09/26/2016 4:29PM

Monmouth suspends trainer Bradley for 45 days


The Monmouth Park board of stewards has suspended trainer Chloe Bradley for 45 days and fined her $1,500 for entering Lucy N Ethel in the Aug. 14 Blue Sparkler Stakes.

The stewards scratched Lucy N Ethel from the Blue Sparkler while they were in the process of determining whether Bradley was indeed her trainer.

"Our stewards looked into this very carefully and came to the conclusion she did not have control of the horse at that time," said Frank Zanzuccki, executive director of the New Jersey Racing Commission.

Bradley had a hearing at Monmouth Park on Sept. 8. Her suspension is to run from Sunday, Oct. 2, through Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Lucy N Ethel made the first three starts of her career for trainer Ramon Preciado. She won a Pennsylvania-bred maiden race at Parx last November and a first-level allowance there in December. She was then shipped to Florida, where she won the Grade 3 Old Hat Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 2.

Lucy N Ethel had an ankle chip removed following the Old Hat. The Blue Sparkler would have been her first start since.

Bradley has worked for Preciado and temporarily took over the training of his horses in Florida last winter while he was serving a suspension.

Since being scratched from the Blue Sparkler, Lucy N Ethel has won the Grade 2 Prioress Stakes at Saratoga on Sept. 4 with Bradley as her trainer.

Lucy N Ethel was bred and is owned by Steven Perry’s J A G Racing and James Stevenson’s Jettany Thoroughbred Corp. When Lucy N Ethel won the Prioress, Perry told Daily Racing Form that Bradley had been training the horse at Westhampton Farm in Mt. Holly, N.J., which has a five-eighths training track.

Lucy N Ethel apparently ships to Parx, where Preciado is stabled, for workouts. She worked there five times between July 20 and Aug. 28,

Lucy N Ethel is nominated to the Grade 2, $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap at Belmont Park on Saturday and is expected to be entered for the race Wednesday.

Karen Colgain More than 1 year ago
I am a horse owner and think that as such I should be allowed to determine who will be named the trainer of my horses, not the racing "Gods". Police the trainers and the Vets and clean up the sport by all means, but don't think for one second that the trainer or Vet consults with the owner before deciding to inject the horse with banned substances. If a trainer is guilty, then I should be allowed to move my horse to any licensed trainer simply by a phone call. As for the trainer actually "training the horse", there have always been "hotel" trainers that never touch a horse, their assistants do all their work.
Robb Levinsky More than 1 year ago
We need consistent nationwide regulation to stop these kind of shams

kevin More than 1 year ago
Just a quick note on the NYRA show from saratoga on the last weekend Andy Beyer was a guest. Gabby and Andy serling were talking about the sprint stake race and asked Andy his opinion. When it came to talk about the preciado entry trained by the "beard" Bradley,Beyer said he could never bet a horse like that with a trainer's drug violations as "long as his arm." The look both serling and Gaudet gave Mr. Beyer was priceless. He was so wonderfully politically incorrect and told the truth. Both serling and Gaudtet's jaw dropped !! Then there was  a 5 second silence.
       By the way the horse won the stake race wire to wire at 21-1!! No interview with Bradleyafter the race just the owner by Maggie W. Take care kevin M.
Michael Infurna More than 1 year ago
Why is Chloe Bradley even given a license by NJ in the first place, unless she has her own horses and is not Ramons beard girlfriend?  Its a joke!!
Joel Firsching More than 1 year ago
So preciado is suspended and still is training this horse.  Shouldnt he be slapped, again?  Is ricky dutrow still training ?  Where is jane vaders ?
Dale Tillotson More than 1 year ago
Would someone clarify this mess ? I am confused and feel like I am watching I love Lucy with the 3 stooges sitting behind me.