dermorphin

Three more QH trainers cited for Dermorphin positives at Delta Downs

Heath Taylor, one of the leading Quarter Horse trainers in the country, was cited over the weekend from rulings stemming over the recent rash of positive tests for the pain-killer Dermorphin. Taylor was one of three Quarter Horse trainers cited, along with Steve Garrison and Darrel Soileau. Both Taylor and Garrison received six month suspensions; […]

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Director of NM racing commission speaks out on recent Dermorphin positives

In an interview with SureBet Racing News, Vince Mares, the agency director of the New Mexico Racing Commission discussed the recent rash of positive tests for Dermorphin and two other banned substances that were found in several horses that ran in both the Ruidoso Derby and Ruidoso Futurity. Four trainers have been implicated in these […]

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Rash of Dermorphin Positives in Ruidoso Futurity Qualifying

The highly publicized scandals of 2012 over illegal drug use in horse racing – particularly in Quarter horses – may have reached their zenith at Ruidoso Downs on May 25 when eight of the winners of 25 qualifying heats for the Grade 1 Ruidoso Futurity tested positive for the powerful pain-killing drug dermorphin, a Class […]

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KHRC: No dermorphin positives in KY Oaks/Derby horses

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission today released results from the retrospective testing for the substance dermorphin in samples collected from  horses that raced in this year’s Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks.   The testing was performed by HFL Sports Science Laboratory in Lexington; no dermorphin was detected in the samples.

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Two more Dermorphin positives at Evangeline, trainer Agilar nailed for 2nd violation

Evangeline Downs stewards on Wednesday issued two more rulings stemming from the recent outbreak of positive tests in Louisiana for the powerful, pain-killing drug dermorphin. The stewards suspended trainer Anthony Agilar for six months because Lapile Creek, who won the fourth race May 31, tested positive for the drug. The stewards also suspended trainer Kyi […]

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Stewards at Evangeline Downs suspend Thoroughbred trainer for Dermorphin positive

An Evangeline Downs thoroughbred trainer is the fifth horseman facing a suspension stemming from the recent outbreak of positive tests at Louisiana tracks for the powerful, pain-killing drug Dermorphin. In a ruling dated Saturday, Evangeline Downs stewards suspended trainer Anthony Agilar for six months because Bad John, who won the seventh race May 16, tested […]

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Jockey Club President: Reformed racing medication rules would enhance integrity of sport

“There’s no legitimate use for dermorphin in racing. This drug in horses is an abuse of the horse. This puts the horse’s life in danger. It puts the jockey’s life in danger. This is an attempt to cheat. This is bad stuff. This is doping.” That is how Charles Gardiner, the executive director of the Louisiana […]

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KY Derby, Oaks samples tested for Dermorphin

Test samples taken from some of the runners in this year’s Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks are in the process of being tested for dermorphin. “Samples from the 2012 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks are currently being subjected to analysis for dermorphin,” Dr. Mary Scollay, the equine medical director for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission […]

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Ruidoso Downs: Nine horses test positive for banned substances

An official with the New Mexico Racing Commission said on Tuesday that nine horses who raced at Ruidoso Downs this spring have tested positive for three banned medications, including the painkiller Dermorphin. The names of the nine horses and their trainers have not been released since the commission is still finalizing its investigation. Once notified, […]

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