pennsylvania horse racing commission

Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: After Selling Walnut Green, Jones As Busy As Ever

Ten years ago, one of the most recognizable names in the sales market handed over the keys to the business he helped build. Russell Jones, 83, has been officially retired since he sold out of Walnut Green, the Pennsylvania-based purchasing and sales consignment company he co-founded with his brother, Richard. Jones worked for the company […]

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Commentary: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Has Chance At Redemption

On the eve of its monthly meeting in Harrisburg, Pa., the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission is at a crossroads, writes Joe Gorajec in his RacingRegs blog at horseracingreform.com, because of what he called a “mess of its own making” in how a number of positive drug tests have been handled by regulators. “One road leads […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Conflicts Of Interest?

The Paulick Report published a disturbing commentary this week from Pennsylvania attorney Alan Pincus regarding potential cover-ups of positive drug tests in that state’s harness racing business. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the implications and broader impact of those developments. Plus, who will win the 159th running […]

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Pennsylvania Harness Regulators: Questions Of Cover-Ups And Conflicts Of Interest

I first went to work at a racetrack in 1965 as a teenager. I’ve always loved the game because it truly is the greatest game. People either understand this or they don’t. You meet some of the most interesting people at the racetrack and the horses are magnificent animals. But as colorful as racing is, […]

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Gorajec: Racing World Should Pay Attention To Pennsylvania Lawsuit

Racing jurisdictions around the globe should watch closely the proceedings of a lawsuit filed recently in Pennsylvania, writes Joe Gorajec, former executive director of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. At Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, Gorajec looks at the federal suit against Thomas Chuckas, Thoroughbred bureau director of the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission. The plaintiffs are four owners […]

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Pennsylvania Racing Commission Director Sued Over Suspensions

Was the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission “out to lunch” during a hearing last year when they considered whether to quash or modify subpoenas issued to a number of licensed owners and trainers? That’s one of the suggestions in a lawsuit filed in federal court against Thomas Chuckas, Thoroughbred bureau director of the Pennsylvania Horse Racing […]

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Pennsylvania Announces New Medication Regulations

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced today that aggressive new regulations instituted by the state Horse Racing Commission are proving effective in strengthening the integrity of the state’s equine racing industry. Redding, who serves as chairman of the state’s Horse Racing Commission, noted that three new regulations demonstrate the state’s ongoing commitment to protect equine athletes […]

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Equibase Completes Review, Publishes Official Chart For 2016 Parx Oaks

The Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission ruled on May 19, 2017, that the results of the May 7, 2016, Parx Oaks at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa., would be as follows: “Miss Inclusive shall be deemed to have finished first along with the horse Eighth Wonder (the runner-up), for the purpose of both maintaining each […]

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Equibase Removes Chart From Parx Oaks In Response To Penn. Commission Ruling

The Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission ruled on May 19, 2017, that the results of the May 7, 2016, Parx Oaks at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa., would be as follows: “Miss Inclusive shall be deemed to have finished first along with the horse Eighth Wonder (the runner-up), for the purpose of both maintaining each […]

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Daily Double: Vazquez Horse Disqualified Twice From Maiden Wins For Drug Violations

What are the chances a horse would be disqualified from a maiden win – not once, but twice – as a result of post-race drug tests? That’s what happened to J. J.’s Candy, a 3-year-old Sidney’s Candy colt owned by Big Monk Stable and Liorah Stables and trained by Juan Vazquez. J.J.’s Candy’s first disqualification […]

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