04/23/2008 11:00PM

Philadelphia Park trainer's ban is upheld

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The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission has upheld revocation of the license of Jayne Vaders, the leading trainer at Philadelphia Park last year, because of multiple drug violations.

A spokesman for the commission, Chris Ryder, said that the board upheld a stewards' ruling from last May to revoke the license, citing seven medication violations over the past several years at the track. Ryder said that stewards are empowered to revoke a license under Pennsylvania rules if a trainer has two or more medications violations in one year.

Vaders has appealed the ruling to Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court, Ryder said, and sought a stay of the commission's ruling.

Vaders's attorney, Alan Pincus, could not be reached.

Vaders had 117 winners at Philadelphia Park in 2007 to lead the trainer standings. She was banned after a horse she trained tested positive for acepromazine, a tranquilizer, but received a stay from the commission until her appeal was heard.