Keyword: stewards

  • Jorge Navarro

    Monmouth Stewards Urge Large Fines for Gindi, Navarro

    Monmouth Park stewards have fined both owner Randal Gindi and trainer Jorge Navarro $5,000 for conduct "extremely detrimental to racing"—behavior documented in a Youtube video—and have requested that the state regulator increase the fine for both.

  • ARCI president Ed Martin

    Changes Allow for Stiffer Drug Violation Sanctions

    An Association of Racing Commissioners International change to its model rules calls for stewards in Thoroughbred racing to have the ability to disqualify a horse and deny a purse for medication violations that rank lower on the risk of concern.

  • Stewards Advance DQ Process for Masochistic

    A procedural stewards hearing Dec. 30 regarding Masochistic's positive post-race test for stanozolol following the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) confirmed the gelding will be disqualified from his second-place finish.

  • ROAP Chariman Hugh Gallagher

    ROAP Examines Reciprocity on Various 'Lists'

    The Racing Officials Accreditation Program hopes to make progress this year on protocol that will keep horses placed on various lists from showing up and racing at other tracks while ineligible under current guidelines.

  • McHargue Named Chief Steward by CHRB

    Darrel McHargue, the Eclipse Award-winning jockey who began a new career as a racing official in 1988, was appointed Oct. 22 by the California Horse Racing Board to the newly created position of chief steward.

  • Graham Motion.

    Motion Appeals Medication Positive

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has suspended Graham Motion for five days and fined the trainer $500 for a medication overage in Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Kitten's Point. Motion has appealed the ruling.

  • Erinn Higgins

    First Female Steward at the Spa Begins Monday

    Beginning July 27 at Saratoga Race Course, Erinn Higgins will become the first female steward at the Saratoga Springs track, serving as alternate state steward for the New York State Gaming Commission under Steve Lewandowski.

  • Empire Dreams wins the Commentator Stakes.

    NY Begins Weekly Track Information Reports

    The New York State Gaming Commission announced a major new transparency initiative at its May 26 meeting. It has begun posting weekly reports from the New York Racing Association tracks, and will expand it to others.

  • CT Collision Brings Safety Recommendations

    Recommendations for new protocols for stewards, outriders, and racetracks have been adopted by the West Virginia Racing Commission as a result of a two-horse collision during a race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

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    'Chrome' Can Wear Nasal Strip in Belmont

    New York Racing Association stewards ruled May 19 that the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Preakness Stakes (both gr. I) winner will be allowed to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 7.

  • Gulfstream Plans Greater Transparency on DQs

    Gulfstream Park plans to enlist its stewards and public address announcer in an effort to provide bettors more information and greater transparency whenever there is a disqualification or objection on any of its races.

  • DQ Soaks Beulah Park 'Bridge Jumpers'

    So called bridge-jumper bettors appeared home free when 2-5 favorite Paige's Prize rolled to a 12 1/2-length victory Feb. 25 in the first race at Beulah Park, but moments later their anticipated small profits would vanish.

  • John Veitch

    Veitch Appeals Dismissal as KY Chief Steward

    John Veitch, who was dismissed Nov. 28 from his position as chief steward for the state of Kentucky, has filed an appeal of the action by the Public Protection Cabinet, contending he was improperly dismissed.

  • John Veitch

    Veitch: Some Friction Among KHRC Staff

    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.

  • NYRA president and CEO Charles Hayward

    NY Stewards to Provide Race-Day Explanations

    Starting July 23 at Saratoga and continuing at Belmont Park and Aqueduct, the stewards' race-day decisions involving the official order of finish will be communicated via the simulcast feed and will also be posted to NYRA.com

  • Confab: Does Penalty Always Fit Crime?

    Chances are many more officials in the horse racing industry support uniform regulations a lot more than they support uniform penalties -- at least beyond a literal interpretation.

  • Two Suspended in Beulah Horse Mix-up

    The trainer and identifier involved in an incident in which the wrong horse ran in a Nov. 19 race at Beulah Park have been fined and suspended by the track's stewards.

  • Racing Officials Group Sets Conference

    The Racing Officials Accreditation Program is holding its first Conference on Officiating Horse Racing, during the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program's Symposium on Racing & Gaming.

  • Rulings: Horses Not Ohio-Registered

    The board of stewards at River Downs has ruled two Thoroughbreds -- one of which had earned more than $100,000 -- aren't registered Ohio-bred horses, and their owners must repay the earnings.

  • Kent Desormeaux and Rick Dutrow

    Dutrow, Desormeaux Meet, Mend Fences

    Trainer Rick Dutrow's initial displeasure over Kent Desormeaux's ride aboard Triple Crown hopeful Big Brown in the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr.I) had abated quite a bit the morning of June 11, after he met with the Hall of Fame jockey. Dutrow said Desormeaux, who eased Big Brown at the top of the stretch in the Belmont, would have the mount when the colt races again.

  • Owner Gary Zwerling has challenged the outcome of a stewards' inquiry that upheld Green Girl's victory in the Feb. 3 Suwannee River Handicap.

    'Suwannee' Outcome Appealed Again

    The owner of La Dolce Vita has formally appealed the decision of Gulfstream Park stewards not to change the outcome of the Feb. 3 Suwannee River Handicap (gr. III), saying the decision challenges the integrity of horse racing.

  • Hettel Named to Gulfstream Management Post

    Bernie Hettel, who served as an association steward at Gulfstream Park this past meet, has been named manager of racing operations of the South Florida racetrack effective immediately.

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    Consistently Inconsistent

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - I had to go all the way to Dubai to hear a panel discussion about how racing officials in various American jurisdictions have different interpretations about the most basic rules infraction.

  • Hettel Named Judge for Gulfstream Park Meet

    Bernie Hettel, a former executive director of and chief steward for the Kentucky Racing Commission, will serve as a judge during the upcoming Gulfstream Park meet.

  • Ex-Associate Steward Contradicts Fermin in Intercontinental Case

    In a March 15 declaration given under penalty of perjury, a former California associate steward stated the director of Del Mar security said he forwarded information about the mare Intercontinental getting a late Salix shot to the board of stewards, California Horse Racing Board investigators, and CHRB executive director Ingrid Fermin well before the running of the Palomar Handicap (gr. II) last Sept. 3.

  • New York Jockeys Suspended 30 Days

    New York stewards handed out some of the toughest penalties in years when they slapped jockeys Jose Espinoza and Pablo Fragoso with 30-day bans following a wild confrontation during Sunday's sixth race at Aqueduct.

  • 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.

  • 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 Pat Valenzuela

    Stewards To Meet on PVal Suspension July 15

    Hollywood Park stewards will conduct a formal hearing concerning the summary suspension of jockey Pat Valenzuela on Thurs., July 15, at Hollywood Park, the California Horse Racing Board announced.

  • Stewards Clear, But Warn, Dutrow Over Scratches

    Aqueduct's leading trainer Richard Dutrow, Jr. was warned and cleared during a Friday meeting with stewards to discuss the circumstances that caused him to scratch all four of his runners off last Sunday's program.