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Uniformity In Penalties And Drug Thresholds? RCI And Pennsylvania Regulators Have Some Explaining To Do

To: Ed Martin, president of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI): I read with great interest your testimony before Congress last month in the hearing regarding the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017. In your remarks, you defended our current system of medication regulation in the United States and stated there is “total uniformity in […]

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Gural Issues Statement Following Drug Positives For Two Standardbred Trainers

Harness trainers Ron Burke and Julie Miller were hit with Class 2 drug positives in New York this week, according to a Harnesslink report. Post-race tests on horses trained by Burke and Miller tested positive for glaucine, according to the story. Both trainers work for outspoken anti-drug crusader and Meadowlands chairman Jeff Gural. Gural issued a […]

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Harness Trainer Burke Surpasses Pletcher’s Single Season Earnings Record

Entering the Friday night program at The Meadowlands, Ron Burke’s earnings in 2014 stood right at $28.1 Million, just a few thousand dollars short of Todd Pletcher’s mark from 2007 of $28,116,097. When Appomattox crossed the wire first in the Free For All Handicap Trot, Burke’s season earnings moved to $28,118,465, surpassing the mark set […]

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