Broberg Will Be Allowed To Run At Fair Grounds, Commission Rules

According to bloodhorse.com, the Louisiana Racing Commission ruled on Oct. 26 that despite a ban issued by Churchill Downs Inc., trainer Karl Broberg will be allowed to run his horses at the CDI-owned Fair Grounds so long as he has a valid Louisiana license and is not suspended.

CDI issued the indefinite ban on Sept. 24, revoking Broberg’s stalls and banning him from the entry box at all its parent company’s racetracks after an incident involving a voided claim of Rockandahardplace on Sept. 18 at Churchill Downs.

A statement from CDI released to the Paulick Report at that time read: “A claim for the 5-year-old gelding was voided after the race by rule when the horse was declared lame by a KHRC veterinarian at the test barn. The horse was returned to his stall by a paid hotwalker, but a subsequent investigation revealed that there was no responsible representative of the trainer on-site to make veterinary decisions or to take appropriate steps to protect the welfare of the injured horse.”

Broberg told the Paulick Report that a veterinarian treated the horse for injury, and he was left in the receiving barn due to being too sore to travel. Rockandahardplace has since been retired from racing.

The commission’s ruling is based on due process concerns, arguing that the matter should have gone before stewards in either Kentucky or Louisiana.

Read more at bloodhorse.com.

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