Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

Postby lurkey mclurker » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:00 pm

stark wrote:ARCADIA, Calif. – Trainer Peter Miller has been suspended seven days, fined $2,500, and placed on probation through October 2019 – when his current license expires – for what Santa Anita stewards, in a ruling issued Sunday, said was because of "derogatory words about a licensee's unborn baby" in an incident last September at San Luis Rey Downs, where Miller was based at the time.


He's also been ordered to undergo anger management, apparently this is/was his seventh offense?

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SA: Miller suspended, fined, must undergo anger-management education for 7th disorderly conduct offense http://bit.ly/2FRfWyi
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:25 pm

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/the- ... t-offense/
The Comments after the article are interesting.

It sounds like he was due for the anger management classes a looonnng time ago. :shock:
He's a good trainer, but the dude needs to wear a tongue tie himself. :roll:
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

Postby stark » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:18 pm

Not sure what he said, but no doubt it was bad, any educated guesses?

Miller does raise an interesting question tho'.....why did the stewards get involved after the parties resolved it?

This is not new to trainerspeak, dating back to 1951 and the best the sport has to offer.

If you were on the backstretch, or for that matter trackside waiting for a jock to return and be unsaddled immediately after a race....

"YOU EFFIN IDIOT, you'll never ride for me again"

"YOU DUMB S-O-B, what were you thinking out there"

"DON'T THINK DUMMY, just do what I tell you to do"

"HOW STUPID CAN YOU BE to get boxed in a 4 horse race"

"118? WHAT A FAT ASS, you're not riding for me like that"

"Te odio, eres un cabrón mudo, aléjate de mi caballo, no vuelvas nunca más"

and the list goes on and on and on, would a national czarina step in and preside over these indiscretions?
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:44 pm

There's a difference between swearing at a jockey who is getting paid to ride for you, and abusing a seven-month pregnant woman and her unborn child. And she's not your employee. (Not that I think it's ever OK for an employer to abuse an employee.)
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

Postby Sparrow Castle » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:58 pm

Jeremy's story, Kitchingman witnessed the incident and intervened, and was a voluntary witness at the hearing...

Trainer Peter Miller Suspended for 'Derogatory' Remarks
Trainer Peter Miller was fined $2,500 and suspended seven days by the California Horse Racing Board's board of stewards at Santa Anita Park March 18 for an incident that involved "derogatory words about a licensee's unborn baby" Sept. 11 at San Luis Rey Training Center.

The ruling from the Santa Anita stewards said the suspension is to be served from April 2-8. The ruling also said Miller has been placed on probation for the term of his training license, which expires in October of 2019. A term of the probation is "to adhere to (the) recommendation of the Winners Foundation regarding anger-management education."

The stewards said Sunday the incident was Miller's seventh offense related to "disorderly conduct" since 2008, and the sanctions were warranted because of that and the severity of the incident.

According to a document filed to CHRB investigators by a former Miller assistant, Stephanie Murray, Miller accused her of "stealing" his staff at San Luis Rey during training hours Sept. 11 and then began to berate Murray about her physical appearance and her family. Murray had worked for Miller for three years before she began working for trainer Doug O'Neill.

"Miller then continued to belittle and harass me on a deeply personal level, regarding my appearance, my skill as a horseman, my child that is expected to be born (Dec. 1), and my husband," Murray wrote.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/226553/trainer-peter-miller-suspended-for-derogatory-remarks
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

Postby Diver52 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:19 am

Doesn't sound extreme, but if #MeToo is moving into racing this isn't the end.
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

Postby stark » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:34 am

Jockey Rafael Bejarano has been diagnosed with a broken left wrist after an accident in the final race at Santa Anita on Sunday and will be out of action for "at least three to four weeks", his agent, Tora Yamaguchi, reported on Monday morning.
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

Postby Sparrow Castle » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:31 pm

Jay Privman @DRFPrivman
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This story has been updated with comments from Stephanie Murray, the woman involved in the incident with Miller:
http://www.drf.com/news/trainer-miller-fined-suspended-insulting-language
The licensee at whom the words were spoken, Stephanie Murray, who works for trainer Doug O’Neill, was seven months pregnant at the time with a girl who is now 3 months old. Murray worked as an assistant for Miller for three years before moving to O’Neill’s employ eight months ago, Murray said Monday. She was one of the four witnesses who testified at the March 12 hearing.

Miller on Sunday admitted to losing his cool but said he and Murray, whom he said he accused at the time of trying to steal employees, had long since made peace over the incident and said he believed the stewards and their employer, the CHRB, were “trying to retaliate against me” for his past statements about their competency.

“This is an effort by the stewards and the CHRB to embarrass me,” Miller said. “She dropped the complaint. She was trying to steal my help. That’s a no-no. I apologized. She apologized. It was an unfortunate incident. We’re friendly now. In fact I saw her and spoke to her today.

“This is more about me being outspoken about the stewards, who I think leave a lot to be desired, and the CHRB, which I think leaves a lot to be desired. It’s basically retribution. I’ve never heard of a complaint being dropped and still going forward.”

Miller said he was “never notified of the hearing” on March 12 and in fact was in Ocala, Fla., at a 2-year-old sale at the time.

“They never asked me for my side of the story,” Miller said.

Murray on Monday described her relationship with Miller as “cordial, that’s about it.”

“Friendly, no,” she said. “Cordial, yes.”

She said she chose to be cordial owing to O’Neill and Miller being assigned to adjacent barns at Del Mar following the devastating fire last December at San Luis Rey Downs, forcing their relocation.

Murray said she “did not want to be labeled as victim” in this situation, but thought it important to speak out. She questioned if this incident would have been handled more proactively if the accused wasn’t someone as prominent as Miller.

“It hasn’t been fun, but I don’t want this to be woe-is-me,” Murray said Monday. “People know this goes on, and has gone on for a long time. Does Pete get a pass because of his status as a trainer, because of the status of his owners? If a hot walker was as aggressive as he was would they have been escorted off the grounds that day? Why is he getting so many chances? Those are the questions I’m putting out and have people think about.

“As far as apologizing, I don’t know what I had to apologize for. Five of his employees came to me looking for work. He’s accusing me of something I didn’t do.”

Murray said Miller berated her in full view of a number of people and said trainer Adam Kitchingman “stood up” for her and intervened.

“Ten people saw it,” she said. “He took the initiative.”
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

Postby stark » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:50 pm

What did he actually say?
Anybody guess?

Get your fat ass away from my barn!
You want a second opinion, okay....you're ugly too!
Your baby is coming out looking like an alien!
You're a lazy bitch, I wish O'Neill good luck with you.
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

Postby Sparrow Castle » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:02 pm

Miller's language is gross when he's mad...a lot worse than most. We tend to avoid him, even when we see standing up in the stands by himself while the horses are working.
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