stewards rulings

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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You Be The Judge: The ‘Herd’ Mentality?

While the term “herding” doesn’t appear in most official horse racing rules, jockeys and stewards know what it means, and it can be the source of a disqualification. Herding refers to the practice of drifting a horse to one side or the other so as to engage a rival or force that rival to alter […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Travers Blowout, The Trouble With Rabbits?

Much of the buzz in the racing industry this week has been about the eye-popping performance of Arrogate in last Saturday’s Travers Stakes. How often does a 3-year-old come seemingly out of nowhere to dominate a Grade 1 event so convincingly? In this edition of The Friday Show presented by Woodbine, Scott Jagow and Ray […]

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Reversed: Pennsylvania Officials Overturn Stewards’ Disqualification At Parx

In a rare decision, the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission has reversed the disqualification of a horse that was taken down in a race at Parx Racing last November. In their original ruling Nov. 30, stewards DQ’d the number 6 horse, Rebecca’s Surprise, from that day’s eighth race, placing her second behind the number four horse […]

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Broberg Fined $1,000, Calls Profanity-Laced Tirade ‘Inexcusable’

Karl Broberg, North America’s leading trainer by wins in 2014, 2015 and thus far in 2016, has been fined $1,000 by stewards at Prairie Meadows racetrack and casino in Iowa after a profanity-laced tirade in public areas of the racetrack on the afternoon of June 5. The incident occurred shortly after the seventh race, when […]

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