Trainers Mike Pender and Marcelo Polanco were ordered to vacate their stalls at Santa Anita over the weekend by the track’s management, according to a story published in the Daily Racing Form. Pender was cited for a horse welfare issue and Polanco was cited for training a horse on behalf of another person.
Pender underwent a hearing with Santa Anita stewards May 13 for the unknown horse welfare issue. Polanco was the listed trainer for Commander Coil (Coil), who was euthanized Friday after suffering a shoulder injury during training hours in Arcadia. He was the first horse to be lost during training or racing at Santa Anita since Mar. 31.
Last month, trainer William Morey was banned from racing at Santa Anita for a medication violation that led to an investigation by the California Horse Racing Board.