Scollay Named Chief of Science for Anti-Doping Program

The Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit, which will administer the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s Anti-Doping and Medication Control Program, announced Oct. 4 that it has named Dr. Mary Scollay as its chief of science. Source

New Mom Sophie Doyle Returns to Breezing Horses

Jockey and new mother Sophie Doyle returned to breezing horses last week at Keeneland as she prepares for a possible comeback to race riding. She and her fiancé, trainer Chris Davis, welcomed their first child, Emilie Sophia Davis, July 8. Source

Leon Suspended 15 Days for Lukas Classic Interference

Jockey Sonny Leon will be suspended through Oct. 29 for intentionally interfering with Hot Rod Charlie and Tyler Gaffalione in deep stretch of the Lukas Classic Stakes (G2). Leon insists his saddle slipped and he was fighting to keep his balance. Source

Ce Ce Proves Too Much in Chillingworth Stakes

Ce Ce and Victor Espinoza did their best impersonation of an apex predator, stalking the leaders early on before displaying their killer instinct at the half-mile point Oct. 2 before breezing to a 2 1/4-length win in the $100,000 Chillingworth. Source

Speed Boat Beach Zooms Into Juvenile Turf Sprint

The Bayern colt rocketed 5 furlongs in :55.25 to qualify for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint, an unusual landing spot for a Bob Baffert horse. The Hall of Famer has trained 17 BC winners but never one in the grass sprint for 2-year-olds. Source