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Lengthy suspensions, fines handed down by Louisiana commission

After two days of hearings, the Louisiana State Racing Commission handed down lengthy suspensions and fines to eight Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred trainers whose horses tested positive for the Class 1 drug dermorphin.   The stiffest penalty went to Alvin Smith Jr., whose license was suspended for 10 years for the third Class 1 violation […]

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Louisiana hearings: How horses got frog juice a mystery

Three Quarter horse trainers whose runners tested positive for the powerful Class 1 drug dermorphin at Delta Downs earlier this year told the Louisiana State Racing Commission on Thursday they had never heard of the drug before being charged and had no idea how it wound up in post-race blood and urine samples of their […]

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The Tree Frog Drug: Combating the Latest Racetrack Cocktail

Dermorphin is a highly potent drug that only recently hit the pharmaceutical landscape of American racetracks – especially those in the southern regions of the country where Quarter horses race – but author and adventurist Peter Gorman has had first-hand knowledge of how powerful the substance is for nearly 20 years. Gorman, an American who […]

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