lidocaine

Ireland: Weld Considering Appeal After Lidocaine Positive

Dual Derby-winning trainer Dermot Weld is considering an appeal after he was fined €1,000 after the filly Va Pensiero tested positive for a prohibited substance after winning at Dundalk May 13. The Racing Post reports that the filly tested positive for 3-Hydroxy Lidocaine, which is often used as an anesthetic. Weld told the Post after the hearing that he was “completely baffled by the […]

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ASMUSSEN SUSPENDED SIX MONTHS; GRANTED STAY

By Ray Paulick Eclipse Award-winning trainer Steve Asmussen has been suspended six months and fined $1,500 by Lone Star Park stewards representing the Texas Racing Commission for the case involving a maiden winner at the Grand Prairie track in May 2008 that subsequently tested positive for a metabolite of lidocaine, a Class 2 drug under […]

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TEXAS ATTORNEY NOT READY FOR ASMUSSEN CASE

By Ray Paulick I’m wondering if Mark Fenner, general counsel for the Texas Racing Commission, owns a hungry dog. Fenner used just about every excuse in the book except “the dog ate my homework” when he asked racing commission steward Dennis Sidener on Friday to postpone next Tuesday’s hearing regarding a nine-month-old medication charge against Eclipse […]

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VINERY SACKS ASMUSSEN

Tommy Simon’s Vinery Stable has moved 21 horses from the barn of trainer Steve Asmussen, not long after an allegation of a positive test for traces of the therapeutic anesthetic  lidocaine from an Asmussen-trained  horse that won a maiden race at Lone Star Park in Texas May 10. Tom Ludt, general manager of Vinery, […]

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ASMUSSEN, DUTROW POSITIVES: LIDOCAINE, CLENBUTEROL EXPLAINED

Lidocaine and clenbuterol, the drugs associated with the latest positive tests for Steve Asmussen and Rick Dutrow, are commonly used therapeutic medications with specific uses. Both also have the potential for being abused and are prohibited substances. The positive tests will be widely covered in the mainstream media because Dutrow and Asmussen are trainers […]

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RCI RULINGS: ASMUSSEN NIPS DUTROW, 74 TO 72

The Paulick Report has obtained a copy of rulings involving trainer Steve Asmussen that are in the database of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, dating from December 1990 through May 2008. There are a total of 74 rulings in the RCI report, which may not include rulings in some states that are not […]

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JACKSON: ‘I TRUST STEVE’

Jess Jackson, majority owner of reigning Horse of the Year Curlin, said he retains confidence in the 4-year-old colt’s trainer, Steve Asmussen, in the wake of a reported medication positive in Texas by another runner in Asmussen’s stable. Asmussen has been notified by the Texas Racing Commission that the post-race drug test for Timber […]

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THE WEEK THAT WAS…JUNE 22-28

Two years ago, Deep Impact, a two-time Horse of the Year in Japan, traveled to Paris to take on the world’s best grass runners in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Thousands of Japanese fans followed the horse to France and bet with such confidence that Deep Impact was the odds-on favorite to win what […]

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