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Disqualified: Silver Dust Tested Positive For Levamisole After Louisiana Stakes

Silver Dust, winner of yesterday’s Grade 3 Mineshaft Stakes at the Fair Grounds, has been disqualified from his Jan. 18 win in the G3 Louisiana Stakes after testing positive for levamisole, reports the Daily Racing Form. Trainer Bret Calhoun agreed to a $1,000 fine and the disqualification, placing Silver Dust last. The Racing Medication and Testing […]

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FEI Rules Positive Test Was Precipitated By Groom Urinating In Horse’s Stall

The International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) has ruled that the positive test on Bardolina 2 at last October’s Nations Cup show-jumping event was most likely precipitated by human contamination. The horse’s groom had been prescribed anti-depressant medication for the past five years, according to horse-canada.com, and admitted to urinating in the stall at the event. At the […]

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RMTC Advisory: Altrenogest Involved In Anabolic Steroid Positives

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium issued the following advisory: Recently, there have been several positive findings for low level detections of the anabolic steroids trenbolone and trendione in Australia. Trenbolone is considered an androgenic anabolic steroid (AAS) with several formulations having FDA approval for use in cattle. Trendione is a metabolite of trenbolone and an […]

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‘Try To Get It Behind Me’: Mott To Serve Seven-Day Suspension For 2014 Positive

Trainer Bill Mott has been engaged in a legal battle with the New York State Gaming Commission for nearly four years, regarding a positive test for Saratoga Snacks in September of 2014. The horse was found to have overages of both banamine and lasix in its system, but there was not enough blood to provide […]

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Purse Redistribution Order After Skye Diamonds Tests Positive For Clenbuterol

Runner up in the G3 Adoration Stakes in May at Santa Anita, Skye Diamonds subsequently returned a positive test for clenbuterol, according to drf.com. The race’s $100,000 purse has been order redistributed, meaning that the 4-year-old filly forfeits her $20,000 earnings from that race. The third through fifth-place finishers were each promoted one placing: Sensitively to […]

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

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 bloodhorse.com, 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 […]

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‘Surprising And Disappointing’: Miller Notified Of Methamphetamine Positive

Turf sprinter Richard’s Boy crossed the wire second in the June 3 Pennsylvania Governor’s Cup at Penn National, but stewards placed him first, ahead of Bold Thunder, after interference in the stretch. Trainer Peter Miller was recently notified that Richard’s Boy had returned a positive test for methamphetamine, according to drf.com, and has executed his right […]

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Sixth Clenbuterol Positive Leads To 180-Day Suspension For Preciado

Parx-based trainer Ramon Preciado was handed a 180-day suspension and $5,000 fine for a sixth clenbuterol positive in 2015, according to the Daily Racing Form. The new suspension comes just a week after he was handed a 90-day suspension and $2,500 fine for the fifth positive, though the trainer is appealing both rulings. “I don’t […]

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