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View From the Eighth Pole: No Horse Racing Commission, No Transparency In Florida

It didn’t take long for trainer Victor Barboza Jr. to find the winner’s circle after being reinstated at Gulfstream Park by the Hallandale Beach, Fla., track’s owner, The Stronach Group, which reportedly handed the Venezuela native a six-month suspension in November for having unlabeled medication in his barn. Granpollo Stable’s Gran Greyfrost won a low-level […]

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Gulfstream Stewards Give Jockey Tony Maragh 60 Days For ‘Not Persevering’ On Mount

Gulfstream Park stewards Wednesday suspended jockey Tony Maragh the maximum allowed through Florida statutes – 60 days and $1,000 fine – for not persevering on his mount Musical Heart in Sunday’s fourth race. Gulfstream Park General Manager Bill Badgett said the track is further reviewing the race through an internal investigation. Musical Heart finished second, beaten only a head […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Horseplayers Deserve Better From Stewards And Regulators

My phone started blowing up Sunday afternoon, shortly after the fourth race at Gulfstream Park was run. There were calls, emails, text messages and Twitter comments imploring me to watch jockey Tony Maragh on a horse named Musical Heart. The 3-year-old gelding by Maclean’s Music, owned by Joseph Bucci and trained by Aubrey Maragh, finished […]

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By Ray PaulickMichael Garrison had his occupational permit revoked and he was fined $1,000 and suspended indefinitely as the clerk of scales at Charles Town Races & Slots in West Virginia after an investigation determined he was not reporting overages of assigned weights of riders weighing out before races. Seven jockeys were suspended 30 days […]

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