The lengthy legal battle between the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and its former chief steward John Veitch surrounding the Life At Ten incident during the 2010 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (G1) has come to an end.
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John Veitch, the Hall of Fame trainer and former chief steward for Thoroughbred racing in Kentucky, has won another round in his lentgthy court battle with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission over the convoluted Life At Ten case.
Former Kentucky chief steward John Veitch does not accept a May ruling by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission that calls for a nine-month suspension for his handling of the 2010 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
More than five years after the race that led the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to sanction its then-chief steward John Veitch, legal proceedings continue.
A hearing officer has recommended a nine-month suspension for former chief steward John Veitch for his role in the circumstances surrounding Life At Ten's performance in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic.
As expected, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and other involved parties will appeal a Franklin Circuit Court's decision last month to order the reinstatement, with back pay, of former chief state steward John Veitch.
The state cabinet that oversees the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission likely will appeal a circuit court judge's ruling that former Kentucky chief steward John Veitch was improperly dismissed in November 2011.
A circuit court judge has ruled John Veitch, the former chief state steward for Thoroughbred racing in Kentucky, was improperly dismissed from his position in November 2011 and has ordered him reinstated with back wages.
The Kentucky Court of Appeals has issued a mixed ruling in the John Veitch/Life At Ten case and has ordered reconsideration of the one-year suspension handed the former chief steward for horse racing in the Bluegrass state.
John Veitch, the former chief steward for racing in Kentucky who was fired and suspended, has been granted a license by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and is set to resume his career during the Keeneland meet.
John Veitch, suspended and fired by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission following the Life At Ten Breeders' Cup debacle, is seeking a new job and to get his good name back.
The Kentucky Personnel Board has determined that former Kentucky racing chief steward John Veitch was properly dismissed in November 2011.
A hearing officer for Kentucky Personnel Board has recommended that fired chief racing steward John Veitch should be reinstated to his former position and be awarded all back pay and benefits.
A Circuit Court judge in Kentucky has rejected a motion from attorneys for John Veitch to be able to take a deposition from a member of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in connection with the Life At Ten case.
A member of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said a key piece of information was withheld from commissioners when they voted last year to suspend former chief state steward John Veitch for a year.
Former Kentucky Chief Steward John Veitch is appealing a circuit court decision upholding his one-year suspension and aspects of his firing.
Former Kentucky chief racing steward John Veitch finally got his day in court Aug. 1 when Franklin, Ky., Circuit Court judge Thomas Wingate heard arguments on both sides of the controversial Life At Ten case.
A Kentucky Circuit Court judge has scheduled a hearing on former chief Kentucky racing steward John Veitch's request for the court to reverse his one-year suspension stemming from the Life At Ten case.
A Circuit Court judge has granted a stay of the enforcement of a one-year suspension imposed by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on former chief steward John Veitch.
John Veitch, the Hall of Fame trainer who was fired from his position as chief racing steward in Kentucky, has filed legal documents seeking to be reinstated and to have a one-year suspension imposed on him lifted.
An attorney for former Kentucky chief steward John Veitch said his client will appeal the Feb. 15 action by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in which it suspended Veitch for one year.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted unanimously Feb. 15 to suspend fired chief state steward John Veitch for one year in connection with his actions surrounding the Life At Ten case.
A hearing officer has concluded that former Kentucky chief steward John Veitch violated five rules of racing in his handling of the Life At Ten incident during the 2010 Breeders' Cup World Championships.
John Veitch, chief steward for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission who was the subject of an investigation into the Life At Ten situation during the 2010 Breeders' Cup, was dismissed from his position Nov. 28.
The hearing officer in the lengthy Life At Ten investigation has requested a 30-day extension to complete his report to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
New policies in place at this year's Breeders' Cup as a result of the Life At Ten incident in 2010 will still allow pre-race television interviews with jockeys immediately prior to the start of a World Championship race.
Lisa Underwood said Oct. 24 she will step down as executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to take a job with Wyatt, Tarrant, and Combs, a law firm for which she had worked previously.
In an effort to avoid another Life At Ten situation, the Breeders' Cup, Churchill Downs, and Kentucky Horse Racing Commission have adopted new policies that will be in effect for this year's World Championships Nov. 4-5.
Life At Ten, the star-crossed multiple grade I winner whose career will likely be best remembered for a race she did not win, has been retired following a last-place finish in the $350,000 Beldame Stakes (gr. I).
Havre de Grace made a decisive case for favoritism in next month's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), as she annihilated Royal Delta and three others in the $350,000 Beldame Invitational (gr. I) Oct. 1 at muddy Belmont Park.
Royal Delta will run into Havre de Grace when she faces older horses for the first time in the $350,000 Beldame Invitational (gr. I) Oct. 1 at Belmont Park.
Steve and Lenny dissect the Breeders' Cup races, the many upcoming prep races leading into the Breeders' Cup and a BC Maiden Special Weight as #16 for the card.Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm watch video
With owner Mike Repole and trainer Todd Pletcher watching, 2010 juvenile champion Uncle Mo blazed four furlongs in a bullet :46.57 over Belmont Park's training track for his next start in the one-mile Kelso Handicap (gr. II).
Lenny and Steve interview Geoffrey Russell and Rick Porter, discuss Life At Ten/John Veitch, Breeders' Cup Classic and Mile, Gio Ponti and Havre de Grace. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Why then does the KHRC continue to pursue Veitch, who played a minor part in this comedy of errors? read blog
A probe into Life At Ten's performance in last year's Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic and subsequent hearings into whether chief steward John Veitch violated any racing rules has cost the parties involved more than $100,000.
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In their unfolding battle for supremacy in the national older female rankings, Blind Luck put her nose narrowly in front of Havre de Grace after winning a spellbinding stretch duel in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. II).
Tom, Evan and James Scully of TwinSpires.com handicap the Delaware Handicap and Virginia Derby. Both notable grade II races this weekend. Watch Video
Delaware Park will host what could be the matchup of the year so far when Blind Luck and Havre de Grace square off in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. II) at 1 1/4 miles July 16.
Garrett Gomez will be at Delaware Park July 16 to ride Blind Luck for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. II) in a much anticipated clash with division rival Havre de Grace.
Lenny and Steve reflect on the Independence Day racing weekend, John Veitch, Saratoga, and Lefty Lenny the Legend. Watch Video
The administrative hearing held June 28-30 to determine whether Kentucky Chief Steward John Veitch violated racing regulations only muddied the issues further and raised more questions. read blog
Possible friction among KHRC staff was part of testimony June 30 on the third and final day of a hearing to examine whether state chief steward John Veitch violated racing regulations.
The chief state steward overseeing racing in Kentucky and several veterinarians testified June 29 that they saw nothing out of the ordinary with Life At Ten prior to her participation in the Ladies' Classic.
John Veitch, the chief state steward for Kentucky Thoroughbred racing, defended his actions June 28 during a hearing in connection with Life At Ten's run in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Down
Ron Mitchell discusses the court hearing involving Life At Ten and John Veitch. Watch Video
The Life At Ten saga will enter its final stage June 28 when a hearing begins into whether senior state steward John Veitch violated any Kentucky racing rules.
Awesome Maria remained perfect in four starts in 2011 and notched her first grade I win when she kicked away in the stretch to post an easy victory in the $250,000 Ogden Phipps Handicap June 18 at Belmont Park.
One of three chances for Todd Pletcher, Awesome Maria seeks her first grade I win when she faces a small but solid field in the $250,000 Ogden Phipps Handicap.
|Trainer||Todd A. Pletcher|
|Jockey||John R. Velazquez|
|Life At Ten View Five-Cross Pedigree||Malibu Moon||A.P. Indy|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Big Time Thoroughbreds||Legacy Bloodstock, agent||$35,000|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Adena Springs||Three Chimneys Sales, agent||$1,950,000|
|Fall At Last|
|I'm a Rock|