Kentucky Rescinds Dextrorphan Positives, But No Victory For Proponents Of Environmental Contamination: Paulick Report 2/23/17

By: Natalie Voss The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission agreed earlier this year to rescind three recent violations related to overages of dextrorphan, a metabolite of dextromethorphan. However, according to Dr. Mary Scollay, equine medical director for the commission, the dismissal shouldn't be seen as a victory by horsemen and veterinarians concerned about environmental contamination. The

Kentucky Rescinds Dextrophan Positives: Blood-Horse 2/21/17

By: Frank Angst Citing new research that suggests the metabolite of Dextromethorphan, Dextrorphan, can stay in a horse's system at a wider variance of time than previously realized, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission earlier this year dropped sanctions in three cases where the metabolite was discovered. KHRC equine medical director Mary Scollay offered a presentation

Maker has 40-Day Suspension Rescinded: Daily Racing Form 1/6/17

By: Matt Hegarty LEXINGTON, Ky. – Stewards in Kentucky have issued a ruling rescinding a 40-day suspension handed down last year to trainer Mike Maker for a post-race positive of dextrorphan, the metabolite of a once-common ingredient in cough syrup, according to a copy of the ruling and racing officials. The ruling, issued on Thursday,

Maker Suspended for 40 Days:ESPN 4/14/16

By: Matt Hegarty LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Mike Maker, the trainer of the winner of Turfway Park's major Kentucky Derby prep, has been handed a 40-day suspension by Kentucky stewards for a drug positive after a race at Turfway in January, a penalty that Maker said he plans to appeal. The suspension is scheduled to start