The Texas Racing Commission has suspended jockey Roman Chapa five years and fined him $25,000 after stewards determined he carried an electrical shocking device while riding Quiet Acceleration to victory in a stakes.
A Feb. 27 hearing date has been set by the Texas Racing Commission in the case of Roman Chapa, who faces allegations that he carried an electrical shock device in a winning race at Sam Houston Race Park Jan. 17.
Texas jockey Roman Chapa is facing felony criminal charges related to race-fixing following allegations that he carried an electrical shock device in a winning race at Sam Houston Race Park Jan. 17 in Houston.
Jockey Roman Chapa has been summarily suspended by Texas Horse Racing Commission stewards pending an investigation into his winning ride aboard Quiet Acceleration in a stakes race Jan. 17 at Sam Houston Race Park.
Special Rate, who ranks among the top 10 stallions in Texas, has been moved to Sue Dowling's Stoneview Farm near Hempstead, Texas, for the 2014 breeding season.
Rose Mary Chandler, owner/breeder of 2011 Texas Horse of the Year Skip a Smile, and the owners and breeders of five other Texas-bred divisional champions were honored by the Texas Thoroughbred Association.
Continuing his comeback from an injury that knocked him off the 2010 Triple Crown trail, Endorsement swept past 11-10 choice Canonize in deep stretch to win the $200,000 Texas Mile (gr. III) at Lone Star Park April 28.
Endorsement, on the comeback trail for trainer Eoin Harty, makes his first stakes appearance in more than two years in the $200,000 Texas Mile (gr. III) at Lone Star Park April 28.
Cease closed ground in the final stages of the $150,000 Maxxam Gold Cup and took command to earn his first black-type victory on the night of March 3 at Sam Houston Race Park.
Even-money choice Stachys used his strong late kick to hold off Skip a Smile in the lane for a half-length victory in the $150,000 Zia Park Derby at the New Mexico track Dec. 4.
Nine juvenile fillies make their graded-stakes debuts in the $500,000 Delta Downs Princess (gr. III) Nov. 20, with undefeated All About Allie starting on the far outside.
Coyote Legend, winner of six of his last seven starts, is the morning-line favorite for the $100,000 Super Derby Prelude Aug. 28, the highlight on a 10-race card at Harrah's Louisiana Downs.
Lone Star's 2010 spring meet will run April 8 to July 18, Thursdays through Sundays. Opening night will feature the Premiere Stakes for 3-year-olds and upward.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Coyote Legend||W. Bret Calhoun||
|Doctor Romane||Jerimiah W. West||
|Fly the Red Eye||W. Bret Calhoun||
|Patty's Pride||Bobby A. Jenkins||
|Quiet Acceleration||Danny Pish||
|Sarah's Chief||Christie Grisham||
|Skip a Smile||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Spiderman Ridge||Ronald Kotara||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|O.D. McDonald S.||ALB|
|Wild Applause S.||BEL|
|Chicago H. (G3)||CD|
|River Rock Casino H.||HST|
|Edward Evans S.||LRL|