The two horses, a four-year-old filly named Parents Pride and a five-year-old gelding named Chasing Artie, tragically collapsed and passed away after races at the renowned Louisville track in late April and early May.
Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI) stated that, as per the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) report, Joseph will now be permitted to enter horses in races and apply for stall occupancy at CDI racetracks, with the reinstatement taking effect immediately.
"We remain deeply concerned about the condition of Parents Pride and Chasing Artie that led to their sudden death," said Bill Mudd, president, and chief operating officer of CDI.
"However, given the details available to us as a result of the KHRC investigation, there is no basis to continue Joseph's suspension."
Over the course of six weeks, twelve horses met unfortunate deaths at Churchill Downs, with seven of them passing away during the week leading up to the first leg of the Triple Crown, won by Mage on May 6. Despite ongoing investigations conducted by the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority, Churchill Downs, and the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC), the exact cause of these fatalities remains unidentified.
Earlier this month, Churchill Downs made an announcement stating that the remaining portion of its Spring Meet, set to conclude on July 3, will be relocated to Ellis Park in Henderson, Kentucky. This decision was made to facilitate a comprehensive safety review, thoroughly examining all aspects of the operations at Churchill Downs from top to bottom.">