Joe Sharp

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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Lab Contamination? Administrative Law Judge Recommends Meth Positive Be Thrown Out In New Jersey

An administrative law judge has recommended to the New Jersey Racing Commission that it reverse a $1,500 fine against Joe Sharp and a $60,000 purse forfeiture from a horse he trains that tested positive for methamphetamine at Monmouth Park in 2017. In making her ruling, Administrative Law Judge Susan M. Scarola said post-race samples from […]

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Seclusive, $1.05 Million Half Brother To Honor Code, Set For Racing Debut

The expectations for Lanes’ End Farm stallion Honor Code are high and his first crop were met with favor in the sales ring last year. In Saturday’s third race at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La., the 2015 Eclipse Award winner and Grade 1-winning multimillionaire’s half-brother Seclusive will make his career debut for trainer Joe […]

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Jason Barkley Prepares To Saddle First Stakes Starter At Oaklawn

Trainer Jason Barkley is scheduled to saddle his first career stakes starter (Arch Avenue) in Saturday’s $125,000 Martha Washington for 3-year-old fillies, Oaklawn’s first of three major preps for the Kentucky Oaks. Barkley, 29, has already checked off one box this year at Oaklawn, winning last Sunday’s fifth race with Strolling ($8.20). It was Barkley’s […]

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Exercise Rider Severely Injured, Two Horses Killed In Head-On Collision At Fair Grounds

An accident during Monday’s morning training hours at the Fair Grounds resulted in the death of a pair of Thoroughbred racehorses and severe injuries to one exercise rider, Roderick “Roddy” MacKenzie. According to various individuals with knowledge of the situation, an unnamed young horse from the barn of Joe Sharp unseated his rider and took […]

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Classy John Gets The Job Done In Louisiana Futurity

There may have been an anxious moment or two, but in the end the heavy favorites of both divisions of the Louisiana Futurity got the job done on Saturday at the Fair Grounds. In the colts and geldings division, Valene Farms’ Classy John held off the late advances of Jimi’s a Star to win by […]

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Dolphus, Half To Rachel Alexandra, Retired To Cabin Creek Farm In Pennsylvania

Dolphus, a Grade 3-placed half-brother to 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, has been retired from racing and will debut at Cabin Creek Farm in Bernville, Penn., BloodHorse reports. The 5-year-old Lookin at Lucky horse will stand for an advertised fee of $2,500, with special considerations to mares foaling in Pennsylvania. Dolphus won four […]

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Limousine Liberal Heads Breeders’ Cup Workers At Keeneland Saturday

Katherine Ball’s Limousine Liberal completed his major preparation for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in two weeks by working 5 furlongs in 1:00.40 on his own under exercise rider Freddy Torres Saturday morning at Keeneland. “It got a little messed up at the start (with two other horses in front of him), but he finished […]

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Devine Mischief Ships North To Nail Photo In Ruling Angel

Devine Mischief, the first Canadian starter for trainer Joe Sharp, was up in the last jump to edge out Glamanation and Jean Elizabeth in a thrilling three-horse conclusion to Woodbine’s 6 1/2 furlong Ruling Angel Stakes on Sunday. Luis Contreras was in the irons as the 8-1 chance prevailed by a head over 9-5 favourite […]

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Anonymous Owner Donates $5,000 Of Kentucky Downs Winnings To Assist Injured Jockey Carmouche

A stakes-winning owner during Kentucky Downs recent meet is donating $5,000 for assistance to Kendrick Carmouche, the jockey who sustained a severely fractured leg when his mount fell after being forced to clip heels. “Our group was fortunate enough to win a large purse at Kentucky Downs,” said the owner, who did not want to […]

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