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New Information Prompts Kentucky Stewards To Rescind Ractopamine Positives For Arnold, Sharp

A board of stewards in Kentucky has rescinded a trio of positive tests for ractopamine and will not impose any sanctions on trainers George “Rusty” Arnold and Joe Sharp, or owners Calumet Farm and Brad Grady. News of the positives and associated penalties prompted a public outcry last week, given Arnold’s pristine record. Kentucky Horse […]

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Rusty Arnold On Pending Suspension: ‘The System Has Failed Me’

George R. “Rusty” Arnold II is a proud man. A third-generation Kentucky horseman, he’s trained Thoroughbreds for more than 40 years, saddled 16 Grade 1 winners and ranks 38th on the Equibase list of all-time leading trainers by money won, with over $64 million in total earnings. Arnold, 62, is the first to admit he […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: Common Sense Takes A Back Seat?

A Kentucky stewards’ ruling nearly a year and a half in the making could have a profound impact on the career of highly respected trainer Rusty Arnold. Horses in Arnold’s care in 2016 tested positive for ractopamine, a feed additive listed as a Class 2 drug by the Association of Racing Commissioners International. But given […]

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Jockey-Turned-Agent Torres Picks Up Venezuelan Camacho At Fair Grounds

When former jockey Francisco Torres decided to retire after 32 years in the saddle, he said that he planned on still being as busy as ever. Sure enough, Torres has proven himself to be a man of his word as he spent his Christmas Eve morning on the Fair Grounds backside with jockey Samy Camacho, […]

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Apprentice Jenn Miller Undergoes Successful Surgery To Repair Broken Jaw

Apprentice jockey Jenn Miller came through surgery to repair her broken jaw successfully, according to her mother, Barbara Miller. The 32-year-old rider was involved in a racing accident on Saturday at Charles Town, in which suffered fractures on both sides of her jaw and a severe concussion. Each of the fractures was repaired with a […]

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Apprentice Jenn Miller Suffers Broken Jaw, Concussion In Charles Town Spill

In Saturday evening’s second race at Charles Town, apprentice jockey Jenn Miller had Green Time on the lead turning for home. The 4-year-old gelding leveled off in the final sixteenth, finishing in fifth place, but then broke down shortly after crossing the wire. Green Time had to be euthanized as a result of his injuries. […]

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Barn Buddies: Frank Started At The Bottom, Now He’s Jetsetting

In the final week before the Breeders’ Cup, there’s little for trainers and their teams to do but wait. It can be a nerve-wrecking time for some. In the Steve Asmussen barn, which will lead four contenders over to the paddock this weekend (including Classic hopeful Gun Runner), you’d think there could be a lot […]

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‘Mitigating Circumstances’: Miller Fined $1500 For Methamphetamine Positive In Pennsylvania

Trainer Peter Miller has officially been fined $1500 by the Pennsylvania Racing Commission, resulting from a positive test for methamphetamine in his trainee Richard’s Boy. Richard’s Boy ran in the $200,000 Pennsylvania Governor’s Cup on June 3 at Penn National, finishing second by a head to Bold Thunder. Bold Thunder was disqualified to second for interference, […]

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Navarro, Sharp Fined For Class 1 Drug Violations; ‘Mitigating Circumstances’ Cited

Trainers Jorge Navarro and Joe Sharp recently were fined but not suspended after horses in their care tested positive for Class 1 drugs at Monmouth Park in New Jersey, suggesting stewards were convinced the presence of the substances was due to contamination of drugs widely abused by humans.. Navarro was fined $2,500 after George Cross […]

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Louisville Grad Barkley Saddles First Winner Of His Career At Keeneland

Trainer Jason Barkley and owner Thomas Todd’s Oakview Stable both earned their initial triumph when Stella Nova won Friday’s fourth race by 2¼ lengths. The victory, the third consecutive win for the 3-year-old filly by Astrology, was part of Barkley’s strategy to obtain his trainer’s license after growing up in Thoroughbred racing. “My whole game […]

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