Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission

Delaware Racing Commission’s John Wayne Passes Away

John Wayne, the executive director of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission, passed away Wednesday while attending the Organization of Racing Investigators Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Wayne was 65. His death was confirmed by Duncan Patterson, the chair of the Delaware commission. "John was someone who had done everything in racing," Patterson said. "He was one of the most knowledgeable people you could ever come across. He started out at NYRA, went to the TRPB and then ran Atlantic City Race Course before coming to work for us. He was...

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Pecoraro’s Shockwave Therapy Suspension Thrown Out

The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission (DTRC) has reversed a ruling issued in November and dropped all penalties that had been levied against trainer Anthony Pecoraro for alleged unauthorized use of a shockwave therapy machine. Pecoraro, who was originally suspended six months and fined $1,000, appealed the ruling and the matter was resolved Tuesday at a commission meeting. The penalties originally accessed to owner David Neilson were reduced with the commission voting to reduce his one-year suspension to 30 days. The case revolved around 5-year-old Glencairn, who suffered a catastrophic injury...

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