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Blea’s License Suspension Upheld; CHRB Equine Medical Director Remains On Leave

Judge Nana Chin has upheld the veterinary license suspension of California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) equine medical director Jeff Blea, reports the Los Angeles Times. The news follows last Friday’s formal hearing of the California Veterinary Medical Board’s petition for his interim suspension, and Blea remains on leave from his position with the CHRB. Blea is […]

Jury Finds Fishman Guilty; Drug Maker Could Face 20 Years In Prison

Florida veterinarian Dr. Seth Fishman, the first person to face trial in a sweeping horse-doping case that documented the widespread use of illegal and undetectable performance-enhancing drugs at tracks across the country, was convicted in New York Feb. 2 on charges that could put him behind bars for up to 20 years. A jury of […]

Bloodlines Presented By Caracaro: Patience Paid Off For Liam’s Map, Colonel Liam

At the tail end of his stud career, Unbridled’s Song (by Unbridled) sired two of his very best performers, both multiple Grade 1 winners: Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Liam’s Map and champion Arrogate (Breeders’ Cup Classic, Travers, Pegasus World Cup, and Dubai World Cup). The challenge thrown down to both those exceptional performers when […]

Jury Deliberations Begin In Horse Doping Trial Of Seth Fishman

A New York jury began deliberations Feb. 1 in the horse doping trial of Dr. Seth Fishman. The jury of eight women and four men deliberated for about 30 minutes before retiring for the night without reaching a verdict. They resume deliberations the morning of Feb. 2. The charges against Fishman, a 50-year-old Florida veterinarian, […]

Pletcher Derby Dreaming? Emmanuel Impressive In Tampa Bay Allowance

As Pablo Morales returned to the jockeys’ room alongside assistant trainer Juan Aguayo after his victory aboard Emmanuel in Tampa Bay Downs’ sixth race on Sunday, a fan pretty much summed up what he felt privileged to observe. “That was a magic carpet ride,” the spectator said. Morales nodded in assent. Emmanuel, whose scheduled 2022 […]

Letter To The Editor: An Aussie Perspective On Being An American Racing Fan

I was saddened to read the heartfelt Letter to the Editor: Why I Am Leaving The Sport I Loved for 50 Years that appeared on the Paulick Report website on Jan. 20. As an Australian turf fanatic and now small-time owner who has been living in New York for a decade, I have a perspective on […]