Jockey Club Gives Trainer the Boot

The Jockey Club Denies Privileges to Trainer Who Altered Foal Certificate

The Jockey Club will deny trainer Paul Aguirre all privileges of The American Stud Book for a period of one year, effective January 1, 2013.

Denial of all privileges of The American Stud Book includes the privilege to register foals or submit any documents related to foal registration.

Mr. Aguirre violated California Horse Racing Board rules when he altered the back of the Certificate of Foal Registration for the horse Doc Can Dance to affect eligibility for a race.

The denial of privileges was made pursuant to Section V, Rule 19, of Principal Rules and Requirements of The American Stud Book, which covers “deceptive practices, cruelty to a horse and medication violations,” and was based upon information received by The Jockey Club’s Registrar.