Silver Dust, winner of yesterday's Grade 3 Mineshaft Stakes at the Fair Grounds, has been disqualified from his Jan. 18 win in the G3 Louisiana Stakes after testing positive for levamisole, reports the Daily Racing Form. Trainer Bret Calhoun agreed to a $1,000 fine and the disqualification, placing Silver Dust last.
Trainer Joe Sharp had eight horses disqualified for levamisole at Fair Grounds between Dec. 1 and 28, and his trainee Blackberry Wine (who finished seventh in Saturday's G2 Risen Star) was also disqualified from an allowance win on Jan. 18. Sharp told the Paulick Report that he purchased dewormer at Tractor Supply containing the drug, and that he has since removed it from his barn.
Read more at the Daily Racing Form.
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