07/07/2014 1:17PM

Delaware trainer Vazquez has suspension stayed

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Trainer Juan Vazquez has been granted a stay of a 90-day suspension issued by Delaware Park stewards for an altercation with a jockey after he appealed the ruling, according to state records.

The stay was granted last week and will allow Vazquez to continue training until a ruling on the appeal. A hearing for the appeal has been scheduled for Aug. 13, according to John Wayne, the executive director of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission.

Vazquez, the leading trainer at Delaware Park this year, was suspended for 90 days and fined $2,500 “for being the aggressor” in an altercation with jockey Trevor McCarthy after the fourth race at Delaware on June 23, the stewards ruled. Vazquez reportedly punched McCarthy near the winner’s circle. He was also ordered to attend an anger management program.

Vazquez was charged with assault by Delaware state police for the incident as well.

will More than 1 year ago
Trainer suspensions mean very little, especially for big names... We have seen this in the past, he will just use a close relative to "train" for him.... The name may be someone else's but his guys are still training
RayC More than 1 year ago
Great comment double stanard if the police do not act and arrest him also look in to the reason he hit him .People work all week to play horses and when this goes on makes you wonder ,If a fan goes to the track and punches a trainer or a joc what happens ?lets see .keep aclose eye on the outcome.
prose More than 1 year ago
I hate Delaware Park.
ziggylasvegas More than 1 year ago
Vasquez should get a medal for what he did. Period End of story
Thomas Cook More than 1 year ago
What a joke. This guy committed a crime in front of God n everyone on track property and is still training? Should be gone pending outcome of the courts.
mikey More than 1 year ago
Must be a shortage of shady trainers.
Steve More than 1 year ago
Delaware Park is a joke
mikey More than 1 year ago
Yes and a very funny one.
mikey More than 1 year ago
He must have given the DUKE a winner.What a joke.How many of us horse players wish we could get a free shot at punching a jock.Hope the police follow up and put his butt in the slammer.
TEDK215 More than 1 year ago
heres something to think about........would this even be an issue if the stewards had done the right thing and dqd McCarthy? after all, he did check Vazquez horse right out of contention.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Usually when you appeal they tack on more time Vazquez must have a deal in the works with Delaware. But if he is convicted of this assault no state should license him next year.If they do they are fools
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He probly meant to punch track officials for fixing his race. Maybe the jock didnt pay trainer his fix cut. Its all about money in this game.