The Maryland Racing Commission June 27 voted unanimously to treat a spate of recent positive tests for glaucine as environmental contamination, to release purse funds that had been withheld in some cases, and to hold harmless the affected trainers.
Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association chairman Alan Foreman is confident a 2015 decision not to pursue a medication overage case against trainer Todd Pletcher won't negatively impact the National Uniform Medication Program.
The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Jan. 13 upheld a decision by its board of stewards to suspend trainer Ramon Preciado 21 days and fine him $1,500 for a pair of clenbuterol positives last summer.
A participant and audience member in a panel on "Fixing Racing," the final panel of the Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming, echoed the same sentiment: Cooperation is key in building integrity.
Upset with the level of care after a valet was seriously injured in the paddock at Delaware Park Tuesday, Aug. 18, jockeys took off their mounts, forcing cancellation of the final four races.
One man was shot and another arrested following a shooting on the backstretch at Delaware Park the morning of July 29, according to reports.
Trainer Juan Vazquez is slowly running out of Mid-Atlantic tracks at which to run his horses after Delaware Park informed the trainer he is no longer welcome to race at the track.
Two Delaware racing officials have been named chairman and secretary of the Organization of Racing Investigators, which represents racetracks, regulatory agencies, and law enforcement involved in integrity issues.
Delaware Park will offer 81 days of live racing this year from May 16 through Oct. 17. The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission approved the schedule Jan. 14.
A 90-day suspension of leading Delaware Park trainer Juan Vazquez for his role in a fight earlier this year was upheld Oct. 8 in an unanimous decision by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission.
The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission is working with LGS laboratory in Lexington, Ky., to facilitate quicker turnaround for equine drug test results.
The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission has suspended trainer Julio Cartagena two years and fined him $2,500 for a positive drug test in a horse last September.
The National Uniform Medication Program will be in place when Delaware Park begins its 2014 racing season May 17, according to the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission.
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium's Tactical Research Program was instrumental in the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission's recent prosecution of trainer Donald Roberson.
Delaware Park stewards have suspended veteran trainer Donald Roberson for two years for the possession of hypodermic needles, hypodermic syringes, and injectable medications.
The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission has suspended trainer Donald Roberson after it said its investigators discovered injectable medications, syringes, and needles in his possession.
The president of Racing Commissioners International said June 5 a survey of United States racing regulatory jurisdictions shows the adoption of its uniform medication policy for racing is advancing in every region.
Delaware Park and the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association said April 10 they have signed a contract for 2013 for 81 days of racing, down from the originally scheduled 100 days.
Delaware Park plans to race from May 18-Nov. 9 this year but, as was the case in 2012, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission approved the dates even though a contract with horsemen isn't in place.
The Association of Racing Commissioners International announced Jan. 14 that W. Duncan Patterson is the new chairman of the association.
W. Duncan Patterson and Edward Stegmeier have been appointed chairman and secretary, respectively, of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission by Gov. Jack Markell.
Delaware Park was awarded 100 days of live Thoroughbred racing for 2012, but the track has no contract with the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association for the meet.
In the absence of an agreement between horsemen and Delaware Park on racing dates, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission is prepared to set its own schedule for 2011 during its next meeting Feb. 9.
Bernard Daney, chairman of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission was re-appointed to the position of secretary/treasurer of the National Racing Compact earlier this month.
Delaware Park will offer 116 days of Thoroughbred racing in 2010. The meet, which runs from May 1 to Nov. 6, is highlighted by the Delaware Oaks (gr. II) and the Delaware Handicap (gr. II).
Delaware Park jockeys will receive an increase in losing mount fees when the track opens April 25.
- By Esther Marr
After several months, members of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission have upheld the decision of Delaware Park stewards to suspend and fine trainer Larry Jones because of an incident this spring in which his horse, Stones River, tested positive for clenbuterol.
- By Ron Mitchell
Trainer Larry Jones has appealed a seven-day suspension and $500 fine levied by the stewards at Delaware Park in connection with the highly-publicized case in which the horse Stones River tested positive for the prohibited substance Clenbuterol.
Jockey Jeremy Rose, who was suspended for six months for whipping his mount Appeal to the City in the face during a June 23 race at Delaware Park, had his suspension reduced to 90 days following a July 22 hearing.
Following a three-hour hearing that resulted in the reduction of Eclipse Award-winning jockey Jeremy Rose's suspension from six months to 90 days, attorney Alan Foreman and Bernard Daney, chairman of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission, reflected on the outcome.
Jockey Jeremy Rose was suspended for six months following a stewards' hearing the morning of June 24 for whipping his mount Appeal to the City in the face during the third race at Delaware Park June 23.
Working in conjunction with a whip manufacturer, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission is making progress on a padded whip that can be used on a regular basis.
The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission has proposed a rule whereby horses laid off for 180 days or more could be declared ineligible to be claimed.
Regulation of anabolic and androgenic steroids in racehorses in Delaware will begin April 19 with an almost three-month "grace period" that will entail penalties.
Efforts by regulators in the Mid-Atlantic region to ban the use of steroids in racehorses continued Dec. 14 with an announcement by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission that the substances would be outlawed when Delaware Park opens for live racing in 2008.
The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission will issue hefty fines and lengthy suspensions for anyone caught using blood-doping agents effective April 10.
- By Tom LaMarra
Delaware is taking a harder line on use of erythropoietin and similar blood-doping agents.
The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission's annual evaluation of stewards could be used as a model for other states, a commission official said.
Trainer Scott Lake, who currently leads the nation in races won, is facing a 30-day suspension handed down by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission after a second positive test for clenbuterol at the current Delaware Park meet.
The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission endorsed a plan Friday to implement testing for the presence of alkalizing agents - or "milkshakes" - in racehorses during the 2006 Delaware Park season.
The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission will hold a public workshop Feb. 21 to discuss options for implementing a blood-gas testing program at the 2006 Delaware Park meet.
- By Ron Mitchell
Delaware Park officials announced Monday that a new track superintendent had been hired and that racing was cancelled in order to prepare the track for Tuesday's race card.
The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission veterinarians were notified May 25 about a confirmed case of strangles found in a Thoroughbred stabled at Delaware Park.
- By Tom LaMarra
The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission has approved model uniform medication rules as recommended by regulators in the Mid-Atlantic region and hopes to have blood-gas testing for "milkshakes" in place by the time Delaware Park opens April 30 for its 135-day meet.
A permanently disabled jockey who is part of a lawsuit against the Jockeys' Guild said the Guild office has refused to communicate with him and reimburse him for more than $3,800 in medical and Guild-related expenses.
- By Tom LaMarra
The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission has asked the Jockeys' Guild to explain why Eddie King, the former Guild treasurer who met the criteria to be enrolled in a health insurance plan for Delaware jockeys, is having trouble getting back into the plan for 2005.
A benefit board has been established to oversee the Delaware Jockey's Health and Welfare Fund. Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner signed the bill into law Aug. 23.
The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission and Delaware Park have decided the drug-testing protocol of the American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association be adopted voluntarily.
- By Victor Ryan
Delaware, beginning May 11, will join New York and Ontario, Quebec, as jurisdictions with rules to penalize horses that test positive for erythropoietin antibodies.
The racing commissions that govern Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing in Delaware have been testing for erythropoietin antibodies since June 1, and in the future may implement rules to penalize horses that test positive.
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