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Juarez Suspended 15 Days, Fined $2,500 For Wood Memorial Ride

Jockey Nik Juarez has been suspended for 15 days by New York stewards, according to drf.com. The rider was disqualified from seventh to last in Saturday’s G2 Wood Memorial, when he and his mount Joevia cut over to the rail from the far outside post position and impeded several riders. Juarez was also fined $2,500 for […]

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Paco Lopez Suspended 30 Days For Role In Gulfstream Spill

Jockey Paco Lopez was handed a 30-day suspension Friday by Gulfstream stewards for careless riding in Thursday’s first race, causing a spill and resulting in jockey Romero Maragh undergoing surgery Friday for two broken vertebrae and Carlos Montalvo suffering a fractured ankle. Management also announced that any jockey suspended will be given a mandatory five […]

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Desormeaux Officially Sanctioned For ‘Failure To Give His Best Effort’

Jockey Kent Desormeaux has officially been handed a three-day suspension by the Del Mar stewards, reports drf.com, regarding an incident in the fourth race on Aug. 25. Desormeaux was aboard Take A Leap, who was in second position for most of the stretch but got nailed on the wire to end up finishing third. A social […]

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Judge Grants Espinoza Stay Of Suspension For Careless Riding

Judge Timothy M. Casserly awarded a stay of his 10-day suspension to apprentice jockey Assael Espinoza in San Diego County Superior Court on Thursday, according to agent Brian Beach. The suspension was originally handed down by stewards for an incident in which Espinoza caused interference in Saturday’s final race at Del Mar; jockeys Corey Nakatani […]

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After-The-Wire Interference In Belmont Derby Costs Boudot 15 Days

Pierre-Charles Boudot finished fifth aboard Kingstar in the Grade 1 Belmont Derby, but an incident after the wire has cost the jockey a 15-day suspension, according to racingpost.com. In the head-on replay, Kingstar can be seen drifting toward the rail and into the path of sixth-place finisher Maraud and jockey John Velazquez. NYRA stewards handed down […]

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‘Try To Get It Behind Me’: Mott To Serve Seven-Day Suspension For 2014 Positive

Trainer Bill Mott has been engaged in a legal battle with the New York State Gaming Commission for nearly four years, regarding a positive test for Saratoga Snacks in September of 2014. The horse was found to have overages of both banamine and lasix in its system, but there was not enough blood to provide […]

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Kruljac Suspended 15 Days For Elevated Carbon Dioxide Levels

Grade 1-winning trainer Eric Kruljac has been suspended for 15 days, reports drf.com, after one of his trainees was found to have elevated levels of carbon dioxide in its system after a February race at Santa Anita. Kruljac was also fined $3,000, and his original 30-day suspension was cut to 15 days provided he has no […]

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Trainer Peter Miller Suspended, Ordered To Anger Management For Seventh Disorderly Conduct Ruling

Trainer Peter Miller has been suspended for seven days, fined $2,500, and placed on probation through Oct. 31, 2019, by the Santa Anita stewards for his seventh disorderly conduct offense, according to a ruling released Sunday. The ruling describes Miller’s actions on Sept. 11, 2017, at San Luis Rey Downs as “aggressive/abusive behavior – derogatory […]

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Mike Smith Earns Three-Day Suspension For San Felipe Incident With McKinzie

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith was given a three-day suspension by the Santa Anita stewards because of the incident in Saturday’s G2 San Felipe Stakes, which resulted in his mount McKinzie’s disqualification. According to drf.com, the dates of Smith’s suspension will be carried out on Mar. 18, 22, and 23. McKinzie, trained by Bob Baffert, […]

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Pennsylvania Court: Ejection From Penn National Violated Trainer’s Rights

A Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court panel ruled that the state’s racing commission violated the civil rights of trainer Eduardo Rojas when it upheld a private property ejection at Penn National last July, days after Rojas’ wife, Murray Rojas, was convicted in federal court of multiple counts of misbranding of drugs. The Murray Rojas case involved the prohibited […]

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