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View From The Eighth Pole: Regulatory Fairness Left At Starting Gate In Minnesota

In her written decision recommending dismissal of any sanctions against the owner and trainer of a horse testing positive for minuscule levels of methamphetamine at Monmouth Park in 2017, Administrative Law Judge Susan M. Scarola said New Jersey Racing Commission steward Stephen Pagano testified in the case that he had never heard of a meth […]

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Lone Star Park Trainers Held Blameless In Methamphetamine Positives

Six horses were disqualified in races earlier this year at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, after testing positive for minute levels of methamphetamine, the Dallas Morning News reports. While purse money was redistributed, no action was taken against the trainers of the horses because of what Texas Racing Commission stewards said were “mitigating […]

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Kingston Hill Closes Strongly to Win St. Leger

In his first start since a fourth-place performance in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes, Kingston Hill proved best in Britain’s fifth and final classic of the season, making a decisive move through the stretch to win the Ladbrokes St. Leger Stakes (Eng-I) at Doncaster on Saturday. Sitting off a pace set by Granddukeoftuscany, the Roger Varian trainee, […]

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