Remington Park stewards have issued the first rulings for dermorphin positives in Oklahoma.
According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, trainer Roberto Sanchez-Munoz was cited for 10 different horses testing positive for the Class 1 painkiller, in April and May. The horses ran during Remington's Quarter Horse meet.
The stewards also cited Sanchez-Munoz's brother and assistant trainer, Alejandro Sanchez-Munoz. According to the DRF, the cases have been referred to the Oklahoma Racing Commission for penalties, and could be acted on during the next meeting, which is Nov. 15.
The stewards recommended that the commission assess penalties greater than the maximum they could impose, which currently is a one-year suspension, a $2,500 fine, and loss of purse, if applicable, for each positive.
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