New information extends racehorse abuser Amanda Cobb’s suspension

The BloodHorse magazine reports: Ten days before Mid-Atlantic trainer Amber Cobb would have served out a 60-day suspension for abusing a horse in her care, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission extended that suspension [on] Sept. 10. "After receiving new information, the stewards summarily suspended Amber Cobb, which means she cannot operate in Delaware until she's… Continue reading New information extends racehorse abuser Amanda Cobb’s suspension

‘Reckless fraudster’ Jorge Navarro admits to global racehorse doping scheme

• US trainer faces up to five years in jail after guilty plea• Navarro won millions while coordinating illegal scheme We believed he was guilty of the charges against him, but we had no idea the range of his evildoings. We give you selected excerpts from the two best reports. —Editor. THE GUARDIAN reports: A… Continue reading ‘Reckless fraudster’ Jorge Navarro admits to global racehorse doping scheme

Will the Teflon effect keep Bob bobbing along?

Bob Baffert, U.S. Thoroughbred racehorse trainer.

by JANE ALLIN The Triple Crown races are upon us again, albeit postponed, and Baffert is back in the news. Two of his horses, one a top contender for the Belmont Stakes, tested positive for Lidocaine. Not one but two — Charlatan and stable mate Gamine — both of whom won on the race card… Continue reading Will the Teflon effect keep Bob bobbing along?

Veteran trainer Casse urges horse-racing industry to ban use of Clenbuterol

Canadian Mark Casse, champion racehorse trainer. smiles while on the phone.

DAN RALPH, writing for the Canadian Press reports: MARK CASSE wants the drug Clenbuterol out of horse racing. Casse, who's been named Canada's top thoroughbred trainer an unprecedented 11 times, called for the drug's use to be stopped in an op/ed piece Monday in the Thoroughbred Daily News. "It's a problem, absolutely," Casse said candidly… Continue reading Veteran trainer Casse urges horse-racing industry to ban use of Clenbuterol