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Four-Year Ban Over Integrity Issues

October 31, 2016:

It was recently announced that a harness driver has been handed a four-year ban and a $500 fine after having been found guilty of charges relating to racing integrity issues....read on

BHA Bans Steroids In Racehorses

June 26, 2014:

The British Horseracing Authority has announced that it will be taking a zero-tolerance approach on the presence of steroids in racehorses....read on

Sears Can Drive At Gural Tracks

June 24, 2014:

In a release issued Tuesday, June 24 by the Meadowlands Racetrack, Jeff Gural announced that he has spoken with driver Brian Sears and that ‘The White Knight’ is allowed to drive in any race he wishes to at Gural-operated racetracks – the Meadowlands, Tioga Downs, and Vernon Downs....read on

OHHA On Gural/Sears Situation

June 23, 2014:

On Monday, June 23, the Ontario Harness Horse Association issued a response to the decision of Meadowlands Racetrack operator Jeff Gural to ban driver Brian Sears from participating in anything but stakes racing at the East Rutherford, NJ track....read on

Gural’s Statement On Sears Situation

June 20, 2014:

On Friday, June 20, Jeff Gural, the chairman of New Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment, issued a statement regarding his decision to ban driver Brian Sears from participating in races at the Meadowlands Racetrack, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs that aren’t stakes races....read on

Qualifiers Flood Mohawk, Big M

June 20, 2014:

Two-year-old qualifying action flooded both the Meadowlands Racetrack and Mohawk Racetrack Friday morning, and both raceways hosted the sessions under perfect weather conditions....read on

Sears' Statement On Restrictions

June 19, 2014:

Trot Insider has learned that driver Brian Sears will no longer be able to drive in qualifiers or overnight events at Meadowlands Racetrack, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs....read on

HRNZ Announces Anabolic Steroid Ban

October 10, 2013:

Following on from recent decisions by the Australian Racing Board and New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, the Board of Harness Racing New Zealand has approved a ban on the use of anabolic steroids for horses both in and out of competition....read on

NZTR Bans Anabolic Steroids

October 2, 2013:

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing has approved a ban on the use of anabolic steroids for horses both in and out of competition....read on

Eight-Year Ban For Godolphin Trainer

April 25, 2013:

On Thursday, April 25, Mahmood Al Zarooni, trainer for Godolphin, the powerhouse thoroughbred racing stable which is owned by Dubai's ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, was handed an eight-year ban from the sport....read on

Fusco Ban Upheld In New York State

March 29, 2012:

The New York State Racing and Wagering Board’s five-year license ban of a harness trainer who repeatedly violated the board’s rules regarding banned substances will be upheld, after the New York State Court of Appeals refused to hear the trainer’s appeal...read on

Down Under Trainer Handed 10-Year Ban

January 31, 2012:

It has been reported that trainer Dean Atkinson has been handed a 10-year ban from the sport of standardbred racing. He is the first harness racing licensee that has been penalized in regard to the swabbing scandal, which has been front and centre in the Down Under racing scene...read on

NJ Sports Wagering One Step Closer

January 18, 2012:

On Tuesday, January 17, Governor Chris Christie signed legislation which will pave the way for legalized sports wagering in New Jersey. In order to make expanded gaming a reality in NJ, the state will have to challenge the federal ban which only allows sports gambling in Nevada, Delaware, Oregon and Montana...read on

NJ Gaming, OTW, Licensing Bills To Christie

January 10, 2012:

According to reports, bills in New Jersey dealing with expanded gaming, simulcasting, and the licensing of off-track wagering locations passed both the Assembly and the state Senate on Monday, January 9. The bills now move on to the office of Governor Chris Christie...read on

Pena Files Lawsuit Over 'Big M' Barring

January 6, 2012:

According to a report, the Meadowlands Racetrack's 2011 leading trainer, Lou Pena, has filed suit against the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority and Jeff Gural after the track opted to bar the conditioner from entering his horses at the famed East Rutherford, NJ oval...read on


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