12/27/2012 4:36PM

Trainers Broberg, Miyadi denied Stud Book privileges following medication violations


Trainers Karl M. Broberg and Steven Miyadi will be denied all privileges of the American Stud Book for one year as punishment for multiple medication violations, the first such ruling of its type, The Jockey Club reported Thursday.

Denial of privileges includes the ability to register foals, including foals born in 2013, or submit any documents related to the registration process for any Thoroughbred. Broberg’s and Miyadi’s penalties are effective Jan. 1, 2013.

This is the first time an individual has been denied stud book privileges based on a medication violation since a provision was adopted by The Jockey Club in 2011. The denial of privileges is pursuant to Section V, Rule 19, of the Principal Rules and Requirements of the American Stud Book, which also covers deceptive practices and cruelty to horses. The most high-profile recent case under those original terms came when prominent owner and breeder Ernie Paragallo was stripped of stud book privileges, effective Jan. 1, 2011, after a 2009 raid on his New York farm discovered Thoroughbreds in various stages of malnutrition and neglect. Paragallo was found guilty on 33 counts of animal cruelty and was sentenced to a fine and two years in prison.

At its annual Round Table Conference in 2011 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., The Jockey Club announced that its board of stewards had approved revisions to the Principal Rules and Requirements to deny stud book privileges to individuals determined to have significant medication violations. The rule states that a person may be denied stud book privileges if he or she is ruled to have, on one or more occasions, an instance of use of a prohibited or restricted drug, medication, or substance classified by the Association of Racing Commissioners International as a Class 1 or Class 2 substance, or to have three or more violations involving prohibited or restricted substances from any class in a 365-day period.

Both Broberg and Miyadi’s penalties fall under the latter part of that rule. Horses under Broberg’s supervision were found to be in violation of medication rules three times at Remington Park in 2011 and once at Oaklawn Park in 2012. Three medication violations were detected for Miyadi-trained horses at Golden Gate in 2012.

Through Wednesday, Broberg had trained the winners of 218 races for total purse earnings of $3,188,322 in 2012. He was fourth in the country by number of wins.

Miyadi has won 1,245 career races for purse earnings of $15,154,995. He saddled Drag Race to win the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity in 1989, marking his only graded stakes victory. He also trained Music Prospector to win seven stakes races.