trainer suspensions

Australia Doping Conspiracy: Top Trainer Smerdon, Two Others Get Lifetime Bans

Prominent Australian Thoroughbred trainer Robert Smerdon, his long-time assistant Greg Nelligan and Nelligan’s wife, Denise, were banned for life Thursday by the Racing Victoria Appeals and Disciplinary Board. Five others inside the so-called “Aquanita Eight” received varying suspensions. The trainers and stable employees involved were found guilty earlier this week of practicing sodium bicarbonate loading […]

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Trainer Ron Ellis Returns To Backstretch After Suspension, Seeks Stalls

Trainer Ron Ellis has come off his 60-day suspension and is working to get stalls at Santa Anita, reports the Daily Racing Form. “I’m working on getting some stalls,” Ellis told the DRF. “We’ll see how many they give me.” Ellis’s suspension and $10,000 fine came as the result of Masochistic testing positive for the […]

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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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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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Two UAE Trainers Handed One-Year Suspensions For Cobalt Overages

A pair of trainers in the United Arab Emirates have been suspended for 12 months each, according to the Emirates Racing Authority, for concentrations of cobalt in excess of 100 micrograms per liter of urine. Trainer Mr. Musabah al Muhairi pleaded guilty to the charge that he presented and raced Vivernus to a victory in […]

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Commission Rescinds Maker’s 40-Day Suspension Due To New Scientific Findings

Trainer Mike Maker had a horse test positive for dextrorphan at Turfway Park last January, and was issued a 40-day suspension. The metabolite of common cough-suppressant dextromethorphan, dextrorphan had not been found in racehorses for several years. According to the Daily Racing Form, that suspension has now been rescinded, and the horse, Harlan’s Howling, restored […]

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Motion Methocarbamol Suspension Dropped; KHRC Does Not Alter Ruling

Graham Motion’s trainee Kitten’s Point was found to have an overage of methocarbamol (Robaxin) in her system following a victory in the Bewitch Stakes on Apr. 24, 2015. A ruling handed down in October of 2015 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission disqualified Kitten’s Point, refunded the purse money, fined Motion $500 and suspended the trainer […]

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Miyadi: License Suspended, Trainer Charged With Battery Over Clocker’s Corner Incident

The California Horse Racing Board issued an order Sunday suspending the license of trainer Steven Miyadi pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 494 (a) (2) and the terms of the Stipulated Settlement between Miyadi and the Board. The Board took this action after Miyadi shoved Commissioner Alex Solis to the ground Friday morning at […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: May The Force Be With You

The Stronach Group announced this week that trainer Marcus Vitali and a fellow conditioner would no longer be welcome to enter horses at its racetracks. This followed a Paulick Report story concerning Vitali’s appearances at Gulfstream Park while not having a license and eventually being on suspension. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott […]

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Umarov To Request Stay Of Suspension In Wednesday Circuit Court Hearing

Trainer Otabek Umarov, who recently received a 10-year-suspension from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, will request a stay of that suspension from a Franklin Country Circuit Court judge on Wednesday morning, reports the Daily Racing Form. Umarov’s suspension, the longest handed out by the KHRC in recent history, was a result of the trainer’s prevention […]

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