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‘That’s What We Do At Remington Park’: Veterinarian Admits He Owns Horses Released From Stewards’ List

Could there have been a more perfectly-named horse than Forgery, the maiden claimer who finished up the track in Remington Park’s eighth race last Thursday? The Patrick Swan trainee ran just weeks after track stewards were notified he was part of an ownership dispute involving signatures on foal papers. Forgery was one of two horses […]

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Ten Months Later, Remington Stewards Issue Fines To Trainer, Veterinarian After Violation Of 24-Hour Treatment Rule

Ten months after a veterinarian was observed by special investigators treating horses within 24 hours of race time, stewards at Remington Park have taken action against the vet and two trainers. In stewards’ rulings dated April 15, 2019, Dr. Joe Hadley Whiting was fined $6,000, trainer Clint Crawford was fined $4,000 and trainer Tyler Crawford […]

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‘Wrong Horse’ Case At Remington Results In Disqualifications, Two $10,000 Fines

In the mistaken identity case of two Karl Broberg trainees at Remington Park, the Board of Stewards has officially disqualified each wrongly identified horse, both from the eighth race on Sept. 4 and the fifth race on Sept. 16. As a result of a hearing on Tuesday, the board also handed Broberg a $10,000 fine […]

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No Lie: Polygraph Test Helps Trainer Overturn Summary Suspension

Stewards in Oklahoma last month reversed a summary suspension of a trainer whose horse tested positive for the Class 1 drug Ritalin after the trainer was given a polygraph examination, often called a lie-detector test. Stacey Capps was summarily suspended on Aug. 15, 2017, by the board of stewards at Fair Meadows racetrack after the […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Obstruction In Oklahoma?

I don’t like it when people try to make a fool out of me. I do a good enough job of that without any help. But that’s what the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission staff apparently was trying to do last week when I inquired about the status of the investigation into the wrong horse running […]

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Update On Sept. 16 Remington Park ‘Wrong Horse’ Winner: There Is No Update

The wheels of justice sometimes move slowly in racing, and they often turn under a cloak of secrecy. On Sept. 16 at Remington Park in Oklahoma, a 4-year-old gelding named Collateral Kitten was credited with a victory in the evening’s fifth race, a $15,000 claiming event for non-winners of two races lifetime. The only problem […]

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Cathey Named Executive Director Of Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission

Kelly Cathey has been named as the new executive director of the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission. According to The Oklahoman, Cathey had been serving as interim director since August. The commission voted on the matter during its meeting Thursday. Cathey grew up around horses, and has been involved in horse racing since he was young, first in […]

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Oklahoma Commission Executive Director Resigns From His Post

Constantin Rieger has resigned from his post as executive director of the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, according to a report from The Oklahoman.  At a special meeting held Wednesday, the commission accepted the letter of resignation and authorized a search committee for a new executive director and appointed steward Kelly Cathey as interim executive director […]

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