ARCADIA, Calif. -- Trainer David Jacobson, who has a stable at Santa Anita for the first time this winter, was fined $500 by Santa Anita stewards last weekend for working a horse 48 hours after the runner was placed on a veterinarian list.
California rules state that horses cannot have a workout within 72 hours after being placed on a veterinarian list. The situation arose when Day of Fury worked Feb. 7 but had been placed on the vet list earlier that week for an illness, according to a ruling issued by Santa Anita stewards Grant Baker, Scott Chaney, and Kim Sawyer.
Jacobson, 61, races primarily in New York. At the current winter-spring meeting, Jacobson has won with four of 36 starters. He has one win from 12 starters at Golden Gate Fields this winter.