Category Archives: Stewards

Are They Impaired?

The outrageous adjudication offered by the CHRB in O’Neill should certainly convince those with knowledge of the circumstances that the present system of regulators being appointed by governors and racing commissioners simply is not effective. Violators are slapped on the … Continue reading

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Incompetents Enjoying Impunity

In the New York Times, Joe Drape addressed the problems created by illegal medications in horseracing and I believe he was right on with his comments.   He did not, however, offer a solution to the problem, so I will. … Continue reading

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Reviewing Crist

Steven Crist, in writing for the Daily Racing Form on March 1st of this year, claims that standards for the stewards need reviewing and I agree with him in part.  I believe the bettors deserve a detailed explanation by one … Continue reading

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The Potential Proof Is Now Present

Recently, Quarter horse trainer John Stinebaugh was fined forty thousand dollars and suspended for sixteen years in New Mexico for findings of Viagra in samples taken from horses in his care last year.  The New Mexico commission under the leadership … Continue reading

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IS H.R. 2012 A Toothless Tiger?

It certainly could be. History has proven that no plan of attack is any stronger than its weakest link. Stakeholders in horse racing are seeking a means to prevent specific behavior on the part of certain individuals and has a … Continue reading

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Incompetents Enjoying Impunity

In yesterday’s New York Times, Joe Drape addressed the problems created by illegal medications in horseracing and I believe he was right on with his comments.   He did not, however, offer a solution to the problem, so I will. … Continue reading

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Please, Not The Feds.

While reading a comment in yesterday’s Paulick Report, again someone claimed that this industry would be better served under federal regulation.  I am one of those who believes that there would be no benefit to having federal oversight of this … Continue reading

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