TrainerDateStateTrackSuspensionFineHorseBreedViolationNotes
Stephen M Devincent8/8/2017MAPRc$100Bluebird JamaicanSTflunixinFlunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Jeffrey L Miller7/15/2017OHNfld15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionDon't Ask LoganSTatenololRCI Class 3, Penalty Class B; a drug used in human medicine in the treatment of hypertension. (appealed)
Jessie L Pacheco8/11/2017ILHaw30 days$1,000 BettormeboySTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Jessie L Pacheco8/4/2017ILHaw15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionAs Hot As HallSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Dustin B Pfeifer7/5/2017OHScD15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionJ L Spend ForeverSTO-Desvenlafaxineunknown
Stacey Vanraemdonck7/6/2017OHScD15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionSpunky MonkeySTclenbuterol/lasixlow or excess level of authorized medication (bute/lasix) Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic
Nelson Willis6/22/2017ILHaw15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionFox Valley SpartySTatropineRCI Class 3; popular as a pre-anesthetic agent due to its ability to decrease saliva. Used as a respiratory aid for similar reasons. Also can be found in some over the counter herbal preparations such as Traumeel listed under the plant name Atropa belladonna.
Karen A Garland8/8/2017PAPcD30 days$1,000 High Octane NSTfailure of pre-race blood gas testTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Brett N Selby7/26/2017INHoP15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionGeneral DolanSThydroxylidocaine (158 pg/ml)RCI Class 2; Frequently used local anesthetic. Administered to block nerves in order to conduct lameness examinations and for any short procedure (suturing lacerations, Caslick’s procedure, etc.) that can be done with local anesthesia. Can also be found in some over-the-counter topical antibiotic ointments that advertise “pain relief.” Can be a dangerous drug if used illicitly because of its ability to deaden pain so violations are generally taken seriously. A metabolite of lidocaine.
Joe M Musser Jr.7/25/2017PAPSHRCIndefinitelyunknownSTpositive test-post raceunknown
David P McNeight Jr7/18/2017PAMea$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionDirty SecretSTdexamethasone overage Dexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Paul Ray Davis Jr.7/18/2017MDOD$500, purse redistributionUpfront SupersonicSTflumethasone overagelong acting oral/intravenous corticosteroid often used in treating musculoskeletal inflammation
Wayne L Long7/16/2017NJMeadv$500, DQ, purse redistributionGrapple HanoverSTflunixin overageFlunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Paul J Cloer Jr.7/15/2017INJay County Fair$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionSweetascantabSTTriamcinolone Acetonide overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; corticosteroid used for the treatment of multiple conditions. Often used in joints to control inflammation resulting from degenerative joint disease.
Michael Ladarrius Whitaker7/12/2017NJMea60 days$1,000 STregarding vehicle search-discovery unknown
Paul J Cloer Jr.7/8/2017INNoble County Fair$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionSweetascantabSTTriamcinolone Acetonide overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; corticosteroid used for the treatment of multiple conditions. Often used in joints to control inflammation resulting from degenerative joint disease.
Robert S Taylor7/8/2017INKent$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionNothinbutawinnerSTIsoflupredone overageIsoflupredone;RCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint. Dexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Julianne Sapienza7/4/2017PAPHL15 days$1,500, DQ, Purse redistributionRamblin BobSTCarbazochrome (Kentucky Red)Adjunct bleeder medication permitted in some states; also known as "Kentucky Red"; believed to exert effects on the platelets causing them to aggregate and to adhere to each other (clot) thereby reducing bleeding.
Julianne Sapienza7/4/2017PAPHL15 days$1,500, DQ, Purse redistributionAint No Maybe SoSTCarbazochrome (Kentucky Red)Adjunct bleeder medication permitted in some states; also known as "Kentucky Red"; believed to exert effects on the platelets causing them to aggregate and to adhere to each other (clot) thereby reducing bleeding.
William Hernandez7/2/2017MNAces$500, DQ, purse redistributionPoorlittlerichgirlSTmethocarbamol overage (242+/-12 ng/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
George Reider7/2/2017MNAceswarning issuedV MackSTPhenylbutazone overage (2.89+/-0.35 ug/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Max A. Stockman7/1/2017OHScDwarning issuedMias Bold ManeuverSTflunixin overage (27+/-1 ng/ml)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Tracy L Brainard7/1/2017NYGosh15 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionCarly GirlSTdexamethasone overage Dexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
George W Sholty7/1/2017NYGosh7 days$5,000, DQ, Purse RedistributionOutkast Blue ChipSTdexamethasone overage Dexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Byron R. Hooley6/28/2017INHoP$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionSatin DancerSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Karen M Tkaczyk6/27/2017OHScD15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionEr MariaSTatenololRCI Class 3, Penalty Class B; a drug used in human medicine in the treatment of hypertension.
Gloria D Stevenson6/26/2017DEHar30 daysunknownSTbenzoylecgoninecocaine metabolite
Stephen J Schoeffel6/25/2017PAHughesville Fair$250, DQ, Purse redistributionEiffel HanoverSTPhenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Rocco A Vinci6/22/2017NYMR7 days$500Union BlockSTdexamethasone overage Dexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Timothy S. Hall6/22/2017OHNfld$500Galactic StarSTfurosemide overage (139+/-16 ng/ml)Therapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Brady E Galliers6/21/2017OHScD$1,000 UpontheoutsideSTmethocarbamol overage (2.0 +/-0.3 mg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Anthony T Peregrin6/21/2017OHNfld$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionFire EscapeSTflunixin (28+/-4 ng/ml) phenylbutazone (0.37+/-0.06 micrograms per milliliter of plasma)appealed
Shawn T Gray6/20/2017MAPRc7 days$250, DQ, Purse redistributionLetherriptaterchi[STpositive test- post raceunknown
Richard Magee6/20/2017MNAces$250, DQ, Purse redistributionBest of JennaSTtriamcinolone acetonide (197 +/- 18 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; corticosteroid used for the treatment of multiple conditions. Often used in joints to control inflammation resulting from degenerative joint disease.
Arthur W Brewer II6/19/2017MAPRc154 days$3,000, DQ, Purse redistributionQuick ShotSTAminorexRCI Class 1; a synthetic stimulant similar to methamphetamine. Has no legitimate therapeutic use in the racehorse. Has been reported to be a metabolite of levamisole which is a deworming agent. Presence of the drug would likely warrant a harsh penalty.
John D Finn6/18/2017ILHaw365 daysDQ, purse redistributionCruzen CassiSTmethamphetamineRCI Class 1; central-nervous-system stimulant with pharmacological activity similar to amphetamine; no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; pharmacologic potential for altering the performance of a racing horse is very high.
Dan E Ater6/17/2017OHScD$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionStrikingbroSTfirocoxib overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug in the COX-2 inhibitor class. FDA-approved for use in the horse under the tradename Equioxx. Used to treat mild inflammatory conditions.
Britney L Carver6/16/2017ILHawwarning issuedIdeal CarverSTphenylbutazine overageRCI Class 4, see individual drug for description. A finding of both drugs in the same sample often leads to a harsher penalty due to the ”stacking” effect when multiple NSAIDS are administered at the same time.
Brian D Brown6/15/2017OHScD3 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionunknownSTDextromethorphanNot classified by the RCI; major metabolite of the narcotic dextromethorphan, which is found in many prescription cough suppressants.
Jody B Weidman6/14/2017NYMR$500Rosie RozzoSTdexamethasone overage Dexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Frank Petrelli6/9/2017ILHaw$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionRichess NestorSTdimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) overageTherapeutic medication; RCI class 4; is a topical NSAID cream which is labeled for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis; it is also commonly used to decrease soft tissue swelling in the lower leg.
Leslie O. Givens6/7/2017PAPcD15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionAutotune HanoverSTCapsaicinClassified as 2B substance; the active chemical in chili peppers, capsaicin is found in some topical anti-inflammatory and analgesic products. These products have no legitimate therapeutic purposes in racehorses and a finding at any concentration would likely result is harsh penalties.
John Brian Georges6/6/2017OHScD$500unknownSTLow or excess level of authorized medication lasix: (249+/-17 ng/ml)
Peter G. Giannaris6/2/2017PAPHL365 days$10,000 Onhishonor HanoverSTmethadone(appealed)
Dave Gentile6/2/2017ILHaw$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionKC Rambuctious BoySTdimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) overageTherapeutic medication; RCI class 4; is a topical NSAID cream which is labeled for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis; it is also commonly used to decrease soft tissue swelling in the lower leg.
Kyle Spagnola6/2/2017MAPRc$500, DQ, purse redistributionMuscles and SpiceSTpositive test-post raceunknown
Steven J. Le Blanc5/31/2017MDRcR$500Holy TroutSTfirocoxib overage (86 +/- 6.2) (appealed)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug in the COX-2 inhibitor class. FDA-approved for use in the horse under the tradename Equioxx. Used to treat mild inflammatory conditions.
Peter A. Marsh5/30/2017MDRcR15 daysDQ, purse redistributionDeliver DelovinSTPhenytoin overageRCI Class 4 therapeutic drug used in horses to treat exertional rhabdomyolysis or “tying up” syndrome; used in human medicine as Dilantin™ for the treatment of epilepsy
Ronald Adams5/28/2017PAPHL15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionLady ShadowSTClenbuterolTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Lloyd R. Schneiderman5/28/2017MNAceswarning issuedI Warned YouSTPhenylbutazone overage (2.78+/-0.38 ug/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Justin Lloyd5/26/2017INHoP$500Della CruiseSTflunixin overage(31.9 ng/ml)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Heidi J. Gibbs5/26/2017MAPRc$500, DQ, purse redistributionAmazing QuestSTpositive test-post raceunknown
Julianne Sapienza5/24/2017PAPHL$500, DQ, purse redistributionAbelard HanoverSTflunixin overageFlunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Michael A. Cruse5/21/2017PAPcD30 days$1,000, ScratchedI MatterSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable medicines and/or other drugs4 syringes and needles were found in vehicle
Matthew L. Riggle5/18/2017INHoP$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionPlaybookSTdexamethasone (48 pg/ml) Dexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Andrew W. Adamczyk5/16/2017PAPcD30 days$1,000 King RoyaltySTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Brett Scott Ecker5/15/2017PAMeaIndefinitelyunknownSTregarding vehicle search-discovery unknown
Douglas Berkeley5/13/2017PAPcD15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionCan I SaySTclenbuterol overage (appealed 7/24/17)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Richard J. Banca5/13/2017PAPcD$200WhosurpapaSTranitidineRCI Class 5, used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, which are a common problem in racing horses.
Charles R. Elliott5/10/2017MDRcR$500, DQ, purse redistributionStorm LoganSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form
Frank E Harris5/9/2017OHNfld180 days$500STpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and injectable medicines
James J Cosenza5/9/2017PAPcD$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionKaretsSTmethocarbamol overgaeTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Nicholas Kozar5/8/2017PAPcD$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable medicines and/or other drugsSyringe was found in vehicle (mitigating circumstances)
Bruce D. Clarke5/7/2017PAPHL15 daysDQ, purse redistributionEveil Dun ChampionSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable medicines and/or other drugsClassified as 2B substance; the active chemical in chili peppers, capsaicin is found in some topical anti-inflammatory and analgesic products. These products have no legitimate therapeutic purposes in racehorses and a finding at any concentration would likely result is harsh penalties.
Elisha A. Lafreniere5/5/2017MAPRc7 days$750, DQ, purse redistributionMybrothergeorgeSTgabapentin & PrednisoloneGabapentin: RCI Class 4, analgesic for neuropathic pain. Prednisolone: RCI Class 4, is a cortisol primarily used to treat anti-inflammatory diseases and arthritis.
Tara Hynes4/28/2017NJFhld$1500, DQ, purse redistributionSlick BoatSTglaucine overage
Gregory V. Bateson4/24/2017OHNfld$500, DQ, purse redistributionSenator CharlieSTcobalt (53+-2 (ppb) plasma)Cobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
George R. Hensley Jr.4/22/2017MINor$200JDSSTflunixin overage (118 +/- 3.5ng/ml)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Richard J. Banca4/22/2017PAPcDwarning issuedRocken CamnationSTranitidineRCI Class 5, used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, which are a common problem in racing horses.
Bart Hugh Stimer4/22/2017MINorDQ, purse redistributionGunnin' ForafightSTisoflupredone overage (342 pg/ml) & Dexamethasone overage (330 +/- 3.2pg/ml)Isoflupredone;RCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint. Dexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Gerald J. Malady4/21/2017MINor$200Sensational ShowSTisoflupredone overage (462 pg/ml)RCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint.
Gary W. Neafus4/20/2017KYTRR$500, DQ, purse redistributionConcert Ticketbetamethasone (86 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Harley Emerson4/20/2017KYTRR5 daysDQ, purse redistributionStormin On BySTphenylbutazone overage (9.4 ug/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Daniel W. Gill4/20/2017MAPRcI'll Have AnotherSTpositive test-post raceunknown
Curtis Rice4/19/2017OHNfld180 Days$500unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and injectable medicines3 hypodermic needles were found on Mr. Rice person, 2 bottles designed for injectable administation and a syringe with needles were discovered in tack room.
Brian Charles Fisher4/19/2017PAPHL$500unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable medicines and/or other drugsUnlabeled prescription bottle with five pills was found during search of truck and trailer.
Scott E. Pooler4/18/2017MAPRc$500Pembroke BaronessSTpositive test-post raceunknown
Ricky A. Bucci4/17/2017NYYR7 daysunknownSTpositive test-post raceunknown
Lindsey W. Blackler4/17/2017MAPRc7 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionShinobu HanoverSTpositive test-post raceunknown, class 4 drug
Owen C. Eiler Jr4/17/2017PAPcD$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionCorolinkiaSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Lyle D. Scurlock4/14/2017inHoP$500Royale RoseSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (Furosemide 431 ng/ml)
Joseph W. Putnam4/13/2017INHoP$750Rosie KitSTflunixin overage (25.6 ng/ml)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Alvin M. Lineweaver4/12/2017MDRcR$200unknownSTprohibited paraphernaliaProhibited Paraphernalia found in vehicle
Clayton Faurot Jr.4/12/2017PAPHL30 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionGuns an RosesSTquinidine
Leon J. Harris4/11/2017MDRcR$200unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles1 hypodermic needle was found in vehicle
Daniel W. Gill4/10/2017MAPRc$750, purse redistributionDad's BoySTpositive test-post raceunknown
Clayton Faurot Jr.4/6/2017PAPHL30 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionGuns an RosesSTquinidine
Michael J. Sinclair4/4/2017PAPcD15 Days$500, DQ, purse redistributionShutthefrontdoorSTclenbuterol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Kris M. Hinchcliff4/1/2017OHMVR$500unknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (furosemide 477 +/- 77ng per ml, plasma)
Ted J. Williams3/29/2017PAMea$250John PaulSTphenylbutazone overage (4.90 +- 0.50 mcg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
David A. Kelly3/29/2017MDRcR$500unknownSTflunixin overage (42.7+-3.7 ng/ml, plasma)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Mark W. Winacott3/28/2017FLPPk30 daysunknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and injectable medicinesSyringes, needles and multiple injectable solutions were found in dorm room
Clayton Faurot Jr.3/25/2017PAPHL30 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionStars and GlidesSTquinidine
Tye R. Loy3/21/2017PAMea$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionBona Fide CaviarSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Mark A. Harder3/18/2017NYYR$250unknownSTpositive test -post raceunknown
Tyler W. Bates3/12/2017OHMVRwarning issuedThree CardSTcobalt (46 +1 (ppb) plasma)Cobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Randy D. Crisler3/10/2017OHMVRwarning issuedAlwayssmoothraiginSTcobalt (35 +4 (ppb) plasma)Cobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
R L Polese3/8/2017FLPPk45 daysunknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and injectable medicinesVarious injectable solutions, syringes and needles found in tack room.
Byron A. Pineda3/8/2017FLPPk60 daysunknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and injectable medicines1 vial of injectable solution (ACTH gel 80 u/ML) was found in vehicle and 8 bottles of various solutions, syringes and needles found in tack room.
Randy H. Massey3/7/2017OHMVR15 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionDixieland BandSTflunixin overage (530 +-110 ng/ml)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Gregory P. West3/4/2017MINor184 daysDQ, purse redistributionHow Tweet It IsSTAminorexRCI Class 1; a synthetic stimulant similar to methamphetamine. Has no legitimate therapeutic use in the racehorse. Has been reported to be a metabolite of levamisole which is a deworming agent. Presence of the drug would likely warrant a harsh penalty.
Zach Tackett3/4/2017OHMVR15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionDakota RoadsterSTclenbuterol overage (76+21pg/ml, plasma)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Lloyd K. Mansfield3/4/2017OHNfld$500Delightful SydSTflunixin (13+-2) & phenylbutazone (0.7+-0.2)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation. Phenylbutazone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation. OSRC rules prohibit the presence of more than one regulatory NSAID in a blood sample.
Leigh A. Raymer2/28/2017DEDD60 days$3,000, DQ, Purse redistributionGolden IdolSTdiazepam
Janice L. Nichol2/28/2017DEDD$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionGolden IdolSTdiazepamDr. Janice Sosnowski-Nichol administered diazepam IV in the process of floating teeth on 2/25/17
John Thomas Green2/22/2017OHNfld$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionFranco Natura NSTdimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) overage (32.4 +-0.5mg/ml, plasma)Therapeutic medication; RCI class 4; is a topical NSAID cream which is labeled for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis; it is also commonly used to decrease soft tissue swelling in the lower leg.
Jay B Watts2/21/2017OHNfld7 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionRight On TimeSTatenololRCI Class 3, Penalty Class B; a drug used in human medicine in the treatment of hypertension.
Charles Roy Stewart2/20/2017OHNfld$250YouwillwishyouhadSTflunixin overage (40 +-2 ng/ml, plasma)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Liberio M. Pacheco2/17/2017CACalX$2,500 LincolnSTmethocarbamol overage (92.0 ng/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Ronald Lee Millman2/16/2017DEDD$500Art's BSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Jeffrey L Sorenson1/30/2017NYMR45 days$500Won Sweet DreamSTcobalt overageCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Marthe Drolet1/30/2017NYYR15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionunknownSTunknown
Henry E. Beachy1/24/2017OHNfld$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionSky LavSTdimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) overage (14.6 +-0.1 mcg/ml, plasma)Therapeutic medication; RCI class 4; is a topical NSAID cream which is labeled for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis; it is also commonly used to decrease soft tissue swelling in the lower leg.
Timothy E. Lane1/23/2017OHMVRwarning issuedDani GirlSTflunixin overage (33 +1 ng/ml)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Timothy E. Lane1/19/2017OHMVRwarning issuedDani GirlSTflunixin overage (33 +2 ng/ml)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Noah Garrett1/16/2017OHMVRwarning issuedDnieperSTflunixin overage (26 +2 ng/ml)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Renee Honora Bauslaugh1/16/2017OHNfld5 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionCooter DunnSTTCO2 -Post-race (41.4 +- 1.6 mmol/L)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Brian S. Malone1/10/2017DEDD$1,000 Along Came JaneSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (furosemide 13.5mmol/L (1st test), 14 mmol/L (2nd test) )
Timothy E. Lane1/8/2017OHMVR$250Dani Girlflunixin overage (47.7 +- 4 ng/ml)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Renee Honora Bauslaugh1/7/2017OHNfld15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionMarigold BloomSTTCO2 -Post-race (42.6 +- 0.6 mmol/L)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Christina Lynn Evans1/3/2017OHNfld$500SnowsonSTflunixin overage (36+-3 ng/ml, plasma)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Tyler W. Bates12/28/2016OHDTNForever FriskieSTcobalt (29 +0.1 (ppb) plasma)Cobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Ronald Malette12/26/2016CACalX45 days$1,500,InexpressiblebeautySTcobalt (53ng/ml)Cobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Edwin Alberto Quevedo12/26/2016CACalX$250QueenOfHotSTphenylbutazone overage (2.48 mg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Anthony M. Domino Jr.12/14/2016DEDD$135.00/cost of test, purse redistributionHoosier ChinnaSTdantrolene overageRCI class 4, penalty class C; Used as muscle relaxant for horses that tie-up (exertional rhabdomyolysis). It is fairly common problem for racehorses and considered effective for this condition.
Dana R. Kahrig12/13/2016PAMea$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionTricky GirlSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Vincent S. Bradley12/13/2016DEDD$1,000 So RavenSTTCO2 -Pre-race (12.9 mmol/L (1st test), 12.4 mmol/L (2nd test))Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Jean Laurier Drolet12/10/2016NJM$500Every IntentionSTdimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) overageTherapeutic medication; RCI class 4; is a topical NSAID cream which is labeled for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis; it is also commonly used to decrease soft tissue swelling in the lower leg.
Jean Laurier Drolet12/10/2016NJM$500LyraSTdimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) overageTherapeutic medication; RCI class 4; is a topical NSAID cream which is labeled for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis; it is also commonly used to decrease soft tissue swelling in the lower leg.
Jean Laurier Drolet12/10/2016NJM$500Rockers AlleySTdimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) overageTherapeutic medication; RCI class 4; is a topical NSAID cream which is labeled for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis; it is also commonly used to decrease soft tissue swelling in the lower leg.
Martin J. Davis12/7/2016PAPHL DQ, Purse RedistributionThree SwingsSToxycodoneRCI Class 1, penalty class A,opiod pain reliever for relief of moderate to severe pain, not FDA approved for use in horses
Anthony M. Domino Jr.12/7/2016DEDD30 days$2,000, DQ, Purse RedistributionHoosier ChinnaSTdantrolene overageRCI class 4, penalty class C; Used as muscle relaxant for horses that tie-up (exertional rhabdomyolysis). It is fairly common problem for racehorses and considered effective for this condition.
Jeffrey S. Smith12/4/2016PAPHL30 days$1,000 Supreme Mach NSTTCO2 -Pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Jocelyn M Gale12/2/2016MAPRc5 Months$3000, DQ, purse redistributionPainiteSTAminorexRCI Class 1; a synthetic stimulant similar to methamphetamine. Has no legitimate therapeutic use in the racehorse. Has been reported to be a metabolite of levamisole which is a deworming agent. Presence of the drug would likely warrant a harsh penalty.
Brian Charles Fisher12/1/2016PAPHL30 days$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and injectable medicines12cc syringe was found during truck/trailer search
Brian Charles Fisher12/1/2016PAPHL60 days$2,500 Ok AmeliaSTTCO2 -Pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Amy L. Wengerd11/29/2016OHNfld$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionContechSTnaproxenRCI Class 4; non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, no longer available in an FDA-approved equine formulation but still used (human product is Alleve®) due to the availability of compounded and human formulations.
Jose Luis Godinez11/28/2016NYYR7 days-training$250, DQ, Purse redistributionunknownSTunknown (positive test-post race)
Clayton E. Merrill Jr.11/26/2016MEScar$250unknownSTrefusal to submit horse to urine, saliva or blood testhorse was tested after leaving the paddock and coming back
Howard Slotoroff11/26/2016NJFhldDQ, purse redistributionDreamzzzSTglaucine
Christopher W. Oakes11/25/2016PAPHL30 days$1,000 Marlee BSTTCO2 -Pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Michael J. Dowdall11/22/2016OHNfldIneligible x 1 year$4,000 STpositive testunknown
Larry D. McCarty11/22/2016OHNfld15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionJump The SharkSThydroclorothiazideRCI Class 4; diuretic used in the treatment of high blood pressure in humans, also FDA approved for use in cattle- often marketed as Nequasone
Robert R. Coblentz11/22/2016OHNfld$250NanohioSTadministration of unknown substanceemployee administered unknown substance with oral dose syringe while in paddock prior to race
Amy R. Eubanks11/21/2016OHMVR15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionUncle GoodfellowSTatropineRCI Class 3; popular as a pre-anesthetic agent due to its ability to decrease saliva. Used as a respiratory aid for similar reasons. Also can be found in some over the counter herbal preparations such as Traumeel listed under the plant name Atropa belladonna.
Mark W. Eaton11/21/2016MAPRc$100Certificate Of AnalysisSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (furosemide- 257 ng/ml)
Rene M. Allard11/17/2016PAPHL$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionRumor MillSTisoflupredone overageRCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint.
Christopher B. Temming11/17/2016PAPHL60 days$2,500 Spell To CastSTTCO2 -Pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Christopher B. Temming11/17/2016PAPHL30 days$1,000 Dragon LawsSTTCO2 -Pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Billy M. Farmer11/15/2016OHMVRunknownForever FriskieSTcobalt (39 +6 (ppb) plasma)Cobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
John G. Wengerd11/15/2016PAMea$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionFoundonabeachSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
John G. Wengerd11/15/2016PAMea$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionFoundonabeachSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Elizabeth J. Carotenuto11/12/2016NJFhld15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionWine MarketSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Anthony De Francesco III11/11/2016PAPHL365 days$10,000, DQ, purse redistributionSawbuck HanoverSTjwh-250 (synthetic cannabis)Man-made chemical intended to produce similar effects to cannabis. Considered a psychoactive substance which affects the brain in humans. Reported effects include relaxation. Cannabis is listed as a substance with the potential to improve performance by WADA.
Raymond S. Ahto11/11/2016NJFhld$250Rock n Roll FanSTomeprazole sulfide (blood sample)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 5, used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, which are a common problem in racing horses.
Anthony De Francesco III11/11/2016PAPHL1095 days$10,000. DQ, purse redistributionER RoomSTjwh-250 (synthetic cannabis)Man-made chemical intended to produce similar effects to cannabis. Considered a psychoactive substance which affects the brain in humans. Reported effects include relaxation. Cannabis is listed as a substance with the potential to improve performance by WADA.
Robert R. Shahan11/10/2016DEDD$1,000 Hardscrabble TillySTTCO2 (excess of 14 mmol/l (1st test), 12.9 mmol/l (2nd test))-Pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Andrew S. Harris11/9/2016PAPHLDQ, purse redistributionSupersonic ASToxycodoneRCI Class 1, penalty class A,opiod pain reliever for relief of moderate to severe pain, not FDA approved for use in horses
Adam Leroy Gray11/7/2016MEScar$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionTawnetteSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Amanda Kelley11/4/2016NYSTga15 days$250unknownSTpositive test - post racedrug unknown
Christopher B. Temming11/3/2016PAPHL$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionDragon LawsSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Anthony De Francesco III11/2/2016PAPHL365 daysDQ, purse redistributionSawbuckSTjwh-250 (synthetic cannabis)Man-made chemical intended to produce similar effects to cannabis. Considered a psychoactive substance which affects the brain in humans. Reported effects include relaxation. Cannabis is listed as a substance with the potential to improve performance by WADA.
Rene M. Allard10/29/2016PAPcD365 days$5,000, DQ, Purse RedistributionJulericaSToxycodoneRCI Class 1, penalty class A,opiod pain reliever for relief of moderate to severe pain, not FDA approved for use in horses
Tim Clevenger10/29/2016INHoPStable EyesSTphenylbutazone overage (3.1 mg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
John D. Tatham10/27/2016OHDTN$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionunknownSTfirocoxib overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug in the COX-2 inhibitor class. FDA-approved for use in the horse under the tradename Equioxx. Used to treat mild inflammatory conditions.
Tim Clevenger10/27/2016INHoP$500Sand FortuneSTphenylbutazone overage (3.3 mg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Michael A. Forte10/24/2016NYYR60 days$1,000 unknownSTpositive test - post racedrug unknown
Virgil Addison10/23/2016PAPHL547 days$5,000, DQ, purse redistributionGold ShooterSTsildenafil (4th offense)RCI class 3, penalty class A, Trade name Viagra, phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor, not FDA approved for use in horses but often used ineffectivly in horses with EIPH to relax capillary walls
Aaron J. Lambert10/22/2016NJM$250unknownSTpositive test - post race**Rescinded by Commission**drug unknown
Thomas G. Milici10/22/2016PAPHL$250unknownSTpositive test - post racedrug unknown
John D. Shawver10/18/2016PAPcD1825 days$5,000 Bettin BruceSTconduct detrimental to the best interest of horse racingin the paddock trainer placed a syringe in the mouth of the horse twice and appeared to give him a shot in the neck with a needle
Leigh A. Raymer10/18/2016DEHar$1,000 Miss ReadSTTCO2 (11.3, 1st test & 11.7, 2nd test)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Michael J. Dowdall10/17/2016OHNfld20 days1000, purse redistributionLookinforadventureSTmethocarbamol overage (60.4 +/- 11.5 mcg/ml urine)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Thomas G. Milici10/16/2016PAPHL$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionHalton HurricaneSTisoflupredone overageRCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint.
Krista J. Harmon10/15/2016INHoP228 days$1,500 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and injectable medicines
Joseph W. Putnam10/12/2016INHop$500Crusin OnSTflunixin overage (29.9 ng/ml)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Brad D. Irvine10/12/2016PAPHL365 days$5,000, DQ, Purse RedistributionFlight Deck NSToxycodoneRCI Class 1, penalty class A,opiod pain reliever for relief of moderate to severe pain, not FDA approved for use in horses
Jordan L. Frye10/11/2016INHop15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionMorgangetsherwaySThydroxylidocaine (4360 pg/ml)RCI Class 2; Frequently used local anesthetic. Administered to block nerves in order to conduct lameness examinations and for any short procedure (suturing lacerations, Caslick’s procedure, etc.) that can be done with local anesthesia. Can also be found in some over-the-counter topical antibiotic ointments that advertise “pain relief.” Can be a dangerous drug if used illicitly because of its ability to deaden pain so violations are generally taken seriously. A metabolite of lidocaine.
Scot R. Davidson10/10/2016PAMea90 days$1,000 Mcace Of ArtsSTconduct detrimental to the best interest of horse racingoral administration of a substance to a horse programmed to race same day
Frank Petrelli10/10/2016PAPcD30 days$1,000, DQKesons AvaiaSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Tracy L. Brainard10/3/2016PAPcd75 days$3,500 scratchedTouch The RockStTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build u
Linda Rae Lambert10/2/2016PAPHL$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionShechinah GlorySTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form
Jackie Lynn Rousse10/1/2016NYStga15 days$250unknownSTpositive test - post racedrug unknown
Joseph M. Baliga (DVM)9/30/2016INHoP1826 Days$20,000 Iam BonaseraSTadministration of medication other then lasixwas acting lasix administration veterinarian
Virgil Addison9/29/2016PAPHL1825 Days$10,000. DQ, purse redistributionPinot GrigioSTsildenafil (3rd offense)RCI class 3, penalty class A, Trade name Viagra, phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor, not FDA approved for use in horses but often used ineffectivly in horses with EIPH to relax capillary walls
Darryle Lamar Dennis9/29/2016MDRcR15 daysDQ, purse redistributionCell Phone HanoverSTdimethylsulfoxide overage (22.6 +/- 1.8 mcg/ml) & flunixin overage (107 +/- 5 ng/ml)DMSO; Therapeutic medication; RCI class 4; is a topical NSAID cream which is labeled for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis; it is also commonly used to decrease soft tissue swelling in the lower leg. Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Tina H. Duer9/27/2016MDRcR15 daysDQ, purse redistributionChinese CuisineSTcaffeine (204 +/- 9 ng/ml)Caffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Gilbert Garcia-Owen9/23/2016PAPHL15 days$1,500, DQ, Purse redistributionJaded DreamSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Donna J. Marshall9/23/2016NJFhld$250Inukchuk ChuckSTomeprazole overage ** Rescinded by Commission**Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 5, used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, which are a common problem in racing horses.
Shawn P. Johnston9/22/2016PAMea$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionTremor HanoverSTbetamethasoneTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Anthony R. Farina9/21/2016PAPcDIndefinitely$3,500 VenganceStflunixin overage (more than twice allowed level)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Thomas R. Simmons9/21/2016INHoP$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionGorgeous ViewSTdexamethasone overage (77 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Ralph H. Anderson9/20/2016MAPRc90 days$1,000, purse redistributedB R Patriot R6STlevamisole (.173 ng/ml) & pemoline (1.03 ng/ml)RCI Class 1; documented metabolite of levamisole in the horse; central-nervous-system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedule II substance; marketed as Cylert™ for use in humans but no longer available in the U.S.; Subsequent Ruling-The PA State Harness Commission has determined that all penalties assessed against all trainers involved in pemoline positives should be withdrawn and they be restored to good standing.RCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse.
Louis Bauslaugh (DVM)9/20/2016OHDela$1,000 I Said DiamondsSTadministration of IV fluidsadministration of IV fluids during time frame not allowable by dentention barn rules, not granted permission by security staff, allowed unlicensed person to assist with injectable device
Rex D. Watson9/17/2016KYLex30 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionFashion HeartSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Peter J. Tritton9/15/2016KYYR60 days$1,000 unknownSTTCO2 post-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build u
Rosy E. Weaver9/13/2016OHNfldwarning issuedMr Tommy FRASTflunixin overage (26 +/- 3 ng/ml, plasma)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Dennis J. Laterza9/13/2016NYYR$250unknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Arthur J. Jones9/11/2016PAPcD60 days$2,500 PreciousSTTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Michael West9/10/2016IAWhat$200, DQ, purse redistributionBootfulladiamondsSTflunixin overageFlunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Aaron D. Colley9/9/2016INHoP$1,000, DQEastenderSTdexamethasone overage (47 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Anthony A. Ciuffetelli9/8/2016MAPRc$500, DQ, purse redistributionStar Studded CastSTbenzocaine (307 pg/ml)RCI Class 4; local anesthetic used topically; depolarization of the neuronal membrane is inhibited blocking the initiation and conduction of nerve impulses
Bette Jean D. Lare9/8/2016PAPHL365 days$5,000, DQ, Purse RedistributionBlingSTsildenafilRCI class 3, penalty class A, Trade name Viagra, phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor, not FDA approved for use in horses but often used ineffectivly in horses with EIPH to relax capillary walls
Harry E. Miller9/6/2016INHoP$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionVinSTmethocarbamol overage (10.9 ng/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Craig A. Hall9/5/2016MEWind15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionDonemeswiththebestSThydroxyethyl promazine sulfoxide (HEPS)Metabolite of acepromazine; RCI Class 3; tranquilizer used for mild sedation; often administered prior to shipping, or for making a difficult horse safer to work with, also used prior to anesthesia.
Samuel J. Schillaci9/3/2016OHBurtwarning issuedAt My RequestSTflunixin overageFlunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Harley Emerson9/3/2016KYLex30 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionStormin On BySTcobalt ( 185.00 ppb)Cobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Jenni King9/3/2016MNAces$750, DQ, purse redistributionWhatevershesgotSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Delvin J. Criswell9/1/2016OHDTN30 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionPumped Up KicksSTcobalt (156 + 10 ppb plasma) see also 7/28/16- charges combined for 1 positive testCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Luke Plano8/31/2016MNAces$500, DQ, purse redistributionPa's Corn SqueezinSTisoflupredone overageRCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint.
Jim R. Marino8/31/2016MNAces$500DashpointhanoverSTomeprazole sulfide overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5, used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, which are a common problem in racing horses.
Allan R. Vorhees8/31/2016INHoP1000, DQ, purse redistributionJake The GiantSTmethylprednisolone overage (315 pg/ml)Therapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Harold F. Smith8/30/2016NYStga30 days$1,000 unknownStunknown (positive test-post race)
Dennis J. Whittemore8/30/2016MAPRc$500, purse redistributionLove Live LaughSTisoflupredone overage (181 pg/ml)RCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint.
Jan R. Fread8/29/2016PAMea$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionPhantom PhotoSTflunixin overage (403.25 +/- 11.71 ng/ml)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Toni C. Freitas8/28/2016PAPHL$500, DQ, purse redistributionRing WarriorSTflunixin overageFlunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Jenni King8/28/2016MNAces$500, DQ, purse redistributionWhatevershesgotSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Sean R. Lancaster8/27/2016MNAces15 days$1,500, DQ, Purse redistributionKeep the DreamSTflumethasonelong acting oral/intravenous corticosteroid often used in treating musculoskeletal inflammation
Dylan P. Davis8/26/2016INHoP15 days$500Hit And Giggle ASTmepivacaine overageRCI Class 2; Frequently used local anesthetic. Administered to block nerves in order to conduct lameness examinations and for any short procedure (suturing lacerations, Caslick’s procedure, etc.) that can be done with local anesthesia. Can also be found in some over-the-counter topical antibiotic ointments that advertise “pain relief.” Can be a dangerous drug if used illicitly because of its ability to deaden pain so violations are generally taken seriously.
Dean M. Eckley8/26/2016PAPHL120 days$3,500 Cherokee RangerSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Nick Royce Roland8/24/2016MNAces$200Mint To CruiseSTadministration within 48 hours of race(robaxin by trainer)MRC Rule #7890.0110 subpart1: no person shall administer/cause to be administerd to a horse within 48 hours of a race in which it is scheduled to run any medication.
Katricia Lynn Adams8/23/2016PAMea15 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionTheresnowaySTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone 8.9 mcg/ml, confirmed in split sample)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
C. Kevin Thomas8/21/2016KYLexDQ, purse redistributionStanfordSTdexamethasone overage (28 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
James M. Borke8/21/2016PAPHL1825 Days$5,000, DQ, Purse RedistributionPerrito CalienteSTdarbepoetinRCI class 2, penalty class A. Trade name Aranesp. EPO Stimulating Agent.
Virgil Addison8/19/2016PAPHL365 Days$5,000, DQ, Purse RedistributionPinot GrigioSTsildenafilRCI class 3, penalty class A, Trade name Viagra, phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor, not FDA approved for use in horses but often used ineffectivly in horses with EIPH to relax capillary walls
Terry R. Altmeyer8/17/2016OHDytn$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionPoppetSTflunixin overage (1592.50 +/- 100.35 ng/ml)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Sean R. Lancaster8/17/2016MNAces$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionChewy BacaSTflumethasone (111 pg/ml serum)long acting oral/intravenous corticosteroid often used in treating musculoskeletal inflammation
Katricia Lynn Adams8/16/2016PAMea30 days$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable medicines
Elmer N. Ballard8/16/2016MESkowwarning issuedWantsomeofthisSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
C . Kevin Thomas8/14/2016KYLex$500, DQ, purse redistributionErica AmericaSTdexamethasone overage (27 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
John P. Oliverio8/12/2016OHNfldwarning issuedFeelin LuckySTflunixin overage (26 /- 3 ng/ml plasma)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Henry E. Beachy8/10/2016OHNfldwarning issuedIndependent GSTflunixin overage (28 +/- 2 ng/ml)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Timothy P. Twaddle8/9/2016PAMea5 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionHot Chica BoombaSTcapsaicinNot currently classified by RCI; the active chemical in chili peppers, capsaicin is found in some topical anti-inflammatory and analgesic products. These products have no legitimate therapeutic purposes in racehorses and a finding at any concentration would likely result is harsh penalties.
Jimmie D. Ritter Jr.8/9/2016PAMea31 days$2,500, DQ, purse redistributionBackstage PassSTbupivacaineRCI Class 2;used for local and regional anesthesia; Not as commonly used as other anesthetics such as lidocaine and mepivacaine. If found, would generally warrant greater penalties since recognized alternatives exist.
Steven C. Wiseman8/9/2016MNAces$750Serious ArtSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Tina H. Duer8/7/2016KYLexDQ, purse redistributionBarrys GiftSTcaffeine (659 ng/ml) -- contamination from feed supplement not on label, manufacturer has taken responsibilityCaffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Terry L. Deters8/6/2016KYLex$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionOne More ThingSTbetamethasone overage (333 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Gregg R. McNair8/6/2016NYFhld$250Solar SisterSTomeprazole overage ** Rescinded by Commission**Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 5, used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, which are a common problem in racing horses.
Ake Svanstedt8/5/2016NYM31 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionResolveSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Steve M. Elliott8/5/2016NJFhld$250Not Before EightSTomeprazole overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5, used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, which are a common problem in racing horses.
Emile F. Shaw8/4/2016MAPRc$100Personnel SpaceSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (furosemide 205 ng/ml)
James R. Ramsdell8/1/2016MEPres15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionPembroke Jack BSTpyrilamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Michael G. Hitchcock8/1/2016MEPres$500, DQ, purse redistributionIts a GoSTdiclofenac overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. FDA-approved for use in the horse as a topical ointment under the trade name Surpass. Used to treat mild inflammatory conditions.
Jessie L. Pacheco7/31/2016MNAces$500I'm An AthleteSTphenylbutazone overage (2.61 +/- 0.38 ug/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Daniel T. Jones7/31/2016KYLex$250Maserati SeelsterSTphenylbutazone (.44 ug/ml) & flunixin overage (13.9 ng/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.-- Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Tyler G. Shehan7/30/2016KYLex$500I'll Have AnotherSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (Flunixin,28.3 ng/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Eslie Burton7/29/2016ILHaw15 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionVirtually SaidSTtheobrominetheobromine, theophylline and caffeine are all methylxanthines and their metabolism is interchanged, so one can sometimes find any of them from the administration of any of the other two compounds. Most consider theobromine to be an environmental or dietary contaminant. Theobromine is also found in husks of the cocoa nut.  Since the husks are sometimes used as bedding for horses, there are opportunities for horses to be exposed to the theobromine in the bedding. Furthermore, shipping containers that were previously used to transport cocoa may contaminate horse feed if the containers are not adequately cleaned. Findings are quite rare above the 2 mcg/mL threshold.
Brian Charles Fisher7/28/2016PAPHL10 days$500Ok AmeliaSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Delvin J. Criswell7/28/2016OHDTN30 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionPumped Up KicksSTcobalt (222 + 11 ppb plasma) see also 9/1/16- charges combined for 1 positive testCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Allen L. Sisco7/26/2016PAPcD$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionB J Class ActSTbetamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Christina Lynn Evans7/25/2016OHNfld$750, DQ, purse redistributionSnowsonSTflunixin overage (114+/- ng/ml plasma)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Matthew G. Levesque7/22/2016NYTgDn$250Party With ArtieSTphenylbutazone administration inside permitted 48hr time frameTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Gilbert Garcia-Owen7/22/2016PAPHL$1,000. DQ, Purse RedistributionMr BlissfulSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Kevin Lare7/21/2016PAPHL DQ, Purse RedistributionKeystone RampageSToxycodoneRCI Class 1, penalty class A,opiod pain reliever for relief of moderate to severe pain, not FDA approved for use in horses
John A. Konesky III7/19/2016OHNfldwarning issuedCedar PointStflunixin overage (31 +-1 ng/ml plasma),low or excess level of authorized medication (furosemide 119 +/-13 ng/ml)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation. Furosemide;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations.
Todd M. O'Dea7/18/2016MAPRc$750SIMPLETWISTOFFATESTdexamethasone overage (16.9 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Jessie L. Pacheco7/16/2016MNAces$200Pl JalapenoSTMedication Procedure ViolationHorse was treated by a licensed veterinarian on the instructions of the trainer on race day, necessitating a late declaration.
Lyle H Marsh7/15/2016NYBR7 days$250, DQ, Purse redistributionComfy Cozy TimeSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Margaret A. Butler7/15/2016NYBR7 days$250, DQ, Purse redistributionININETYSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Ronald C. Beback Jr7/15/2016NYBR7 days$250, DQ, Purse redistributionRoyal BelliniSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Edwin Eugene Bibler7/10/2016OHScD$1,000 Bubba DelightSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (furosemide 192 +/- ng/ml, plasma)
Richard L. Hans7/10/2016MDOD$500unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugsFound to be in the possession of baking soda and a dose syringe, violating COMAR rule: .09.10.03.03 (20).
Tony J. Osullivan7/8/2016NJM30 days$1,000 Casmir JitterbugSTconduct detrimental to the best interest of horse racingfailure to protect and guard a horse under his care/custody as trainer, against the administration of a foreign substance by means of injection by unauthorized individual
William A. Dubois7/7/2016MEScar$500unknownSTrefusal to submit horse to urine, saliva or blood testFailed to submit horse to the testing barn before leaving the paddock. Horse was later returned and tested.
Amy L. Wetzel7/4/2016MNCanon$500, DQ, purse redistributionI Want RevengeSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Gregory S. Libbey7/3/2016MEScar$500, DQ, purse redistributionSTflunixin overage (29.65 ng/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Ross A. Croghan7/2/2016NJM$250DabunkaSTomeprazole overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5, used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, which are a common problem in racing horses.
Pasquale Picca6/30/2016MAPRc$500, purse redistributionSarnoSTmethocarbamol overage (4.8 ng/ml & 4.3 ng/ml for split)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Melanie Wrenn6/29/2016INHoP$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionNaughty IIISTmethylprednisolone overage (364 pg/ml )Therapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
James E. Hardy6/28/2016MAPRc$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionDontmeswiththebestSTbetamethasone overage (30.1 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
J. Martin Rodgers6/25/2016INHoP15 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionJesse's ConSttripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Tyler G. Shehan6/24/2016KYBgD$250Gunny SgtSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone 4.8 ug/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Larry D. Richardson6/24/2016OHScD15 days$500Power RockSTcobalt (246 + 7 ppb plasma)Cobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Stephen F. Quinn6/24/2016MAPRc15 days$750, DQ, purse redistributionMias Bold ManeuverSTnandrolone (352 pg/ml)Nandrolone is an RCI Class 3 anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Tye R. Loy6/21/2016OHNfld15 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionHaydenssmoothmoveSTmethocarbamol overage (6.1 +/- 0.2 micrograms/ml urine)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Steven S. Nason6/21/2016MAPRc$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionMischief Maker NSTbetamethasone overage (100.2 +/- 2.0 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
James Russell Arledge6/18/2016OHScD500,DQ, purse redistributionLittle WoodySTphenylbutazone overage & flunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.-- Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Irwin T. Rosenthal6/17/2016MAPRc$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionPanbienSTmethocarbamol overage (2.39 +/- 0.13 ng/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
James E. Hardy6/17/2016MAPRc$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionFannishSTdexamethasone overage (29.5 +/- 3.8 pg/ml) & betamethasone overage (33.1 +/- 2.0 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Shae P. Vandervort6/16/2016PAPHL$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionDot Dot Dot DashSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Raymond M. Romanetti6/15/2016PAMea$500Classical CaviarSTflunixin overage (29.65 ng/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Terry F. Cullipher6/15/2016INHoP$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionEnochSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutzone 8.6 ug/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Curtis L. Sumpter6/15/2016INHoP$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionShot of Sweet LoveSTmethylprednisolone overage (366 pg/ml)Therapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Sean W. Mayhugh6/8/2016OHScD15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionKing By MistakeSThydrochlorothiazideRCI Class 4, loop diuretic
Michael W. Johnson6/7/2016INHoPDQ, purse redistributionWhitefootedreedSTlevamisole & pemolineRCI Class 1; documented metabolite of levamisole in the horse; central-nervous-system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedule II substance; marketed as Cylert™ for use in humans but no longer available in the U.S.; Subsequent Ruling-The PA State Harness Commission has determined that all penalties assessed against all trainers involved in pemoline positives should be withdrawn and they be restored to good standing.RCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse.
C Brian Loney6/6/2016OHNfld7 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionunknownSTpositive test - post racedrug unknown
George N. Benetos6/5/2016PAPcD15 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionDash PediaSTclenbuterol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Steven C. Wiseman6/4/2016MNAces365 Days Probation$5,000, DQ, Purse RedistributionTame The Dice & Jimmy ShinSTmethamphetamineRCI Class 1; central-nervous-system stimulant with pharmacological activity similar to amphetamine; no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; pharmacologic potential for altering the performance of a racing horse is very high.
Scott L. Cox6/4/2016OHNfldWarningWere GoneSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (Flunixin,23.0 +/- 0.9 ng/ml, plasma)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Steven D. Pletcher6/2/2016INCnvr$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionFritas ShooterSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Carla M. Asher6/1/2016OHScDWarningFancy JessSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (Flunixin, 30 +/- 5 ng/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Morgan S. McInnis6/1/2016DEHar30 days$2,000, DQ, Purse RedistributionunknownSTmethylprednisolone overage (6.4 ng/ml in blood with 4.5 ng/ml found in split sample (Iowa) )Therapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Frank E. Harris6/1/2016OHNfld$500Bryndan's ToySTflunixin overage (34 +/- 1 ng/ml in plasma)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Robert J. Lems5/28/2016MNAcesCombined with 5/22/16American DancerSTmethylprednisolone overage (128 +/- 16 pg/ml)Therapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Christopher Lee Short5/28/2016INHoP15 days$1,500, purse redistributedShocking ImageSTdexamethasone overage (176 pg/ml, 1st and split sample- same result)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Michelle J. Hardin5/26/2016MAPRc$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionItsallaboutmikeSTtriamcinolone acetonide (133 +/- 19 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; corticosteroid used for the treatment of multiple conditions. Often used in joints to control inflammation resulting from degenerative joint disease.
Lorenzo De Simone5/26/2016PAPHL$500,DQ, purse redistributionMercury FashionSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Robert J. Lems5/22/2016MNAces$750, purse redistributionAmerican DancerSTmethylprednisolone overage (179 +/- 15 pg/ml)Therapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Robert J. Lems5/21/2016MNAces$250, purse redistributionYou'llseemeupfrontSTmethylprednisolone overage (212 +/- 15 pg/ml serum or plasma)Therapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Casey M. Wolfe5/21/2016MINor30 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionNoah's SharkSTTCO2 (excess of 37mmol/l)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Clyde Harris5/21/2016MINor$100Magnus DeoSTforeign substance administrationadministration of a foreign substance via horse nostrils
Tricia M. Shepard5/21/2016MINor30 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionMustang TomSTTCO2 (excess of 37mmol/l)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Valeriya Medik5/20/2016NJM$250HillosophicalSTomeprazole overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5, used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, which are a common problem in racing horses.
Robert W. Clark5/20/2016PAPHLDQ, purse redistributionBobbi HanoverSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Perry W. Smith5/18/2016INHoP15 days$1,500m DQ, purse redistributionHoosiers FantasySTdexamethasone overage (37.5 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Terry F. Cullipher5/18/2016INHoPDQ, purse redistributionEnochSTlevamisole & pemolineRCI Class 1; documented metabolite of levamisole in the horse; central-nervous-system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedule II substance; marketed as Cylert™ for use in humans but no longer available in the U.S.; Subsequent Ruling-The PA State Harness Commission has determined that all penalties assessed against all trainers involved in pemoline positives should be withdrawn and they be restored to good standing.RCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse.
James Edward Stiltner II5/16/2016KYTRR$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionBlue By YouSTbetamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Calvin L. Harris5/13/2016KYTRR60 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionYou Slay MeSTcaffeine (230 ng/ml)Caffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
E. Eugene Walls III5/12/2016DEHar$1,000 Amber FellaSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Laurie M. Patistas5/10/2016PAPcD30 days$1,000 McFoolerySTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
David R. Elliott5/7/2016OHMVR7 days$500Crosswinds DodgerSTphenylbutazone overage & flunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.-- Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Ryan Bellamy5/7/2016INHoPDQ, purse redistributionRed ScooterSTlevamisole & pemolineRCI Class 1; documented metabolite of levamisole in the horse; central-nervous-system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedule II substance; marketed as Cylert™ for use in humans but no longer available in the U.S.; Subsequent Ruling-The PA State Harness Commission has determined that all penalties assessed against all trainers involved in pemoline positives should be withdrawn and they be restored to good standing.RCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse.
Timothy S. Hall5/6/2016MINor30 days$500, purse redistributionEE BaySTTCO2 (excess of 37mmol/l)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Devernon K. Wilson5/4/2016KYTRR$100Yesterdays ChildSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone 3.8ug/ml)
Frank C. Caleca5/4/2016PAPHL$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionLettucefib ASTdimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) overageTherapeutic medication; RCI class 4; is a topical NSAID cream which is labeled for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis; it is also commonly used to decrease soft tissue swelling in the lower leg.
Jimmy Viars5/4/2016KYTRR$100B BlissfulSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone 2.7ug/ml)
Christie Collins5/3/2016PAPcD$100, DQ, loss of purseQuick ArtSTflumethasonelong acting oral/intravenous corticosteroid often used in treating musculoskeletal inflammation
Arthur J. Jones5/1/2016PAPHL30 days$1,000,unknownSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Tara Hynes4/30/2016NJMea$1500, DQ, purse redistributionA Blink Of An EyeSTglaucine overage
Shawn T. Gray4/28/2016MAPRc$750, DQ, purse redistributionFlaming YankeeSTflumethasone (250pg/ml)long acting oral/intravenous corticosteroid often used in treating musculoskeletal inflammation
Robert F. Bongiorno4/24/2016PAPHLFull
Cory G. Deyermand4/23/2016OHNfld7 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionGorgeous RoadSTtestosterone (119+-4 ng/ml urine)RCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Anthony Brett Boyd4/23/2016INHoP$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionBestinthebusinessSTbetamethasone overage (89.1 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Lindsey W. Blackler4/21/2016MAPRcDQ, Purse RedistributionTJ's Mr LavecSTflumethasone (+/- 121 pg/ml)long acting oral/intravenous corticosteroid often used in treating musculoskeletal inflammation
Calvin L. Harris4/20/2016KYTRR30 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionYou Slay MeSTcaffeine (121 ng/ml)Caffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Gretchen R. Athearn4/18/2016MAPRc$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionSouthwind InfernoSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
John S. Nason4/18/2016MAPRc180 Days$3,000 unknownSTconduct detrimental to the best interest of horse racingpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Tara Hynes4/16/2016NJFhld$1500, DQ, purse redistributionTreySTglaucine overage
Vince W. Gomez4/16/2016OHMVR15 Days$500Power RockSTcobalt (99 + 2 (ppb) of plasma)Cobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Geremy C. Bobbitt4/15/2016KYTRR5 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionKelly BoySTmethylprednisolone overage (231 pg/ml)Therapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Tara Hynes4/14/2016NJFhld$1500, DQ, purse redistributionSlick BoatSTglaucine overage
James Edward Stiltner II4/14/2016KYTRR10 days$1,500, DQ, Purse redistributionSuplemental IncomeSTdexamethasone overage (43.4 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Lindsey W. Blackler4/11/2016MAPRc$750, DQ, purse redistributionReal NiceSTflumethasonelong acting oral/intravenous corticosteroid often used in treating musculoskeletal inflammation
Gary B. Evans4/11/2016DEDD$1,000 Denslow HanoverSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Jeffrey T. Dauplaise4/9/2016NJM1096 days$35,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugsitems found included; Cobalt, Stanozolol, Zinconotide (SNX-III), Chlorpromazine, Flunixin, Hyluronate Acid, Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA), Phenylbutazone, Tripelennamine, Methocarbamol, Glycopyrrolate, Dexamethasone, Guaifenesin, Furosemide, Flumethasone, Hydrochlorthiazide, and Trichlormethiazide
Bobby A. Brower4/7/2016INHoPDQ, purse redistributionDate RockerSTlevamisole & pemolineRCI Class 1; documented metabolite of levamisole in the horse; central-nervous-system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedule II substance; marketed as Cylert™ for use in humans but no longer available in the U.S.; Subsequent Ruling-The PA State Harness Commission has determined that all penalties assessed against all trainers involved in pemoline positives should be withdrawn and they be restored to good standing.RCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse.
Robert S. Reeser4/6/2016PAPHL$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionBobbi HanoverSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Jean M. Rastetter4/5/2016PAMea30 days$2,500, DQ, purse redistributionSkyway HurricaneSThydroxybupivacaineRCI Class 2; major metabolite of the local anesthetic bupivacaine. Not as commonly used as other anesthetics such as lidocaine and mepivacaine. If found, would generally warrant greater penalties since recognized alternatives exist.
Patricia J. Switzer4/5/2016MEScar450 Days$2,250, DQ, purse redistributionCivil Cause/Boogitydoc Boogity/LegerdepanSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Randy L. Bickmore4/5/2016MEScar450 days$2,250, DQ, purse redistributionLuvnuisfun/Moonisonfire/Ringo/Luv A Lot HanoverSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Liberio M. Pacheco4/3/2016CACalX$500Boulder RollerSTflumethasonelong acting oral/intravenous corticosteroid often used in treating musculoskeletal inflammation
Liberio M. Pacheco4/3/2016CACalX$750One And OnlySTflumethasonelong acting oral/intravenous corticosteroid often used in treating musculoskeletal inflammation
Jason M. Robinson4/2/2016PAPcD$1000, DQ, purse redistributionMassacaiaSTbetamethasone
Bobby A. Brower4/1/2016INHoP$750, DQ, purse redistributionKeystone WandaSTflunixin overage (24.4 ng/ml), levamisole & pemolineTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.RCI Class 1; documented metabolite of levamisole in the horse; central-nervous-system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedule II substance; marketed as Cylert™ for use in humans but no longer available in the U.S.; Subsequent Ruling-The PA State Harness Commission has determined that all penalties assessed against all trainers involved in pemoline positives should be withdrawn and they be restored to good standing.RCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse.
Dean M. Eckley3/29/2016PAPcD15 Days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionunknownSTxylazineRCI Class 3, Alpha 2 agonist used for sedative and analgesic properties. Adverse properties in horses include: muscle tremors, decreased respiratory rate, sweating, and decreased GI motility.
Winston D. Campbell3/29/2016MEScar270 days (training), 90 days (driving)$1,700, DQ, Purse RedistributionRemix/JJ's JetSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Tyler J. Nostadt3/24/2016NYYRIndefinitelyMagic MannySTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Brian L. Callahan3/21/2016DEDD$100Abelard HanoverSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Sean M. Campbell3/21/2016NYYRIndefinitelyunknownSTUnknownpositive test-post race
Gilberto Garcia-Herrera3/19/2016PAPcD$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionBrandon's ColtSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Anthony R. Farina3/19/2016PAPcD30 days$1,000 Smokey's LuckSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Tony P. Alagna3/18/2016NJM15 Days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionunknownStUnknown
Benjamin L. Miller3/15/2016OHNfld$250Broadway BoundSTflunixin overage (36+-ng per ml/plasma)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Phil R. Goldwater3/9/2016PAMea$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionLet Loose HanoverSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Zachary R. Henry3/8/2016OHMVR15 days$500, purse redistributionWestern EmpressSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Stanley C. Whittemore3/5/2016NJM$250Fly AwaySTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Robert L. Ernsthausen3/1/2016OHNfld180 Days$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Mark A. Harder2/26/2016------$250unknownSTunknown
Melvin Wayne Givens2/21/2016DEDD30 days$2,000, DQ, Purse RedistributionDrunk On YouSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Richard F. Schneider2/21/2016CACalX$250Dickies MotelSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Christopher Lee Short2/21/2016OHMVR$1,000 Henry's WaySTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Paul J. Kennedy2/15/2016PAMea15 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionPC's VixenSTmepivacaine overageRCI Class 2; Frequently used local anesthetic. Administered to block nerves in order to conduct lameness examinations and for any short procedure (suturing lacerations, Caslick’s procedure, etc.) that can be done with local anesthesia. Can also be found in some over-the-counter topical antibiotic ointments that advertise “pain relief.” Can be a dangerous drug if used illicitly because of its ability to deaden pain so violations are generally taken seriously.
Max A. Stockman2/15/2016OHMVRwarning issuedMias Bold ManeuverSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Robert J. Schultz Jr.2/13/2016OHNfld$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionMy ImmortalSTdimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) overage (25.5 +/- 0.2 mcg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI class 4; is a topical NSAID cream which is labeled for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis; it is also commonly used to decrease soft tissue swelling in the lower leg.
Deron E. Young2/10/2016PAMea$250Whiskey EyedSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Jimmy M. Salerno2/9/2016PAMea$500Skyway CruiserStflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Jimmy M. Salerno2/9/2016OHNfld180 days$500unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugsFound to be in the possession of a bottle designed for hypodermic administration (injectable).
Jamie M. Coffy2/4/2016PAMea15 days$500Skull of RosesSTcapsaicinNot currently classified by RCI; the active chemical in chili peppers, capsaicin is found in some topical anti-inflammatory and analgesic products. These products have no legitimate therapeutic purposes in racehorses and a finding at any concentration would likely result is harsh penalties.
Anthony R. Farina2/2/2016OHNfld15 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionCC StormySTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Robert J. Schultz Jr.2/1/2016OHNfld365 days$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugsFound to be in the possession of baking soda and a dose syringe, violating COMAR rule: .09.10.03.03 (20).
Traci L. Berry1/30/2016NJFhld$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionunknownSTisoxsuprineRCI Class 4; used in the treatment of navicular syndrome (navicular disease) although the efficacy is questionable according to published literature; causes the dilation (enlargement) of blood vessels.
John Paul Cummings Jr.1/23/2016FlPPk$100Ariel SaluteSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Marissa K. Tyler1/23/2016CACalXDQ, Purse RedistributionCruize CommanderSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Marissa K. Tyler1/17/2016CACalXDQ, Purse RedistributionYankee FlyerSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Marissa K. Tyler1/17/2016CACalXDQ, Purse RedistributionCruize CommanderSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Luanne C. Case1/17/2016FlPPk$100Sounthern WindsSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
George F. Anthrop1/13/2016ILHaw15 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionBreakin LooseSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Donna M. Riedel1/12/2016FlPPk$400All American MajorSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Donna M. Riedel1/12/2016FlPPk$400Put It In GearSTmethylprednisolone overage, isoflupredone overage, triamcinolone acetonide overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis)., -RCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint., -herapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; corticosteroid used for the treatment of multiple conditions. Often used in joints to control inflammation resulting from degenerative joint disease.
Michael L. Micallef1/12/2016FlPPk$750Goldstar RaiderSTisoflupredone overageRCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint.
Normand Dessureault1/11/2016FlPPK$100Do It For AnnieSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Normand Dessureault1/11/2016FlPPK$100SelenaSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Mike S. Brink1/10/2016ILHaw15 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionRock HollywoodStmetoprololMetoprolol: RCI Class 3, beta blocker for treatment of certain heart conduction conditions and hypertension.
Linda K. Armentrout1/7/2016PAMea$250Miss TillySTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
B. Clair Umholtz1/5/2016OHNfldwarning issuedPuttin On The FoilSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Marissa K. Tyler1/2/2016CACalXDQ, Purse RedistributionUptown BoySTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Mark A. Infante1/2/2016NJFhld15 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionDrive Em CowboySTflumethasonelong acting oral/intravenous corticosteroid often used in treating musculoskeletal inflammation
Pierre Girard12/27/2015CACalX$200unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Frank R. Moseley12/26/2015ILBmlP$250Odds On DominicaSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Richard S. Silverman12/22/2015FLPPK$300CashahallicSTtestosteroneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Marissa K. Tyler12/19/2015CACalXDQ, Purse RedistributionYoung AmericanSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Newton M. Sheridan12/17/2015NJFhld$500unknownSTunknown
Michael D. Hardy12/14/2015FLPPk$100unknownSTwarming up before pre-race blood test
Richard C. Plano12/13/2015FlPPk$750Coopers BeachSTdimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) overageTherapeutic medication; RCI class 4; is a topical NSAID cream which is labeled for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis; it is also commonly used to decrease soft tissue swelling in the lower leg.
John F. Fletcher12/12/2015ILBmlP30 daysnoneFriskie FlickerSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Robert L. Phillips12/12/2015ILBmlP366 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionBig Footed ButchSTmethylphenidateRCI Class 1, trade name Ritalin, central nervous system stimulant, similar to amphetamines.
Pierce D. Henry12/10/2015OHDTN$250DivulgeSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Aaron M. Johnston12/10/2015PAMea$250Mein SchatzSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Scot R. Davidson12/8/2015PAMea9 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionTune InSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Christine Chrissman-Bier12/7/2015DEDD30 days$2,000 DQ, Purse RedistributionunknownSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Phyllis Copeland12/5/2015MDRcR15 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionJesse's DiamondSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Stanley C. Whittemore12/1/2015FlPPk$250Fly AwaySTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Basil Sapienza12/1/2015MDRcR$500unknownSTisoflupredone overageRCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint.
Jamie M. Coffy11/30/2015PAMea15 days$500 DQBourbon St HanoverSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
James E. Hysell11/28/2015FLPPK$300Artsbred CamotionSTclenbuterol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Dennis J. Watson11/28/2015NJFhld10 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionWhataorseSTatropine & scopolamineRCI Class 3; popular as a pre-anesthetic agent due to its ability to decrease saliva. Used as a respiratory aid for similar reasons. Also can be found in some over the counter herbal preparations such as Traumeel listed under the plant name Atropa belladonna./ Anti-cholenergic anti-muscarinic medication often used for treatment of motion sickness and other gastro-intestinal issues in humans. No horse-specific FDA approved medications.
Cathy B. Smith11/25/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Randy J. Cassavaugh11/24/2015OHNfld$200unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Gus G. Scarpias11/23/2015FLPPk$500Shanty Town GuySTanabolic/androgenic steroid
Shawn P. Hanley11/23/2015DEDDDQ, Purse RedistributionBobby the GreekSTisoflupredone overageRCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint.
Aaron C. Hall11/21/2015MEScar$250May Day JojoStphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
William F. Abdelnour11/19/2015MAPRc$500Medoland JTSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Devan S. Miller11/18/2015OHDTN$500, DQStrong FeelinSTdipyroneRCI Class 4; analgesic, not approved for use in animals, not legally manufacuted or marketed in the US.
Robert D. Marston11/18/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Leon J. Harris11/17/2015MDRcR$500unknownSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
William F. Abdelnour11/16/2015MAPRc$500Unique SignSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Shawn P. Hanley11/16/2015DEDD30 days$2,000 DQBobby the GreekSTisoflupredone overageRCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint.
Aaron C. Hall11/15/2015MEScarCarrieannSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Jason E. Miller11/14/2015INHoPwarning issuedElla RoseSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
John D. Shawver11/13/2015PAPHL60 days$500unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
John P. Oliverio11/11/2015PAMeawarning issuedMcCutchenSTprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Available in multiple formulations and used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions. Legal for raceday administration in Florida in the sodium succinate formulation. As with other corticosteroids, intravenous administration produces a calming effect according to anecdotal reports. Evidence of raceday administration would likely lead to more significant penalties in states other than Florida.
Kim Chiaramonte Sears11/10/2015FLPPk5 days$500DavitaSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
William F. Abdelnour11/9/2015MAPRc$500Unique SignSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Gus G. Scarpias11/8/2015FlPPk$250Fortunes LegacySTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Vincent Fusco Jr.11/7/2015NJFhld$500East MeadowSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Jennifer L. Lappe11/7/2015PAPcD30 days$1,000 ElectrofireSTTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build u
Joseph M. Burke11/6/2015MEBang$500 DQ, Purse RedistributionMaras WorldSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Harla Renae Loney11/6/2015OHNfldwarning issuedRD Elegant YankeeSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
William Barton Dalious11/6/2015PAPHL$1,000 DQGirlofyourdreamsSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Lisa A. Dunn11/4/2015PAMea$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionClassicalitySTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Bobby A. Brower11/4/2015INHoP$1,000 DQB FlorealSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
David S. Russo11/4/2015PAPHL$1,000 DQWarrawee QuallySTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Terri E. Lynch11/4/2015DEDD30 days$2,000 DQunknownSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Robert J. Carter11/4/2015PAPcD3,650 days$5,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Michael P. Pollio10/31/2015NJM15 days$500 DQunknownSTunknown
Luca Derrico10/31/2015PAPcD30 days$1,000 Cadillac PhilSTTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build u
Nick E. Prather10/30/2015ILBmlP15 days$500 DQSpeedy RendezvousSTlevamisoleRCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse.
Trent P. Stohler10/30/2015INHoPDQ, Purse RedistributionMuscle Baby DollSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Darran F. Cassar10/30/2015PAPHL$1,000 DQSimple Saver NSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Lisa M. Saidon10/29/2015MEScar$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionKeystone StatelyStmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
William F. Abdelnour10/29/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Randal R. Smith10/29/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Randy J. Cassavaugh10/27/2015OHNfld$1,000 DQTax FreeSTnaproxenRCI Class 4; non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, no longer available in an FDA-approved equine formulation but still used (human product is Alleve®) due to the availability of compounded and human formulations.
Tye R. Loy10/26/2015OHNfld$500 DQWellsaidanddoneSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Christi R. Pokornowski10/24/2015OHDTN365 Days$1,000 unknownST3-Methoxytyraminecatecholamine often found as a dopamine metabolite
James Russell Arledge10/23/2015INHoP$1,000 DQChips StarrSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Trent P. Stohler10/23/2015INHoP$1,000 DQMuscle Baby DollSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
John Paul McDermott Jr.10/23/2015NJFhld15 days$500 DQunknownSTunknown
John Paul McDermott10/23/2015NJFhld15 days$500 DQunknownSTunknown
Eli C. Scott Jr.10/22/2015DEHar$50Crushed AgainSTMedication Procedure ViolationWarming up his horse before Amicar was administered.
Brian L. Callahan10/22/2015PEPHL30 days$1,000 DQUpscale HanoverSTTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build u
Joseph M. Burke10/22/2015MEBangDQ, Purse RedistributionFritzie RocketStmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Joseph M. Burke10/22/2015MEBangDQ, Purse RedistributionNavarro SeelsterStmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Alton E. Lynch Sr.10/22/2015DEHar$200unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Ronald J. Burke10/21/2015PAPHL$1,000 DQNamesmuscleSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Lisa Krom10/20/2015MAPRc$250New Yorks BestSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Joseph M. Burke10/18/2015MEBangDQ, Purse RedistributionNavarro SeelsterSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Mark S. Gray10/18/2015VAOak$1,000 DQI Am DelightfulSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Henry B. Lewis10/17/2015VAOak15 days$500 DQPansai YamamotoSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
John M. McIntyre10/17/2015MDRcR$500A Storm Is BrewingSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Dennis J. Watson10/15/2015NJFhld15 days$500 DQClassy CharacterSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Shawn P. Answeeney10/15/2015MAPRc15 days$500SambadSTstanozololRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, the FDA-approved equine formulation (Winstrol®) is no longer available; controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Willard C. Reynolds10/15/2015DEHar$200unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
John J. Cabot10/13/2015MDRcR$1,000 DQClassic FillySTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Lauren B. Nickells10/10/2015INHoP$1,000 DQHermosaSTprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Available in multiple formulations and used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions. Legal for raceday administration in Florida in the sodium succinate formulation. As with other corticosteroids, intravenous administration produces a calming effect according to anecdotal reports. Evidence of raceday administration would likely lead to more significant penalties in states other than Florida.
Gregory F. Trotto10/10/2015DERcR$500 DQVeronicavermillionSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Brandon A. Givens10/10/2015VAOak$500unknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Luis E. Collazo10/10/2015DERcR$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Frank M. Antonacci10/9/2015KYLexDQ, Purse RedistributionReady to IgniteSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Staffan K. Lind10/8/2015KYLex$500 DQHollywood HighwaySTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Todd M. O'Dea10/7/2015MAPRc$250Crusin BreezeSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Mathew J. Aubin10/7/2015MEFrybg$50unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Steven V. Vafiades10/6/2015MEFrybg$50unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Tracy L. Brainard10/3/2015PAPcD75 days$3,500 Touch The RockSTTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build u
Frank M. Antonacci10/3/2015KYLex$500 DQReady to IgniteSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Mike C. Watson10/3/2015PAPcD$1,000 Rockin RambaranSTTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build u
Michael W. Johnson10/2/2015INHoP33 dayspurse redistributionBC's Bad CatSTxylazineRCI Class 3, Alpha 2 agonist used for sedative and analgesic properties. Adverse properties in horses include: muscle tremors, decreased respiratory rate, sweating, and decreased GI motility.
Michael W. Johnson10/2/2015INHoP27 days$2,500, purse redistributedBC's Bad CatSTxylazineRCI Class 3, Alpha 2 agonist used for sedative and analgesic properties. Adverse properties in horses include: muscle tremors, decreased respiratory rate, sweating, and decreased GI motility.
Jana M. Rutkowske10/1/2015PAMea$1,000 Mt Ring Me BelleSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Jason R. Beattie9/30/2015OHDTN90 days$1,000, purse redistributedParty In The ParkSTboldenoneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid available in a FDA-approved formulation for the horse (Equipoise®), controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Gregory L. Henderson9/30/2015OHDTN15 days$500, purse redistributionJetting AroundSTdextrorphanNot classified by the RCI; major metabolite of the narcotic dextromethorphan, which is found in many prescription cough suppressants.
Shawn T. Gray9/30/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Jason R. Beattie9/28/2015OHDTN60 days$1,000, purse redistributedThisdeuceiswildSTboldenoneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid available in a FDA-approved formulation for the horse (Equipoise®), controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
John F. Fletcher9/27/2015ILBmlP15 days$500 DQFriskie FlickerSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Thomas Eric Tharps9/26/2015OHDTN15 days$500, purse redistributionRock N Roll SpecialSTcaffeineCaffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Todd E. Warren9/25/2015ILMay$250Dade HallSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Eugene Gilerman9/24/2015ILMay15 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionWisconsin's BestSTO-desmethylpyrilamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Aaron C. Hall9/24/2015MEFarmwarning issuedOhm Like ClockworkSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Shawn P. Answeeney9/24/2015MAPRc$300unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Marlin Smith9/23/2015OHDela$250Y F CrasherSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Raymond A.Simms9/22/2015PAMea$1,000 DQFoiledoncemoreSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Ernest L. Taylor9/19/2015MDRcR$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Kenneth Schlotzhauer9/19/2015MDRcR$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Mary E. Bangert9/18/2015INHoP15 days$500 DQTimes Are TightSTalbuterolRCI Class 3 beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Does not have any effect on normal airways. Oral formulations have been shown to be ineffective in horses but can be administered effectively via inhalation. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race or the raceday use of the inhalation formulation.
Dean M. Eckley9/18/2015PAPcD$2,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
David J. Wornstaff9/15/2015OHNfldwarning issuedMidnight AutumnSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Robert F. Bongiorno9/15/2015PAPcD60 days$2,500 Gratian HanoverSTTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build u
Royal R. Roland9/13/2015IAWhatwarning issuedR TunderboltSTketoprofen overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Steve M. Elliott9/13/2015PAPHL$500unknownSTwarming up before pre-race blood test
Randal R. Smith9/8/2015MAPRc$250Tony AbsolutSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Merle W. Myers9/8/2015INHoP$1,000 DQKierras JewelSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
April Lyn Roach9/7/2015OHDTNwarning issuedSecret UniverseSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Shawn P. Answeeney9/7/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Jennifer M. Allen9/7/2015MAPRcwarning issuedWild DeuceSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Delbert Lee Chupp9/4/2015ILMay15 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionSister's KeeperSTO-Desmethyl (Tramadol)RCI Class 2, narcotic analgesic. Has no legitimate therapeutic application in the racehorse. A finding of any concentration in a post-race sample would result in a heavy penalty absent significant mitigating circumstances.
James E. Hardy9/3/2015MAPRcwarning issuedWhat's The StorySTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
William P. Mann9/2/2015PAPHL15 days$1,000 IncognitoSTTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build u
Joseph G. Seekman9/1/2015INHoP15 days$1,500 DQRock Me HenrySTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Kelcey E. Perymond8/29/2015ILDuQ15 days$500 DQStylish Big GuySTlevamisoleRCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse.
Mark T. Walker8/29/2015ILDuQ$250unknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Charles Cistrunk Jr.8/28/2015ILMay60 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionBC's Papa EricSTO-Desmethyl (Tramadol)RCI Class 2, narcotic analgesic. Has no legitimate therapeutic application in the racehorse. A finding of any concentration in a post-race sample would result in a heavy penalty absent significant mitigating circumstances.
Aaron C. Hall8/28/2015MEFarmwarning issuedGG RouletteSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Lonnie Gaber8/28/2015OHNfld15 days$500 DQJodi GirlSTcaffeineCaffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Frank E. Harris8/28/2015OHNfldwarning issuedCyst To SisterSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Nichole E. Stahl8/28/2015OHNfld$200unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Michael W. Medors8/26/2015INHoP$1,000 DQNorthmedo RockySTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Lonnie Gaber8/25/2015OHNfld15 days$500 DQJakes ChanceSTcaffeineCaffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Sheila A. Daugherty8/25/2015DEHar$200 purse redisributionunknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Bryan J. Truitt8/24/2015MDOD$500Card RustlerSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Leslie R. Miller8/23/2015ILBmlP15 days$500Casino CompSTlevamisoleRCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse.
Kenneth A. Hess Jr.8/23/2015PAPcD$250unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Roshun D. Trigg8/23/2015ILBmlP$250Show Stopin MonkeySTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Richard T. Magee8/22/2015MNAces$500 DQMargin's EchoSThydrocortisone succinateCorticosteroid with rapid onset. Commonly used when quick glucocorticoid or mineralcortocoid effect is required. RCI Class 4.
Stephen Arter8/20/2015OHNfldwarning issuedMiracle MannySTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
John Hogan8/20/2015MAPRc$1,000 DQMad MaxSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Duane A. Rust8/20/2015MDOD$500Lindas BuddySTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Arlene E. Cameron8/19/2015PAPHLindefinite suspension$2,500, DQ, purse redistributionPowerful YieldSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Arlene E. Cameron8/19/2015PAPHL45 days$2,500 DQ, Purse RedistributionPowerful YieldSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Gregory Knepp8/17/2015MDODwarning issuedMrs Lady CantabSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Daniel N. Noble8/16/2015KYLex$500 DQReckoning DaySTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Mark S. Gray8/14/2015MDODwarning issuedArt SimpsonSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Benjamin L. Miller8/13/2015OHNfldwarning issuedBlack Denim N LaceSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Stephen J. Schoeffel8/12/2015PAWayn$1,000 DQRoyalthhasarrivedSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Richard T. Magee8/11/2015MNAces$1,000 DQMargin's EchoSThydrocortisone succinateCorticosteroid with rapid onset. Commonly used when quick glucocorticoid or mineralcortocoid effect is required. RCI Class 4.
Joseph C. Hundertpfund Jr.8/9/2015MDOD$1,000 DQSpecial T RocksSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Richard L. Peterman8/9/2015OHDTN$250JesuslovesmeSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Bill J. Elliott8/9/2015KYLexDQ, Purse RedistributionCorsica HallSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Richard T. Magee8/9/2015MNAces$750, purse redistributionAl-Mar-Skip-BoSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Peter G. Foley8/8/2015KYLex$500Cinnabar HallSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Mark E. Winters8/8/2015KYLex$500 DQSwinging CamiSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
David E. Flinn8/8/2015MNAces$750 DQToatsmygoatsSThydrocortisone succinateCorticosteroid with rapid onset. Commonly used when quick glucocorticoid or mineralcortocoid effect is required. RCI Class 4.
David C. Lough8/8/2015KYLex$500 DQDon't Sugarcoat ItSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
James S. Ellison8/7/2015ILMay365 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionReadySTO-Desmethyl (Tramadol)RCI Class 2, narcotic analgesic. Has no legitimate therapeutic application in the racehorse. A finding of any concentration in a post-race sample would result in a heavy penalty absent significant mitigating circumstances.
Curtis Rice8/7/2015ILMay15 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionNorthern DaliSTO-Desmethyl (Tramadol)RCI Class 2, narcotic analgesic. Has no legitimate therapeutic application in the racehorse. A finding of any concentration in a post-race sample would result in a heavy penalty absent significant mitigating circumstances.
Thomas C. Wine II8/7/2015PAPcD$1,000 DQIn Mint ConditionSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due to its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflamatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intraveneous jug. Positive tests are typical the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Don L. Pfister8/5/2015OHNfldwarning issuedSenator SamSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculosketetal inflammation.
Don L. Pfister8/4/2015OHNfld$1,000 DQDL's CabiarSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculosketetal inflammation.
Scott L. Rollins8/3/2015MAPRc$250Shooter OnthelooseSTbetamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
John Dixon8/2/2015MDOD$500MarshalinnSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
William S. Height8/2/2015PAPHL$500unknownSTwarming up before pre-race blood test
Tyler G. Shehan8/1/2015KYLex$500Ky LizSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
John J. Zawistowski7/31/2015ILMay15 days$500 DQMontero Blue ChipSTmetaprololRCI Class 3, beta blocker for treatment of certain heart conduction conditions and hypertension.
Arthur E. Gregory Jr.7/30/2015KYLexDQ, Purse RedistributionWildcat BobbySTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Brandon Jenson7/28/2015MNAces$500, purse redistributionThe Last RailwaySTxylazineRCI Class 3, Alpha 2 agonist used for sedative and analgesic properties. Adverse properties in horses include: muscle tremors, decreased respiratory rate, sweating, and decreased GI motility.
Tony J. Osullivan7/26/2015PAPHL$500unknownSTwarming up before pre-race blood test
Nelson Willis7/25/2015ILBmlP$2,000 DQLexSTclenbuterol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Richard H. Ringler7/24/2015PAMeaDQ, Purse RedistributionNimble and QuickSTtheophyllineRCI Class 3; used to treat respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Is present in tea and cocoa beans so it could also be an environmental contaminant. Suspected cases of contamination would warrant lower penalties.
Gary A. Fatland7/24/2015ILMay$250Muy CalienteSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Scott L. Cox7/24/2015OHNfld$250Were GoneSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
James P. Durante III7/24/2015ILMayIndefinitelyunknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Marc Raymond Tardif7/23/2015MEScar$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionIsn't She LovelyStmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Mark A. Harder7/23/2015PAPHL$500unknownSTwarming up before pre-race blood test
Ervin M. Miller7/22/2015PAPHL$500unknownSTwarming up before pre-race blood test
Madison J. Shearer7/21/2015NYMR30 days$500Ideal RowanSTcaffeineCaffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
William J. Daumit7/21/2015PAMea$1,000 DQMarissaSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due to its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflamatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intraveneous jug. Positive tests are typical the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Merlin G. Van Otterloo7/21/2015MNAcespurse redistributionChonga HanoverSTractopamineRCI Class 3; beta-agonist with established nutrient partitioning capabilities; promotes skeletal muscle accretion at the expense of fat deposition. No known legitimate therapeutic use in racehorses.
John D. Wengerd7/21/2015OHNfld$250Triple CommandSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Edward J. Zubkoff7/20/2015PAMea15 days$500 DQLight Up the SkySTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Daniel N. Noble7/17/2015OHNfld15 days$1,000 DQNo Whip ChipSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due to its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflamatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intraveneous jug. Positive tests are typical the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Larry W. Finn Jr.7/17/2015ILMayDQ, Purse RedistributionSimply BurbonSTtheophyllineRCI Class 3; used to treat respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Is present in tea and cocoa beans so it could also be an environmental contaminant. Suspected cases of contamination would warrant lower penalties.
Steven W. Bartholomew7/17/2015PAPcD$1,000 DQSarah's HallSTfirocoxib overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug in the COX-2 inhibitor class. FDA-approved for use in the horse under the tradename Equioxx. Used to treat mild inflammatory conditions.
Dean M. Eckley7/17/2015PAPcD30 days$1,000 QuincySTTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of the lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by threshold.
Daniel N. Noble7/16/2015OHScD$1,000, purse redistributedJT's ChewbaccaSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due to its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflamatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intraveneous jug. Positive tests are typical the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Julius S. Czermann Jr.7/16/2015PAPHL30 days$1,000 Dreamzzz R for USTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
A. Papadopoulos7/16/2015PAPHL$500unknownSTwarming up before pre-race blood test
David S. Russo7/15/2015NYMR30 days$3,000 DQNoble LoverSTCaffine, Theophylline, Theobromine, & DimethylxanthineCaffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties. Theophylline is an RCI Class 3; used to treat respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Is present in tea and cocoa beans so it could also be an environmental contaminant. Suspected cases of contamination would warrant lower penalties. Plant alkaloid found in chocolate as well as in a number of other foods, including tea plant, that can act as a bronchodilator. Theobromine, theophylline and caffeine are all methylxanthines and their metabolism is interchanged, so one can sometimes find any of them from the administration of any of the other two compounds. Most consider theobromine to be an environmental or dietary contaminant. Theobromine is also found in husks of the cocoa nut.  Since the husks are sometimes used as bedding for horses, there are opportunities for horses to be exposed to the theobromine in the bedding. Furthermore, shipping containers that were previously used to transport cocoa may contaminate horse feed if the containers are not adequately cleaned. Findings are quite rare above the 2 mcg/mL threshold.
Alexia R. Kehl7/15/2015WIRicL$400 DQDirt MerchantSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Van L. Nelson7/15/2015WIRicL$200 purse redisributionHoney's YankeeSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
John D. Lewis7/14/2015INHoP15 days$500 DQJ'S Smooth JazzSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Tyler J. Nostadt7/14/2015OHScD15 days$500 DQFritzie ChicSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Jason R. Beattie7/14/2015OHScD15 days$500 DQDigamSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Leo T. Groves7/13/2015OHBftn$1,000 DQTerry GrovesSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Justin Victor Huckabone7/12/2015NYVD30 days$500unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Rikki Lynn Soteras-Finn7/12/2015ILBmlP15 days$500 DQFrontier SarahSTtheophyllineRCI Class 3; used to treat respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Is present in tea and cocoa beans so it could also be an environmental contaminant. Suspected cases of contamination would warrant lower penalties.
Monte Gelrod7/12/2015PAPHL$500unknownSTwarming up before pre-race blood test
Dean M. Eckley7/11/2015PAPcD$250unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
James F. Doherty Jr.7/11/2015NYStga$250unknownSTMedication Procedure Violation
Sean R. Lancaster7/7/2015MNAces60 days$1,500 DQKeep the DreamSTlevamisoleRCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse.
Allie B. Hiscock7/5/2015MEScar30 days$50, purse redistributionDanvile SweetheartSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Lyle D. Scurlock7/4/2015ILBmlP$500Sara's TerrorSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Roger S. Welch7/4/2015ILBmlPunknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Christopher F. Beaver7/4/2015OHScD$250Lone Valley SamSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Paul A. Russell7/2/2015MINor$50R E ShawnSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Terry Lee Leonard7/2/2015ILMay$200unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Randal R. Smith7/2/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
James P. Durante III7/2/2015ILMay15 days$500 DQAJ's PrincessSTmorphineRCI Class 1; narcotic pain killer that has no legitimate therapeutic application in a racehorse. However, it can be found in a post-race sample due to contamination from feedstuffs which would be a potential mitigating factor.
Madison J. Shearer7/1/2015NYStga60 days$1,000 unknownSTunknown
Tracy L. Brainard7/1/2015PAPcD$250unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Joe D. Yoder6/30/2015INHoP$1,000 DQVicious LiesSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Joel Herman Wheeler6/29/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Nick Surick6/29/2015DEHar$200unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
George R. Hensley Jr.6/29/2015OHNfld$250Allamerican FargoSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Sean R. Lancaster6/28/2015MNAceswarning issuedDrawing DeadSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Richard J. Banca6/28/2015PAPcD$250unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
John D. Lewis6/28/2015INHoP15 days$500 DQJ'S Smooth JazzSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
John D. Lewis6/28/2015KYBgD10 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionAlwayssmoothraiginSTnaproxenRCI Class 4; non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, no longer available in an FDA-approved equine formulation but still used (human product is Alleve®) due to the availability of compounded and human formulations.
Aaron J. Lambert6/27/2015PAPcD15 days$500 DQDynamic YouthSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Marissa K. Tyler6/25/2015MEScar$1,00, DQ, Purse RedistributionI'm A Lucky ManStmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Perry W. Smith6/25/2015ILMay15 days$1,000 DQSun DreamSTmetaprolol and gabapentinMetoprolol: RCI Class 3, beta blocker for treatment of certain heart conduction conditions and hypertension. Gabapentin: RCI Class 4, analgesic for neuropathic pain.
Devan S. Miller6/24/2015OHScD$250Strong FeelinSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Mary Dawson6/23/2015OHScD$250unknownSTisoxusprineRCI Class 4; used in the treatment of navicular syndrome (navicular disease) although the efficacy is questionable according to published literature; causes the dilation (enlargement) of blood vessels.
Rocco A. Vinci6/20/2015NYStga$250unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Harley Emerson6/19/2015KYBgD$500 DQLashondaSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
George R. Hensley Jr.6/19/2015OHNfld15 days$1,000 DQRegil MillionaireSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Scott R. Betts6/19/2015PAMea$250unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Keith H. Crawford6/18/2015MINor$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Willard C. Reynolds6/18/2015DE$200unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Randy L. Bickmore6/18/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Frank E. Harris6/17/2015OHNfld$250Lula's Lil SweetieSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
George R. Hensley Jr.6/17/2015OHNfld$1,000 DQCan RepeatSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Matthew P. Miller6/16/2015OHNfld$250Blue Collar RaiderSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
George R. Hensley Jr.6/16/2015OHNfld$1,000 DQPrime Time PoppaSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Charles A. Sylvester6/16/2015PAPcD15 days$500 DQMurderers RowSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Marissa K. Tyler6/15/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Kyle Spagnola6/15/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Eric E. Davis6/15/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Robert Yohn6/13/2015ILBmlP$1,000 DQRock SpringsSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Michael R. Cayouette6/12/2015MEBangwarning issuedBens Beach BoySTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
John Hogan6/11/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Douglas J. Rideout6/10/2015INCnvrDQ, Purse RedistributionAll About CheeringSTmepivacaine overageRCI Class 2; Frequently used local anesthetic. Administered to block nerves in order to conduct lameness examinations and for any short procedure (suturing lacerations, Caslick’s procedure, etc.) that can be done with local anesthesia. Can also be found in some over-the-counter topical antibiotic ointments that advertise “pain relief.” Can be a dangerous drug if used illicitly because of its ability to deaden pain so violations are generally taken seriously.
Joseph P. Caraluzzi6/9/2015PAPcD3 days$1,000 Colorful SpeechSTTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Irwin T. Rosenthal6/8/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Gus G. Scarpias6/7/2015PAPcD$1,000 DQJailhouse FunkSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Michael C. Capron6/7/2015PAPHL30 days$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Lawrence Cooper6/6/2015KYTRR$250Paul The PowerfulSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide), flunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Sean R. Lancaster6/6/2015MNAces60 days$1,500 DQStonebridge Lyric, Rock All Star, OutlawdangruswatrsSTlevamisoleRCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse.
William M. Wiggins6/6/2015PAPcD$250unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Edward J. Zubkoff6/4/2015MINor$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Tobin J. Carver6/4/2015MINor$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Roland J. Sears III6/3/2015MAPRc$500unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Brett E. Landis6/3/2015OHScD364 days$1,000 DQBlanca RayaSTzilpaterolNot currently classified by RCI; beta agonist drug (same family as clenbuterol) that is found in feed supplements for cattle. Has a fairly strong anabolic effect when administered orally. No legitimate therapeutic purpose in a racehorse and would most likely be used in an attempt to evade anabolic steroid restrictions.
David Wayne King6/1/2015DEHar$1,000 Magic CamSTTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Brad R. Moffitt5/31/2015INHoP3,654 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionScotty Moch NSTdarbepoetin alfaRCI class 2, penalty class A. Trade name Aranesp. EPO Stimulating Agent.
Brett E. Landis5/30/2015OHScD365 days$1,000 DQAmbush the BagsSTzilpaterolNot currently classified by RCI; beta agonist drug (same family as clenbuterol) that is found in feed supplements for cattle. Has a fairly strong anabolic effect when administered orally. No legitimate therapeutic purpose in a racehorse and would most likely be used in an attempt to evade anabolic steroid restrictions.
Nick Surick5/30/2015PAPcD$250unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Daniel R. Taneyhill5/28/2015NYYR60 days$5,000 unknownSTRefusal of authorities to conduct a search of barn area or vehicle
John Thomas Green5/27/2015OHNfld$1,000 DQGet PackinSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Philippe Belanger5/26/2015INHoP$1,000 DQLegal BriefSTbetamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Philippe Belanger5/26/2015INHoPwarning issuedLegal BriefSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Paul N. Fusco5/25/2015PAPHL30 days$1,000 FF BigshowSTTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Howard E. Davis Jr.5/25/2015MABang$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Kandace K. Schooley5/23/2015KYTRR$500 DQBallard BlazeSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Philip Bo Sowers5/22/2015MEBang$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionMr Tommy FRASTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide), flunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Ricky L. Stamm5/21/2015PAMea$1,000 Unadorned HanoverSTbetamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Ronald J. Sears III5/21/2015MAPRc$500BB Happy and Matz Creek RexSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Gavin D. Bixler5/21/2015INHoP$1,000 DQReally RockinSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Brett E. Landis5/21/2015OHScD365 days$1,000 DQAmbush the BagsSTzilpaterolNot currently classified by RCI; beta agonist drug (same family as clenbuterol) that is found in feed supplements for cattle. Has a fairly strong anabolic effect when administered orally. No legitimate therapeutic purpose in a racehorse and would most likely be used in an attempt to evade anabolic steroid restrictions.
Brett E. Landis5/20/2015OHScD365 days$1,000 DQGrams LegacySTzilpaterolNot currently classified by RCI; beta agonist drug (same family as clenbuterol) that is found in feed supplements for cattle. Has a fairly strong anabolic effect when administered orally. No legitimate therapeutic purpose in a racehorse and would most likely be used in an attempt to evade anabolic steroid restrictions.
John J. Barchi5/20/2015PAPcD90 days$3,500 DQFall Creek BanditSTdexamethasone overage & methocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty. Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
James D. Minton5/19/2015DEHar$200unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Patricia J. Switzer5/17/2015MEScar450 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionThe King RingSTerythropoietin (EPO)Substance responsible for stimulating red blood cell production in mammals. Used in treatment of anemia in human chronic kidney disease. Can be used for performance enhancing effects.
Franklin P. Hiscock5/17/2015MEScar90 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionBoy CrazySTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
James Edward Stiltner II5/16/2015KYTRR$500 DQBlue By YouSTbetamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Joseph G. Seekman5/16/2015INHoPwarning issuedReal Or MagicSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Mervin J. Schmucker5/15/2015INHoP$1,000 DQVelocity VespaSTisoflupredone overageRCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint.
Ronald J. Sears III5/14/2015MAPRc$250Martz Creek RexSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Jacob Graber5/14/2015INHoPDQ, Purse RedistributionBags for AllSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
William A. Dubois5/14/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Francis J. Tambolleo5/13/2015FLPPk$500Taylor B SwiftSTprocaine overageRCI Class 3; local anesthetic more commonly known by the trade name Novocaine. No longer used frequently as a local anesthetic due to more effective alternatives. It is most commonly used now as an additive in several injectable forms of penicillin to reduce the pain associated with intramuscular injections. Because of this, procaine is very difficult drug in a regulatory environment.
John J. Barchi5/13/2015PAPcD60 days$3,000 DQunknownSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
David N. White5/12/2015MABang$500unknownSTunknown
Bernard S. Wolin5/9/2015INHoPwarning issuedDemanding ForceSTomeprazole overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5, used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, which are a common problem in racing horses.
Jamie P. Gerard5/9/2015MEScarwarning issuedunknownSTunknown
Allison H.S. MacDonald5/9/2015MEScar90 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionMagicallySTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Cornelius J. Bonetti5/7/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Derrick J. Flowers5/7/2015KYTRR30 days$500 DQJ J's GalSTclenbuterol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Kevin Lare5/7/2015PAPcD$100HaberdasherySTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Elizabeth A. Richardson5/3/2015MEScar$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionLadyofcastlebrookSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
John F. Bowman5/2/2015MEScar$200 purse redisributionunknownSTunknown
Nelson Willis5/1/2015ILMay$250unknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
John J. Barchi4/29/2015PAPcD30 days$2,500 DQPL EurekaSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Allie B. Hiscock4/26/2015MEScar10 days$500 purse redistributionunknownSTunknown
Kimberly A. Asher4/25/2015PAPcD$250unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Robert F. Bongiorno4/24/2015PAPHL60 days$5,000 Hurrikane Jon PaulSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Derrick J. Flowers4/23/2015KYTRR30 days$500 DQJ J's GalSTlevamisoleRCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse.
Stephen J. Farrell Jr.4/23/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Dan E. Ater4/22/2015OHScDDQ, Purse RedistributionStarven DarvenSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Robert A. Dutilly4/22/2015FLPPk45 days$500unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Dan E. Ater4/22/2015OHScDDQ, Purse RedistributionStarven DarvenSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Roland J. Sears III4/19/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Stephen I. Murchison4/18/2015MEScar90 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionAshlee's Cool GalSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Paul Anthony Ciambro4/10/2015OHScD$250Beer and PretzelSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Toni C. Freitas4/8/2015PAPHL$1,000 DQA Crown For LindySTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Kevin Lare4/6/2015DEDD$300unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Laura L. Searway4/4/2015OHMVR$250unknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Arthur E. Gregory Jr.4/4/2015ILBmlP15 days$500 DQWildcat BobbySTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Arlene E. Cameron4/2/2015PAPHL$1,000 DQTapitSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Marissa K. Tyler4/1/2015MEScar$500PH ThunderStclenbuterol overage, methocarbamal overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Brandon K. Piguet3/29/2015OHMVR365 days$1,000 DQNuclearccinoSTmorphine and codeineRCI Class 1; codeine is a narcotic analgesic drug that is also prescribed frequently as a cough suppressant. Codeine is converted to morphine so they are often found together in samples. No therapeutic value in the racehorse.
David A. Pinkney Jr.3/29/2015PAPHL30 days$3,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Steven V. Vafiades3/28/2015MEScar450 days$2,250, DQ, purse redistributionCheck Dons Pulse/Miss Paula D/ Bubeleh Stone/Sam Lucky/Skyway Shania/Victory Tax/JustrollwithitSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Kimberly Brautigam3/28/2015ILBmlP$250Officially YoursSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Arlene E. Cameron3/27/2015PAPHL15 days$500 DQVimy RidgeSTprocaine penicillin overageRCI Class 3; local anesthetic more commonly known by the trade name Novocaine. No longer used frequently as a local anesthetic due to more effective alternatives. It is most commonly used now as an additive in several injectable forms of penicillin to reduce the pain associated with intramuscular injections. Because of this, procaine is very difficult drug in a regulatory environment.
Anthony J. Price3/17/2015OHMVR$250unknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Eddie H. Poling3/8/2015OHMVR$250unknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Chris J. Scicluna3/6/2015NJM$300unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Gregory R. Cook3/6/2015MINor$50unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Sam Mignano2/26/2015OHNfld$200unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Steven D. Owens2/24/2015PAMea10 days$250unknownSTRefusal to submit urine test
Scott L. Cox2/23/2015OHNfld$500 DQAnnie's RocketmanSTnaproxenRCI Class 4; non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, no longer available in an FDA-approved equine formulation but still used (human product is Alleve®) due to the availability of compounded and human formulations.
Ray C. Belt2/22/2015OHMVR$250unknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
George R. Leager2/22/2015DEDD$300unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Jeff D. Whaley2/17/2015DEDD$1,000, stewards list for 14 daysStep QuicklySTTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Brian Christopher Indof2/17/2015PAMea$1,000 DQPonda RiverSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
George F. Anthrop2/14/2015OHMVR$250unknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
George F. Anthrop2/14/2015OHMVR15 days$500 DQLittlebitaclassSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
George F. Anthrop2/11/2015OHMVR15 days$500 DQIndian's RocketSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Shawn M. Mcdonough2/10/2015FLPPk7 days$500 DQYour My Boy BlueSTboldenoneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid available in a FDA-approved formulation for the horse (Equipoise®), controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Nicole L. Bava2/8/2015ILBmlP15 days$500 DQFriskie FlickerSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Amber D. Buter2/6/2015NJMwarning issuedunknownSTMedication Procedure Violation
Vincent Accardo2/6/2015ILMay30 days$1,000 Makena CatSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Sean R. Girard2/2/2015PAMea$250unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Mark S. Ford1/31/2015NJM15 days$500 DQunknownSTunknown
Daryl Scott Bier1/28/2015DEDD$2,000 Wind of the NorthSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Ashley N. Eldred1/27/2015FLPPk60 days$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Rocco A. Vinci1/27/2015OHNfld7 days$500 DQBasilio Blue ChipSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Osmin A. Carrera1/25/2015CACalX524 days$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Christopher W. Oakes1/25/2015FLPPk$250JJ's DoughnutSTisoxusprineRCI Class 4; used in the treatment of navicular syndrome (navicular disease) although the efficacy is questionable according to published literature; causes the dilation (enlargement) of blood vessels.
Kris H. Rickert1/23/2015PAMea$250unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Gary D. Gibson1/20/2015NYMR60 days$500 DQR Blue Moon RisingSTsertralineRCI Class 2; selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor; antidepressant treatment for OCD, anxiety, PTSD in humans.
David C. Lough1/18/2015OHMVR15 days$500 DQDon't Sugarcoat ItSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Alexandra S. Berube1/17/2015NJM15 days$500 DQunknownSTunknown
Richard N. Dunneback1/17/2015CACalX$500JudgementalSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Anthony Shane Armour1/15/2015NJM$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Billy L. Knipper1/13/2015OHNfld7 days$500 DQTidewater TomahawkSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Thomas Artandi1/12/2015FLPPk7 days$500 DQDreamnwillieSTtestosteroneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
David C. Lough1/11/2015OHMVR15 days$500 DQShockoe HanoverSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Jeffery Brewer1/10/2015OHMVR7 days$500 DQTiza MojoSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Randy L. Ringer1/9/2015PAMea$250unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Kathleen B. Brewer1/7/2015DEDD$100Albert ChiefSTMedication Procedure ViolationWarming up his horse before Amicar was administered.
John M. McIntyre1/5/2015DEDD$1,000 Happy Feet TooSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Gordon J. Graham1/3/2015CACalX$200unknownSTMedication Procedure Violation
Terry L. Deters1/2/2015OHMVRunknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Tyler J. Nostadt12/29/2014OHNfld$1,000 DQYa Gotta GoSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Mark Allyn Harris12/28/2014OHNfld$500West River TexSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
L. Dale Gilmour12/23/2014FLPPk7 days$500 DQAdeniumSTtestosteroneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Debra K. Messing12/18/2014ILMay$1,000 DQRJ's Irish LassieSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
James S. Ellison12/14/2014ILBmlP$200unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Dean R. Santantonio12/4/2014OHNfld$250Bob's AlibiSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Karen M. Tkaczyk12/3/2014OHDTN$500 DQunknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Peter P. Pellegrino12/1/2014FLPPkScratchedLex LugarSTTCO2 (1st offense)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Joseph C. Mapes11/30/2014ILBmlP$200unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
James W. Wilkinson11/29/2014CACalX$500Tony CheesecakeSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Hosea B. Williams11/28/2014ILMay15 days$500Cuatro CincoSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Earlon R. Eugley11/25/2014FLPPk45 daysunknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Kenneth M. Rucker11/22/2014PAPcD15 days$500 DQBig Boy LloydSTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Thomas C. Mann11/20/2014OHDTNwarning issuedunknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
James E. Dennis11/19/2014DEDD$100McMurray HanoverSTMedication procedure violationWarming up his horse before Amicar was administered.
Adam B. Short11/17/2014OHDTN45 days$500 DQAK's Livin LargeSThydroxy-tripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Christopher W. Oakes11/15/2014PAPcD60 days$2,500 DQAhead of the CurveSTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Larry Six11/12/2014OHDTN$500 DQunknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Amy R. Eubanks11/6/2014OHNfld7 days$500 DQMajor DealSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Ronald Dale Randall11/6/2014OHNfld$1,000 DQLu's NeelySTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
James E. Dennis11/5/2014DEDD30 days$2,000 DQI'm So StrikingSTfirocoxib overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug in the COX-2 inhibitor class. FDA-approved for use in the horse under the tradename Equioxx. Used to treat mild inflammatory conditions.
Nicholas I. Callahan11/5/2014DEDDDQMandabraSTfirocoxib overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug in the COX-2 inhibitor class. FDA-approved for use in the horse under the tradename Equioxx. Used to treat mild inflammatory conditions.
Sylvanus B. King Jr.11/4/2014PAPcD$1,000 DQOrder By TexasSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Michael G. Peterson11/4/2014INHoPDQ, Purse RedistributionGD U NO WattSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Nicholas I. Callahan11/2/2014DEDD30 days$2,000, DQEncoding Z TamSTfirocoxib overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug in the COX-2 inhibitor class. FDA-approved for use in the horse under the tradename Equioxx. Used to treat mild inflammatory conditions.
Conor James Flynn10/30/2014OHDTN7 days$500, DQIrish ElitistSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Anthony T. Peregrin10/30/2014OHNfld$1,000 DQStar Master FoxSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Jennifer L. Sansone10/29/2014PAPHL15 days$500 DQJustin On BroadwaySTclenbuterol overageTherapeutic medication;RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Patrick M. Curtin10/26/2014ILBmlP15 days$500Jo Jo SpurSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Tyler J. Nostadt10/24/2014OHNfldwarning issuedSpecial Lady DSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Ronald Valle Langley10/20/2014NYMR30 days$500 DQCaronte / Check My PulseSTcaffeineCaffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Thomas E. Horner Sr.10/20/2014OHDTN7 days$500 DQMustang TomSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Matthew W. Waltz10/18/2014INHoP60 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionLease Ness MonsterSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
David A. Grisenthwaite10/17/2014OHNfldWarningConnie's MartiSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Timothy G. Betts10/17/2014PAMea30 days$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Tyler G. Shehan10/16/2014VACnl$500 DQSpringhouse RebelSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Tyler G. Shehan10/15/2014VACnl$500Sweet Fancy MosesSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Pasko Vucinaj10/15/2014INHoPwarning issuedunknownSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Michael W. Johnson10/14/2014INHoP180 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionSkyway Sierra / Brookelynn FancySTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Thomas E. Horner Sr.10/13/2014OHDTN$1,000 DQFifteen Four NSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Tyler G. Shehan10/12/2014VACnl$250 DQSpringhouse RebelSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Kelly F. Goodwin10/11/2014INHoPDQ, Purse RedistributionHall Pass HelenSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Cornelius J. Bonetti10/10/2014MAPRc$100unknownSTMedication procedure violationUnlabeled and outdated medications were seized.
Brian J.Hauck10/9/2014INHoPDQ, Purse RedistributionCJ's RascalSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Pasko Vucinaj10/8/2014INHoPDQ, Purse RedistributionJD's First LadySTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Henry E. Beachy10/7/2014OHNfld$500Sky LavSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Allan N. Johnson10/4/2014PAPcD15 days$500 DQSolar SurpriseSTmepivacaine overageRCI Class 2; Frequently used local anesthetic. Administered to block nerves in order to conduct lameness examinations and for any short procedure (suturing lacerations, Caslick’s procedure, etc.) that can be done with local anesthesia. Can also be found in some over-the-counter topical antibiotic ointments that advertise “pain relief.” Can be a dangerous drug if used illicitly because of its ability to deaden pain so violations are generally taken seriously.
Lyle D. Scurlock10/4/2014ILBmlP15 days$500, DQTink and TigerSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Joseph P. Skowyra10/2/2014DEHar$100My Girl GalSTMedication procedure violationTrainer is fined for warming up his horse before Amicar was administered.
Sanford E. Ropp10/1/2014ILBmlPDQ, Purse RedistributionSand In My BikiniSTtestosteroneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Bobby A. Brower10/1/2014INHoPDQ, Purse RedistributionTruth Is BigSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
George R. Hensley, Jr.9/29/2014OHNfld$500Full ForceSTflunixin and phenylbutazone overagesTherapeutic medications; RCI Class 4, see individual drug for description. A finding of both drugs in the same sample often leads to a harsher penalty due to the ”stacking” effect when multiple NSAIDS are administered at the same time.
Tyler G. Shehan9/27/2014VACnl$250Sweet Fancy MosesSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Harold Herrera9/24/2014ILBmlP60 days$1,000 One Loud DingSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Robert A. Goth9/23/2014INHoP$1,000 It's About RevengeSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Scott M. Smith9/21/2014IAHumbwarning issued/DQBankin On BombSTLow or excess level of authorized medication (bute/lasix)Therapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Brian S. Malone9/21/2014VACnl$500 DQNuclear AttractionSTAmbroxolmucolytic agent that reduces the viscosity of respiratory mucous, making it easier for the horse to expel the mucous thereby improving the passage of air. ARCI Class 4 substance that has little potential to affect performance of horses in racing.
Harold Herrera9/17/2014ILBmlP15 days$500, DQLook Ma No HandsSTpositive test-post race
Kevin Lare9/16/2014MDRcR15 daysDQSt Lads He ManSTclenbuterol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Philip B. Vannicola9/15/2014DEHar90 days$3,000, DQDina's GambleSTpropanthelineRCI Class 3; used as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of peptic ulcer.
Gerald H. Decker9/14/2014NYMR15 days$250, DQKennanskingwilliamSTcaffeineRCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Blake Alan Baker9/14/2014PAPHL$1,000, DQWindsong GorgeousSTbetamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Bruce L. Walls9/14/2014KYLex140 days$5,000 Silent PineSTlamotrigineAnti-convulsant, RCI Class 3
Dirk Simpson9/13/2014ILBmlP121 daysBailey's WishSTO-Desmethly TramadolRCI Class 2, narcotic analgesic. Has no legitimate therapeutic application in the racehorse. A finding of any concentration in a post-race sample would result in a heavy penalty absent significant mitigating circumstances.
Michael A. Palone9/12/2014PAMea30 days$1,000 DQRichesse Oblige SSTclenbuterol overageTherapeutic medication;RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Tyler Edward Davis9/11/2014DEHar90 days$3,000, DQHarmony Oaks RulerSTpropanthelineRCI Class 3; used as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of peptic ulcer.
Michael A. Palone9/9/2014PAMea$1,000, purse redistributedMcArctic OceanSTbetamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Joseph J. Miller9/8/2014OHNfld5 days$500, DQunknownSTpositive test-post race
Kelly F. Goodwin9/6/2014INHoP$250, DQ, Purse redistributionHall Pass HelenSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Ronnie B. Roberts9/6/2014INHoP30 days$2,500, DQImage of FeliciaSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Melvin Wayne Givens9/1/2014DEHar$50Shiftin To CruzSTMedication procedure violationWarming up before Amicar was administered.
Merle W. Myers9/1/2014INSbyv$1,000 DQJL Intimidating JoSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (trade name Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Alvin R. Miller8/30/2014INHoP$1,000 DQMiss MillieSTdantrolene overageUsed as muscle relaxant for horses that tie-up (exertional rhabdomyolysis). It is fairly common problem for racehorses and considered effective for this condition.
Darran F. Cassar8/29/2014PAPHL$1,000, DQSimple Saver NSTbetamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Christopher W. Oakes8/27/2014PAPHL$1,000, DQunknownSTunknown
Larry H. Ferrari8/27/2014OHNfldwarning issuedFortune JamesSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Billy L. Knipper8/26/2014OHNfld7 days$1,000, DQAllamerican PewterSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Donald Gribbin, Jr.8/25/2014KYLex30 daysunknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Matthew D. Stephens8/25/2014KYLex30 days$500unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Mark A. King8/24/2014IAHumb$1,000, DQThey Call Me GordySTprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Available in multiple formulations and used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions. Legal for raceday administration in Florida in the sodium succinate formulation. As with other corticosteroids, intravenous administration produces a calming effect according to anecdotal reports. Evidence of raceday administration would likely lead to more significant penalties in states other than Florida.
Eddie H. Poling8/24/2014KYLex15 daysDQBig Bear BowSTatenololRCI Class 3; a drug used in human medicine in the treatment of hypertension.
Christopher W. Oakes8/23/2014PAPcD$1,000, DQJungle of TerrorSTtriamcinolone acetonide overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; corticosteroid used for the treatment of multiple conditions. Often used in joints to control inflammation resulting from degenerative joint disease.
Laura L. Searway8/21/2014OHNfld$500, DQKC ColtSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
David R. Horne8/21/2014OHNfld$250My Boy DooleySTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Donald Gribbin, Jr.8/17/2014KYLex15 daysOmaha SurvivorSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
James W. Smallwood8/16/2014MEScar30 days$500AlitlbitrocknrollSTunknown
Gary A. Kreischer8/16/2014ILBmlP15 days$500, DQSpecial JoeSTstanozololRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, the FDA-approved equine formulation (Winstrol®) is no longer available; controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
David R. Horne8/16/2014OHNfld$500My Boy DooleySTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Stacey L. Vanraemdonck8/14/2014KYLex60 days$750 DQJenna's DreamSThydrocortisone succinate and clenbuterol overageCorticosteroid with rapid onset. Commonly used when quick glucocorticoid or mineralcortocoid effect is required. RCI Class 4. Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Kent J. Wilcox8/9/2014INPtIn$1,000 DQGW Watt PowerSTbetamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
John Spotten-Morici8/9/2014INPtInDQWestwindwillySTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Ty L. Van Rhoden8/9/2014OHNfldwarning issuedKingfishers GoldSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Brandon L. Bates8/8/2014INHoP$1,000 DQEarls SpeederSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Joseph Gary Cirasuola8/7/2014INHoP$1,000 DQNorthern VictorySTisoflupredone overageRCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint.
Conor James Flynn8/7/2014KYLex30 days$500 DQTouch and GoSTambroxolmucolytic agent that reduces the viscosity of respiratory mucous, making it easier for the horse to expel the mucous thereby improving the passage of air. ARCI Class 4 substance that has little potential to affect performance of horses in racing.
Joseph R. Douglas8/6/2014METops60 days$750Chanteuse HanoverSTunknown
Hart Walker8/3/2014ILMtSt$250Fox Valley TwistSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Robert J. Walker8/2/2014ILMtSt$250Frosty DuneSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Terrence D. McGee8/2/2014MAPRc$500unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Michael J. Conte8/1/2014IASxC$100, DQMoment of ImpactSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Gary D. Liles8/1/2014IASxC$100, DQRocket LifterSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Keith A. Roth8/1/2014INSbyv$1,000 DQDirk's SecretSTbetamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Charlie E. Schoonover8/1/2014OHNfld$1,000, DQFeelin GoodSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Vincent Accardo7/31/2014ILMay15 days$500, DQRichess NestorSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Frank A. Affrunti7/31/2014ILMay15 days$500, DQMM WestSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Bill Cottongim7/30/2014INHoP$2,000 DQSteal N GasSTmethylprednisolone and betamethasone overagesTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis). Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
John Spotten-Morici7/29/2014INCnsvDQWestwindwillySTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Jacob Graber7/29/2014INHoPwarning issuedunknownSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Steven O. Ashby7/29/2014OHNfld15 days$1,000, DQMechanical ArtSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Daniel R. Maier7/27/2014MNAces$750, DQunknownSTprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Available in multiple formulations and used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions. Legal for raceday administration in Florida in the sodium succinate formulation. As with other corticosteroids, intravenous administration produces a calming effect according to anecdotal reports. Evidence of raceday administration would likely lead to more significant penalties in states other than Florida.
Ronnie B. Roberts7/25/2014ILMay$250Sun DreamSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Robert J. Johnson7/23/2014INHoP$1,000 DQIt's Not OverSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Jeffrey L. Miller7/22/2014INHoPwarning issuedunknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Timothy Demond Williams7/20/2014KYBgD30 daysDQBlueridge AdahSTtestosteroneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Ty L. Van Rhoden7/19/2014OHScD$1,000, DQFreds Lil ScraperSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Phyllis Copeland7/18/2014MDOD30 daysDQMy Boy CharlieSTguanabenzRCI Class 3, antihypertensive
John J. Barchi7/18/2014PAPcD$1,000, DQMy FellaSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Valerie A. Haines7/18/2014ILMay15 days$500, DQMcGootsSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
John J. Barchi7/18/2014PAPcD$1,000, DQMisty's DelightSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Kurt E. Lepley7/16/2014OHNfld$100, DQWeird EarzSTfurosemide overageTherapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Vicente Espinosa7/16/2014ILFrmC45 days$1,000 Powerful RileySTcaffeine, methocarbamol  overage and guaifenesinRCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties. Methocarbamol: Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown. Guaifenesin: Is an RCI Class 4; used to induce muscle relaxation and restraint as an adjunct to anesthesia for short procedures, also found in many over-the-counter cough suppressants.
Anthony T. Peregrin7/16/2014OHNfld$1,000, DQArtistic DreamerSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Thomas R. Simmons7/16/2014INHoP15 days$1,500, DQLucy FlewSTtriamcinolone acetonide overageRCI Class 4; corticosteroid used for the treatment of multiple conditions. Often used in joints to control inflammation resulting from degenerative joint disease.
Joseph W. Putnam7/15/2014INSbyv$1,000 DQHoosiers FantasySTDMSO overage, failed to receive furosemide (when registered)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use. Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Andrew John McCarthy7/15/2014PAMea$1,000, DQWicker HanoverSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Lester Raber7/14/2014INSbyv$2,000, DQSignsealdeliverSTmethylprednisolone & triamcinolone acetonide overagesTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis). Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; corticosteroid used for the treatment of multiple conditions. Often used in joints to control inflammation resulting from degenerative joint disease.
Janet M. Davis7/13/2014MEScar30 days$500unknownSTunknown
Cary Funk7/12/2014INKendDQ, Purse RedistributionBlue Boy BenjiSTcaffeineCaffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Lorenza Gooch7/12/2014IAWhat$300, DQLo Rail CrossingSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Christopher J. Ryder7/11/2014NJM$250unknownSTpositive test - post race
Kim Chiaramonte Sears7/11/2014NYMR$1,000 Irish Bride / Black Diamond GirlSTphenytoinRCI Class 4 therapeutic drug used in horses to treat exertional rhabdomyolysis or “tying up” syndrome; used in human medicine as Dilantin™ for the treatment of epilepsy... Trainer administered, prerace
Katherine M. Lehmkuhl7/11/2014OHWlstwarning issuedRump ShakerSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Ervin M. Miller7/8/2014INHoP$1,000 DQDouble JessieSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Robert Cleary7/8/2014NJM30 days$1,000 Casmir JitterbugSTinjection of foreign substancepossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Ted Mazzarisi7/8/2014NJM30 days$1,000 Casmir JitterbugSTconduct detrimental to the best interest of horse racingprovided hypodermic needle/syringe to someone other than a NJ Racing Commission licensed vet for administration by a non-veterinarian.
Cary Funk7/8/2014INDPtInDQ, Purse RedistributionThat's A Party BoySTcaffeineCaffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Nick Royce Roland7/8/2014MNAces$750, DQRails of VictorySTflumethasoneRCI Class 4, FDA-approved for use in the horse. A corticosteroid used for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions due to inflammation, where permanent structural changes do not exist, e.g., bursitis, carpitis, osselets, and myositis; and allergic states, e.g., hives, urticaria, and insect bites.
Lyle D. Scurlock7/8/2014INHoPwarning issuedunknownSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Daniel R. Maier7/6/2014MNAces$750, DQunknownSTprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Available in multiple formulations and used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions. Legal for raceday administration in Florida in the sodium succinate formulation. As with other corticosteroids, intravenous administration produces a calming effect according to anecdotal reports. Evidence of raceday administration would likely lead to more significant penalties in states other than Florida.
Michael Alyn Roth7/5/2014INHoP$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionMetro ShoppingSTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Roger D. Cullipher7/5/2014INHoPDQ, Purse RedistributionNext Thing Smoke'nSTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
J. Martin Rodgers7/5/2014INHoPDQ, Purse RedistributionJesse's ConSTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Matias S. Ruiz7/5/2014PAPcD$1,000, DQCamcruiser HanoverSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
George K. Dritselis7/4/2014ILMay$1,000, DQLarry's PlaceSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Bonnie Lou Mattingly7/4/2014INHoPDQ, Purse RedistributionHouse of PleasureSTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Eric C. Goodell7/3/2014PAMea$2,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Amy Eubanks7/2/2014OHNfldwarning issuedStubby's LeisureguySTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Henrik L. Lundell7/1/2014PAPcD$1,000, DQYakekty HanoverSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Antonio M. Love6/29/2014KYBgD45 days$500, DQAlabama HowardSTcaffeineRCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
William S. Height6/29/2014PAPHL15 days$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Stephen J. Reid6/26/2014NYYR10 days$250, DQNewport VoloSTdiclofenac overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. FDA-approved for use in the horse as a topical ointment under the trade name Surpass. Used to treat mild inflammatory conditions.
Billy L. Knipper6/25/2014OHNfld$1,000, DQAllamerican PewterSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Bruce L. Walls6/24/2014INSbyv15 days$500, DQBig AmySTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Glen A. Bratcher6/22/2014KYBgD$250, DQMy RobertoSTmethocarabamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Barry L. Armstrong6/22/2014KYBgD15 days$500, DQDrew Bromac NSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Jack L. McCall, Jr.6/20/2014OHScD7 days$500, DQHey-Ho-A-LenaSTtestosteroneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Casey M. Wolfe6/19/2014OHNfld$500, DQNorthern StarSTdimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) overageTherapeutic medication; RCI class 5; is a topical NSAID cream which is labeled for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis; it is also commonly used to decrease soft tissue swelling in the lower leg.
Byron R. Hooley6/18/2014INInd15 days$500, DQSummit City NateSTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Mark Allyn Harris6/17/2014OHNfldwarning issuedSuccessful VentureSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Kajsa I. Myren6/15/2014PAPHL15 days$500, DQH HallSTprocaine penicillin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3; local anesthetic more commonly known by the trade name Novocaine. No longer used frequently as a local anesthetic due to more effective alternatives. It is most commonly used now as an additive in several injectable forms of penicillin to reduce the pain associated with intramuscular injections. Because of this, procaine is very difficult drug in a regulatory environment.
Clint A. Crellin6/14/2014NJM15 days$500, DQJettySTcaffeineRCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Darrell Rush6/11/2014OHNfldwarning issuedSay It Ain't SohoSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
James J. Guagliardo6/11/2014PAPHLDQPranaSTcapsaicinNot currently classified by RCI; the active chemical in chili peppers, capsaicin is found in some topical anti-inflammatory and analgesic products. These products have no legitimate therapeutic purposes in racehorses and a finding at any concentration would likely result is harsh penalties.
Timothy A. Maier6/7/2014MNAces$500, DQunknownSTpositive test - post race
Kenneth P. Sweetland, Jr.6/7/2014MNAces$750, DQunknownSTpositive test - post race
Kevin W. Wallis6/7/2014PAPcD$1,000 Bridge JumperSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Martin J. Davis6/5/2014PAPHL$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Mark E. Evers6/5/2014INHoP15 days$500, DQVelocity SonjaSTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Cary Funk6/5/2014INCnvr15 days500, DQButtonupitsthelawSTcaffeineRCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Cary Funk6/5/2014INCnvr15 days$500, DQTotally PlatonicSTcaffeineRCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Cary Funk6/5/2014INCnvr15 days$500, DQStraight to MexicoSTcaffeineRCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
James E. Dennis6/4/2014PAPHL$1,000, DQI'm So StrikingSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Charles M. Taylor6/4/2014INHoP$1,000 DQRock My BabySTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Trent P. Stohler6/2/2014INHoP$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionMiss ABCSTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Nathalie Tremblay6/1/2014MNAces90 days$2,000, DQVan DonkSTtorsemideRCI Class 3, diuretic
Brad R. Moffitt5/31/2014INHoP3654 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionScotty Mach NSTdarbepoetinRCI class 2, penalty class A. Trade name Aranesp. EPO Stimulating Agent.
Roger D. Cullipher5/31/2014INHoP$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionNext Thing Smoke'nSTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Gilberto Garcia-Herrera5/29/2014PAPHL15 days$1,500, DQMarathon DaySTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Nathalie Tremblay5/28/2014MNAces90 days$2,000, DQHooray KatieSTtorsemideRCI Class 3, diuretic
Joseph J. Miller5/27/2014OHNfldwarning issuedThe Classic Z TamSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Matthew Romano5/24/2014PAPcD$500, DQTrevor Win For UsSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Thomas R. Simmons5/24/2014INHoP15 days$500, DQTime to RollSTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Ryan A. Hall5/23/2014MABang30 daysVickers HanoverSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Allen J. Tomlinson5/22/2014INHoP15 days$500, DQVirtual PrincessSTtestosteroneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
James J. Guagliardo5/22/2014PAPHL15 days$500, DQPranaSTcapsaicinNot currently classified by RCI; the active chemical in chili peppers, capsaicin is found in some topical anti-inflammatory and analgesic products. These products have no legitimate therapeutic purposes in racehorses and a finding at any concentration would likely result is harsh penalties.
Jason R. Beattie5/22/2014MAPRc$500unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Jason R. Beattie5/22/2014MAPRcwarning issuedunknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Joshua L. Green5/18/2014DEHar120 days$4,000, DQMilky Way Hanover'sSTclenbuterol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Richard T. Magee5/17/2014MNCano$500, DQFinn JetSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Karlee E. Roach5/17/2014INHoPDQ, Purse RedistributionBad Boy HillSTtestosteroneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Todd W. Crone5/15/2014ILMay15 days$500, DQBubs DesireSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Douglas S. Klinick5/13/2014PAPHL15 days$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable other drugs
David V. Miller5/11/2014MEScar30 days$150Hawk's Cry Electra / Luscious Leigh / RD MistySTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide), flunixin overagePhenylbutazone: RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation. Flunixin: Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Gary L. Hayes5/10/2014INHoPwarning issuedunknownSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Karlee E. Roach5/10/2014INHoP15 days$500, DQBad Boy HillSTtestosteroneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Maynard C. Morrison5/9/2014MEBang$100, DQUpfront Grant's GirlSTLow or excessTherapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Robert S. Reeser5/9/2014INHoPwarning issuedTimmylynnSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Allen J. Tomlinson5/8/2014INHoP15 days$500, DQVirtual PrincessSTtestosteroneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Steven O. Ashby5/7/2014OHNfld$500, DQKJ's JakeeSTsalicylic acidaspirin metabolite, anti-inflammatory
Jason R. Beattie5/7/2014MAPRc15 days$500, DQQuick Rod and Little RoosterSToxymetazolineRCI Class 4; topical nasal decongestant found in many over-the-counter preparations such as Afrin.
Thomas L. Graham5/7/2014ILBmlP$250VinSTphenylbutazone overageRCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
John G. Wengerd5/6/2014OHNfld$250Action-Ear-to-EarSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Bobby A. Brower5/2/2014INHoP30 daysDQNightly NewsSTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Bobby A. Brower5/2/2014INHoP30 daysDQAfter JesseSTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Bobby A. Brower5/2/2014INHoP30 daysDQMiss Sand CruiserSTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Kelly Paver5/1/2014PAMea$500Reverand SpeedSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Michael P. Fiumenero5/1/2014NJFhld$500Too Much HanoverSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Brad R. Moffitt4/27/2014ILBmlP$250New ZionSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Michael D. Posner4/27/2014NJFhld30 days$1,000 Midnight Owl and Full ExplosinSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Brewer Adams4/26/2014PAPcD$500, DQChrome CruiserSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Kathleen LaMontagne4/25/2014PAPHLDQJourneySTpyrilamine & o-desmethylpyrilamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Andrew R. Glassmeyer4/25/2014PAPHL365 days$5,000, DQDry GulchSTmethylhexanamineMethylhexanamine is a sympathomimetic amine that is a vasoconstrictor with effects on heart rate and blood pressure that are similar to those of the amphetamines. Methylhexanamine has been found in human dietary supplements but the FDA has warned that such use is illegal.  The World Anti-Doping Agency has identified methylhaxanamine as a prohibited substance in human athletic competition.
Joshua L. Green4/23/2014PAPHL6 months$1,500, DQGreat ArtistSTmethylhexanamineMethylhexanamine is a sympathomimetic amine that is a vasoconstrictor with effects on heart rate and blood pressure that are similar to those of the amphetamines. Methylhexanamine has been found in human dietary supplements but the FDA has warned that such use is illegal.  The World Anti-Doping Agency has identified methylhaxanamine as a prohibited substance in human athletic competition. Status as of 7/3/2014 - Appeal
Terry D. Thompson, Jr.4/22/2014OHMVR$500, DQOlive LoafSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
John G. Wengerd4/21/2014OHNfld$250SomecamSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Melissa Morris4/21/2014PAMea15 days$500unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Tyler N. Tinch4/20/2014OHMVR$100Taylors ArtistSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Christi R. Pokornowski4/19/2014OHMVR9 Months$2,000, DQ, loss of purseunknownSthydroxyazaperolazaperone metabolite, sedative
Charles Roy Stewart4/19/2014INHoP15 days$500, DQRa Ra StevenSTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Bonnie Lou Mattingly4/18/2014INHoP15 days$500, DQHouse of PleasureSTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Kathleen LaMontagne4/17/2014PAPHL15 days$500, DQJourneySTpyrilamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
John J. Grasso4/17/2014PAPcD$500Expressive ActionSTprocaine penicillin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3; local anesthetic more commonly known by the trade name Novocaine. No longer used frequently as a local anesthetic due to more effective alternatives. It is most commonly used now as an additive in several injectable forms of penicillin to reduce the pain associated with intramuscular injections. Because of this, procaine is very difficult drug in a regulatory environment.
Pasko Vucinaj4/16/2014INHoP30 days$2,000, DQJD's ProfiteerSTisoflupredone & carbazochromeRCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint. adjunct bleeder medication permitted in some states; also known as "Kentucky Red"; believed to exert effects on the platelets causing them to aggregate and to adhere to each other (clot) thereby reducing bleeding.
Billy L. Knipper4/15/2014OHNfldwarning issuedRose Run NemoSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Beau Blevins4/15/2014OHNfld$250, DQJay Jay RedskySTnaproxenRCI Class 4; non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, no longer available in an FDA-approved equine formulation but still used (human product is Alleve®) due to the availability of compounded and human formulations.
Joseph P. Sansone4/12/2014NYVD45 days$1,000, DQMajo Just Do ItSTtorsemideRCI Class 3, diuretic
James Dailey4/12/2014INHoP15 days$500, DQChipchompinchampinSTcaffeineRCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Joseph P. Sansone4/12/2014NYVD45 days$1,000, DQDinneratartsplaceSTtorsemideRCI Class 3, diuretic
Charles M. Taylor4/10/2014INHoPwarning issuedWatta FindSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Justin Lloyd4/10/2014INHoPwarning issuedLifetime MagicSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Marie V. St. Charles4/5/2014MIHP180 days$1,500, DQNatural ForcesSTcaffeineCaffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Marie V. St. Charles4/4/2014MIHP180 days$1,500, DQAllcardsallthetimeSTcaffeineCaffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Pasko Vucinaj4/4/2014INHoP$2,000, DQJD's ProfiteerSTisoflupredone & carbazochromeRCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint. adjunct bleeder medication permitted in some states; also known as "Kentucky Red"; believed to exert effects on the platelets causing them to aggregate and to adhere to each other (clot) thereby reducing bleeding.
Sylvester DeCample4/3/2014NJFhld$250unknownSTpositive test - post race
Edward J. Urbanski4/3/2014NJFhldDQBullville BoeSTbenzoylecgoninecocaine metabolite
Stephen Crevani4/3/2014NJFhldDQBullville BoeSTbenzoylecgoninecocaine metabolite
Gilberto Garcia-Herrera4/1/2014PAPcD$500, DQLucky ColbySTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Gary L. Messenger3/31/2014NYMR$250Valcyon DaysSTfurosemide overageTherapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Corey Johnson3/29/2014NJM15 days$500, DQHldontghttoyurdrmsSTO-desmethylpyrilamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
John O. Marshall3/29/2014PAPcD$1,000 Trip HanoverSTtriamcinolone acetonide overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; corticosteroid used for the treatment of multiple conditions. Often used in joints to control inflammation resulting from degenerative joint disease.
Salvador Wenceslao3/28/2014CACalX$1,000 Try ThisSTcarbazochromeAdjunct bleeder medication permitted in some states; also known as "Kentucky Red"; believed to exert effects on the platelets causing them to aggregate and to adhere to each other (clot) thereby reducing bleeding.
Antonino Buttitta3/28/2014NJFhld15 days$500I'm A Nice GirlSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Andrew J. Davidovich3/28/2014PAMea30 days$1,000 STpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Debra Huebsch3/27/2014NJFhld$500Blue MonsterSTphenylbutazone and flunixin (more than one NSAID)Therapeutic medications; RCI Class 4, see individual drug for description. A finding of both drugs in the same sample often leads to a harsher penalty due to the ”stacking” effect when multiple NSAIDS are administered at the same time.
Curtis Rice3/27/2014ILMay$1,500, DQCottonland GemSTclenbuterol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Steven H. Moore3/24/2014NYMR$250Morning SailerSTfurosemide overageTherapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Darran F. Cassar3/22/2014NJM365 days$500, DQunknownSTpositive test-post race
Newton M. Sheridan3/21/2014NJFhld15 days$500, DQOlive OyleSTmeclofenamic acidRCI Class 4, NSAID
Manuel Gonzalez3/20/2014NJFhld15 days$500, DQPalm Beach BoySTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
John Ackley3/19/2014OHMVR$250New Rock To RollSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
A. George Ursitti3/18/2014OHNfld$1,000, DQCareless LoveSTnaproxenRCI Class 4; non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, no longer available in an FDA-approved equine formulation but still used (human product is Alleve®) due to the availability of compounded and human formulations.
Carmen E. Auciello3/14/2014NJM15 days$500, DQunknownSTpositive test-post race
Rebecca H. Thomas3/6/2014OHNfld$250Truffle ShuffleSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Jimmy M. Salerno3/6/2014NJM30 daysDQunknownSTunknown
Mervin E. Chupp3/1/2014OHMVR$500, DQMaster Of DesireSTtestosteroneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
John T. Newberry3/1/2014NJFhld$250unknownSTpositive test - post race
John Thomas Hollingsworth3/1/2014NJM209 days$250TwinscapeSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
John Thomas Hollingsworth3/1/2014NJM209 days$250DointimetogetherSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
John Thomas Hollingsworth3/1/2014NJM209 days$250Abellard HanoverSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Alvin F. Callahan3/1/2014NJM1670 days$5,000 TwinscapeSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Alvin F. Callahan3/1/2014NJM1670 days$5,000 DointimetogetherSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Alvin F. Callahan3/1/2014NJM1670 days$5,000 Abellard HanoverSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Marvin F. Callahan3/1/2014NJM1670 days$5,000 Abellard HanoverSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Marvin F. Callahan3/1/2014NJM1670 days$5,000 TwinscapeSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Marvin F. Callahan3/1/2014NJM1670 days$5,000 DointimetogetherSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Ray Baynes2/27/2014NJFhld$250unknownSTpositive test - post race
Mervin E. Chupp2/22/2014OHMVR15 days$500, DQMaster Of DesireSTtestosteroneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Ann L. DePietro2/22/2014NJMwarning issuedSTmedication procedure violation
Ricky Lee Clapper2/20/2014PAMea45 days$2,500, DQAbs Rayno HallSTpemolineRCI Class 1; documented metabolite of levamisole in the horse; central-nervous-system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedule II substance; marketed as Cylert™ for use in humans but no longer available in the U.S.; Subsequent Ruling-The PA State Harness Commission has determined that all penalties assessed against all trainers involved in pemoline positives should be withdrawn and they be restored to good standing.
Richard A. Bilach2/15/2014NJFhld184 daysunknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Gerald J. Malady2/10/2014OHNfld$500Bushwood Z TamSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Clayton Faurot, Jr.2/6/2014PAMea$1,000, DQPure DefiancySTdexamethasone overageRCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Jimmy Smith2/6/2014PAMea$1,000, DQLizSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Kris Hite2/5/2014PAMea45 days$2,500, DQMagic WheelSTpemolineRCI Class 1; documented metabolite of levamisole in the horse; central-nervous-system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedule II substance; marketed as Cylert™ for use in humans but no longer available in the U.S.; The PA State Harness Commission has determined that all pemoline penalties against trainers should be withdrawn and they be restored to good standing.
Gerald J. Malady2/3/2014OHNfldwarning issuedPL AdderSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Randall B. Bendis1/29/2014PAMea$500, DQMagic PeachSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Robert A. Barnard1/27/2014PAMea45 days$2,500, DQPhone TerrorSTpemolineRCI Class 1; documented metabolite of levamisole in the horse; central-nervous-system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedule II substance; marketed as Cylert™ for use in humans but no longer available in the U.S.; Subsequent Ruling-PA State Harness Commission has determined that all penalties assessed against all trainers involved with pemoline positives should be withdrawn and they be restored to good standing.
Doug Hinklin1/27/2014PAMea45 days$2,500, DQTea Pot HanoverSTpemolineRCI Class 1; documented metabolite of levamisole in the horse; central-nervous-system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedule II substance; marketed as Cylert™ for use in humans but no longer available in the U.S.
Doug Hinklin1/27/2014PAMea45 days$2,000, DQOne For TekSTpemolineRCI Class 1; documented metabolite of levamisole in the horse; central-nervous-system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedule II substance; marketed as Cylert™ for use in humans but no longer available in the U.S.
Gerald J. Malady1/21/2014OHNfld20 days$1,000, DQSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Gerald J. Malady1/13/2014OHNfld20 days$1,000, DQSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Todd R. Keith1/2/2014PAMea$500, DQEarl's GliderSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Jerry W. Dudzik12/27/2013ILMay15 days$500, DQSure AnytimeSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Jerry W. Dudzik12/27/2013ILMayDQSure AnytimeSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Melissa F. Rico12/27/2013NJM15 days$500, DQunknownSTunknown
Fred J. Cohen12/23/2013FLPPk$500Sabriana LaneSTclenbuterol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Amber D. Butler12/20/2013NJM15 days$500, DQSTpositive test - post race
Nathalie Tremblay12/17/2013CACalX$500Arch NemesesSTmedication procedure violation
Vickie D. Desomer12/14/2013CACalX$500SilverlodeSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Vickie D. Desomer12/14/2013CACalX$500SilverlodeSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Conor James Flynn12/13/2013NJFhld15 days$500, DQEverymileamemorySTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Mark A. Harder12/13/2013NJM15 days$500, DQIl MaggoSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Michael P. Fiumenero12/12/2013OHFhld15 days$500, DQToo Much HanoverSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Samuel H. Roth12/6/2013NYMR30 daysSTfurosemide overageTherapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Ronnie B. Roberts12/6/2013ILMay15 days$500, DQCG False AlarmSToxazepam
Joseph D. Azarow12/4/2013NYMR$250AmazidaSTfurosemineTherapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Richard E. Harp12/4/2013NYMR7 days$500B Twenty NineSTAdrenochrome Monosemicarbazone
Tracy L. Brainard12/3/2013NYYR30 days$1,000, DQDoubleshotascotchSTtestosteroneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
John T. Cantrell12/3/2013OHNfld$250Pee Wee ScooterSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Anthony DeFrancesco III12/3/2013PAPHL$500, DQJeffers PartySTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Darren James Taneyhill11/30/2013FLPPk30 days$500STpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Paul Anthony Ciambro11/27/2013OHNfld$250High Stakes GameSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Frank Petrelli11/23/2013CACalX171 daysSummers OvertimeSTLevamisoleRCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse.
Paul A. Russell11/16/2013MISpCk15 days$250, DQLeather BettySTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Basil H Aldrich, Jr11/15/2013PAPcD$1,000, DQGratias DeoSTTriamcinolone Acetonide overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; corticosteroid used for the treatment of multiple conditions. Often used in joints to control inflammation resulting from degenerative joint disease.
Timothy A. Maier11/15/2013CACalX$750Show Runner and Cherry Tree NicoleSTketoprofen overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Daniel L. Poprawski11/14/2013ILMay$250Cowgirls RockSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Nicholas V. Sodano, Jr.11/9/2013NYVD30 days$1,000, DQMac Mr. NotorioSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Peter T. Kass11/6/2013OHNfld$1,000, DQCullenatorSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
John A. Sullivan11/5/2013PAMea$1,000, DQSam HillSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Robert T. Lounsbury11/4/2013NYMR$250NF Beach CandySTfurosemide overageTherapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Michael J. Jarvis11/2/2013CACalXPurse Redistribution, DQGliding BohemeSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Michael J. Jarvis11/2/2013CACalX15 days$1,500, DQGliding BohemeSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
George R. Hensley, Jr.10/26/2013MISpCk$250Amber WaveSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Seth W. Fogelson10/22/2013VACnl$250STpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
James E. Hardy10/20/2013MAPRc15 days$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Lance R. Lettau10/10/2013ILMay15 days$500Glitter JoltSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Dean M. Eckley10/9/2013VACnl1825 days$10,000 DQJovial Joker NSTdarbepoetinStatus as of 4/11/2014 - Subsequent Ruling - On April 11, 2014 the Virginia Racing Commission overturned ruling 13-063 regarding the positive test of Jovial Joker N on October 9, 2013 at Colonial Downs.  Mr. Eckley is hereby restored to good standing in the state of Virginia and no penalty shall be assessed.
RCI class 2, penalty class A. Trade name Aranesp. EPO Stimulating Agent.
Dean M. Eckley10/9/2013VACnl1825 days$10,000, DQJovial Joker NSTdarbepoetinRCI class 2, penalty class A. Trade name Aranesp. EPO Stimulating Agent.
David P. Sabatelli10/5/2013PAPcD$250, DQLyons MeandragonSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Ray C. Belt10/5/2013KYLeb$250LOL Ken WinSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Ervin M. Miller10/4/2013ILMay$1,000, DQShabalabadingdongSTcromolynRCI Class 5; inhibits the release of substances from mast cells which are involved in allergic responses. Used to treat inflammatory airway disease in racehorses.
Ryan R. Maxwell10/3/2013KYLex$500, DQBambino SupremeSThydrocortisone succinateCorticosteroid with rapid onset. Commonly used when quick glucocorticoid or mineralcortocoid effect is required. RCI Class 4.
Lance R. Lettau10/3/2013ILMay$1,000, DQGlitter JoltSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Timothy W. Curtin10/3/2013ILMay$1,000, DQAnightwithwilmaSTcromolynRCI Class 5; inhibits the release of substances from mast cells which are involved in allergic responses. Used to treat inflammatory airway disease in racehorses.
Mary Dawson10/2/2013VACnl30 daysDQDoc's BonanzaSThydroxylidocaineRCI Class 2; Frequently used local anesthetic. Administered to block nerves in order to conduct lameness examinations and for any short procedure (suturing lacerations, Caslick’s procedure, etc.) that can be done with local anesthesia. Can also be found in some over-the-counter topical antibiotic ointments that advertise “pain relief.” Can be a dangerous drug if used illicitly because of its ability to deaden pain so violations are generally taken seriously. A metabolite of lidocaine.
James Russell Arledge10/2/2013INHoP$500Fearless ChipSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
James J. Quinn10/1/2013NYMR20 days$1,000, DQLa Grande TerreurSTclenbuterol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Phyllis Copeland9/28/2013VACnl15 days$500, DQPerforming NightlySTfirocoxib overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug in the COX-2 inhibitor class. FDA-approved for use in the horse under the tradename Equioxx. Used to treat mild inflammatory conditions.
Victor J. Gray, II9/28/2013OHLeb$100Rocky Top HanoverSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Mary Dawson9/26/2013VACnl15 daysDQBettorseeitmywaySThydroxylidocaineRCI Class 2; Frequently used local anesthetic. Administered to block nerves in order to conduct lameness examinations and for any short procedure (suturing lacerations, Caslick’s procedure, etc.) that can be done with local anesthesia. Can also be found in some over-the-counter topical antibiotic ointments that advertise “pain relief.” Can be a dangerous drug if used illicitly because of its ability to deaden pain so violations are generally taken seriously. A metabolite of lidocaine.
Nicholas I. Callahan9/26/2013DEHar14 days$1,000, DQLeft Alone RangerSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Mary Dawson9/25/2013VACnl15 days$500, DQDoc's BonanzaSThydroxylidocaineRCI Class 2; Frequently used local anesthetic. Administered to block nerves in order to conduct lameness examinations and for any short procedure (suturing lacerations, Caslick’s procedure, etc.) that can be done with local anesthesia. Can also be found in some over-the-counter topical antibiotic ointments that advertise “pain relief.” Can be a dangerous drug if used illicitly because of its ability to deaden pain so violations are generally taken seriously. A metabolite of lidocaine.
George W. Sholty9/25/2013PAMea15 days$500STpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Wesley D. Hershberger9/22/2013OHDove$500, DQAnnie's RocketmanSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Morgan L. Hagerman9/21/2013VACnl$500, DQSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Michael H. Spearman9/20/2013OHDove$250DashSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Tricia M. Shepard9/11/2013OHWost$250Ms I AmSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Thomas E. Horner, Jr.9/11/2013KYLexnone$250, DQOur Little PilgrimSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Leon J. Harris9/11/2013PAPHLnone$500Beep Beep Bye ByeSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Sue W. Stetson9/10/2013MAPRcwarning issuedRhea NourrirSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Nelson Willis9/7/2013ILBmlPnone$1,500, DQMolly Go LightlySTbutorphanol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3; analgesic drug approved for use in horses and marketed as Torbugesic as a prescription product. Often combined with other drugs and used to provide short-duration anesthesia for minor surgical procedures that can be done while the horse is standing.
P.J. Fraley9/6/2013NYYRnone$250ActivatorSTfurosemide overageTherapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Charlie E. Schoonover9/6/2013OHMcCn$250WhatchamadoogieSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Jeffrey A. Edwards9/5/2013INHoPnonewarning issuedunknownSTTCO2 (1st offense)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Tricia M. Shepard9/2/2013OHCnfl$250Outlaw Wild ThingSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Richard Darrel Kirby9/1/2013OHRchwnonewarning issuedAhhsometrainSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Clifton Owens8/25/2013MNAces$1,000 unknownSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Clifton Owens8/25/2013MNAces$1,000 STTC02Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Morgan L. Hagerman8/22/2013KYLex30 days$500STPossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
John D. Kreiser8/21/2013PAMead$1,000 Jersey RebelSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
John D. Kreiser8/21/2013PAMead$1,000 Sky LauxmontSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Pete Vumbaca8/21/2013PAPHL$500, DQElegant DesireSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
John D. McMullen, Jr.8/21/2013PAMead$1,000, DQMonroe CountySTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Steven O. Ashby8/20/2013OHNfld5 days$250, DQBucks BigwinSTtestosteroneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Brittany M. Robertson8/20/2013NYYRnone$250Put It In GearSTimproper paperwork for furosemideTherapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Tricia M. Shepard8/19/2013OHWlng$500, DQOutlaw Wild ThingSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Kim Chiaramonte Sears8/19/2013NYMR10 days$250, DQGallagherSTPhenytoinRCI Class 4 therapeutic drug used in horses to treat exertional rhabdomyolysis or “tying up” syndrome; used in human medicine as Dilantin™ for the treatment of epilepsy
Virgil V. Morgan, Jr.8/16/2013PAMea15 days$500, DQUf Tadys DonatoSTclenbuterol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Bobby A. Brower8/14/2013INHoPnonewarning issuedEden ShooterSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Michael H. Spearman8/10/2013OHCrotnone$500, DQSouthboundSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Robert G. Rowland8/10/2013OHRPnone$500, DQPerfect Heart BeatSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Staffan K. Lind8/9/2013NYYR7 days$250, DQCelebrity BombaySTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Barry L. Armstrong8/4/2013KYLexnone$500, DQCaribbean JewelSTflunixin overage & methocarbamol overageTherapeutic medications; Methocarbamol is an RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.Flunixin is an RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Martin J. Davis8/4/2013PAPHL45 days$2,500 DQNova ArtistSTlevamisole and pemolineRCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine;  RCI Class 1; documented metabolite of levamisole in the horse; central-nervous-system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedule II substance; marketed as Cylert™ for use in humans but no longer available in the U.S.
Martin J. Davis8/4/2013PAPHL365 days$10,000, DQNova ArtistSTlevamisole and pemolineRCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine;  RCI Class 1; documented metabolite of levamisole in the horse; central-nervous-system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedule II substance; marketed as Cylert™ for use in humans but no longer available in the U.S. Status as of 9/23/2013 - Stay
Marna Shehan8/4/2013KYLexnone$250Swinging CamiSTflunixin overageRCI Class 4 therapeutic medication, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Christopher W. Oakes8/4/2013PAPHLnone$500, DQBristol BaySTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Mike M. Johnson8/4/2013OHRPnonewarning issued/scratchedMr. DreamerSTTCO2 (1st offense)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Brett Headworth8/4/2013OHRPnonewarning issued/DQPainter PantsSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Stacey L Vanraemdonck8/4/2013OHRPnonewarning issued/scratchedJenna's DreamSTTCO2 (1st offense)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Richenda L. Newland8/3/2013OHScDnonewarning issued, DQVictor VictorySTTCO2 (1st offense)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Bobby L. Hunter, Sr.8/3/2013OHRPnone$250Hoosier CatSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
William Lee Bean8/1/2013OHScD30 days$500STpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
William Lee Bean8/1/2013OHScD15 days$250STpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
David E. Flinn7/30/2013MNAcesnone$400 & DQunknownSTunknown; positive test - post race
Arthur W. Brewer, II7/25/2013PAPHL15 days$500, DQTivoli HanoverSTclenbuterol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Donald V. Guidette, Jr.7/23/2013MAPRcnonewarning issuedWind SweptSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
John F. Fletcher7/23/2013ILUSTA90 days$1,000, DQFox Valley RoxanneSTketorolacRCI Class 3; NSAID medication that has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effects.
Robert James Smith7/21/2013OHRPnonewarning issued, DQMoney To BurnSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Allan N. Johnson7/21/2013PAPcD15 days$500, DQMeadowbranch RedSTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Patrick D. Rouleau7/21/2013MNAces15 daysunknownunknownSTtheophyllineRCI Class 3; used to treat respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Is present in tea and cocoa beans so it could also be an environmental contaminant. Suspected cases of contamination would warrant lower penalties
John J. Barchi7/21/2013PAPcD15 days$500, DQMy FellaSTTelmisartanRCI Class 3; angiotensin receptor blocking drug that is used as an antihypertensive agent in people. However, recent reports in the international cycling world and other related areas have indicated its effects are similar to those of AICAR.
Peter C. Snyder, III7/21/2013PAPHL120 days$3,000, DQKamanche MoonSTTelmisartanRCI Class 3; angiotensin receptor blocking drug that is used as an antihypertensive agent in people. However, recent reports in the international cycling world and other related areas have indicated its effects are similar to those of AICAR.
Brandon L. Arsenault7/19/2013PAMea45 days$1,500 STpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
John W. Wagner7/18/2013PAPHLnone$750, DQLoliqueSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Ronnie Gillespie7/18/2013ILPtsbnone$500Ma DutySTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Sonya M. Smutz7/16/2013PAPHLnone$500unknownSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Edward T. Nickle7/14/2013PAPcDnone$500, DQBay LightningSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Tricia M. Shepard7/14/2013PARPnonewarning issuedCF Sting ReiSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Joel Eugene Smith7/13/2013ILBmlPnone$250Come on Jo-JoSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Gary D. Liles7/12/2013IAWhatnonewarning issued, DQHasty JaneSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Roger S. Welch7/11/2013INHoP15 days$500, DQJustice JetSTTramadolRCI Class 2, narcotic analgesic. Has no legitimate therapeutic application in the racehorse. A finding of any concentration in a post-race sample would result in a heavy penalty absent significant mitigating circumstances.
Emile F. Shaw7/8/2013MAPRc15 daysDQSon of ArturoSTflunixin & phenylbutazone-1 or more NSAID in post race serum or plasmaFlunixin:Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.Phenylbutazone:Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.  
Emile F. Shaw7/8/2013MAPRc15'DQBest EditionSTflunixin & phenylbutazone-1 or more NSAID in post race serum or plasmaFlunixin:Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.Phenylbutazone:Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.  
Robert J. Williams, Jr.7/7/2013KYBgDnone$250Preemptive BidSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Nick Royce Roland7/7/2013MNAcesnone$50unknownSTmedication procedure violation
Rebekah A. Cunmulaj7/6/2013MIHPruling dismissedCinema ClassicSTguaifenesinGuaifenesin is an RCI Class 4; used to induce muscle relaxation and restraint as an adjunct to anesthesia for short procedures, also found in many over-the-counter cough suppressants.
Rebekah Cunmulaj7/6/2013MIHP15 days$250, DQCinema ClassicSTguaifenesinGuaifenesin is an RCI Class 4; used to induce muscle relaxation and restraint as an adjunct to anesthesia for short procedures, also found in many over-the-counter cough suppressants.
Jonas M. Czernyson7/5/2013PAPcD7 days$250, DQVanity MattersSTprocaine penicillin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3; local anesthetic more commonly known by the trade name Novocaine. No longer used frequently as a local anesthetic due to more effective alternatives. It is most commonly used now as an additive in several injectable forms of penicillin to reduce the pain associated with intramuscular injections. Because of this, procaine is very difficult drug in a regulatory environment.
Terry Lee Leonard7/4/2013ILMaynone$250CurvaciousSTfurosemide overageTherapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Timothy A. Maier7/4/2013MNCanonone$100Rich DessertSTketoprofen overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
John W. Wagner7/4/2013PAPHLnone$500, DQLoliqueSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Gary R. Campbell7/1/2013MEBang129 daysDQInformSTdembrexine
Gary R. Campbell7/1/2013MEBang129 daysDQA Little NaughtySTdembrexine
Gary R. Campbell7/1/2013MEBang129 daysDQTown TerrorSTdembrexine
Michael Alan Taub6/27/2013PAPHLnone$1,000, DQParty AllstarSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Kevin Carr6/26/2013PAPHL15 days$500, DQJimmy The TerrorSTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Ronnie Gillespie6/26/2013ILBmlPnone$250This Chick RocksSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Dirk Simpson6/26/2013ILBmlPnone$1,500, DQMystery BoxSTbutorphanol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3; analgesic drug approved for use in horses and marketed as Torbugesic as a prescription product. Often combined with other drugs and used to provide short-duration anesthesia for minor surgical procedures that can be done while the horse is standing.
James G. Perry, Jr.6/23/2013OHNfld$500, DQBeau JetSTnaproxenRCI Class 4; non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, no longer available in an FDA-approved equine formulation but still used (human product is Alleve®) due to the availability of compounded and human formulations.
Gerald Longo6/21/2013MNAcesnone$50unknownSTFailed to declare proper NSAID at entry
Dan Ryan6/21/2013OHNfldnonewarning issued/DQDo Ya Wanna RumbaSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
James Russell Arledge6/20/2013OHScDnonewarning issued/DQStudent RoyaltySTTCO2 (1st offense)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Peter John Lutman, III6/20/2013MAPRcunknown$500No Free ParkingSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
John Brian Georges6/19/2013OHScD14 days$100 & DQLegacy's BestSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
John Thomas Green6/18/2013OHNfldnone$250, DQGoin Home RaySTviolation of the medication procedure rules (furosemide)Therapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Edward T. Nickle6/18/2013PAPcD30 days$1,000, DQBay LightningSTprocaine penicillin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3; local anesthetic more commonly known by the trade name Novocaine. No longer used frequently as a local anesthetic due to more effective alternatives. It is most commonly used now as an additive in several injectable forms of penicillin to reduce the pain associated with intramuscular injections. Because of this, procaine is very difficult drug in a regulatory environment.
John Nason6/17/2013MaPRcnone$500, DQAl's Beach BoySTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Peter Kass6/15/2013OHNfldnone$500Derek Bromac NSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Michael Wolfe6/15/2013OHRPnonewarning issuedKeep Your Shirt OnSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Eslie Burton6/14/2013ILMaynone$1,000, DQLawsuitSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Charles Conrad6/12/2013INCnvrnonewarning issuedCas Art ApparelSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Randall Finn6/8/2013ILBmlPnone$1,000, DQMadoffSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Tabitha M. Teresczuk6/5/2013PAPcD15 days$1,000 STpossession of hypodermic needles & syringes
Edward T. Nickle6/2/2013PAPcD15 days$500, DQMcMarvelSTprocaine penicillin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3; local anesthetic more commonly known by the trade name Novocaine. No longer used frequently as a local anesthetic due to more effective alternatives. It is most commonly used now as an additive in several injectable forms of penicillin to reduce the pain associated with intramuscular injections. Because of this, procaine is very difficult drug in a regulatory environment.
Lonny L. Hale6/1/2013NYVD1,826 days$500, DQunknownSTunknown; positive test - post race
Hugh Beatty6/1/2013OHScDnonewarning issuedEarly SunriseSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Gregory J. Annaloro5/28/2013NYMR30 days$1,000, DQTilt Ya Kilt NSTalbuterolRCI Class 3 beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Does not have any effect on normal airways. Oral formulations have been shown to be ineffective in horses but can be administered effectively via inhalation. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race or the raceday use of the inhalation formulation.
John Paul McDermott5/27/2013PAPHLnone$1,000, DQGaelic ThunderSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Brett Headworth5/26/2013OHRPnonewarning issued, DQOh Whata GuySTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Randy E. Mapes5/26/2013OHRPnonewarning issued/scratchedSugar ReiSTTCO2 (1st offense)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Roger B. Plante, Jr.5/21/2013DEHar15 days$1,500, DQRock N LoadSTstanozololRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, the FDA-approved equine formulation (Winstrol®) is no longer available; controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Brian Rodriguez5/21/2013PAMea15 days$500, DQRose Run JulioSTstrychnineRCI Class 1; at high doses is a central nervous stimulant and potentially toxic. Found in very small concentrations in some over-the-counter multi-purpose remedies such as Fowler’s Solution which are purported to improve a horse’s appetite.
James Wilson5/21/2013PAMea15 days$500unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and /or other drugs
Edward Urbanski5/18/2013NJFhld20 days$1,000, DQunknownSTunknown; positive test - post race
Vince W. Gomez5/18/2013OHScDunknownwarning issued/scratchedIndian RocketSTTCO2 (1st offense)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Hector Gonzalez5/18/2013NJFhld180 days$1,500, DQunknown; positive test - post race
Manuel Gonzalez5/18/2013NJFhldunknown$1,500 STmethylhexaminineMethylhexanamine is a sympathomimetic amine that is a vasoconstrictor with effects on heart rate and blood pressure that are similar to those of the amphetamines. Methylhexanamine has been found in human dietary supplements but the FDA has warned that such use is illegal.  The World Anti-Doping Agency has identified methylhaxanamine as a prohibited substance in human athletic competition.
Chastity L. Dege5/18/2013PAPHL1095 days$5,000, DQYouregonnamissthisSTdarbepoetinRCI class 2, penalty class A. Trade name Aranesp. EPO Stimulating Agent.
Adrian A. Wisher5/17/2013NJM367 days$1,000, DQLove You AlwaysSTMethylhexanamineMethylhexanamine is a sympathomimetic amine that is a vasoconstrictor with effects on heart rate and blood pressure that are similar to those of the amphetamines. Methylhexanamine has been found in human dietary supplements but the FDA has warned that such use is illegal.  The World Anti-Doping Agency has identified methylhaxanamine as a prohibited substance in human athletic competition.
Devernon Wilson5/16/2013KYTRRnone$250, DQCustom TagSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Roger B. Plante, Jr.5/14/2013DEHar15 days$1,500, DQRock N LoadSTstanozololRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, the FDA-approved equine formulation (Winstrol®) is no longer available; controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Nick Surick5/14/2013PAPHLnone$250ArezzoSTviolation of the medication procedure rules (furosemide)Therapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Virgil V. Morgan, Jr.5/14/2013OHNfldunknownwarning issued/scratchedVillage BossSTunknown
James L. Shields5/14/2013NYMR60 days$1,000, DQMyra's HihoSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Ryan M. Angus5/13/2013OHNfldunknown$250, DQNorthern AttackSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
James Ronald Otto5/13/2013OHNfldunknownwarning issued/scratchedBlueridge CamagotSTTCO2 (rescinded)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Joseph F. Karrat5/13/2013PAPHL$500, DQBattle ReadySTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Barbie Jo Conner5/11/2013OHRPnonewarning issued/scratchedCinder LibbeySTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Kevin L. Ehrhardt5/9/2013OHScDnonewarning issued/DQBruisen N CruisenSTTCO2 (1st offense)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Christopher Beaver5/9/2013OHScDnone$500, DQPointe De VueSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
John J. Grasso5/9/2013NYYR15 days$250, DQFrom The StartSTmeloxicamRCI Class 4; NSAID
James Ronald Otto5/7/2013OHNfld15 days$250, DQ & purse redistributionAE Western IngotSTviolation of the medication procedure rules (furosemide)Therapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Brandon M. Simpson5/4/2013PAPcD$250, DQDrive All NightSTprednisoneRCI Class 4; corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Available in multiple formulations and used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions. Legal for raceday administration in Florida in the sodium succinate formulation. As with other corticosteroids, intravenous administration produces a calming effect according to anecdotal reports. Evidence of raceday administration would likely lead to more significant penalties in states other than Florida.
John W. Wagner5/4/2013PAPHL1460 days$5,000, DQH HallSTDarbepoetinRCI class 2, penalty class A. Trade name Aranesp. EPO Stimulating Agent.
Darrell Moore5/3/2013KYTRR30 daysDQSailors SkySTtestosteroneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
David P. Cornachione5/2/2013MAPRcunknown$500Drunken FrenchmanSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
William Fahy5/1/2013PAMeanone$1,000, DQPolamaluSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Samuel Greer5/1/2013KYTRRnone$250Ketel Ace & Elite TripSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Darrell Moore5/1/2013KYTRR30 daysDQSailors SkySTtestosteroneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
John W. Williams5/1/2013OHNfldnone$500, DQHigh Stakes BankerSTprednisone & prednisolone overagesTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Available in multiple formulations and used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions. Legal for raceday administration in Florida in the sodium succinate formulation. As with other corticosteroids, intravenous administration produces a calming effect according to anecdotal reports. Evidence of raceday administration would likely lead to more significant penalties in states other than Florida.
Darrell Moore5/1/2013KYTRR60 daysDQHoosier TigerSTtestosteroneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Michael P. Hall4/27/2013PAPcD1825 days$5,000, DQFall ToySTdarbepoetinRCI class 2, penalty class A. Trade name Aranesp. EPO Stimulating Agent.
Doug Hinklin4/25/2013INHoPnone$1,000, DQ and purse redistributionJokin ManSTcarbazochromeadjunct bleeder medication permitted in some states; also known as "Kentucky Red"; believed to exert effects on the platelets causing them to aggregate and to adhere to each other (clot) thereby reducing bleeding.
Liberio M. Pacheco4/24/2013CACalXnone$1,500 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Jeffrey S. Nisonger4/19/2013OHLebnonewarning issuedPantsuit HilarySTTCO2 (1st offense)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Jim D. Raymer4/18/2013PAPcDnone$100unknownSTunknown
Robert C. Beauregard4/17/2013NYMR7 days$240Snuff BoxSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Paul R. Holzman4/14/2013PAPcD60 days$1,000, DQ and purse redistributionLogan MSTlevamisole and pemolineRCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine;  RCI Class 1; documented metabolite of levamisole in the horse; central-nervous-system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedule II substance; marketed as Cylert™ for use in humans but no longer available in the U.S.
Chris R. McCracken4/13/2013NYStgaunknown$500unknownSTunknown
Larry W. Okoniewski4/13/2013MINor15 days$250 and purse redistributedJonsie JonesSTFlunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Nick E. Prather4/12/2013ILMaynone$1,000 and purse redistributionHeartland LibertySTphenylbutazone overage (1st offense)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Nick E. Prather4/12/2013ILMaynone$250Mr. MassieSTphenylbutazone overage (1st offense)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Morgan L. Hagerman4/12/2013KYTRRunknown$250Paul TSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Pete E. Leu4/11/2013ILMay366 daysDQ & purse redistributionDesperado AlibiSTO-Desmethyl (Tramadol)RCI Class 2, narcotic analgesic. Has no legitimate therapeutic application in the racehorse. A finding of any concentration in a post-race sample would result in a heavy penalty absent significant mitigating circumstances.
Mark J. Murriel4/10/2013KYTRR14 dayspurse redistributionBrokethebestSTstanozololRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, the FDA-approved equine formulation (Winstrol®) is no longer available; controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Tyler G. Shehan4/10/2013KYTRR14 daysDQ and purse redistributionBrokethebestSTstanozololRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, the FDA-approved equine formulation (Winstrol®) is no longer available; controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Jeffrey Rowley4/2/2013OHNfldunknown$500CJ's Sweet RacerSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
John Thomas Green4/2/2013OHNfldunknown$1,000, DQ and purse redistributionPandora's GambitSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; DMSO is an RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Joseph Gary Cirasuola3/31/2013MINor15 days$500 and purse redistributionunknownSTPyridine Hydroxylated TripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Robert J. Johnson3/30/2013CACalXunknown$500IgotwhatuneedSTCarbazochromeadjunct bleeder medication permitted in some states; also known as "Kentucky Red"; believed to exert effects on the platelets causing them to aggregate and to adhere to each other (clot) thereby reducing bleeding.
Homer J. Hochstetler3/28/2013ILMayunknown$250IamlovedbythekingSTphenylbutazone overage (1st offense)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Charles E. Eustis, III3/27/2013ILBmlPnone$1,000 and purse redistributionMajor DegreeSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Angela G. Porfilio3/22/2013PAMea15 days$500 and purse redistributionBagel ManSTClenbuterol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Gilberto Garcia-Herrera3/19/2013PAPHLnone$250unknownSTviolation of the medication procedure rules (furosemide)Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
John Thomas Green3/5/2013OHNfldnonewarning issuedGoin Home RaySTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Mark John Konesky3/5/2013OHNfldnonewarning issuedJaworskiSTTCO2 (1st offense)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Keith J. Kash, Jr.3/4/2013OHNfld30 days$100Terror Of The TrackSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Keith J. Kash, Jr.3/4/2013OHNfld15 days$1,000 unknownSTunknown
David P. Cornachione2/28/2013NYYR60 days$1,000 Powerful PositionSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Christopher W. Marino2/28/2013NYYR60 days$1,000 and purse redistributionMs GraywallsSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Robert Mitchell2/25/2013DEDDnone$100B A LadySTAminocaproic AcidRCI Class 4, adjunct bleeder medication, can be administered with furosemide legally on raceday in some states to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeders).
Lemoyne D. Svendsen2/23/2013CACalXunknownunknownunknownSTIllegal positive substance test
Ray S. Gregoire2/23/2013DEDDnone$1,000 Ray's CommandoSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
James S. Serbes2/23/2013NJFhld15 days$500unknownSTunknown
Carla M. Asher2/23/2013OHLebnone$100unknownSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Mark D. Gillenwater2/22/2013OHLebnonewarning issuedRoyal SueSTflunixin overage (1st offense)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Dennis Millner2/22/2013OHNfld30 days$100CC DreamerSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
John Roberts2/20/2013ILBmlP15 days$500 and purse redistributionOnlytheyankeesknowsSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
David P. Cornachione2/18/2013NYYR60 days$1,000 Powerful PositionSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Frederick H. Ward, Jr2/18/2013FLPPk30 dayswarningGracie GracieSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Gino Palazzolo2/16/2013NJFhld20 days$500 and purse redistributionBoxcar JohnnieSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Angie C. Affrunti2/15/2013ILMaynone$2,000 and purse redistributionGeorge's Z TamSTpromazine sulfoxideMetabolite of acepromazine; RCI Class 3; tranquilizer used for mild sedation; often administered prior to shipping, or for making a difficult horse safer to work with, also used prior to anesthesia.
Alvin F. Callahan2/15/2013NJM15 days$500 and purse redistributionunknownSTfurosemide overageTherapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Martin J. Davis2/7/2013DEDDnone$1,000 Nova ArtistSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Katherine M. Lehmkuhl2/6/2013OHNfldnonewarning issuedNighty Nite GracieSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Steven J. Cross2/5/2013OHNfld15 days$500 and purse redistributionBandoleroSTflunixin & phenylbutazone overagesTherapeutic medications; RCI Class 4, see individual drug for description. A finding of both drugs in the same sample often leads to a harsher penalty due to the ”stacking” effect when multiple NSAIDS are administered at the same time.
Steven J. Cross2/5/2013OHNfldnone$500 and purse redistributionunknownSTunknown
Penelope C. Howard2/4/2013MINor30 daysunknownunknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
John A. Stoutenburg2/1/2013NJMnonewarningunknownSTfurosemide overageCan be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
David L. Rowney1/31/2013ILMaynone$250Little SweetheartSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication;RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Tyler J. Nostadt1/30/2013NYBR7 days$250 and purse redistributedFirst After MeSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication;RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.  
Ronald L. Houghtaling1/30/2013NYBR60 days$1,000 BenevolentSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Ty L. Van Rhoden1/28/2013OHNfldnone$250Custom MadeSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Brandon C. Henley1/26/2013DEDD15 days$1,000 Scootin CammieSTdexamethasone overage (2nd violation within 1 month)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Angie C. Affrunti1/25/2013ILMaynone$2,000 and purse redistributionGeorge's Z TamSTpromazine sulfoxideMetabolite of acepromazine; RCI Class 3; tranquilizer used for mild sedation; often administered prior to shipping, or for making a difficult horse safer to work with, also used prior to anesthesia.
Mark A. Harder1/24/2013NJMunknownwarningunknownSTfurosemide overageTherapeutic medication;  Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
James T. King, Jr.1/23/2013DEDDnone$500Allie OakleySTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication;RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.  
Roger B. Plante, Jr.1/23/2013DEDDnone$700Lord BurghleySTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication;RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.  
Brandon C. Henley1/21/2013DEDDnone$500 and purse redistributionLady GameltonSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
James L Shields1/16/2013NYMRnone$250Beal HanoverSTfurosemide overageTherapeutic medication;Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Gretchen Suzanne Smith1/12/2013CACalX30 days$500 & purse redistributionFeetdon'tfailmenowSTNorpropoxypheneRCI Class 3; trade name Loniten; major metabolite of dextropropoxyphene; mild opioid analgesic; increases heart conduction times and can cause heart failure at toxic levels.  
Kathleen M. Allen1/10/2013NJMnonewarningunknownSTfurosemide overageTherapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Richard F. Ruffles1/7/2013NYMR15 days$750Northmedo Wine GuySTPemoline & LevamisoleRCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine;  RCI Class 1; documented metabolite of levamisole in the horse; central-nervous-system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedule II substance; marketed as Cylert™ for use in humans but no longer available in the U.S.
Gretchen Suzanne Smith1/5/2013CACalX30 days$500 & purse redistributionFeetdon'tfailmenowSTNorpropoxypheneRCI Class 3; trade name Loniten; major metabolite of dextropropoxyphene; mild opioid analgesic; increases heart conduction times and can cause heart failure at toxic levels.  
Nick Surick1/5/2013NJMunknownwarningunknownSTfurosemide overageTherapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Jason M. Robinson1/3/2013NJMunknowwarningCCS Lover NSTfurosemide overageTherapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Liberio M. Pacheco12/29/2012CACalXnone$500PancettaSTGuaifenesinGuaifenesin is an RCI Class 4; used to induce muscle relaxation and restraint as an adjunct to anesthesia for short procedures, also found in many over-the-counter cough suppressants.
Gary L. Frye12/22/2012ILBmlPnonepurse redistributionPark Lane SueSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Ivan S. Llopez12/22/2012NJFhldnonewarningunknownSTfurosemide overageTherapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Frank Petrelli12/21/2012CACalXunknown$75 and purse redistributionSummer's OvertimeSTlevamisoleRCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse.
Arthur E. Gregory, Jr.12/20/2012ILMaynone$250unknownSTfurosemide overageTherapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Kyle A. Husted12/14/2012ILMaynone$250Heidi's DancerSTfurosemide overageTherapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Harold Herrera12/12/2012CACalX30 days$1,500 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Regina K. Johnson12/12/2012ILBmlPnone$250Becky B SkipalongSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Frederick A. Haslip12/8/2012NYBtva7 days$250 and purse redistributedAlabama FlashSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.  
Richard Burton12/8/2012ILBmlPnone$1,000 and purse redistributionLil RoySTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Clayton Faurot, Jr.12/5/2012PAMea15 days$500 and purse redistributionMystery IslandSTpropoxyphene (2nd violation within 1 month)RCI Class 3; mild narcotic analgesic also found in prescription cough suppressants. No FDA-approved animal product on the market and has no legitimate therapeutic purpose in the racehorse.
Clayton Faurot, Jr.12/4/2012PAMea15 days$500 and purse redistributionThey Call Me MoonSTpropoxypheneNot approved by the FDA for veterinary use; used in human medicine for pain relief; centrally acting narcotic analgesic.
Michael D. Posner12/2/2012OHPHLnone$750 and purse redistributionSody's MoonshineSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Thomas Cullinan11/30/2012PAPHL45 days$1,000, DQKeep GoingSTpemolineRCI Class 1; documented metabolite of levamisole in the horse; central-nervous-system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedule II substance; marketed as Cylert™ for use in humans but no longer available in the U.S.
Thomas Cullinan11/30/2012PAPhl181 days$5,000 Keep GoingSTpemoline2/19/13 Mr. Cullinan has appealed ruling and a stay has been granted;RCI Class 1; documented metabolite of levamisole in the horse; central-nervous-system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedule II substance; marketed as Cylert™ for use in humans but no longer available in the U.S.
Jeffrey W. Indof11/27/2012PAMea60 days$2,500 Ideal CandidateSTprocaine penicillin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3; local anesthetic more commonly known by the trade name Novocaine. No longer used frequently as a local anesthetic due to more effective alternatives. It is most commonly used now as an additive in several injectable forms of penicillin to reduce the pain associated with intramuscular injections. Because of this, procaine is very difficult drug in a regulatory environment.
Jeffrey W. Indof11/27/2012PAMea59 days$2,500, DQIdeal CandidateSTprocaine penicillin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3; local anesthetic more commonly known by the trade name Novocaine. No longer used frequently as a local anesthetic due to more effective alternatives. It is most commonly used now as an additive in several injectable forms of penicillin to reduce the pain associated with intramuscular injections. Because of this, procaine is very difficult drug in a regulatory environment.
Kimberly L. Sloan11/24/2012OHNfldnone$1,000 and purse redistributionLaser LucySTmethocarbamol overage1/22/2013 - appealed; Therapeutic medication; Methocarbamol is an RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Jeffrey A. Smith11/24/2012OHNfld30 days$1,000 and purse redistributionEJ's Pocket RocketSTmepivacaine overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 2; Frequently used local anesthetic. Administered to block nerves in order to conduct lameness examinations and for any short procedure (suturing lacerations, Caslick’s procedure, etc.) that can be done with local anesthesia. Can also be found in some over-the-counter topical antibiotic ointments that advertise “pain relief.” Can be a dangerous drug if used illicitly because of its ability to deaden pain so violations are generally taken seriously.
William Thomas Jarbo11/24/2012OHNfldnone$250Harvard's Z TamSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Kimberly L. Sloan11/24/2012OHNfldunknownunknownunknownSTpositive test - post race
Doyle L. Bross11/23/2012OHNfldnonewarning issuedParson BrownSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Jeffrey Rowley11/21/2012OHNfldnone$250CJ's Sweet RacerSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Wendell W. Malone11/16/2012OHNfldwarning issuedEarl HSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Robert F. Bresnahan, Jr.10/25/2012PAPHL181 days$5,000 and purse redistributionMr. CaviarSToxycodone/oxymorphone1/29/2013 Mr. Bresnahan, Jr. has appealed this ruling and a stay has been granted. RCI Class 1; painkiller (opiod analgesic), no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, a finding of this substance would warrant a harsh penalty absent mitigating factors. 9/20/2013 Ruling has been modified as follows: Mr. Bresnahan, Jr. is fined $2,500 and 60 days full suspension 9/9/13 to 11/7/13.
Doug A. Bowins10/24/2012NYBtva7 days$500 and purse redistributionPathtodoverSTcaffeineCaffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
John W. Wagner10/12/2012PAPhl20 days$500 and purse redistributionAren't I HanoverSTprocaine penicillin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3; local anesthetic more commonly known by the trade name Novocaine. No longer used frequently as a local anesthetic due to more effective alternatives. It is most commonly used now as an additive in several injectable forms of penicillin to reduce the pain associated with intramuscular injections. Because of this, procaine is very difficult drug in a regulatory environment.
Larry E. Smith10/5/2012WVMNR15-dayDQ, purse redistributionIndy RideTBacepromazine metabolite overageRCI Class 3; tranquilizer used for mild sedation; often administered prior to shipping, or for making a difficult horse safer to work with, also used prior to anesthesia.
James M Watkins10/5/2012KYTP$100Great WellTBfailure to treat with furosemide in a timely mannerCan be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
David A. Kingstrom10/4/2012NYMR15 days$250Loyal Vale NSThydroxyzineRCI Class 2; anti-histamine which is often used for the treatment of hives which is a typical allergic response in horses to contact or inhaled allergens. While most anti-histamines are RC Class 3 or 4, hydroxyzine is a Class 2 because of its central nervous system side effects.
Joel D. Yoder10/3/2012NYBtva365 days$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic equipment
Kenneth G. Hickman10/2/2012INHOO$100Makenzie's MagicTBfailure to administer furosemide at proper time, resulting in late scratchCan be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Fred I. Danley10/1/2012NMZIA6 months$1,500, loss of pursePakea BayQHclenbuterol (first violation within 12 mo.) overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Carlos Sedillo9/30/2012NMRUI5 years$5,000, loss of purseStop The WorldQHdermorphin (1st violation within 12 mo.)Dermorphin is a unique peptide that has been isolated from the skin of certain South American frogs. It has been determined that dermorphin produces analgesia in certain test systems and that it produces these effects by interacting at the same receptor as morphine. However, dermorphin has been shown to be more potent than morphine on a mg per mg basis. Dermorphin is not approved by the FDA for use in any species, and use in the horse for any purpose is not approved.
Carlos Sedillo9/30/2012NMRUI5 years$5,000, loss of purseGreater StillQHdermorphin (1st violation within 12 mo.)Dermorphin is a unique peptide that has been isolated from the skin of certain South American frogs. It has been determined that dermorphin produces analgesia in certain test systems and that it produces these effects by interacting at the same receptor as morphine. However, dermorphin has been shown to be more potent than morphine on a mg per mg basis. Dermorphin is not approved by the FDA for use in any species, and use in the horse for any purpose is not approved.
Jeffrey H. Reed9/29/2012NMRUI5 years$5,000, loss of purseDM Red TideQHdermorphin (1st violation within 12 mo.)Dermorphin is a unique peptide that has been isolated from the skin of certain South American frogs. It has been determined that dermorphin produces analgesia in certain test systems and that it produces these effects by interacting at the same receptor as morphine. However, dermorphin has been shown to be more potent than morphine on a mg per mg basis. Dermorphin is not approved by the FDA for use in any species, and use in the horse for any purpose is not approved.
Jeffrey H. Reed9/29/2012NMRUI5 years$5,000, loss of purseOne Classy EagleQHdermorphin (2nd violation within 12 mo.)Dermorphin is a unique peptide that has been isolated from the skin of certain South American frogs. It has been determined that dermorphin produces analgesia in certain test systems and that it produces these effects by interacting at the same receptor as morphine. However, dermorphin has been shown to be more potent than morphine on a mg per mg basis. Dermorphin is not approved by the FDA for use in any species, and use in the horse for any purpose is not approved.
Jeffrey H. Reed9/29/2012NMRUI5 years$5,000, loss of purseTeller Im ScootanQHdermorphin (3rd violation within 12 mo.)Dermorphin is a unique peptide that has been isolated from the skin of certain South American frogs. It has been determined that dermorphin produces analgesia in certain test systems and that it produces these effects by interacting at the same receptor as morphine. However, dermorphin has been shown to be more potent than morphine on a mg per mg basis. Dermorphin is not approved by the FDA for use in any species, and use in the horse for any purpose is not approved.
Jeffrey H. Reed9/29/2012NMRUI5 years$5,000, loss of purseJoker on JackQHdermorphin (4th violation within 12 mo.)Dermorphin is a unique peptide that has been isolated from the skin of certain South American frogs. It has been determined that dermorphin produces analgesia in certain test systems and that it produces these effects by interacting at the same receptor as morphine. However, dermorphin has been shown to be more potent than morphine on a mg per mg basis. Dermorphin is not approved by the FDA for use in any species, and use in the horse for any purpose is not approved.
Jeffrey H. Reed9/29/2012NMRUI6 months$1,500, loss of purseDM Red TideQHdermorphin (5th violation within 12 mo.)Dermorphin is a unique peptide that has been isolated from the skin of certain South American frogs. It has been determined that dermorphin produces analgesia in certain test systems and that it produces these effects by interacting at the same receptor as morphine. However, dermorphin has been shown to be more potent than morphine on a mg per mg basis. Dermorphin is not approved by the FDA for use in any species, and use in the horse for any purpose is not approved.
Jeffrey H. Reed9/29/2012NMRUI6 months$1,500, loss of purseJoker on JackQHstanozolol (6th violation within 12 mo.)RCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, the FDA-approved equine formulation (Winstrol®) is no longer available; controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Thomas K. McClain9/28/2012OHLeb180 days$1000 purse redistributionJan's BestSTO-desmethyltramadol and Tramadol metaboliteRCI Class 2, narcotic analgesic. Has no legitimate therapeutic application in the racehorse. A finding of any concentration in a post-race sample would result in a heavy penalty absent significant mitigating circumstances.
Kenneth M. Rucker9/28/2012PAPcD10 days$750 purse redistributionThemidaSTprocaine penicillin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3; local anesthetic more commonly known by the trade name Novocaine. No longer used frequently as a local anesthetic due to more effective alternatives. It is most commonly used now as an additive in several injectable forms of penicillin to reduce the pain associated with intramuscular injections. Because of this, procaine is very difficult drug in a regulatory environment.
Kenneth M. Rucker9/28/2012PAPcD15 days$500 and purse redistributionThemidaSTprocaine penicillin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3; local anesthetic more commonly known by the trade name Novocaine. No longer used frequently as a local anesthetic due to more effective alternatives. It is most commonly used now as an additive in several injectable forms of penicillin to reduce the pain associated with intramuscular injections. Because of this, procaine is very difficult drug in a regulatory environment.
Marie V. St. Charles9/27/2012MINor90 days$1,000 noneSTpossession of hypodermic equipment
Harla R. Loney9/25/2012KYRDM$250Scootin AroundSTflunixin overageRCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
James E. Stiltner9/25/2012KYRDM$250Deo GloriaSTfurosemide overageTherapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
John H. Bassett9/23/2012NMZIA5-year$5,000, loss of purseHead TraumaQHdermorphinDermorphin is a unique peptide that has been isolated from the skin of certain South American frogs. It has been determined that dermorphin produces analgesia in certain test systems and that it produces these effects by interacting at the same receptor as morphine. However, dermorphin has been shown to be more potent than morphine on a mg per mg basis. Dermorphin is not approved by the FDA for use in any species, and use in the horse for any purpose is not approved.
Carl W. Draper9/23/2012NMZIA90-day$1,500, loss of purseSeparate BattleQHractopamine (4th violation within 12 mo.)RCI Class 3; beta-agonist with established nutrient partitioning capabilities; promotes skeletal muscle accretion at the expense of fat deposition. No known legitimate therapeutic use in racehorses.
Carl W. Draper9/23/2012NMZIA80-day$1,500, loss of purseTexas RockstarQHractopamine (3rd violation within 12 mo.)RCI Class 3; beta-agonist with established nutrient partitioning capabilities; promotes skeletal muscle accretion at the expense of fat deposition. No known legitimate therapeutic use in racehorses.
Carl W. Draper9/23/2012NMZIA70-day$1,500, loss of purseRc Black MambaQHractopamine (2nd violation within 12 mo.)RCI Class 3; beta-agonist with established nutrient partitioning capabilities; promotes skeletal muscle accretion at the expense of fat deposition. No known legitimate therapeutic use in racehorses.
Carl W. Draper9/23/2012NMZIA60-day$1,500, loss of purseDashing SpartacusQHractopamine (1st violation within 12 mo.)RCI Class 3; beta-agonist with established nutrient partitioning capabilities; promotes skeletal muscle accretion at the expense of fat deposition. No known legitimate therapeutic use in racehorses.
John H. Bassett9/22/2012NMZIA5-year$5,000, loss of purseDon't Tell LilaQHdermorphin (2nd violation within 12 mo.)Dermorphin is a unique peptide that has been isolated from the skin of certain South American frogs. It has been determined that dermorphin produces analgesia in certain test systems and that it produces these effects by interacting at the same receptor as morphine. However, dermorphin has been shown to be more potent than morphine on a mg per mg basis. Dermorphin is not approved by the FDA for use in any species, and use in the horse for any purpose is not approved.
Alana Caprio9/22/2012NYBtva7 days$250 and purse redistributedBun JovieSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication;RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.  
Ervin M. Miller9/20/2012KYLex14 dayspurse redistributionPine CreditSTMinoxidilAnti-hypertensive drug that causes vasodilation of the arterioles; also causes sodium and fluid retention; topical preparations are commercially available to stimulate hair growth (Rogaine).
LeWayne L. Miller9/20/2012KYLex14 dayspurse redistributionPine CreditSTMinoxidilAnti-hypertensive drug that causes vasodilation of the arterioles; also causes sodium and fluid retention; topical preparations are commercially available to stimulate hair growth (Rogaine).
Kyle Van Otterloo9/15/2012MNWhtnnone$200Headsup YankeeSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Alexander E. Giuliani9/14/2012NYBtva7 days$500 and purse redistributionYukons LuckSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.   
Elliot G. Simkins9/9/2012WAEMDwarningunknownTBincomplete veterinarian report
Robert (Bob) E. Gibson9/9/2012WAEMDwarningunknownTBmedication violation - 1st offense
Manley C. Brown, Jr.9/8/2012VACnl15 days$500 and purse redistributionBertos AngelSTfirocoxib overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug in the COX-2 inhibitor class. FDA-approved for use in the horse under the tradename Equioxx. Used to treat mild inflammatory conditions.
Felimon Alvarado9/2/2012ORPM$300unknownTB2 NSAIDS detected
Joseph E. Carroll8/30/2012KYLex1095 dayspurse redistributionDana BokoSTmethamphetamineRCI Class 1; central-nervous-system stimulant with pharmacological activity similar to amphetamine; no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; pharmacologic potential for altering the performance of a racing horse is very high.
Tom T. Tetrick8/30/2012KYLexwarning issuedKing's LightningSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
John Fletcher8/25/2012ILBmlP90 days$2,500 purse redistributionIncredible FillySTKetorolacRCI Class 3; NSAID medication that has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effects.
Michael J. Dowdall8/24/2012PAMea20 days$750 and purse redistributionReal AttitudeSTclenbuterol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Timothy J. Pinske8/22/2012PAMea10 days$500 and purse redistributionTaillight HanoverSTclenbuterol overageTherpaeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Joseph E. Carroll8/19/2012KYLex365 dayspurse redistributionJude HallSTmethamphetamineRCI Class 1; central-nervous-system stimulant with pharmacological activity similar to amphetamine; no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; pharmacologic potential for altering the performance of a racing horse is very high.
Crist W. Hershberger8/18/2012OHNfld$250Spit HappensSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Harla Renae Loney8/18/2012KYLex$250Scootin AroundSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Harla Renae Loney8/18/2012KYLexunknownMainline HallSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Justin Lloyd8/13/2012INIndywarning issuedunknownSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
James E. Stiltner, II8/11/2012KYLex$250Deo GloriaSTfurosemide overageTherapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Matthew D. Sams8/10/2012OHScDwarning issuedCB Sammie SuitSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
John W. Wagner8/8/2012MDOD$500Kristen YSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Ora Wayne Miller8/6/2012INCnvr$1,000, DQMaddys FantasySTcarbazochromeadjunct bleeder medication permitted in some states; also known as "Kentucky Red"; believed to exert effects on the platelets causing them to aggregate and to adhere to each other (clot) thereby reducing bleeding.
Earlon R. Eugley8/5/2012MEScar$50Noble WaySTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Philip BO Sowers8/5/2012MEScar$200Force of FireSTmedication procedure violationMr. Sowers did enter the horse without providing proper documentation for the controlled medication program. A level three violation.
Randy L. Bickmore8/4/2012MEScar$25unknownSTfurosemide overageTherapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
John R. Hallett8/4/2012NYTgDn$250unknownSTfurosemide overageTherapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Michael R. Pokornowski8/4/2012NYBtva10 days$750 purse redistributionCole Hard CashSTlevamisole and pemolineRCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine;  RCI Class 1; documented metabolite of levamisole in the horse; central-nervous-system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedule II substance; marketed as Cylert™ for use in humans but no longer available in the U.S.
Jody L. Blake8/3/2012OHNfld$250Precious LassSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Timothy A. Maier7/29/2012MNAces$250Total UpSTmedication procedure violationDeclared the wrong NSAID (declaring him to race on phenylbutazone instead of ketoprofen).
Timothy A. Maier7/29/2012MNAces$250Total UpSTmedication procedure violationMr. Maier did improperly declare Total Up on the wrong NSAID (declaring him to race on phenylbutazone instead of ketoprofen.)
Paul J. Roberts7/28/2012OHRPDQEndeavors DixieSTranitidineRCI Class 5, used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, which are a common problem in racing horses.
Mervin J. Schmucker7/27/2012INPtlnwarning issuedunknownSTphenylbutazone overageRCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
William D. Carter7/26/2012MDOD15 daysDQDVC Gotta BelieveSTpropanthelineRCI Class 3; used as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of peptic ulcer.
Megan M. Wilson7/25/2012NYBtva10 days$750 purse redistributionBrody HanoverSTlevamisole and pemolineRCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine;  RCI Class 1; documented metabolite of levamisole in the horse; central-nervous-system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedule II substance; marketed as Cylert™ for use in humans but no longer available in the U.S.
Claude D. Richards7/25/2012FLPPk7 days$500 and purse redistributionAmun's PrinceSTcaffeine, theobromine, and theophyllineCaffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties. Theophylline is an RCI Class 3; used to treat respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Is present in tea and cocoa beans so it could also be an environmental contaminant. Suspected cases of contamination would warrant lower penalties.
Joseph W. Miller7/24/2012PAMea$500, DQSJ's Reel GirlSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Jimmy Roger Daniel7/23/2012ILUrb$100unknownSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Sylvanus B. King, Jr.7/21/2012PAHone$500, DQSteppin HanoverSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Ellery C. Corson7/21/2012MESCAR$25unknownSTmedication procedure violation (furosemide)Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Sandy E. Landfair7/19/2012OHNfld10 days$250CC Amber SunshineSTmedication procedure violationFailure to submit a furosemide eligible slip to the judges prior to qualifying which allowed the horse to compete before she was eligible to race on furosemide.
Paul Anthony Ciambro7/18/2012OHScD$250Memory MilesSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Joseph R. Hebert7/18/2012LADD6 monthsSlinkys Mr Big StuffQHbenzonatateRCI Class 2; Non-narcotic oral cough suppressant
Joseph R. Hebert7/18/2012LADD6 monthsHesa Mountain CatQHbenzonatateRCI Class 2; Non-narcotic oral cough suppressant
Joseph R. Hebert7/18/2012LADD6 monthsSumkinda StormQHbenzonatateRCI Class 2; Non-narcotic oral cough suppressant
A. George Ursitti7/15/2012OHRP$1,000, DQShockbyelectricSTnaproxenRCI Class 4; non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, no longer available in an FDA-approved equine formulation but still used (human product is Alleve®) due to the availability of compounded and human formulations.
Orlando Orozco7/14/2012LADD$500One Rare ShakeQHphenylbutazone and flunixin overages (1st Class 4 or 5 within 12 mo.)RCI Class 4, see individual drug for description. A finding of both drugs in the same sample often leads to a harsher penalty due to the ”stacking” effect when multiple NSAIDS are administered at the same time.
Cheryl A. Cluck7/14/2012CAHOL$300QuarterinthestormTBfurosemide (late registration)Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Karen M. Tkaczyk7/11/2012MIHP60 daysunknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
William Rhoades7/8/2012OHRP30 days$1,000 unknownSTpossession of four loaded oral syringes of equine lung medicine and a box of sodium bicarbonate
Randy L. Bickmore7/7/2012MESCAR$25unknownSTmedication procedure violation (furosemide)Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Larry E. Coleman7/7/2012IAUSTA$200, DQunknownSTcaffeine & theophyllineCaffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties. Theophylline is an RCI Class 3; used to treat respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Is present in tea and cocoa beans so it could also be an environmental contaminant. Suspected cases of contamination would warrant lower penalties.
Rick L. Huffman7/7/2012IAUSTAwarning issuedLight of my LifeARphenylbutazoneFailure to enter on medication; Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Kathleen Mary Raymond7/4/2012IAUSTA$200unknownSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Dale R. Visnovec7/3/2012MNACES$100Uma HanoverSTflunixin overageRCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Stephen I. Murchison7/1/2012MESCAR$25unknownSTmedication procedure violation (furosemide)Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Thomas P. Richardson6/30/2012MESCAR$25unknownSTmedication procedure violation (phenylbutazone)RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Joseph C. Mapes6/30/2012MNACES$200unknownSTunknown (positive test-post race)
Bob Conard6/30/2012OHRPDQCraigerSTranitidineRCI Class 5, used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, which are a common problem in racing horses.
Michael J. Kravchak6/29/2012KYBgD$250Out of My HandsSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Dennis E. Cheesebrew6/29/2012OHNfld180 days$500, DQI Think Im DreaminSTpropanthelineRCI Class 3; used as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of peptic ulcer.
Frederick H. Ward, Jr.6/28/2012MESCAR$25unknownSTmedication procedure violation
Albert C. Kopiec6/27/2012ILBmlP$500, DQunknownSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Anthony Santeramo6/26/2012PAPCD15 days$500, DQMove It MoveSTlidocaineRCI Class 2; Frequently used local anesthetic. Administered to block nerves in order to conduct lameness examinations and for any short procedure (suturing lacerations, Caslick’s procedure, etc.) that can be done with local anesthesia. Can also be found in some over-the-counter topical antibiotic ointments that advertise “pain relief.” Can be a dangerous drug if used illicitly because of its ability to deaden pain so violations are generally taken seriously.
Trent Lee Drollinger6/24/2012MNACES10 days$1,250, DQ, loss of purseBrineySTambroxol (3rd offense)Mucolytic agent that reduces the viscosity of respiratory mucous, making it easier for the horse to expel the mucous thereby improving the passage of air. ARCI Class 4 substance that has little potential to affect performance of horses in racing.
Joseph C. Mapes6/23/2012MNACESwarningunknownSTunknown (positive test-post race)
Jeffrey S. Deslandes6/22/2012MESCAR$500unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Thomas P. Richardson6/22/2012MESCAR$250unknownSTrefusal to submit horse to urine, saliva or blood test
Gilberto Garcia-Herrera6/22/2012NJM$250unknownSTfurosemide overageTherapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Gary P. Napierala6/20/2012PAPHL$1,000, DQSay AnythingSTbetamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Gonzalo Gonzales6/20/2012LADED$500Be Home By SixQHflunixin overage (1st Class 4 or 5 violation within 12 mo.)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Gonzalo Gonzales6/20/2012LADED$500Be Home By SixQHflunixin overage (1st Class 4 or 5 violation within 12 mo.)RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Gonzalo Gonzales6/20/2012LADEDsix months (referred to LSRC for further action)Be Home By SixQHdermorphinDermorphin is a unique peptide that has been isolated from the skin of certain South American frogs. It has been determined that dermorphin produces analgesia in certain test systems and that it produces these effects by interacting at the same receptor as morphine. However, dermorphin has been shown to be more potent than morphine on a mg per mg basis. Dermorphin is not approved by the FDA for use in any species, and use in the horse for any purpose is not approved.
Alonzo Loya6/20/2012LADEDsix months (case referred to LSRC for further action)Courvilles BuffQHdermorphinDermorphin is a unique peptide that has been isolated from the skin of certain South American frogs. It has been determined that dermorphin produces analgesia in certain test systems and that it produces these effects by interacting at the same receptor as morphine. However, dermorphin has been shown to be more potent than morphine on a mg per mg basis. Dermorphin is not approved by the FDA for use in any species, and use in the horse for any purpose is not approved.
Trent Lee Drollinger6/20/2012MNACES10 days$1,000, DQ, loss of purseTweedle DumSTambroxol (2nd offense)Mucolytic agent that reduces the viscosity of respiratory mucous, making it easier for the horse to expel the mucous thereby improving the passage of air. ARCI Class 4 substance that has little potential to affect performance of horses in racing.
Trent Lee Drollinger6/19/2012MNACES$500, DQ, loss of purseWisconsin PlaceSTambroxolMucolytic agent that reduces the viscosity of respiratory mucous, making it easier for the horse to expel the mucous thereby improving the passage of air. ARCI Class 4 substance that has little potential to affect performance of horses in racing.
John A. Konesky, III6/19/2012OHOtt$100This Sands HotSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Alvin Smith6/16/2012LADEDsix monthsDashin ForwardQHdermorphin (case referred to LSRC for further action)Dermorphin is a unique peptide that has been isolated from the skin of certain South American frogs. It has been determined that dermorphin produces analgesia in certain test systems and that it produces these effects by interacting at the same receptor as morphine. However, dermorphin has been shown to be more potent than morphine on a mg per mg basis. Dermorphin is not approved by the FDA for use in any species, and use in the horse for any purpose is not approved.
Delbert R. Richards6/16/2012NYVD60 days$1,000 unknownSTunknown (positive test-post race)
Kyle Van Otterloo6/16/2012MNACESwarningShesaloadedpistolSTunknown (positive test-post race)
Amy L. Wessels6/15/2012MNCBY$1,000 Wheres Your WagonTBmethylprednisoloneRCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Joseph D. Angelle6/14/2012LAEVD$200Kela's CajunTBfailure to properly medicate, resulting in late scratch
John Ackley6/14/2012OHSCD180 days$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Angie C. Affrunti6/14/2012ILMAY$500, DQ, loss of purseWaiting And HopingSTrefusal to submit horse to urine, saliva or blood test
John Ackley6/14/2012OHScD180 days$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Robert M. Baggitt, Jr.6/14/2012PAPHL15 days$500, DQTrillianSTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Curtis Rice6/12/2012INCnvr$1,000, DQTriple Lane MelodySTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Shawn A. Thayer6/12/2012MEBANG$250unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Ian B. Kaufman6/12/2012PAPCD30 days$1,000, DQ, loss of purseMercurio NSTfirocoxib overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug in the COX-2 inhibitor class. FDA-approved for use in the horse under the tradename Equioxx. Used to treat mild inflammatory conditions.
Richard Lee Schrock6/10/2012ILBmlP$250unknownSTpositive test - post race
Karen M. Tkaczyk6/9/2012OHRP30 days$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Ross A. Croghan6/8/2012NJMwarningCrown LadySTfurosemide overageCan be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Jeffrey N. Webster6/8/2012NJMwarningCrown LadySTfurosemide overageCan be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Kimberly A. Asher6/7/2012PAPCD$500Media DarlingSTacepromazineRCI Class 3; tranquilizer used for mild sedation; often administered prior to shipping, or for making a difficult horse safer to work with, also used prior to anesthesia.
John Brian Georges6/7/2012OHSCDwarningMcArticalSTTCO2 (1st offense)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Roy Mac Davis6/7/2012OHSCDwarningMcCoySTTCO2 (1st offense)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Robert Warren Bath6/5/2012PAPCD15 days$500, DQ, loss of purseKeystone TorchSTfirocoxib overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug in the COX-2 inhibitor class. FDA-approved for use in the horse under the tradename Equioxx. Used to treat mild inflammatory conditions.
James L. Shields6/4/2012NYMR$250UrbaniSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Eric G. Johnson6/3/2012OHRP$500Allamerican LaserSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
George D. Chamberlin6/1/2012MESCAR$25unknownSTmedication procedure violation
Thomas W. Fanning5/31/2012PAMEA15 days$500, DQunknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Thomas W. Fanning5/31/2012PAMea30 days$5,000 STpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Thomas W. Fanning5/31/2012PAMea30 days$5,000 STpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Gregory C. Decker, Jr.5/30/2012NYMR15 days$250Heaven and HallSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Serafino Fava5/29/2012NYMR7 days$500Heaven and HallSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Dylan P. Davis5/29/2012PAPHL$1,000, DQDelivered From ZinSTflunixin overageRCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
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