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Delaware Fee Reduces ‘Cruelty’ Suspension Of Coach Amber Cobb – Horse Racing Information

Delaware Park in Wilmington, Del.

Mid-Atlantic based mostly Amber R. Cobb had a two-year suspension diminished to 2 months by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Fee, which carried out an attraction listening to requested by the coach in a case involving alleged “improper or inhumane therapy” of an animal, together with conduct detrimental to racing.

The fee issued an amended ruling decreasing the suspension after conducting the attraction listening to on July 14. “After contemplating all testimony and proof the Racing Fee has modified Stewards Ruling 19-2021,” the ruling states.

Along with the suspension, which runs from July 23 by way of Sept. 20, 2021, Cobb should attend an anger administration program permitted by the stewards, who’re to be “apprised of her progress,” based on the ruling.

There are not any specifics on the incident, which the unique Might 26 ruling stated occurred on Might 11, previous to the opening of the Delaware Park meet. Stewards carried out a listening to on Might 21 and issued their ruling suspending Cobb from June 1, 2021, by way of Might 31, 2023.

Stewards stated Cobb “demonstrated cruelty to a horse in her care, and on account of this motion, the Stewards discover the health of Ms. Cobb is just not according to the perfect pursuits of horse racing in Delaware.”

Cobb obtained a keep of the suspension pending her listening to earlier than the fee.

That is the third ruling in opposition to Cobb for “behavioral” points. The coach was fined $200 in August 2018 by stewards at Finger Lakes in New York for “participating in an altercation in a public space.” In June 2019, additionally at Finger Lakes, Cobb was fined $250 for “addressing fellow licensees in an inappropriate method.”

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A coach since 2013, Cobb has recorded 83 profession wins from 872 begins. She is denied all entry to areas below the jurisdiction of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Fee.

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