Life At Ten

Keeneland: Veitch gets job at fall meet

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John Veitch will work at the Keeneland fall meet as a patrol judge and entry clerk.

John Veitch, the former Kentucky state steward who was fired and suspended for his role in the Life At Ten incident at the 2010 Breeders’ Cup, will work as a patrol judge and entry clerk during the upcoming meet at Keeneland in Lexington.

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved Veitch’s employment at the track when it conducted a vote Monday to approve a list of all racing officials for the track’s fall meet Oct. 4-26.

Veitch motion to reopen Life At Ten investigation being considered by judge

A Franklin Circuit Court judge on Wednesday deferred ruling on a motion by former Kentucky Chief State Steward John Veitch to reopen an investigation into the Life At Ten incident during the 2010 Breeders’ Cup, an inquiry that cost Veitch his job.

Life At Ten incident still prompts questions

Barbara D. Livingston
Life At Ten, John Velazquez up, trailed the field throughout last year's Ladies' Classic after appearing sluggish in the paddock and post parade. The incident brought about new policies to address gaps in communication between racing officials and regulatory officials.

The in-game interview is a fairly recent development in sports TV. In theory, it transports fans inside an event when a broadcaster interviews a coach or manager while the game unfolds. In reality, the responses from the participants are frequently bland, pushing fans away from the heart of the matter.

Breeders' Cup moves to prevent repeat of Life At Ten incident

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A racing official will be assigned to monitor television broadcasts and all internal radio communications among racing and regulatory personnel at this year’s Breeders’ Cup on Nov. 4-5 at Churchill Downs as part of a plan to avoid incidents like the one last year involving Life At Ten, the last-place finisher in the Ladies Classic.

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Life At Ten likely to get chance to defend Delaware Handicap title

Barbara D. Livingston
Life At Ten has shown enough signs of life during her morning works to suggest she deserves a chance to return to Delaware Park for Saturday's Delaware Handicap.

ELMONT, N.Y. - Though she has gone badly off form in the last eight months, Life At Ten may be headed back to defend her title in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap when that race is run Saturday at Delaware Park.

 Trainer Todd Pletcher said that he is “leaning toward’’ running Life At Ten in the Grade 2 Delaware Handicap after watching her breeze five furlongs in 1:00.66 Sunday morning over the Belmont Park main track. Life At Ten worked in company with Belmont Stakes runner-up Stay Thirsty.

Life At Ten runs second in return at Gulfstream Park

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Life At Ten, making her first start since finishing last in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic, finished second, five lengths behind The Isabella Angel, in a $80,100 optional claiming race Sunday at Gulfstream Park.

Life At Ten starts season at Gulfstream

Barbara D. Livingston
Life At Ten will make her first start since the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic on Sunday at Gulfstream Park.

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Life At Ten, who received more publicity for a race she didn’t win last season than the two Grade 1’s she did, will finally get a chance to make some news again on the racetrack when launching her 2011 campaign going a mile under optional claiming conditions in Sunday’s fifth race at Gulfstream Park.

Velazquez disputes accusations in Life At Ten report

Barbara D. Livingston
Jockey John Velazquez eases Life At Ten in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic.

Jockey John Velazquez intends to vigorously defend his actions during the Life At Ten incident last year after being charged with three potential violations of Kentucky’s rules of racing by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Thursday, his attorney, Maggi Moss, said in a statement released on Friday.

Life At Ten case may result in sanctions

Alysse Jacobs
Life At Ten trails the field in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic.

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved motions Thursday for findings of probable cause to charge jockey John Velazquez and chief state steward John Veitch with violations of racing rules in connection with the Life At Ten incident in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic.

Velazquez was cited for three possible violations while Veitch was cited for five. Both face hearings to determine if the commission will seek penalties.

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