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Trainer Fined, Suspended 15 Years

March 9, 2017:

On Tuesday, March 7, a North American racing commission handed down a default judgment of a 15-year suspension and a $40,000 fine to a Standardbred trainer after he failed to request a trial into the matter at hand....read on

Social Media Slag Leads To $1,500 Fine

March 8, 2017:

Have you ever felt that someone should be reprimanded for their inappropriate outbursts on social media? This week, the horse racing industry decided to fine a participant for just that....read on

No Fine For Miller's Celebration

September 13, 2016:

While driver Brett Miller cannot be fined for a fist pump, he can be fined taking his hands out of the handholds during a race. So said the judges at Scioto Downs after Miller's winning steer aboard Always B Miki in the 2016 Jim Ewart Memorial Invitational Pace....read on

ORC Rules On Belanger Appeal

September 20, 2013:

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) issued its ruling in regards to standardbred licensee Gerry Belanger's appeal against Ruling Number SB 45381 on late Friday afternoon....read on

ORC Rules On Hiawatha Appeal

September 20, 2013:

On Friday, September 20, the Ontario Racing Commission issued a ruling which explained that it has fined the Hiawatha Horse Park an additional $1,500 (for filing a frivolous appeal) on top of an initial $5,000 fine levied to the track for not having sufficient funds in the purse account at a specified time....read on

Pelletier Handed Huge Suspension, Fine

February 13, 2013:

On Wednesday, February 13, the Ontario Racing Commission announced via a notice to the industry that licensee Bertrand Pelletier is immediately under suspension and is facing a 14-year suspension and ...read on

BHA Announces Revised Whipping Rule

October 21, 2011:

After a great deal of pressure, the British Horseracing Authority announced on Friday, October 21 that it has eased its controversial new rule which limits when and how many times a jockey can strike his/her mount during the course of a race...read on

Change Comes From Life At Ten Fiasco

October 18, 2011:

On Monday, October 17, the Breeders' Cup and the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced that they have implemented changes to their communications to ensure that a situation like what occurred in the 2010 Breeders' Cup with Life At Ten does not happen again...read on

Dutrow Not Done Yet

October 17, 2011:

According to a report, controversial and highly successful thoroughbred trainer Rick Dutrow may soon be coming to a racetrack near you...read on

BHA To Examine Whipping Rule Again

October 17, 2011:

Much has happened since jockeys that perform under the jurisdiction of the British Horseracing Authority decided last week that they would not ride today (Monday, October 17) due to a new whipping rule which limits the amount of times they can strike their mount during a race...read on

Ten-Year NY Racing Ban For Dutrow

October 12, 2011:

Controversial thoroughbred trainer Rick Dutrow has been slapped with a 10-year ban from racing at New York racetracks...read on

Legislation Banning Lasix Filed In NY

September 14, 2011:

On Tuesday, September 13, legislation was introduced in New York which would ban the use of furosemide (lasix) on any horse performing in a state-sanctioned...read on

Piroski, Wallis Cleared Of Charges

August 31, 2011:

On Monday, August 29, an Ontario Racing Commission appeals panel ruled that the hefty fines and suspensions which were issued to drivers Kevin Wallis and Gene Piroski due to alleged race fixing were to be lifted. The pair of reinsmen have now been cleared of all charges...read on

RCI Addresses Designer Drugs

July 21, 2011:

On Wednesday, July 20, Racing Commissions International's Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee (DTSP) voted to specifically add Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) and related analogues (bath salts), Dermorphin, as well as synthetic cannabinoids as Class 1 prohibited substances in horse racing and called for any violators to be...read on

ORC Rules On Saftic Appeal

July 8, 2011:

On Friday, July 8, the Ontario Racing Commission released its decision regarding an appeal by driver Mike Saftic...read on


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