’s racing industry are considering allowing exchange wagering to be offered on races run at Delaware Park. The Racing Biz reports that exchange wagering was the subject of a lengthy discussion by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission (DTRC) during its meeting earlier this week. At the present time, exchange wagering is only offered in New Jersey, […]

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That’ll Teach ‘Em: Letter of Reprimand For Delaware Park Placing Judges Who Posted Wrong Order Of Finish

Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission stewards conducted a hearing July 28 with Delaware Park placing judges Roxanne Estrin and George Carey, who posted the wrong order of finish for the second- and third-place finishers in the previous day’s first race. According to the stewards report posted on the commission website, Estrin and Carey “were issued written […]

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Vet Fined $1,000 For Missing Lasix Shot That Forced Scratch Of Delaware Park Stakes Horse

Dr. Robert Campbell has been fined $1,000 by Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission stewards for failing to give Juddmonte Farms’ Suffused a pre-race furosemide (Lasix or Salix) treatment as scheduled, necessitating the filly’s scratch from last Saturday’s $200,000 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes at Delaware Park. Campbell, who was one of the third-party veterinarians retained by the commission […]

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Delaware Racing Commission Adopts Claim Void Rule

In a meeting held April 6, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission finalized a rule that will allow claims to be voided if the claimed horse dies during a race or is euthanized on the track following the race. The rule will be in place when Delaware Park opens its season on May 21. According to […]

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Paddock Accident Leads To Cancellation Of Delaware Park Races

Delaware Park cancelled the final four races of Tuesday’s eight-race card after a valet was injured while horses were being saddled for the fourth race. According to sources, other valets and some jockeys refused to work because the medical response time for the injured man was not satisfactory. One witness said the valet, identified by Daily Racing […]

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Vazquez Files Appeal After Xylazine Positive in Pennsylvania

Troubled Mid-Atlantic trainer Juan Vazquez – ejected this year from tracks in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia – is appealing a June 17 ruling from stewards at Pennsylvania’s Penn National racetrack fining him $2,000 after a horse he trains tested positive for the short acting sedative xylazine. The official chemist from the Pennsylvania Horse Racing […]

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Delaware Park Bans 2014 Leading Trainer Vazquez

Trainer Juan Vazquez, leading trainer at Delaware Park in 2014,  has been banned from the Wilmington, Del., racetrack, according to Delaware Park President William Fasy. “Juan Vazquez is no longer allowed on the grounds or to race here as of last week,” Fasy told the Paulick Report on Monday. Asked if there was a specific incident that led […]

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Indiana Ousts Widely-Used Drug Testing Lab For ‘Continued Failure To Detect Substances’

Officials at Truesdail Laboratories in Irvine, Calif., said they plan to contest a May 12 decision by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission to terminate the company’s equine drug testing contract after Truesdail failed to detect high levels of commonly used corticosteroids in three samples taken from harness horses competing at Hoosier Park in late March […]

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