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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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Commentary: Vet Record Transparency Should Be Rule For Every Race Day, Not Just Major Stakes

As it has been well-documented over the past week, Japanese challenger Epicharis was forced to miss the G1 Belmont Stakes last Saturday after becoming lame in his right front hoof. The colt’s status for the race first came into question a few days prior, when the New York State Gaming Commission released the veterinary records […]

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New York: Harness Trainer Suspended Indefinitely After Four Horses Test Positive For Kratom

The New York State Gaming Commission today indefinitely suspended harness owner, trainer and driver Michael S. Weiner for racing four horses at Monticello Raceway doped with mitragynine, a dangerous drug with performance enhancing and analgesic effects similar to cocaine and morphine. Commonly known as Kratom and derived from the plant Mitragyna speciosa that grows only […]

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Jeffrey Englehart Denied New York License After Positive Marijuana Test

Jeffrey Englehart, son of Chris and brother of Jeremiah, has lost his training license in New York after testing positive for marijuana. According to the Daily Racing Form, stewards scratched Englehart’s entry on Thursday’s card as a result of the test. Englehart has been informed he will not be permitted to reapply for a license for […]

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New York: Hearing Into Mott’s 2014 Suspension Gets Underway

Trainer Bill Mott was in attendance as the New York State Gaming Commission began its hearing into a suspension and fine given the trainer almost three years ago. The Daily Racing Form reports that Mott was on hand to hear testimony, and possibly testify himself, in the case concerning the 15-day suspension and $1,000 fine imposed by […]

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New York: Proposal Would Require Trainers To Keep Detailed Medication Records, Reports On Bleeding Episodes

During its meeting on Monday, the New York State Gaming Commission approved five proposed regulations ranging from one that would require trainers to maintained detailed medication logs on their horses to filing reports on horses that suffer serious bleeding episodes. The Daily Racing Form reports that the proposed regulations will be posted for a 45-day public comment […]

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Jockey Agent Gonzalez Suspended 10 Years For Alleged Computer Tampering

The New York State Gaming Commission has revoked the license of jockey agent Mike Gonzalez and deemed him ineligible to re-apply for a 10-year period, reports bloodhorse.com. The NYSGC also levied a $25,000 fine against the agent. The punishment was handed down at the NYSGC’s regularly-scheduled meeting on Jan. 23 as a result of a plea […]

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