Linda Dougherty

Linda Dougherty is a correspondent for The Blood-Horse magazine.

Articles by: Linda Dougherty

‘People’s Court’ Decides Horse Dispute

“The People’s Court,” a television court show featuring real litigants, real cases, and real justice, was the setting for two Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack trainers to settle their dispute over an unpaid board bill in an episode that

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Stewards Fine, Suspend Jockey for Kicking Horse

Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack stewards handed jockey Victor Molina a $1,000 fine and 30-day suspension June 25 for his actions prior to the third race at the Bensalem, Pa., facility June 18.
Molina, a 27-year veteran, was scheduled

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No Decision Yet in Philly Park Kicking Incident

Jockey Victor Molina–who was caught on camera kicking a 2-year-old colt prior to the start of the third race at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack June 18–had a formal hearing before track stewards June 22, but no decision was made by th

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Fewer Foals, Competition Impacts New Jersey Futurity

Citing a decrease in the number of entries for both divisions over the last few years that has resulted in short fields, the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association of New Jersey announced that, beginning in 2008, the New Jersey Futurity is being

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Philly Park Horse Tested for Equine Herpesvirus

Philadelphia Park officials were cautiously optimistic a horse from the barn of Ramon Martin does not have equine herpesvirus despite having been exposed to the virus at an equine clinic in New Jersey.

“The horse isn’t exhibiting any signs

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Jersey Meet to Continue; Other Tracks Ban Shippers

Despite having to limit fields to horses stabled only at Monmouth Park due to four confirmed cases of the equine herpesvirus and a subsequent decline in total handle, New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority officials are planning to finish th

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Jersey Officials Await Test Results; Fields Take Hit

New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority officials are awaiting test results on a horse that shipped from a Canadian farm to the Monmouth Park backstretch and is suspected of having equine herpesvirus.

The horse, which was sent to the

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Possible Virus Has Mid-Atlantic Tracks Taking Action

Philadelphia Park, Penn National Race Course, and Delaware Park have closed their stable gates to horses stabled at Monmouth Park, based on information that several horses at the New Jersey racetrack have exhibited signs of the equine

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Equine Herpesvirus Test Pending on Philly Park Horse

Officials at Philadelphia Park are awaiting test results from a horse that was euthanatized Feb. 23 to determine whether it had equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).


Kari Oakie, a 3-year-old Thoroughbred filly trained by Armand Correnti, fell

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Pennsylvania Considering Test for EPO Antibodies

During a preliminary meeting Dec. 2 at Philadelphia Park, industry officials discussed testing for erythropoietin (EPO) antibodies that could be implemented in Pennsylvania and perhaps a few other Mid-Atlantic states in 2004.

The meeting was attended by Sal Sinatra, director of racing at Philly Park; Ben Nolt, executive secretary of the Pennsylvania State Racing Commission; and Mike

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Pennsylvania Tracks Prepare to Lift Shipping Ban

With no additional positive tests for Equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) since Feb. 26, Penn National Race Course was prepared to lift the quarantine of horses stabled in Barn U on March 19, according to track general manager Richard Schnaars.

Of the original 36 horses stabled in Barn U, five tested positive for EHV-1. Two of the horses had to be euthanized, while three are

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Herpesvirus Positives Keep Racetrack Shipping Ban in Place

Two additional positive tests for equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) virus Feb. 26 were reported at Penn National Race Course. That prompted Philadelphia Park Racetrack to extend its ban on shipping into and out of the Grantville, Penn., track to March 19. Racetracks in neighboring West Virginia have also decided to implement the shipping restriction as a precaution.

The total

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