Spawr Handed 30-Day Suspension, $3,000 Fine For Clenbuterol Overage

by | 08.26.2017 | 8:08pm
Skye Diamonds and jockey Tiago Pereira win the 2017 Grade III, $100,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap for trainer Bill Spawr

Trainer Bill Spawr saddled Skye Diamonds to a second-place finish in the G3 Adoration Stakes on May 7 at Santa Anita, but according to, the filly returned a positive test on clenbuterol.

The class 3 substance was detected at 196 picograms per milliliter, above the authorized level of 140 picograms per milliliter.

While clenbuterol generally triggers a 60-day suspension, Spawr reach a settlement with the California Horse Racing Board to cut the suspension to 30 days. He will also pay a $3,000 fine and be on probation for a year.

Spawr's suspension is scheduled to begin Aug. 28.


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