Trainer Roy Sedlacek, who was suspended after two of his horses tested positive for an illegal synthetic drug, testified during a hearing on Tuesday that he had administered a substance he thought contained an illegal drug, although it was not the once actually detected.
According to an article in the Daily Racing Form, Sedlacek testified in the hearing with New York Gaming Commission officials that he had administered an oral substance to the two horses approximately three hours prior to post time. Sedlacek said that he purchased the substance from a website, and believed it contained “ITPP”, a performance-enhancing substance.
Two of Sedlacek's horses tested positive for AH-7921, an “exotic, manufactured opiate with morphine-like properties.” The drug was first manufactured in the 1970's, and has recently started to resurface in synthetic forms of recreational drugs.
According to the DRF, Sedlacek currently remains barred from all racetrack grounds while officials determine what penalties/suspensions to impose.
Read more in the Daily Racing Form
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