Linda Dougherty

Linda Dougherty is a correspondent for The Blood-Horse magazine.

Articles by Linda Dougherty

'People's Court' Decides Horse Dispute

"The People's Court," a television court show featuring real litigants, real cases, and real justice, was the setting for two Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack trainers to settle their dispute over an unpaid board bill in an episode that Read More

Stewards Fine, Suspend Jockey for Kicking Horse

Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack stewards handed jockey Victor Molina a $1,000 fine and 30-day suspension June 25 for his actions prior to the third race at the Bensalem, Pa., facility June 18. Molina, a 27-year veteran, was scheduled Read More

No Decision Yet in Philly Park Kicking Incident

Jockey Victor Molina--who was caught on camera kicking a 2-year-old colt prior to the start of the third race at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack June 18--had a formal hearing before track stewards June 22, but no decision was made by th Read More

Groom, Security Guards Help Prevent Disaster in Servis' Barn

A fire started by a faulty motor in a fan broke out in the barn of trainer John Servis at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack the afternoon of June 20, causing minor injuries to his stable pony, Jinks.

No other horses were injured, Read More

Jockey Molina to Meet with Stewards Over Kicking Incident

Philadelphia Park jockey Victor Molina waived his right to a notice of a formal hearing Tuesday and will instead meet with track stewards on Friday to discuss his actions prior to the third race on Monday, which resulted in his indefinite ejection Read More

Jockey Ejected from Philly Park for Kicking Horse in Stomach

Veteran jockey Victor Molina was ejected from the grounds of Philadelphia Park Monday after the track received numerous complaints concerning his actions prior to the start of the third race.Molina, who was scheduled to ride the Read More

Fewer Foals, Competition Impacts New Jersey Futurity

Citing a decrease in the number of entries for both divisions over the last few years that has resulted in short fields, the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey announced that, beginning in 2008, the New Jersey Futurity is being Read More

Philly Park Horse Tested for Equine Herpesvirus

Philadelphia Park officials were cautiously optimistic a horse from the barn of Ramon Martin does not have equine herpesvirus despite having been exposed to the virus at an equine clinic in New Jersey.

"The horse isn't exhibiting any signs Read More

Jersey Meet to Continue; Other Tracks Ban Shippers

Despite having to limit fields to horses stabled only at Monmouth Park due to four confirmed cases of the equine herpesvirus and a subsequent decline in total handle, New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority officials are planning to finish th Read More

Jersey Officials Await Test Results; Fields Take Hit

New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority officials are awaiting test results on a horse that shipped from a Canadian farm to the Monmouth Park backstretch and is suspected of having equine herpesvirus.

The horse, which was sent to the Read More

Possible Virus Has Mid-Atlantic Tracks Taking Action

Philadelphia Park, Penn National Race Course, and Delaware Park have closed their stable gates to horses stabled at Monmouth Park, based on information that several horses at the New Jersey racetrack have exhibited signs of the equine Read More

Equine Herpesvirus Test Pending on Philly Park Horse

Officials at Philadelphia Park are awaiting test results from a horse that was euthanatized Feb. 23 to determine whether it had equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).

Kari Oakie, a 3-year-old Thoroughbred filly trained by Armand Correnti, fell Read More

EHV Spreads in Northeast; Penn National Horse Tests Positive

In the wake of a horse being diagnosed with equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1) at Penn National Race Course on Friday (Jan. 20), Philadelphia Park has banned shippers from that oval, effective immediately. Shippers from Maryland, including the Read More

Pennsylvania Considering Test for EPO Antibodies

During a preliminary meeting Dec. 2 at Philadelphia Park, industry officials discussed testing for erythropoietin (EPO) antibodies that could be implemented in Pennsylvania and perhaps a few other Mid-Atlantic states in 2004.

The meeting Read More

Pennsylvania Tracks Prepare to Lift Shipping Ban

With no additional positive tests for Equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) since Feb. 26, Penn National Race Course was prepared to lift the quarantine of horses stabled in Barn U on March 19, according to track general manager Richard Read More

Herpesvirus Positives Keep Racetrack Shipping Ban in Place

Two additional positive tests for equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) virus Feb. 26 were reported at Penn National Race Course. That prompted Philadelphia Park Racetrack to extend its ban on shipping into and out of the Grantville, Penn., Read More

Equine Herpes Virus Type 1 Cases at Pennsylvania Racetrack Keeping Officials Cautious

A restriction on horses shipping between Philadelphia Park Racetrack and Penn National Race Course due to three horses testing positive for equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) at Penn National might be lifted early next week, officials Read More

Localized Equine Herpesvirus Detected at Penn National Racecourse

A small outbreak of equine herpes at Penn National Racecourse has prompted management of Philadelphia Park to bar horses shipping in to race as well as horses shipping out to "race and return" from the Grantville, Pa. oval.

Richard Read More