Vote! U.S. horse racing: Should it be banned — yes or no.

Some people say that U.S. horse racing is downright criminal and it should be banned. Period. Others think that U.S. horse racing should be allowed to police itself and continue as is. A few – but not many – still believe it can be reformed. Many say it is way too late and let's take… Continue reading Vote! U.S. horse racing: Should it be banned — yes or no.

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

Five-year suspension, $25,000 fine for jockey’s use of “buzzer”

The Blood-Horse reports: 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 at Sam Houston Race Park. The suspension is a result of a Feb. 27 stewards' hearing at which Chapa,… Continue reading Five-year suspension, $25,000 fine for jockey’s use of “buzzer”

The O’Neill brothers, the meaning of milkshakes and fixing of horse races

Bloodstock agent Dennis O'Neill. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

Doug O'Neill, trainer of Triple Crown contender I'll Have Another, seems an affable enough guy. But the most devilish among us usually have a charming side. What appalls me about Doug O'Neill is that he drugs racehorses then acts as if he knows absolutely nothing about it. His brother Dennis is even more unbelievable. He… Continue reading The O’Neill brothers, the meaning of milkshakes and fixing of horse races