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No Foul: Statement On I’m A Chatterbox Decision In Delaware Handicap

John Wayne, executive director of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission, issued a statement late Saturday night on behalf of the stewards. Earlier in the afternoon, those stewards disallowed a claim of foul in the G1 Delaware Handicap won by I’m A Chatterbox and jockey Florent Geroux. At the break, I’m A Chatterbox veered sharply inward […]

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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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Time For A Change? Veterinarian’s List No Safe Harbor For Racehorses

On Jan. 27, 2015, six Thoroughbreds went to the post for the second race at Turf Paradise, but only five came back. Four-year-old Time for a J fractured the sesamoids in his left front leg and was euthanized on the track. What separated the dark bay gelding from most other horses who meet the same […]

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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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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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RMTC, HFL Lab Identify Drugs in Delaware Raid

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium’s Tactical Research Program was instrumental in the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission’s recent prosecution of Donald Roberson by working with the HFL Sport Science Lexington laboratory to identify dichloracetic acid and tadalafil, which is marketed in the U.S. under the trade name Cialis. These substances were found during a July […]

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Pennsylvania, Delaware officials investigating ‘wrong’ horse running for Ness at Presque Isle Downs

Trainer Jamie Ness will go before stewards in both Pennslyvania and Delaware as a result of a recent incident involving two misidentified horses, one that ran under the wrong name at Presque Isle Downs and a second one entered to race at Delaware Park before officials there caught the mistake. Rapid Rampage and Rome Is […]

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Prairie Meadows brings ‘True Grit’ to racing

Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway — John Wayne It’s safe to say John Wayne and horses go hand-in-hand so why not bring him out to the racetrack?  Every Monday in July, Iowa’s Prairie Meadows plans to show a John Wayne movie on its infield television screen at the conclusion of […]

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DELAWARE SWITCHES ON TOE GRABS: DO THEY KEEP HORSES FROM STUMBLING?

By Ray PaulickCiting an unusual number of horses that stumbled at the start of their races, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission recently approved an emergency regulation regarding toe grabs on front shoes, increasing the maximum allowed in dirt races from two to four millimeters. The adoption of rules earlier this year (by the Delaware commission […]

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PARAGALLO TRYING TO PULL FAST ONE IN DELAWARE?

By Ray Paulick UPDATED FRIDAY, 3 P.M. The two horses mentioned in the story below have been scratched. Click here for details. Two horses that previously raced for the Paraneck Stable managed by Ernie Paragallo, who was recently charged with 22 criminal counts of animal cruelty at his Center Brook Farm in upstate New York, […]

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