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Midlantic trainers among those denied Stud Book privileges

by | Apr 19, 2017 | Breaking, Business, Regionwide, Top Stories |

Juan Vazquez (far left). Photo by Jim McCue, Maryland Jockey Club.

Juan Vazquez (far left). Photo by Jim McCue, Maryland Jockey Club.

From a Jockey Club release

The Jockey Club announced today that one trainer has been denied all privileges of The American Stud Book for 10 years and that three other trainers have been denied the same privileges for one or two years. All actions became effective January 1, 2017.

Two of the trainers are based in the mid-Atlantic, and a third had a string here for a time.

The denials of privileges include the privilege of registering foals and the privileges of any registration process for any Thoroughbred. The denials of privileges are pursuant to Rule 19 of the Principal Rules and Requirements of The American Stud Book.

Roy Sedlacek was denied privileges for 10 years, starting January 1, 2017, for being determined to have violated on two occasions a racing statute, rule or regulation relating to prohibited or restricted drugs, medications or substances in a Thoroughbred. The violations occurred at Belmont Park on October 11, 2015, and October 18, 2015, and they involved prohibited or restricted drugs, medications or substances that have been classified by the Association of Racing Commissioners International Inc. as Class 1.

Ramon R. Preciado was denied privileges for two years, starting January 1, 2017, for being determined to have violated on four occasions a racing statute, rule or regulation relating to prohibited or restricted drugs, medications or substances in a Thoroughbred on four occasions within a 365-day period. The violations occurred at Parx Racing February 23, 2015 (two), and at Delaware Park August 26, 2015, and September 12, 2015.

Marcus J. Vitali was denied privileges for two years, starting January 1, 2017, for being determined to have violated on seven occasions a racing statute, rule or regulation relating to prohibited or restricted drugs, medications or substances in a Thoroughbred on seven occasions within a 365-day period. The violations all occurred at Gulfstream Park West (formerly known as Calder Race Course) on November 29, 2014; March 28, 2015; March 29, 2015; and April 3, 2015 (four violations).

Juan Carlos Vazquez was denied privileges for one year, starting January 1, 2017, for being determined to have violated on four occasions a racing statute, rule or regulation relating to prohibited or restricted drugs, medications or substances in a Thoroughbred on four occasions within a 365-day period. The violations occurred at Delaware Park on July 9, 2014, at Penn National on October 23, 2014, at Penn National on March 25, 2015, and at Delaware Park on May 18, 2015.

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