Medication Infractions in Pennsylvania Deemed Minor
The Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission reported June 29 that during investigations conducted over the previous month there were no substantive medication violations at Parx Racing or Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, the two in-state Thoroughbred tracks which are conducting live racing currently.
The findings are in sharp contrast to those reported at the May 25 commission meeting, when the commission publicly revealed there was what was termed a “significant amount of contraband” discovered during a raid carried out on the backside of Parx.
Tom Chuckas, the director of the Thoroughbred Horse Racing Bureau at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, said during Tuesday’s commission meeting held by video conference, “In the last month enforcement action was taken at Penn National and Parx, and it consisted of searches of barns, and of veterinary trailers. In addition, we did out-of-competition testing both at Penn National and at Parx and the preliminary results from these enforcement actions is there were very, very minor infractions. Nothing of substance.”