‘This Is Nuts’: Navarro Disputes Finding That Horse Tested Positive For Cocaine

by | 04.20.2017 | 11:46am
Trainer Jorge Navarro

Trainer Jorge Navarro says that he will contest the ruling of the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering board after being notified that one of his horses tested positive for cocaine a race at Tampa Bay Downs.

Navarro told the Daily Racing Form that he was notified two weeks ago of the finding, which stated that the 7-year-old gelding Minecraft tested positive for cocaine after finishing second in a $5,000 claiming race Feb. 8. Minecraft was claimed from Navarro by trainer Dennis Ward.

Since being notified of the drug positive, Navarro said that he's had all of his employees tested and that “they all tested clean for cocaine.”

“I don't do cocaine, my horses don't go out and party, so why would cocaine show up in my horses?” Navarro said. “This is nuts.”

Read more in the Daily Racing Form

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