KY Derby, Oaks samples tested for Dermorphin
Test samples taken from some of the runners in this year’s Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks are in the process of being tested for dermorphin.
“Samples from the 2012 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks are currently being subjected to analysis for dermorphin,” Dr. Mary Scollay, the equine medical director for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission told the Blood-Horse.
The equine laboratory began testing for the powerful painkiller last week. The process includes retrospective testing of samples taken from this year’s Derby and Oaks entrants.