Owner and breeder Bruno Schickedanz has been barred from entering or stabling horses at Woodbine in Canada, Daily Racing Form reported July 2.
The ban came three days after Wake At Noon, the 2002 Canadian Horse of the Year, was euthanized after breaking down on the Woodbine training track. Wake At Noon, who was 13, had been sent from owner Bruno Schickedanz’ Select Stud near Ketteby, Ontario, for a workout.
"We have completed our investigation, and as far as the discussions I've had with the various people involved, I think this is the right approach," Jamie Martin, Woodbine’s executive vice president of racing, told the Form. "The horses (Schickedanz) has racing today and tomorrow will be allowed to run, but we are no longer accepting entries for any of his horses, and he's going to have to move his horses off the backstretch."
The Ontario Racing Commission is investigating the incident.
Tom Marino, who was Wake At Noon's trainer of record at the time of the breakdown, has been ruled off for an indefinite period, according to the Form.
Horses older than 10 that haven’t won in the last year are ineligible to race at Woodbine. Wake At Noon (by Cure the Blues) had not run since November 2007.