05/09/2007 11:00PM

Vaders keeps license for now


The Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission has issued a stay of a ruling by Philadelphia Park's stewards to revoke the license of leading trainer Jayne Vaders, the chairman of the commission said on Thursday.

A hearing has not yet been scheduled to hear Vaders's appeal, which was filed shortly after stewards ruled to revoke her license effective May 8 because of multiple medication violations in the past 13 months, said Ben Noldt, the chairman of the commission.

Vaders, 50, had a horse under her care test positive for acepromazine, a tranquilizer, after winning a race on Feb. 4. She also had positive drug tests for horses under her care on April 11 and Aug. 26 last year.

Acepromazine is a commonly used medication during training that is prohibited in postrace drug tests.