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What Next for O’Neill? Possibly a Lengthy Suspension in California

The New York State Gaming Commission suspension of Doug O’Neill set in motion steps that could have far-reaching implications beyond the stipulated settlement that was intended to sideline the Southern California-based trainer from Nov. 3-Dec. 18, 2014. We already know O’Neill has been suspended 45 days and will not be able to participate in the […]

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Judge Dismisses Dutrow Suit Against New York Officials

U.S. District Judge Sandra Townes dismissed former trainer Rick Dutrow’s suit against the New York State Gaming Commission, John Sabini, Daniel Hogan, Charles Diamond, and the Association of Racing Commissioners International on Tuesday. In the federal case, Dutrow alleged that the defendants deprived him of his right to due process and that the 2011 proceedings in […]

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Enhanced Security for Stakes on Belmont’s Stars and Stripes Day

The New York State Gaming Commission and The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced enhanced security protocols for horses running in the two $1 million-plus Grade 1 stakes races on Stars and Stripes Day, July 5, 2014. All horses potentially participating in the Belmont Oaks Invitational ($1 million) and the Belmont Derby Invitational […]

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Greater Transparency May Be on the Horizon for New York Racing

According to a Daily Racing Form report, New York officials may soon be providing greater transparency to the public. The New York State Gaming Commission is in the process of drafting a directive to stewards in the state that would require them to reveal how they vote in the rulings process, and who they interview during […]

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Enhanced Security Protocols Issued for Horses Running on Belmont Stakes Day

The New York State Gaming Commission and The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced enhanced security protocols for horses running in the four $1 million-plus Grade 1 stakes races on Belmont Stakes Day, June 7, 2014. All horses potentially participating in the Knob Creek Manhattan ($1 million), the Ogden Phipps ($1 million), the […]

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With ‘Nasalgate’ Over, Time to Focus on What’s Important

Thankfully, the three stewards in New York – one employed by The Jockey Club, one by the New York Racing Association, one by the New York State Gaming Commission – have saved horseracing from further national embarrassment over whether Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome can wear a Flair nasal strip in the Belmont […]

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New York Drops Ban on Nasal Strips; Chrome Can Wear in Belmont

The three Stewards at Belmont Park today unanimously agreed to allow the use of equine nasal strips for all horses running at racetracks of The New York Racing Association, Inc (NYRA), effective immediately. California Chrome will be permitted to use nasal strips when he competes at the 146th Belmont Stakes on June 7, 2014. Yesterday […]

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Industry Reactions to ‘Disturbing’ PETA Video: Three States Launch Investigations

Following are responses from industry organizations contacted by the Paulick Report for comment in the wake of allegations of animal cruelty and other charges by the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals against Eclipse Award-winning trainer Steve Asmussen and his chief assistant, Scott Blasi. The allegations, originally detailed in the New York Times, followed a […]

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New York Gaming Commission Addresses Medication, Geldings

The New York Gaming Commission made several edits to regulations in the state at a Wednesday meeting, according to a Daily Racing Form report. The commission banned shockwave or similar treatments which could numb legs within ten days of a race (a rule already in place at NYRA). Officials also approved a rule requiring trainers to […]

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CHRB Latest Racing Authority to Begin Cobalt Investigation

The California Horse Racing Board issued a statement to horsemen and veterinarians Tuesday that it had begun monitoring cobalt levels in horses and in certain necropsy specimens. The CHRB is the latest jurisdiction to begin looking at cobalt, a common element found at low levels in vitamins, mineral supplements, and feed.  At low concentrations, it […]

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