quarter horse dermorphin

Louisiana Appeals Court Upholds 2012 Dermorphin Penalties

Louisiana’s Third Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed a lower court ruling upholding the 2012 fines and suspensions given four Quarter horse trainers with positive tests for the powerful painkiller dermorphin, a Class 1 drug said to be 40 times more powerful than morphine. The trainers – John Darrel Soileau, Alonzo Loya, Alvin Smith and Michael […]

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Twenty-Year Dermorphin Suspension Upheld for Quarter Horse Trainer

The New Mexico Racing Commission upheld the suspension and fine of Jeffrey Heath Reed, a Quarter Horse trainer sanctioned last year after four of his horses tested positive for dermorphin, also known as “frog juice.” Reed had appealed the two-decade suspension and $20,000 fine handed down in October 2012. Not only did the commission uphold […]

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