medication violations

Commentary: A Fateful Decision One Night In Oklahoma?

On June 2, Special Candy High flew out of the gate at Remington Park to take the lead in the $1,024,840 Heritage Place Futurity, a Grade 1 event at 350 yards. It was the undefeated 2-year-old Quarter Horse’s third career start for trainer Clinton Crawford, and it would prove to be his last. Shortly after […]

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Parx Imposes New House Rules On Medication Violations, Program Trainers

When racing resumes on Saturday at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa., a new “house rule” will be in effect that director of racing Sam Elliott hopes will serve as a deterrent to prevent horsemen from violating medication and integrity rules. “Parx Racing is intent on fixing the public perception and confidence in the integrity of the […]

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Florida Follies: Dozens Of Drug Positives Thrown Out Due To State Incompetence

How incompetent is the leadership at Florida’s Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, the state government agency that regulates horse racing in the state? Let me count the ways: 1, 2, 3, 4 … 100, maybe more. That’s how many administrative complaints for medication violations in just over a year had to be tossed out because of […]

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Ness Begins 100-Day Suspension For 2012-’14 Clenbuterol Violations

Trainer Jamie Ness began serving a 100-day suspension on Feb. 19 for multiple Class 3 medication violations in Florida from December 2012 through April 2014. The suspension and $4,800 fine were for 12 clenbuterol positives that were part of a negotiated settlement with the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, the state’s regulatory agency. Four additional […]

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Another Preciado Horse Tests Positive For Clenbuterol At Parx

Ramon Preciado, who continues to train at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania while a 270-day suspension for medication violations is under appeal, may face additional sanctions after a horse from his stable tested positive for clenbuterol following a July 3 race. The latest case involves Denzel, a 6-year-old horse owned by Eliott Krems that finished second […]

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Report: Altercation At Clocker’s Corner Leads To Arrest Of Trainer Steve Miyadi

An early-morning altercation with jockey Alex Solis led to the arrest of trainer Steve Miyadi at Santa Anita by Arcadia police Friday. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, witnesses said that Miyadi and Solis got into a disagreement over a recent 30-day suspension that Miyadi had served. The suspension, along with a $5,000 fine, was […]

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After Spike In Violations, Florida HBPA Seeking ‘Fix’ Of New Medication Rules

Twenty-one of the 50 trainers with the most starts at the 2015-16 Gulfstream Park championship meeting were served with administrative complaints for medication violations since new regulations went into effect in January. The new regulations for therapeutic medications, signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott in June 2015, follow the drug schedule, threshold levels and withdrawal […]

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Santa Anita Stewards Fine Bonde, Sierra For Medication Violations

Santa Anita stewards have fined trainers Jeff Bonde and Javier Sierra each $500 due to medication violations. The Daily Racing Form reports that Bonde was fined after his horse, Tripski, tested positive for Betamethasone (a corticosteriod) after finishing third in the tenth race on March 26. Stewards fined Sierra $500 after Gutsy Ruler tested positive for Fulmethasone, also […]

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Parx Racing Bans Trainer Ramon Preciado

Trainer Ramon Preciado, who is currently facing several suspensions for clenbuterol positives, has been notified that he will no longer be able to race or stable horses at Parx Racing. The Daily Racing Form reports that Preciado, who currently sits atop the trainer standings at Parx, has been told he will no longer be able to enter […]

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UAE: Trainer Mohammed Fined Over Use Of Prohibited Substance

Trainer Ismail Mohammed has been fined by stewards in the UAE after his horse, Expert, was found to have raced at Jebel Ali with a banned substance in its system. The Racing Post reports that on Jan. 8, 2016, a post-race test found that Expert tested positive for minoxidil, a vasodilator that aids blood flow to muscles. It […]

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