stewards rulings

Louisiana Court Affirms 2014 Stakes Win For Disqualified Coalport, Napravnik, Ramseys

A court in Louisiana ruled Wednesday that stewards got it wrong when they disqualified Coalport and jockey Rosie Napravnik from first place in the 2014 Unbridled Stakes at Louisiana Downs. According to KTBS, a panel of three judges for the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal agreed Coalport indeed committed a foul in the race […]

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Mike Smith Gets Four-Day Suspension; Will Not Keep Him From Preakness Mount

The California Horse Racing Board suspended jockey Mike Smith for four days Thursday for causing interference in the stretch of a race May 6. The suspension will not prevent him from riding Justify in the Preakness. According to the Blood-Horse, the suspension is scheduled for May 17-20, the time period of the second leg of […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Nash Rawiller Banned 15 Months For Betting, Taking Gifts For Tips

Hong Kong rider Nash Rawiller has been suspended 15 months for betting on two of his mounts and for accepting gifts or other considerations for providing tips to others for betting purposes. Rawiller, a former jockey in Australia, did not plead to the charges but cooperated with the investigation and testified to the allegations. He […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: The Rules Of Disqualifications?

Officiating in any sport is never going to be perfect, but the outcry is often “we just want consistency!” That’s particularly true in horse racing because the rules are different in every state, and the regulations are also not the same between various countries. In this week’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and […]

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Suspension, Pair Of Revocations In Iowa ‘Hidden Syringes’ Case

Stewards at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino have revoked the licenses of an assistant trainer and veterinarian and suspended a trainer for a year following a security episode in a barn last month. Stewards ruled assistant trainer Victor Ibarra and vet Verlin Jones should lose their licenses and that trainer Kenneth Laymon’s license should be […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Woodbine Jackpot $1.1M Carryover: Anti Rabbit Stew-ards?

In top older horse Gun Runner’s last start in the Whitney Stakes, owner Ron Paolucci entered 62-1 longshot Cautious Giant to push the pace and try to set things up for his Loooch Stables mate, War Story. It didn’t work. Gun Runner romped by 5 1/4, War Story was off the board, and Cautious Giant […]

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Iowa: Quarter Horse Trainers, Vet Suspended After Barn Security Finding

Stewards at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Iowa have summarily suspended a Quarter Horse trainer, assistant trainer and a veterinarian after the assistant was seen by security hiding syringes in the barn area. Suspended pending the outcome of hearings were trainer Kenneth Laymon, assistant Victor Ibarra and vet Verlin Jones. According to the stewards’ […]

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The Friday Show: Wrong Horses, Arrogate’s Place?

This week, the Paulick Report looked into a case of mistaken identity at Will Rogers Downs, where a horse ran under the wrong name in a race. This isn’t the first time a mistake like that has been discovered. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the issue and […]

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Pennsylvania Racing Commission Putting Official Rulings Online

Results of official rulings issued against licensees by the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission now will be available online as part of the commission’s continuing commitment to transparency and modernizing its oversight of the state’s racing industry. Historically, access to the database of rulings was limited to racing regulators. Today, any decision, matter or action taken […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Triple Crown Weirdness, Failure To Ride Out

It probably comes as little surprise, but all was not rosy with the connections of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss a recent article that sheds light on some of the behind-the-scenes disagreements involving jockey Victor Espinoza, trainer Bob Baffert, and owner Ahmed […]

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