Horse Racing

Following Ruling In Delaware, Pennsylvania Suspends Cobb For Two Months Under Cruelty Regulation

Delaware Park in Wilmington, Del.

Following a ruling from the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission on July 19, the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission issued its own ruling with a two-month suspension against trainer Amber Cobb.

Cobb was initially suspended for two years by Delaware stewards for an incident which took place May 26. Delaware stewards said Cobb “demonstrated cruelty to a horse in her care, and due to this action, the Stewards find the fitness of Ms. Cobb is not consistent with the best interests of horse racing in Delaware.”

At a meeting on July 14, the Delaware commission chose to shorten the suspension from two years to two months, with the requirement Cobb attend anger management classes.

Now, Pennsylvania has issued a separate ruling based on the same evidence presented to officials in Delaware and mirroring the Delaware commission’s two-month suspension. Pennsylvania officials are conducting their own investigation into the incident. The ruling issued July 29 would suspend Cobb through Sept. 20.

Cobb’s attorney, Alan Pincus, did not immediately respond to questions about whether his client intends to appeal the suspensions, either in Delaware or Pennsylvania.

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