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Godspeed, Lizz, may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. Deepest condolences to her family, friends and fans.
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Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:20 am

Maryland Trainers Cited for Compounded Drug

Three trainers have received suspensions and fines in Maryland in conjunction with positive tests for stanozolol, a synthetic steroid formerly known as Winstrol that is now available only through drug compounders.

Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... z3Qb6SsUhx
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Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:27 pm

PJMIII wrote:Maryland Trainers Cited for Compounded Drug

Three trainers have received suspensions and fines in Maryland in conjunction with positive tests for stanozolol, a synthetic steroid formerly known as Winstrol that is now available only through drug compounders.

Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... z3Qb6SsUhx
Seems like if they specified that they wanted this stuff in the custom compound, then the suspensions and fines should be higher.
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Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:51 pm

Irad Ortiz just won the 7th at Aqueduct, giving him FIVE wins so far today.
Stay tuned.
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Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:13 am

Castellano joins 4,000-win club

Jockey Javier Castellano reached a significant career milestone at Gulfstream Park Sunday, when the reigning two-time Eclipse Award titlist notched his 4,000th career victory with his third winner of the day in the 10TH race.

http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/editoria ... i?id=48335
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Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:02 pm

Chantal Sutherland, just fyi....

I miss horse racing but I'm still working hard. I'm very close to becoming a real estate agent and a licensed interior designer. Yay!

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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:57 pm

Native Diver's regular companion Jerry Lambert passed away yesterday, RIP.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:26 pm

Northport wrote:Rodriguez suspended:
http://live.drf.com/nuggets/10653
Gotta love that:
Trainer Rudy Rodriguez will serve a 25-day suspension for two Flunixin (Bamamine) positives from 2013. Of those days, only 15 are actual racing days at Aqueduct.

He had 20 additional days stayed provided he does not have any more equine drug positive for a nine-month probationary period beginning March 27.
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And Trainer A. C. Avila Suspended, Fined by CHRB

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... z3T2XaqYGr
The California Horse Racing Board Feb. 27 slapped trainer A. C. Avila with a 60-day suspension and a $10,000 fine after one of his runners tested in excess of the permitted level of acepromazine last March.

The board issued the penalty—the maximum for a Class 3 drug with a Category B penalty classification under CHRB rules—following a hearing in a closed session Feb. 18. The board, in a closed session Dec. 18, rejected a hearing officer's proposed penalty of 30 days and a $5,000 fine for Avila.
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BlindLucky wrote:And Trainer A. C. Avila Suspended, Fined by CHRB

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... z3T2XaqYGr
The California Horse Racing Board Feb. 27 slapped trainer A. C. Avila with a 60-day suspension and a $10,000 fine after one of his runners tested in excess of the permitted level of acepromazine last March.

The board issued the penalty—the maximum for a Class 3 drug with a Category B penalty classification under CHRB rules—following a hearing in a closed session Feb. 18. The board, in a closed session Dec. 18, rejected a hearing officer's proposed penalty of 30 days and a $5,000 fine for Avila.
Avila Defiant in Face of Suspension
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... suspension

"Medication is one thing. Fixing races is another thing," Avila said. "If I wanted a price on him, why the hell would I send him to Kentucky Derby day with Victor Espinoza? They're trying to judge me as a race-fixer (because of medication)."

"I'm going to talk to Doug O'Neill to get some nice brochures," Avila said in reference to O'Neill's 45-day suspensions in California and New York last year. "I haven't taken a vacation in seven years."
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Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:16 pm

Jerkens hospitalized in Florida
Legendary Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens was hospitalized over the weekend and remained in an intensive care unit at a South Florida hospital Monday morning fighting a severe infection.
“He’s fighting a severe infection and that although he’s not out of the woods, he is making progress in small increments,” the younger Jerkens said.
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BlindLucky wrote:And Trainer A. C. Avila Suspended, Fined by CHRB

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... z3T2XaqYGr
The California Horse Racing Board Feb. 27 slapped trainer A. C. Avila with a 60-day suspension and a $10,000 fine after one of his runners tested in excess of the permitted level of acepromazine last March.

The board issued the penalty—the maximum for a Class 3 drug with a Category B penalty classification under CHRB rules—following a hearing in a closed session Feb. 18. The board, in a closed session Dec. 18, rejected a hearing officer's proposed penalty of 30 days and a $5,000 fine for Avila.
That was really scandalous. Why on earth did he take the horse to Churchill Downs? Didn't he realize he might as well have shouted "The horse was stiffed in his debut and I'm trying to arrange a huge betting coup!" Of course everyone and his brother realized it and bet the horse way down.

The horse was a nice winner over the weekend.
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Diver52 wrote:
BlindLucky wrote:And Trainer A. C. Avila Suspended, Fined by CHRB

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... z3T2XaqYGr
The California Horse Racing Board Feb. 27 slapped trainer A. C. Avila with a 60-day suspension and a $10,000 fine after one of his runners tested in excess of the permitted level of acepromazine last March.

The board issued the penalty—the maximum for a Class 3 drug with a Category B penalty classification under CHRB rules—following a hearing in a closed session Feb. 18. The board, in a closed session Dec. 18, rejected a hearing officer's proposed penalty of 30 days and a $5,000 fine for Avila.
That was really scandalous. Why on earth did he take the horse to Churchill Downs? Didn't he realize he might as well have shouted "The horse was stiffed in his debut and I'm trying to arrange a huge betting coup!" Of course everyone and his brother realized it and bet the horse way down.

The horse was a nice winner over the weekend.
Because he, and the owners, made significantly more money by taking him to Churchill Downs and betting at 2/1 in the big Derby Weekend pools than his suspension and fine will cost him.

The fine and suspension are a joke.
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Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:11 pm

Get well soon, Chief.
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Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:40 pm

BBC Sport ‏@BBCSport
Three-time champion flat jockey Richard Hughes announces he'll retire at end of 2015 season, will start a training career in 2016.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/horse-racing/31740225
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Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:06 pm

High cobalt levels found in four of Kenny Smith's horses
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