Racing licenses revoked for veterinarians named in racehorse doping charges

Cross-posted from the Paulick Report » By PAULICK REPORT STAFF The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission has revoked all racing licenses for four veterinarians recently named in a federal plea agreement on criminal charges for the “rigging of publicly exhibited contests.” The revocations were dated March 27, one day after plea agreements were entered in U.S.… Continue reading Racing licenses revoked for veterinarians named in racehorse doping charges

Federal Judge drops fraud charges against Thoroughbred trainer Webb

Horses jump out the gate at Penn National racecourse.

Cross-posted from The Blood-Horse by FRANK ANGST Samuel Webb, one of three trainers and four people facing federal fraud charges following arrests in November at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, had those charges dismissed June 5. U.S. District Court Judge William Caldwell of the Middle District of Pennsylvania dismissed both counts of a… Continue reading Federal Judge drops fraud charges against Thoroughbred trainer Webb

Advocates call for improved safety, reforms to Pennsylvania horse racing

Cross-posted from WPMT FOX 43 by MICHAEL HYLAND Advocates for improved safety in horse racing are calling for sweeping changes in Pennsylvania, a matter they say has been underscored by a recent criminal investigation at Penn National Race Course in Dauphin County. Last November, a federal grand jury indicted three trainers and a track employee.… Continue reading Advocates call for improved safety, reforms to Pennsylvania horse racing

Penn National anti-slaughter policy put to test; “benevolent horseman” involved

Anyone it seems who wants to make any sort of progress to eliminate the many gross cruelties associated with Thoroughbred horse racing comes up against these horsemen's benevolent and protective association groups and their members. They frequently work hard to block any reforms that may intrude or inconvenience them for the sake of the horse.… Continue reading Penn National anti-slaughter policy put to test; “benevolent horseman” involved

Milkshakes, snake venom involved in charges against trainer Delahoussaye

Cross-posted from the Thoroughbred Times Written by JEFF LOWE (29 July 2010) -- Pennsylvania trainer Darrel Delahoussaye was arrested on Wednesday and charged with attempting to fix races at Penn National Race Course, based on evidence and testimony that he administered milkshakes and snake venom to horses before they raced. State police charged Delahoussaye, whose… Continue reading Milkshakes, snake venom involved in charges against trainer Delahoussaye

Pa Commission investigates Penn Natl training death incident

Cross-posted from The Paulick Report Written by RAY PAULICK The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission is investigating a May 29 incident at Penn National racetrack in Grantville, Pa., when there allegedly was no state veterinarian on the grounds or horse ambulance available to come to the rescue of a horse injured during morning training hours. The… Continue reading Pa Commission investigates Penn Natl training death incident

Penn Natl suspends trainer Gill pending further investigation

Cross-posted from the Blood Horse by CLAIRE NOVAK Horses entered in the name of Michael Gill, North America’s leading owner by races won and purses earned in 2009, will not be accepted for entry at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course effective immediately. Chris McErlean, vice president of racing for track owner Penn National… Continue reading Penn Natl suspends trainer Gill pending further investigation

Jockeys stand down for horses at Penn National

People often think jockeys have an automatic love for horses. Well, that is not always the case. There are some jockeys who see the horses they ride as mere vehicles by which they ply their trade. No matter the sentiment, the actions taken by a group of jockeys recently at Penn National is unprecedented insofar… Continue reading Jockeys stand down for horses at Penn National