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‘Improper Practice’: Disqualification At Aqueduct A Weighty Issue

Wildcat Belle has been disqualified from her first-place finish in the fifth race at Aqueduct on Feb. 8, according to a ruling published on the New York State Gaming Commission’s rulings database. The filly reportedly toted two pounds less than she should have been carrying according to the race’s conditions; she won by five lengths […]

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CORRECTION: New York Vet Suspended, Fined For Improperly Dispensing Prescription Drug

The New York State Gaming Commission has suspended veterinarian Camilo B. Sierra 21 days and fined him $4,500 for improperly dispensing the prescription drug albuterol and for delegating veterinary care to a lay person. A previous article published in Paulick Report Dec. 8, 2017, incorrectly stated the reasons for the fine and suspension that were […]

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Trainer Linda Rice Investigated By New York State Gaming Commission

Thoroughbred trainer Linda Rice is being investigated by the New York State Gaming Commission, reports drf.com, on the claim that she traded money for information from the racing office. That information, such as which horses were likely to enter races before the race had closed, could have given her a competitive advantage. “I gave Christmas gifts […]

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NYTHA-Funded Split Sample Program Under Way In New York

New York’s split sample program started on opening day at Aqueduct. Horsemen racing at the NYRA tracks are now assured that, in the event of a positive test, they will have the option of sending a referee sample to an independent lab to verify test results. The split sample program is largely funded by the […]

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New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Announces 2017 Candidates For Election

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association has announced the slate of candidates for its 2017 election for President and Board of Directors. The NYTHA Board is comprised of five Owner/Directors and five Trainer/Directors. All seats on the Board come up for election every three years. This year, there is one candidate for President, 10 candidates […]

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Former Head Clocker At NYRA Suspended 10 Years

On Monday, Sept. 25, the New York State Gaming Commission revoked the license of clocker Stephen Foster for 10 years, according to bloodhorse.com. A former head clocker and a placing/patrol judge for NYRA, Foster and jockey agents Mike Gonzalez and Jose Morales Jr. were escorted off the premises at Aqueduct and barred from NYRA tracks on […]

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Jockey Club Steward Encourages New York Gaming Commission To Reconsider Accepting Navarro Entries

On Thursday, drf.com reported that embattled trainer Jorge Navarro would be allowed to run horses at New York Racing Association racetracks, despite having been told by stewards in Indiana and by Laurel Park management in Maryland he could not presently run horses in those states. In addition, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said it would require […]

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Morley, Proscia Suspended 20 Days In New York For Improper Transfer

The New York State Gaming Commission handed down 20-day suspensions to trainer Tom Morley and owner Peter Proscia for an improper transfer of a horse, and both will also have to pay a $5,000 fine, reports drf.com. Trainer Steve Asmussen and his assistant Toby Sheets were also fined $5,000 each. Morley claimed the gelding Life […]

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Additional Equine Safety Policies To Be Implemented Immediately At Saratoga

In addition to the existing industry-leading equine health and safety policies and procedures already in place at New York State racetracks, the New York State Gaming Commission, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) are implementing additional actions immediately at Saratoga Race Course, including increased regulatory veterinary […]

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New York Approves Third-Party Lasix Administration; Partial Lasix Ban Also Discussed

The New York State Gaming Commission approved a rule requiring that third-party veterinarians administer the legal race-day medication furosemide (Lasix) at its meeting held June 26. The Daily Racing Form reports that the rule will restrict the administration race-day Lasix injections to vets “who are not caring for the horses of a trainer or owner who participates at the […]

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