pennsylvania horse racing commission

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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Mario Serey Jr. Suspensions Total 315 Days For Five Clenbuterol Positives In Pennsylvania

Trainer Mario Serey Jr. is facing a 315-day license suspension and $11,500 in fines from five individual rulings issued by stewards at Penn National and Parx Racing in Pennsylvania for clenbuterol violations. The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission has granted Serey appeals on at least three of the suspensions and he continues to run horses at the […]

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When Is A Maiden Not A Maiden?

In today’s seventh race at Parx Racing, a one-mile allowance/optional claiming event for 3-year-olds at a mile, there is – at least on paper – a maiden named Hashtag Alex in the six-horse line-up. Why would a veteran trainer like John Servis be running a maiden against winners – especially when there was a maiden […]

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Vitali Gets Stay Of Parx Racing Ejection, Seeking Florida HBPA Board Position

Trainer Marcus Vitali received a stay from the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission of an eviction notice by Parx Racing and will be permitted to run the horse Eagle of Delight at the suburban Philadelphia racetrack on Saturday. Vitali, who was denied stalls and whose entries were banned at Gulfstream Park and other tracks owned by […]

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Attorney: Preciado Likely To Accept State Decisions, Take Time Off From Racing

According to a report Wednesday by The Blood-Horse, embattled trainer Ramon Preciado is likely to accept recent decisions by various entities in Pennsylvania to revoke his license. Attorney Alan Pincus pointed out that to fight the decisions, which came in three separate rulings from the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission, Preciado would have to acquire stays […]

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