Natalie Voss, Author at Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Kentucky, Pennsylvania Approve Agreements With HIWU For Anti-Doping, Lab Services

Commissioners in Kentucky and Pennsylvania held special meetings this week to make decisions on whether to enter into agreements with the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority for its Anti-Doping and Medication Control (ADMC) program, which is slated to begin March 27. The program will include national, uniform drug regulations and will use standardized testing across […]

Medina Spirit Appeal Inches Forward; Hearing Officer’s Decision Expected Sometime In April

The long-running appeal by Bob Baffert and Zedan Racing of the disqualification of Medina Spirit from the 2021 Kentucky Derby continued this week. Attorneys for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and the Zedan/Baffert team presented oral arguments before a hearing officer via Zoom on Tuesday. This marks the second hearing officer to hear proceedings in […]

‘They’re Going To Take Down All Of Racing’: Here’s Why Legitimate Tracks Should Be Concerned About The Bush Circuit

On the morning of Aug. 5, 2022, the eyes of the American Thoroughbred racing world turned to Saratoga Springs, N.Y., where the sport’s luminaries streamed into the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion wearing their best dresses and freshly-pressed suits. It was induction day for the year’s class of new Hall of Famers, a day that’s often filled […]

In The Face Of Climate Change, Experts Offer Tips For Making The Most Of Your Hay

The cost of keeping horses has been rising for some time now, but last year was an especially bad one when it came to finding hay. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, hay stocks fell to the lowest point they’d seen in a decade and in December 2022 were at their lowest since 1954. […]

Judge Dismisses Suit In Case Of Horse With Genetic Abnormality

A Fayette County Circuit Court judge has dismissed a civil lawsuit against veterinarians and a stable owner surrounding the sale of a horse with a genetic abnormality. Crawford Farms had brought suit against Treadway Racing Stable, Hidden Brook, Keeneland, Dr. Karen Wolfsdorf, and Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in summer 2021 after it purchased a horse […]

Arapahoe Trainer Facing 10 Medication Violations, Charges For 30 Contraband Items

Arapahoe Park’s top trainer is facing charges related to 10 drug positives and possession of 30 items of contraband, according to evidence presented before a hearing officer last week. Stetson Mitchell had been summarily suspended at the end of last year’s Arapahoe meet in October after a search of his barn and vehicles on Oct. […]

Broodmare Mariastheboss Could Be Following Her Foals To The Thoroughbred Makeover

Last year, we brought you the story of two siblings competing at the Thoroughbred Makeover – two equine siblings, that is. Karyn Wittek, trainer of on- and off-track Thoroughbreds, hopes that this year her Makeover entry will continue a family tradition. Wittek took Maria Rose and Spots Appeal, half siblings out of the Successful Appeal […]

Voss: In The Face Of Something Wrong, Stidham Responded The Right Way

Last week, a trainer did something which is not always a given in horse racing. The gesture was largely lost in the shuffle of social media and a subsequent busy Saturday of stakes racing, but I just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge it. On Feb. 23, a racing fan on Twitter captured video […]