Tracy Brothers Granted Appeals After Delta Downs Search Turns Up Injectable Medications, Albuterol Solution, Hundreds Of Needles, Syringes

Trainer Greg Tracy and his brother and assistant, James “Jim” Tracy, have been issued six-month suspensions after a routine search by Louisiana State Police at Delta Downs turned up the following in their tack room: 59 bottles of injectable medications, 352 hypodermic needles, 256 syringes, and 75 packs of Albuterol Sulfate inhalation solution. Nine syringes with clear liquid were sent to Louisiana State University for testing.

The search, conducted on Feb. 4, 2023, led to a hearing conducted with three stewards on March 1, according to rulings posted on the Association of Racing Commissioners International website. Jim Tracy and Sgt. Dallas Brasseaux attended in person, while Greg Tracy and an attorney only referred to in the ruling as “Moak” attended via phone. Moak advised the Tracy brothers not to answer any questions; stewards introduced the state police report into evidence and suspended both Greg and Jim Tracy for six months, from March 5, 2023, through Sept. 4, 2023.

Each was granted an appeal on March 9, and Greg Tracy started two horses at the Fair Grounds on Sunday, March 12, finishing third and fourth in the first and fifth races, respectively.


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Horsemen’s Groups, ARCI Issue Scam Alert Over Claiming Scheme

by Paulick Report Staff


A multi-state fraud alert has been issued by the Association of Racing Commissioners International over a claiming scam. The state racing commissions have involved federal and state law enforcement agencies, according to the ARCI.

The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association posted the following alert on Facebook:

“Horsemen are advised that a woman who last week was licensed as an owner by the Maryland Racing Commission has been caught scamming trainers. Maryland racing officials were notified by an executive at Louisiana Downs Casino and Racing that two trainers were scammed by Helena Issa, the licensed owner. She is said to be working with a man whose name was not available.


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