Keyword: clerk of scales

  • Penalties in Jockey Weigh-Out Case Upheld

    West Virginia's high court has overturned a circuit court decision that vacated a WVRC order to suspend and fine seven jockeys in a 2009 case in which they were permitted to ride over the published weight.

  • Jockey Ejection Arguments Heard in WV Court

    Parties in a two-year-old case involving the ejection of seven jockeys from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races made their arguments Sept. 20 in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

  • Former NYRA Employees Sue Over Charges

    Two former state horseracing officials accused of lying about how much jockeys weighed have filed a $100-million lawsuit against ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer and state officials a year after charges against them were dismissed.

  • Commentary: Weighty Issue

    <i>By Morton Cathro</i> - Now that synthetic surfaces appear to be doing the job they were designed to do -- that is, prolong the lives and limbs of Thoroughbred racehorses -- it may be time to act on long-sought legislation that would prolong the lives and limbs of the athletes who ride those horses.

  • Mario Sclafani (left) and Braulio Baeza outside the Saratoga County Courthouse after all charges were dismissed.

    Sclafani and Baeza Relieved At Full Acquittal

    A full acquittal on conspiracy, fraud, and larceny charges brought relief Sept. 17 to Mario Sclafani and Braulio Baeza, who were fired in 2005 as clerks of scales for the New York Racing Association. "It is a happy ending, but the damage is already done," said Baeza, a Hall of Fame rider. Judge dismisses the charges because of faulty evidence.