HORSES UNDER CARE OF TRAINERS NAMED IN FEDERAL INDICTMENT TO UNDERGO MANDATORY MINIMUM 60-DAY STAND DOWN PERIOD PRIOR TO RACING AGAIN AT STRONACH GROUP TRACKSHALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The Stronach Group announced today that all horses who were under the custody of trainers named in the federal indictment earlier this week will undergo a mandatory minimum of a 60-day stand down period and are prohibited from racing at any Stronach Group racing facility during that time.“Our goal is to keep these horses safe and from competing if there is any possibility that they may have performance-enhancing drugs in their system,” said Dr. Dionne Benson, Chief Veterinarian, The Stronach Group. “This is being done not only to first and foremost protect the horses, but also to protect the majority of the trainers and owners who are doing things properly. We are disgusted by the conduct set out in the indictments. It is extremely important to honor our commitment to always put the health and safety of the horse first.”The trainers named in the indictment were barred from entering their horses at any Stronach Group facility earlier this week.All horses who were under custody of trainers at the time of indictment have been placed on the Official Veterinarian’s List for a minimum of 60 days. The time period of 60 days started from the time the horse was transferred from the custody of an indicted individual.In order to be removed from the Official Veterinarian’s List, these horses must have a hair sample submitted for testing a minimum of 30 days after being transferred and must test clean for any prohibitive substances. At the conclusion of the 60 days, and with a negative hair test, the horse can work off of the Official Veterinarian’s List with approved medication for their jurisdiction and pass both a blood and urine test. Under normal circumstances only a blood test is required when working off of the Official Veterinarian’s List.The Stronach Group will also institute a stand down period for horses recently claimed from the indicted individuals. Those horses will be placed on the Official Veterinarian’s List for minimum of 60 days, effective from the date of the claim. All claimed horses are subject to out-of-competition testing, including blood, urine and hair testing (performed a minimum of 30 days after the claim) and must also work off of the Official Veterinarian’s List.A complete list of requirements for all of the affected horses is available from the racing offices of each Stronach Group track.
New,Blueberry Systems Announces New IT Executives “”Blueberry Systems, LLC””:http://www.blueberrysystems.com/, a Colorado-based mortgage and financial service technology provider, announced two new additions to its executive team.[IMAGE]Sharon Kenney joined Blueberry Systems as director of IT governance. She has more than three decades of IT experience, previously servicing at Aurora Bank as assistant VP of IT governance for more than 10 years. Prior to that, she was a technical communications manager for First American Nationwide Documents. In addition, she was owner and technical communications consultant for DataScribe for more than five years, specializing in technical writing, software documentation, [COLUMN_BREAK]and business writing services for corporate clients and government agencies.””Blueberry Systems continues to be at the forefront of mortgage technology,”” Kenney said. “”I’m honored to be a part of their team and I look forward to all the great things we have planned for the industry.””In addition, the company has brought on Richard Jones as director of IT infrastructure. Jones has more than 15 years of IT experience, having served previously as CIO for Pinal County, Arizona. Prior to that, he was IT operations director for First Magnus for nearly a decade, where he provided technology leadership and management of technology systems and services. “”Blueberry Systems is dedicated to helping mortgage lenders succeed by solving their day-to-day problems as well as their long-term, strategic challenges,”” Jones said. “”I’m thrilled to be a part of it and part of such a first class team.””””We understand that who you do business with matters, making it imperative that we recruit the very best,”” said Wil Armstrong, a founder and CEO of Blueberry Systems. “”We are a close-knit and tightly-focused team that seeks to add real and demonstrable value to our customers. We’re confident Sharon and Richard will play a critical role in helping us maintain that dedication.”” in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology Share January 25, 2013 397 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2013-01-25 Tory Barringer