juan vazquez

The Friday Show Presented By The Woodbine Jackpot $1.4M Carryover: Where’s The Hammer?

It’s been a wild ride lately for the seedier side of horse racing. A video that surfaced on the Internet revealed talk of “juice” and bookies. A serial violator of medication rules had his suspension reduced. And some connections trying to hide syringes had the book thrown at them. Where is the consistency in enforcement? […]

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UPDATED: Vazquez Suspended 30 Days For Medication Infraction At Suffolk Downs

Trainer Juan C. Vazquez was handed a 30-day suspension and fined $2,500 by stewards at Suffolk Downs in Massachusetts after a horse in his care tested positive for hydrocortisone hydrogen succinate – a Class 4 corticosteroid – on Aug. 5. Vazquez ran six horses at Suffolk Aug. 5, and Here Comes Gary was his sole […]

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Daily Double: Vazquez Horse Disqualified Twice From Maiden Wins For Drug Violations

What are the chances a horse would be disqualified from a maiden win – not once, but twice – as a result of post-race drug tests? That’s what happened to J. J.’s Candy, a 3-year-old Sidney’s Candy colt owned by Big Monk Stable and Liorah Stables and trained by Juan Vazquez. J.J.’s Candy’s first disqualification […]

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Jockey Club: Preciado, Sedlacek, Vitali & Vazquez Denied Stud Book Privileges

The Jockey Club announced today that one trainer has been denied all privileges of The American Stud Book for 10 years and that three other trainers have been denied the same privileges for one or two years. All actions became effective January 1, 2017. The denials of privileges include the privilege of registering foals and […]

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Vazquez Released From Custody After Theft Of Services Charge In Pennsylvania

Juan Vazquez, a successful but troubled trainer on the Mid-Atlantic circuit, was taken into custody by the Chester (Pa.) Borough Police Department on April 8 and charged with “theft of services” – a third-degree felony. The charges stem from a complaint the police received from Oxford Feed and Lumber of Oxford, Pa., on June 3, […]

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When Is A Maiden Not A Maiden?

In today’s seventh race at Parx Racing, a one-mile allowance/optional claiming event for 3-year-olds at a mile, there is – at least on paper – a maiden named Hashtag Alex in the six-horse line-up. Why would a veteran trainer like John Servis be running a maiden against winners – especially when there was a maiden […]

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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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Vazquez: Racing Commission Reverses Penn National Ban

The Pennsylvania Racing Commission has reversed an order by Penn National Race Course banning the trainer Juan Vazquez from its premises without explanation. A second ban issued against the trainer by the racetrack remains in effect. Penn National issued an order to ban Vazquez in March, citing “conduct detrimental to racing” after he returned to […]

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Alleged ‘Gratuity’ To Racing Official Leads Penn National To Ban Vazquez…Again

Trainer Juan C. Vazquez received a second notice of ejection in as many months from officials of Penn National race course in Pennsylvania, this time for allegedly offering a “gratuity” to a racing official. Chris McErlean, vice president-racing for Penn National Gaming Inc. (PNGI), which owns the Grantville, Pa., track, said Vazquez was issued the […]

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