Delaware Racing Commission

Delaware Park Postpones July 10 Card

For the second time in the past week, Delaware Park cancelled a live racing card due to the heat and moved the card as drawn to a different day. The latest Delaware Park live racing day to fall victim to excessive heat is the card scheduled for Wednesday, July 10. Acting upon the recommendation of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission (DTRC) veterinarians and stewards, Delaware has moved the entire card to Thursday, July 11, when the temperature should abate somewhat. The heat index in the area, according to the National...

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Mychel Sanchez, Suspended for Betting Against His Mounts, Returns at Delaware Park

Nearly five months after beginning a suspension for betting against his own mounts, jockey Mychel Sanchez returned to action Wednesday, riding in the second race at Delaware Park. Sanchez finished eighth aboard XY Lady (Sharp Azteca) in the race for 2-year-old maiden fillies. He is also listed on mounts on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday cards at Delaware. Sanchez last rode Jan. 19 at Parx. Shortly after that, the Pennsylvania Racing Commission handed him a 60-day suspension after it was discovered that during a betting spree he made wagers on...

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Cobb's Delaware License Revoked Through 2022

Amber Cobb, the Thoroughbred owner and trainer who had been summarily suspended by the Delaware Park stewards last month after having already served a 60-day penalty earlier in the summer for "improper or inhumane treatment" of a horse, had her license yanked again Thursday for the remaining term of its three-year issuance, through Dec. 31, 2022. Among the reasons listed in the Oct. 28 revocation ruling by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission (DTRC) were that Cobb failed to appear at a disciplinary hearing Oct. 22 that had been scheduled in...

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Already Suspended, Cobb Must Again Face Delaware Stewards

Amber Cobb, the Delaware Park-based trainer who last month won a Delaware Racing Commission appeal that cut a two-year stewards' suspension for "improper or inhumane treatment" of a horse to just 60 days, is once again facing sanctioning, this time in the form of a suspension issued summarily by Delaware stewards Sept. 10. The Paulick Report broke the news late Friday afternoon, noting that the genesis of the original suspension that is in effect through Sept. 20 involved a video recorded by a stable employee back in February in which...

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Letter to the Editor: Bryan Langlois DVM

I, like everyone else who has seen it, was utterly disgusted with not only the video depicting the actions of trainer Amber Cobb against one of the horses but also the almost complete ignorance of the Delaware Racing Commission in reducing her suspension for those actions. How this industry continues to manage to shoot itself in the foot repeatedly is just mind boggling to me. Actions that are as heinous as those displayed by Ms. Cobb require only one action, and that is immediate revocation of her license to train...

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