Frank Vespe

  • Pimlico Race Course

    Pimlico to Run 12 Days of Racing in 2017

    That lump of coal that Pimlico Race Course fans received in their stockings came in the form of official word Dec. 20 that the home of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) would, in 2017, also be the home to only 11 additional days of live racing.

  • A case involving Corvus shed light on how Maryland stewards were handling medication violations.

    Maryland Backs Medication Penalty Model Rule

    The Maryland Racing Commission on Oct. 19 adopted the Association of Racing Commissioners International model rules on medication penalties—rules that most observers thought the commission had adopted back in 2014.

  • MD, DE Rule Glaucine Positives Contamination

    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.

  • Marcus Vitali

    Vitali Seeks to Get Florida License Restored

    Trainer Marcus Vitali moved his stable from Gulfstream to Laurel, but he must deal with positive tests for Class 4 and Class 5 medications in Florida before the Maryland Jockey Club will allow him to continue racing horses.

  • Pimlico Race Course in Maryland

    MRC Signs Off on State Study of Pimlico

    By the time a dozen or so horses hit the first turn at Pimlico Race Course in the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), the Maryland Stadium Authority study on the future of the historic track may also be nearing its first turn.