A fourth Maryland trainer has been suspended and fined in connection with a positive test for the synthetic anabolic steroid stanzolol.
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Charles J. Cella, president of Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, announced Sept. 18 that the Arkansas track in 2015 will offer purse bonuses for horses that run and win without furosemide (Salix or commonly called Lasix).
Some of North America's top trainers are backing a plan to eliminate the use of race-day medication in the U.S. beginning next season with 2-year-olds, and expanding to all horses in 2016.
Calder Casino & Race Course concluded its Tropical Park meet Dec. 29 with the owner/trainer combination of Frank Calabrese and Kirk Ziadie at the top of the standings.
Trainer Jamie Ness collected his 2,000th career victory when Caylee's Song won the second race at Laurel Park Nov. 28.
The red-hot team of Frank Carl Calabrese and Kirk Ziadie won the owner and trainer titles, respectively, at the Calder meet that ended Aug. 31. But they're also making noise at neighboring Gulfstream.
A trainer who pleaded guilty in 2010 on drug charges was granted a conditional occupational permit by the West Virginia Racing Commission May 21, but he was told the license has "zero tolerance" conditions.
The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission April 17 upheld the ban of trainer Burton Sipp by Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, and also agreed that Parx Racing has the right to exclude the trainer if it sees fit.
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Former jockey Chandradat "Punchie" Goberdhan will launch a training career with stalls at Belmont Park, the Guyana native said Feb. 8.
Trainers comment on the offspring of Speightstown they have raced. Read the full feature in the Jan. 12, 2013, issue of The Blood-Horse. view slideshow
Trainers Karl M. Broberg and Steven Miyadi will be denied all privileges of The American Stud Book for a period of one year effective January 1, 2013, the Jockey Club announced Dec. 27.
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There are 276 trainers eligible to nominate horses to the Dec. 1 Claiming Crown at Gulfstream Park, officials said Sept. 13.
The deadline for trainers to register for this year's Claiming Crown is Aug. 31, Gulfstream Park officials said.
A federal judge has granted trainer Tito Moreno a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction preventing Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course from excluding the trainer from entering horses at the track.
A misdemeanor charge of indecently assaulting a 23-year-old woman at Parx Racing in Bensalem Township, Pa., has been dropped against trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero.
Juan Carlos Guerrero, the leading trainer at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania, was charged with indecent assault of a female who works at the Bensalem Township racetrack and casino.
The Jockey Club and Association of Racing Commissioners International have joined forces on a searchable online database of regulatory rulings for Thoroughbred trainers.
The American Association of Equine Practitioners is developing protocol designed to improve the relationship among owners, trainers, and veterinarians.
Stephen Lyster, a 26-year-old Kentuckian, is trying to build a racing stable at a time when many economic indicators are down. But his family background and appreciation of the horse have him committed to the business.
Juan Carlos Guerrero, leading trainer at Parx Racing, performed an act of heroism July 18 when he pulled eight people from an overturned minivan on busy Interstate 95 near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia.
Prairie Meadows stewards have revoked Joseph Nealon's license to "protect the public's health, safety, and welfare and to protect the public from a person who should not hold a trainer's license."
Larry Jones will be back as the trainer of record this year at Delaware Park, which will opens its meet April 30 with a strong group of trainers on the grounds.
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Team Valor International will purchase a barn at Fair Hill Training Center in northeast Maryland and turn all of its horses over to trainer Graham Motion effective immediately.
Richard Rettele, a 70-year-old who trains Thoroughbreds and rides Quarter Horses, just keeps on going -- he won a $15,000 stakes aboard Fearles Fred in the $15,000 Queen City Dash at River Downs in Ohio Aug. 10.
The changing climate of the Thoroughbred industry and key areas of improvement were prominent topics of discussion by trainers Jonathan Sheppard and Christophe Clement at the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club meeting.
Trainer Dravo Foley, a veteran of more than five decades in Kentucky's horse industry and the father of trainers Greg and Vickie Foley, died March 29 in Louisville, Ky., following a long illness. He was 75.
Trainer Anthony Adamo, ejected from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course along with owner Michael Gill, has been permitted access to the Pennsylvania racetrack.
State racing regulators in New York, seeking additional and timely information about medications given to racehorses, are eyeing a major crackdown on recordkeeping practices by Thoroughbred owners and trainers.
The Association of Racing Commissioners International has approved changes to existing model rules that crack down on suspended trainers transferring horses to family members or close associates during their time of suspension, and require trainers to request split samples of TCO2 testing at the original time of testing.
An Association of Racing Commissioners International committee amended a model rule April 20 to prevent suspended trainers from transferring their horses to family members or close associates while they serve out their penalties.
The Kentucky Derby has been won by some of the greatest trainers in the history of the sport. We've listed the 16 who have won more than one Derby. Rank them in order, from first through 16th, and see how your selections stack up.
Prominent trainer Scott Lake has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in a New York federal court, according to recent filings.
Jayne Vaders, the leading trainer at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack in 2007, lost her appeal Jan. 9 in Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania for an indefinite ban from training due to multiple drug positives.
Trainer Steve Asmussen, who on Dec. 18 became the first trainer to win 600 races in a year, labeled the feat a "pretty amazing thing" and credited his staff and owners for his ability to continue to break records.
European trainer John Gosden declared the Breeders' Cup World Championship a success even though the synthetic surface got mixed reviews.
Jean Hansen Stirling, 89, mother of Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association executive director Kent Stirling, died Sept. 30 in Hollywood, Fla.
A, Ferris Allen III won two races on Colonial Downs' closing day program Aug. 6 to become the first trainer to win 200 races in Virginia. He also demolished his own single-season record for victories.
Assistant trainer Robin Cleary, who was paralyzed in an accident at Calder Race Course in 1996, will be celebrated May 30 at Calder's Turf Club for raising more than $1 million for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis' spinal-cord injury research programs.
Todd Pletcher reached a career milestone at Santa Anita Park Jan. 13 when On the Virg won the eighth race to give the 41-year-old Texas native his 2,000th career victory.
Stronach Stables, Todd Pletcher, and Garrett Gomez top the individual lists of the leading owners, trainers, and jockeys, respectively, by North American earnings in 2007, according to final statistics released Jan. 1 by Equibase, the Thoroughbred industry's official database for racing information.
Services for trainer Dale Baird, who died in a motor vehicle accident in Indiana Dec. 23, have been scheduled.
Trainer Dale Baird, who has won more than 9,400 races, was killed when his SUV crossed the median on I-70 in Indiana the evening of Dec. 23.
South Florida training stalwart Frank Gomez died Dec. 23 at his home in Pembroke Pines, Fla. He was 78.
Trainer Michael Dickinson received the Sir Peter O'Sullevan Award during a Nov. 27 luncheon in London, England.
New York-based trainer Gary Sciacca was suspended 120 days by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, effective Nov. 19, for his connection to the administration of a prohibited substance on race day to one of his horses in 2003.
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