RCI RULINGS: ASMUSSEN NIPS DUTROW, 74 TO 72
A similar RCI report on trainer Rick Dutrow shows 72 rulings. Each trainer is in the news because of complaints for recent alleged medication violations reported in the last 48 hours, Dutrow for a clenbuterol positive in Kentucky and Asmussen for a lidocaine positive in Texas. The Paulick Report has a separate article on the uses of these two medications.
The two men are high-profile trainers by virtue of their association with the two leading horses currently in training in the United States: Dutrow trains Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown and Asmussen trains 2007 Horse of the Year Curlin, whose majority owner, Jess Jackson, recently spoke at a Congressional hearing on a variety of subjects, including the problem with drugs in horse racing.
By Ray Paulick
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