07/06/2010 11:00PM

Churchill extends trainer's ban


The Churchill Downs stewards have extended the suspension of Jeffrey "Scott" Raley an additional two years after the 42-year-old trainer was cited for violating the terms of his current suspension by running two of his horses at the recently ended Churchill spring meet.

A July 4 ruling stated that Raley ran Spontaneous Diva in the seventh race May 9 and Forest Lord in the ninth race May 13 under the name of trainer Joseph Landry, "who had not participated in any manner in the care, supervision, or entry" of those horses, according to the ruling. Raley "organized the arrangements for transportation, issue of health certificates, and prerace treatment of horses involved," the ruling further stated.

Raley already had been serving a one-year suspension beginning on March 18 after one of his employees was found with a syringe containing vodka before a race last winter at Turfway Park.

Spontaneous Diva ran eighth and Forest Lord was fourth in their respective races.

Raley has raced in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois in recent years. He has won with 34 of 238 starts since he started training in 2004.