Keyword: Neil Papiano

  • Wait a While

    Wait a While Disqualified from BC Third Place

    California stewards have ordered a redistribution of Wait a While's share of the 2008 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) purse and disqualified her from third to last.

  • Appeals Court Affirms Pincay Judgment

    A California court of appeal recently affirmed a $2.7-million judgment awarded to retired Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. against the ambulance company that handled the injuries that ultimately ended his career

  • Chris McCarron

    Pincay, McCarron Closer to Court Award

    The former business managers for retired riders Laffit Pincay and Chris McCarron lost their bankruptcy case earlier this month, leaving the ex-jockeys closer to receiving millions of dollars in court-awarded judgments.

  • Jeff Mullins

    Mullins Slapped With Medication Ban

    A 90-day suspension for trainer Jeff Mullins stemming from a 2006 mepivacaine case has been adopted by the California Horse Racing Board from an earlier decision recommended by an administrative law judge.

  • Damages Awarded in Stallion Trial

    A Las Vegas federal jury has awarded nearly $1.9 million in damages to a New York horsewoman and her partners in a case involving the undisclosed sale of shares and seasons of prominent Thoroughbred stallions.

  • Pincay Awarded $2.7 Million in Career-Ending Injury Case

    Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. was awarded a $2.7-million verdict in a civil case against the ambulance company that was charged with treating him after the rider suffered broken bones in his neck in a 2003 riding accident at Santa Anita Park, according to Pincay's attorney, Neil Papiano.

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Backs Pincay, McCarron

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has denied an appeal by the former business managers of retired jockeys Laffit Pincay Jr. and Chris McCarron, leaving in place an $8-million award, including interest, given to the jockeys by a Los Angeles federal judge.

  • Odd Journey Ends Happily for Mister Acpen

    Chilean group I turf winner Mister Acpen returned to training at Santa Anita earlier this month after more than a year long odyssey stemming from his contraction of a rare disease that was discovered upon his return to the United States from Hong Kong, trainer Kristin Mulhall revealed.

  • Jockey Pat Valenzuela, can resume riding Saturday.

    Valenzuela Licensed to Resume Riding

    Embattled jockey Patrick Valenzuela received his California riding license and is expected to be back in the saddle for the first time since last July on Jan. 15. Valenzuela, 42, received a conditional license (Jan. 13-Dec. 31) after he and his attorney, Neil Papiano, met Jan. 12 with Santa Anita Park stewards.

  • Patrick Valenzuela

    Pat Valenzuela's Suspension Overturned by CHRB

    The California Horse Racing Board Friday cleared the way for jockey Pat Valenzuela to regain his riding license when it voted to adopt the ruling of an administrative law judge that overruled a board of stewards' suspension of the rider.

  • CHRB: Jockey Pat Valenzuela to serve out suspension.

    Valenzuela's Suspension Upheld by Stewards

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela's suspension for the remainder of 2004 was upheld Friday by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Board of Stewards, which recommended that the California Horse Racing Board deny any future license applications from the rider.

  • Pat Valenzuela denied.

    Stay Denied, Valenzuela Awaits Stewards

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela was denied a stay of his suspension by California Superior Court judge David Yaffe on July 16 and will not be permitted to ride until he appears at a hearing before Del Mar stewards.

  • Patrick Valenzuela

    California Board Postpones PVal Hearing

    The California attorney general's office has postponed indefinitely Thursday's scheduled formal hearing by Hollywood Park stewards concerning the summary suspension of jockey Pat Valenzuela, which went into effect July 2.

  • Jockey Laffit Pincay Jr.

    Ambulance Firm Says Pincay Declined Aid

    The general manager of the ambulance company threatened with a lawsuit by an attorney for jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. says the Hall of Fame rider declined assistance following the accident at Santa Anita that ended his career.

  • Laffit Pincay Jr.

    Pincay to Sue Santa Anita

    Retired jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. is planning to file a lawsuit against Santa Anita racetrack, Huntington Ambulance, and physician's assistant Angel Delgadillo the week of Sept. 22 alleging negligence in the treatment of the injuries that ended his riding career.

  • Melbourne Cup Not in Puerto Banus' Future

    Puerto Banus, who won the 1 1/2-mile Sunset Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park in June, will not be the first North American-based runner to start in the Victoria Racing Club's Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) on Nov. 4 at Flemington Racecourse.

  • Mister Acpen Gives Mulhall, 20, First Grade I Shot

    Kristin Mulhall, six weeks shy of her 21st birthday, hopes to celebrate her first grade I stakes victory as a trainer Saturday at Hollywood Park when she sends out Chilean import Mister Acpen in the $350,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (gr. IT) at 1 1/4 miles on turf.

  • Court of Appeals Reverses Baffert's Morphine Dismissal

    In a decision filed June 6, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a federal court ruling and ordered reinstatement of the California Horse Racing Board's complaint against trainer Bob Baffert for a morphine positive in one of his horses.

  • War Emblem Derby Bonus Case Heads for New Year Hearing

    Five months before the Pick Six Scandal began dominating headlines, the Illinois Derby-Kentucky Derby bonus controversy was making news. A hearing to determine just who will collect the cool $1 million payout should be set soon after the New Year.

  • Trainer Neil Drysdale.

    Drysdale Granted Stay of Suspension by Illinois Court

    The Illinois State District Court on July 23 granted trainer Neil Drysdale a stay of his 45-day suspension and $2,500 fine stemming from positive drug samples taken from Hawthorne Derby (gr. II) winner Flying Dash May 11.

  • Prince Ahmed bin Salman

    Salman Remembered for Enthusiasm, Passion for Racing

    As the owner of The Thoroughbred Corporation, Prince Ahmed Salman had dealings with many within the North American Thoroughbred industry. Those who worked with him remember him as an enthusiastic and passionate fan of horse racing.

  • Prince Ahmed Salman, whose Thoroughbred Corp. has filed suit in connection with the Illinois-Kentucky Derby bonus.

    Thoroughbred Corp. Sues Over Illinois Derby-Ky. Derby Bonus

    Saudi Prince Ahmed bin Salman's The Thoroughbred Corporation, owner of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem, filed a lawsuit June 10 to resolve a dispute over who is entitled to a $1 million bonus for winning the Illinois and Kentucky Derbys --- the prince or the colt's previous owner.

  • Illinois Derby Bonus Distribution Still Up in the Air

    Sportsman's Park officials expect soon to receive the $1-million payout War Emblem earned for winning both the Illinois Derby (gr. II) and the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). They also hope to learn who will receive the bonus.

  • Tiznow, Jay Robbins-trained Horse of the Year and two-time Classic winner who has been retired.

    Trainer Robbins Adjusts to Life Without Tiznow

    He sits back at his desk, staring out the window and into his thoughts. "Right now, we're about as down as we've been in a long time. We don't have much here," the trainer remarks candidly. "Yeah, this is gonna be slow for a while." The stable hands carry out their duties quietly, though activity in a five-horse barn is decidedly minimal. The phone no longer rings off the hook. Reporters, once a constant, now chase stories elsewhere. There are very few hints, in fact, that just weeks ago, this was home to every trainer's dream.

  • Doug Atkins Dies at 76

    Doug Atkins, racetrack executive, Thoroughbred owner, trainer, and breeder, died at his home in Solana Beach, Calif. home after a lengthy battlle with cancer on Nov. 29. He was 76.

  • CHRB Considers Options in Wake of Ruling

    California Horse Racing Board officials are refusing to discuss a federal judge's decision to dismiss the board's case against trainer Bob Baffert in regard to a positive test for morphine in one of his horses last year.

  • Superior Court Judge Gives Baffert Stay of Suspension

    Trainer Bob Baffert received a stay of the 60-day suspension he was given last Sunday by California Horse Racing Board stewards as a result of a positive test for trace levels of morphine in Nautical Look, a Baffert-trained runner who won a maiden race at Hollywood Park last May 3.

  • Stiff Penalty Recommended in Baffert Case; Lawyer Disputes Finding

    An attorney for the California Horse Racing Board has recommended a six-month suspension and $10,000 fine for trainer Bob Baffert, who had a horse test positive for morphine last year. The positive urine sample came from Nautical Look, the winner of an allowance race at Hollywood Park May 3, 2000.