TrainerDateStateTrackSuspensionFineHorseBreedViolationNotes 
Scott R Betts1/21/2019PAMea$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionI Want KandySTdexamethasone & DMSO excessDexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation.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.
Nicole Dicostanzo3/8/2019NJFhld$500, DQ, purse redistributionWhatnblazesSTphenylbutazone excessTherapeutic 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 R Miller3/10/2019OHMVR15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionMotor DameSTTheophyllineRCI 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.
Jennifer L Bongiorno1/12/2019NJM15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionItsnoproblemmanSTdexamethasone positiveDexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-
Cory G Deyermand3/2/2019OHNfld15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionAmerican CheerSThydrochlorothiazideRCI Class 4, loop diuretic
Dirk Simpson12/18/2018PAMea15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionFox Valley CharmSTquinidine positive
Kimothy B Vincent3/27/2019DERcR$500TempestuousSTdexamethsaone positive 31 +/-10 pg/mLDexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-
Herman Hagerman3/4/2019OHNfld45 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionGallant SeelsterSTdextrorphanNot classified by the RCI; major metabolite of the narcotic dextromethorphan, which is found in many prescription cough suppressants.
Brad D Irvine2/16/2019OHNfld60 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionDancing LisaSTmethocarbamol, phenylbutazone and flunixin positive 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.
Brian Malone1/28/2019DEDD15 days$500Mars ManSTtheobromine positivetheobromine, 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.
Bart A Bradley3/21/2019DEDD10 days$2,000 Goin Down RockinSTfailure 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.
Misty L Carey10/28/2018NYStga$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionQuick TrotSTPrednisolone Prednisolone: RCI Class 4, is a cortisol primarily used to treat anti-inflammatory diseases and arthritis.
Kelvin J Harrison6/24/2017PAMea$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionSpicebombSTbenzoylecgonine and cocainecocaine metabolite positive
Norm Parker1/23/2019PAMea$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionSweet MadamSTTriamcinolone 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.
Frederick H Ward Jr.2/19/2019OHNfld15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionSometimes AlwaysSTdextrorphanNot classified by the RCI; major metabolite of the narcotic dextromethorphan, which is found in many prescription cough suppressants.
Eric L Abbatiello9/28/2018PAPHL15 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionThe RaveSTTestosterone overage (8020 +/- 453 pg/mL)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.
Vanice Hanna2/12/2019OHNfld365 Days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionStrong Like BullSTCobalt excess 390 + -9 ppbCobalt 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.
Vanice Hanna2/12/2019OHNfld365 Days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionAnd We'll See YaSTCobalt excess 480 + -20 ppbCobalt 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.
Vanice Hanna2/12/2019OHNfld365 Days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionMcWilliamSTCobalt excess 480 + -24 ppbCobalt 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.
Ernie J Lee2/16/2019NJFhld45 days$1,500 ThewaythewestwonSTCaffeine & 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.
Charles A Vigneron11/12/2018PAMea365 Days$10,000, DQ, Purse Redistribution Rocknroll CharmSTPemoline positive
David J Wiskow2/23/2019NJFhld15 days$500JK CamelotSTphenylbutazone excessTherapeutic 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 Wilbur Zendt9/15/2018PAMea5 days$1,500, DQ, Purse redistributionAlmirola HanoverSTBetamethasone excessTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
William Wilbur Zendt7/17/2018PAMea5 days$1,500, DQ, Purse redistributionKenziesky HanoverSTBetamethasone excessTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Scott L Cox1/29/2019OHNfld$500, DQ, purse redistributionAnnie's RocketmanSTNaproxen positiveRCI 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.
Vince A Hanna2/24/2019OHMVR$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionMcWilliamSTCobalt excess 90 + 2 (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.
Vince A Hanna2/23/2019OHMVR$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionHunchieSTCobalt excess 124 + 4 (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.
Jordan A Hope1/28/2019OHNfld60 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionBarn SisSTdextrorphanNot classified by the RCI; major metabolite of the narcotic dextromethorphan, which is found in many prescription cough suppressants.
Kent J Wilcox1/14/2019OHMVR15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionCherokee MoonlitSTLevamisole positiveRCI 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.
Edward J Zubkoff Jr.2/1/2019PAMea$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionMcLuckySTAltrenogest positiveAltrenogest is a progesterone receptor agonist used to control estrus in fillies or maintenance of pregnancy in mares. Altrenogest has the capability to detect low levels of the anabolic steroids trenbolone and trendione. Trendione is a metabolite of trenbolone and an AAS.
Herman Hagerman1/12/2019OHNfld15 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionCharmbo BlitzSTDMSO excess 285 + 5 mg/mLTherapeutic 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.
Laurie M Patistas9/16/2018PAPcD365 days$10,000, DQ, purse redistributionFox Valley InfernoSTjwh-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 J Sampson2/6/2019DEDD$500Speeding StarSTFlunixin excess 3255 ng/mmLFlunixin;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.
Barry L Armstrong1/7/2019OHNfld15 days$500Amora BeachSTCaffeine positiveCaffeine 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.
Vince A Hanna1/18/2019OHMVR45 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionP Q threeSTCobalt excess 458 + 5 (ppb) of plasmaCobalt 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.
Zach Mogan1/18/2019OHMVRwarning issuedCrombieSTCobalt excess 42 + 2 (ppb) of plasmaCobalt 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.
Zach Mogan1/8/2019OHMVRwarning issuedCrombieSTCobalt excess 38 + 1 (ppb) of plasmaCobalt 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.
Domenico Cecere10/30/2018NYPrC$500, DQ, purse redistributionKinda Lucky LindaSTbetamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Tyler Edward Davis1/31/2019DEDD$1,000 Pembroke WildcatSTfurosemide 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).
Gordon Empey11/24/2018CACalX$800N/ASTMethocarbamol positive 74 ng/mLTherapeutic 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.
Larry W Finn12/20/2018OHDTN15 days$500Star GuitarSTLevorphanol & Dextrorphan positiveNot classified by the RCI; major metabolite of the narcotic dextromethorphan, which is found in many prescription cough suppressants.
Earl L Kennedy11/3/2018CACalX30 days$500N/ASTPossession of contrabandIncluding: Medication, Drugs and other substances
Gerald R Lee Jr.11/26/2018PAMeaDQ, purse redistributionTwin B WranglerSTStrychnine positiveRCI 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.
Gerald R Lee Jr.11/13/2018PAMea$500, DQ, purse redistributionDaenerys HanoverSTStrychnine positiveRCI 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.
Gerald R Lee Jr.11/10/2018PAMea$500, DQ, purse redistributionTwin B WranglerSTStrychnine positiveRCI 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.
Louise Pepin12/27/2018NJM15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionDown Under MatterSTDexamethasone positiveDexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-
Keith H Crawford6/1/2018OHScD$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionJust Zip ItSTmethocarbamol positive 1.2 + -1.0 mg/mLTherapeutic 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.
Brian Charles Fisher12/5/2018MDRcR90 days$2,500 Motel MollySTTCO2 Overage 41.4 mmol/mL (+/-) 0.8 mmol/mLTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Brian Charles Fisher12/5/2018MDRcR90 days$2,500 Cold N ChillySTTCO2 Overage 39.6 mmol/mL (+/-) 0.8 mmol/mLTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
James W Groff12/14/2018PAPHL$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionAttacking VikingSTAltrenogest positiveAltrenogest is a progesterone receptor agonist used to control estrus in fillies or maintenance of pregnancy in mares. Altrenogest has the capability to detect low levels of the anabolic steroids trenbolone and trendione. Trendione is a metabolite of trenbolone and an AAS.
Michael G Hitchcock12/30/2018OHNfldWarning IssuedAmora BeachSTPhenylbutazone overage 2.47 + -0.03 mg/mLTherapeutic 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 P Moore12/26/2018PAMea$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionMegaglideSTAltrenogest positiveAltrenogest is a progesterone receptor agonist used to control estrus in fillies or maintenance of pregnancy in mares. Altrenogest has the capability to detect low levels of the anabolic steroids trenbolone and trendione. Trendione is a metabolite of trenbolone and an AAS.
Peter T Stratton1/22/2019PAMea30 days$1,000 Dakota SleekSTfailure 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.
Julius S Czermann Jr.12/8/2018NJM$500, DQ, purse redistributionMcCitoSTIsoxuprine positiveRCI 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.
Ann L Depietro11/24/2018NJFhld15 days$500Cams OracleSTlow or excess level of authorized medication: PhenylbutazoneTherapeutic 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.
Tye R Loy12/8/2018OHNfld$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionDragon Lady ArtSTmethocarbamol positive 3.2 + -0.5 mg/mLTherapeutic 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.
Kim S Pluta12/1/2018OHNfld15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionKick It In KateSTmeloxicam positiveRCI Class 4; NSAID
Jason Alan Bowers12/20/2018DEDD$1,000 Bad Man SamSTlasix positive excession 13.1 mmo/lTherapeutic 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).
Ronald J Burke11/12/2018OHNfld30 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionRock N TonySTgabapentin positiveGabapentin: RCI Class 4, analgesic for neuropathic pain.
James Russell Arledge11/12/2018OHDTN60 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionSTNaproxen positiveRCI 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.
James Russell Arledge11/12/2018OHDTN60 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionPENNSThydroxy-tripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Henry E Beachy11/14/2018OHNfld$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionR ES JJSTflunixin positive excess 201+/-43 ng/mLFlunixin;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.
Edward Konrad11/10/2018OHNfld$500ShamelessSTflunixin positive excess 100+/-4 ng/mLFlunixin;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.
Besim Odza11/14/2018PAPHL15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionDaylyn HorizonSTCobalt Positive ExcessCobalt 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.
Mike J Polhamus10/2/2018OHDTN$500.00Always About FarahSTFurosemide overage 1783 +/- 326 ng/mLTherapeutic 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).
Eric Abbatiello9/28/2018PAPHL15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionThe RaveSTTestosterone overage (8020 +/- 453 pg/mL)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.
Brian Charles Fisher12/5/2018MDRcR90 days$2,500, DQ, Purse redistributionCold N ChillySTTCO2 39.6 mmol/mL (+/-) 0.8Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Phillip L Mitchell12/2/2018MDRcR90 days$2,500.00 All The CookiesSTTCO2 41.1 mmol/mL (+/-)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
James Russell Arledge10/23/2018OHNfld15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionDontforgetmasterSThydroxy-tripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Traci L Berry11/28/2018PAPHL30 days$1,000 Cyamach NSTMetabolic alkalosis elevated levels
Monique Cohen10/15/2018NYPrC30 daysDQ, purse redistributionMy Mind Is MadeupSTTCO2 OverageTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Daniel Jones10/31/2018OHNfld$500.00Wizard of OddsSTPhenylbutazone overage 0.41+-0.01 mg/mL; flunixin 143+-1 ng/mLTherapeutic 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 Jones10/31/2018OHNfld$750.00Vanessa ValentineSTPhenylbutazone overage 0.42+-0.3 mg/mL; flunixin 14 +-3 ng/mLTherapeutic 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 R Maier10/26/2018OHDTN60 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionDesire OneSTAmbroxol positivemucolytic 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.
Betsy A Brown10/14/2018VAWdstk15 days$1,500, DQ, Purse redistributionUncle IkeSTbetamethasone 23 pg/mLTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Danny Collins10/9/2018OHDTN$500.00N/ASTflunixin & phenylbutazoneTherapeutic 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).
Sandra D Hennessey10/6/2018OHNfld$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionAtlantic StarSTMethocarbamol positive 30.2 + -0.3 mg/mLTherapeutic 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.
Jeffrey S Nisonger10/14/2018VAWdstk$500, DQ, purse redistributionBaddabingbaddabangSTtriamcinolone positive 232 pg/mLTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; corticosteroid used for the treatment of multiple conditions. Often used in joints to control inflammation resulting from degenerative joint disease.
Scott A Warnick10/7/2018VAWdstk$250.00Said No One EverSTflunixin overage 36 ng/mLFlunixin;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.
Stephen K White8/11/2018PAMea$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionIdeal AceSTDexamethasone overageDexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-
Richard C Beinhauer9/22/2018PABlom$1,000 Won The WarSTDexamethasone overageDexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-
Edwin F Gannon Jr.10/24/2018PAPHL$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionGirlfriend BashSTFlumethasone positivelong acting oral/intravenous corticosteroid often used in treating musculoskeletal inflammation
Mark S Gray11/3/2018MDRcR90 days$2,500, DQ, purse redistributionMotel MollySTTCO2 overage (41.6 +/- 2.1 mmol/mL)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Hermann K Heitmann10/20/2018NJFhld$500.00Racin RyanSTisoxsuprineRCI 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.
Elisha A Lafreniere10/12/2018NYPrC$500, DQ, purse redistributionBowedfortyovaSTAltrenogest positiveAltrenogest is a progesterone receptor agonist used to control estrus in fillies or maintenance of pregnancy in mares. Altrenogest has the capability to detect low levels of the anabolic steroids trenbolone and trendione. Trendione is a metabolite of trenbolone and an AAS.
Elisha A Lafreniere10/12/2018NYPrCDQ, purse redistributionMajorbucksSTAltrenogest positiveAltrenogest is a progesterone receptor agonist used to control estrus in fillies or maintenance of pregnancy in mares. Altrenogest has the capability to detect low levels of the anabolic steroids trenbolone and trendione. Trendione is a metabolite of trenbolone and an AAS.
Christopher W Oakes10/13/2018NJFhld15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionSidewalk DancerSTClenbuterolTherapeutic 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 A Redder11/3/2018INHoP30 days$1,000 State Street LizSTTCO2 & PHTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Scott L Rollins10/25/2018NYPrC$100.00Hailstorm VoloSTFlunixin 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.
Wayne K Hite10/13/2018PAMea$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionSome More PrinceSTDexamethasone overageDexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-
Sheena L McElhiney10/16/2018NYPrC30 daysDQ, purse redistributionNot So SweetSTTCO2 overageTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Dan J Morrissey10/21/2018PAPcD30 days$1,000 Mr. CarrottsSTfailure 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.
Rick A Dane Jr10/21/2018PAPcD30 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionSkyway BoomerSTfailure 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.
Rick A Dane Jr10/16/2018PAPcD30 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionGriffon HanoverSTfailure 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.
Thomas W Fanning9/12/2018OHNfld$500Bro BroSTfurosemide overage (114 + -5 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).
Doug Hinklin9/12/2018OHNfld15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionRuby DoobieSTAmbroxol positivemucolytic 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.
Eric G Johnson10/5/2018INHoP$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionJesse StoneSTDexamethasone overage 32 pc/mLDexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-
Richard C Plano9/19/2018OHNfld15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionPigletSTAmbroxol positivemucolytic 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.
Wayne E Smith10/9/2018INHoP$500GocubsgoSTTCO2 & PHTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Adrian S Adam9/30/2018VAWdstk$500, DQ, purse redistributionCalcuttaSTbetamethasone overageBetamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Betsy A Brown9/30/2018NYPrC$500, DQ, purse redistributionShortening FashionSTdantrolene 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.
Michael E Eaton8/28/2018OHScD7 days$500Keystone BladeSThydroxy-tripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Terry Deters11/11/2016PAPHL731 days thru 4/25/19$20,000, DQ, Purse Redistribution ER 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.
Anthony De Francesco III7/27/2018PAPHL30 days$2,500, DQ, purse redistributionUncle CozSTDMSO 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.
Gareth W Dowse9/29/2018INHoP$500Senorita SantannaSTTCO2 & PHTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Larry W Finn8/22/2018OHDarke Co. Fair$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionSuper TrainSTflunixin overage 1185 + - 162 ng/mLFlunixin;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.
Rusty Leyes8/22/2018OHNfld$250Well Well WellSTflunixin overage 34+-6 ng/mLFlunixin;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.
Lisa M Mariacher9/22/2018PAPcD180 days$5,000, DQ, Purse RedistributionOur Dragon KingSTfailure 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.
Christopher b Temming6/2/2018PAMea365 Days$10,000, DQ, Purse Resdistribution DreamsteelerSTFentanylRCI Class 1A
Edward J. Zubkoff Jr.8/29/2018INHoP DQ, Purse RedistributionDontcrossmywaySTDexamethasone overageDexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-
James J Patrick8/11/2018PAPcD$2,000, DQ, Purse RedistributionP L HerculesSTDexamethasone & Triamcinolone AcetonideDexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-
Donato A Poliseno7/21/2018OHScD15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionGotarockinmypocketSTClenbuterolTherapeutic 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 N Crist1/7/2018NYYR$500, DQ, purse redistributionPattonSTglaucine overageGlaucine is a non-narcotic antitussive agent with anti-inflammatory action but little analgesic action… It is as effective as codeine, but has a shorter duration action.
Ty Pena6/24/2018PAPHL15 days$1,500, DQ, Purse redistributionSweet Talkin SatinSTDexamethasone overageDexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-
Nick Surick8/19/2018MNAces DQ, Purse RedistributionGold Star StormySTMultiple NSAID Positives
James D Yoder7/26/2018NYMR7 days$250, DQ, Purse RedistributionTwin B OnarollSTdimethylxanthineMetabolite of Caffeine and Theobromine, 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.
Agostino Abbatiello7/18/2018OHScD$250Cinder NormaSTflunixin 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.
David Avenatti7/23/2018NYPrC15 days$1,250, DQ, Purse Redistribution SubliminalSTDexamethasone overageDexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-
Steven S Nason8/25/2018PAPcD30 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionChina KingSTfailure 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.
Jennifer L Sabot8/11/2018OHNor$500Super AbbeySTmethylprednisoloneTherapuetic 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 Allen8/4/2018OHNor$500T P MaximusSTAminocaproic AcidRCI Class 4, adjunct bleeder medication, can be administered with furosemide legally on raceday in some states to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeders).
Jennifer Carpenter8/10/2018OHNor$500My Fleet ThreeSTAminocaproic AcidRCI Class 4, adjunct bleeder medication, can be administered with furosemide legally on raceday in some states to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeders).
Brian A Downing7/20/2018PAPHL$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionNever Back DownSTTriamcinolone 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.
Shaun Callahan8/13/2018PAWash. Co Fair30 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionExplosive C FourSTfailure 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.
Laddarius M Whitaker6/15/2018INHoP$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionStrong Playin KingSTAminocaproic AcidRCI Class 4, adjunct bleeder medication, can be administered with furosemide legally on raceday in some states to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeders).
Ryan Bellamy6/15/2018INHoP$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionSuperficialSTAminocaproic AcidRCI Class 4, adjunct bleeder medication, can be administered with furosemide legally on raceday in some states to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeders).
Ryan Bellamy6/27/2018OHPutn.$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionOfficially NubSTMore than one NSAID positive
Cameron McCown7/14/2018OHNor15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionBadger QuinnSTCaffeine positiveCaffeine 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.
Tricia M Shepard7/15/2018PAPHL$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionSonny at the BeachSTDexamethasone overageDexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-
Bryan J Truitt4/10/2018PAPHL15 days$2,000, DQ, Purse RedistributionHunch ManSTMethylprednisolone & Dexamethasone positiveTherapuetic 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).
Michael J Dowdall7/4/2018INHoP$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionThat's a BingoSTDexamethasone overageDexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-
Alvin R Miller7/11/2018INHoP$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionThefoolalwaysrocksSTflunixin 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.
Brandon L. Bates6/23/2018OHNfld15 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionCocktail TimeSTClenbuterolTherapeutic 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.
Jordan A. Hope7/27/2018INHoP$500NeatSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Ross J. Leonard6/22/2018NYPrC15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionForced PassageSTCaffeine positiveCaffeine 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 M O'Dea6/9/2018KYBgD$1,500, DQ, Purse redistributionN/ASTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
George F Anthrop6/25/2018MEScar$500N/ASTDexamethasone 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).
Randy Bickmore7/7/2018PAPcD30 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionN/ASTClenbuterolTherapeutic 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.
Gareth W Dowse6/12/2018OHNfld15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionMingoSTClenbuterolTherapeutic 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.
Jordan Hope5/16/2018INHoP$500, DQ, purse redistributionCantab's MasterSTgabapentin positiveGabapentin: RCI Class 4, analgesic for neuropathic pain.
Ryan N Miller6/19/2018OHNfld$500, DQ, purse redistributionWegoferdaprizeSTDMSO 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.
Jessica E Millner6/6/2018OHScD$250Harry GrovesSTflunixin 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.
Luke C Ebersole6/28/2018ILHaw14 daysDQ, purse redistributionMajor WaySTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Tyler G Shehan5/31/2018OHScD$500Flying CrystalSTfurosemide overage (196 + -8 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).
Noah Garrett5/31/2018NYMR7 days$500N/ASTPhenylbutazone overage 2 mcg/mLTherapeutic 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.
Antonio Grillo6/9/2018MNAces$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionHappy HeathSTBetamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
David D Ginter5/12/2018OHNfld$500OnyourmarknatavaSTClenbuterolTherapeutic 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.
Ronald J Burke5/22/2018OHScD7 days$500N/ASTCaffeine positiveCaffeine 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.
Mike E Evans5/13/2018MEScar$500AxiosSTmethylprednisoloneTherapuetic 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).
McGwire P Sowers6/15/2018PAPHL120 days$5,000 Gavins DesignerSTfailure 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.
Christopher B Temming6/9/2018ILHaw90 days$3,000, DQ, Purse redistributionRidgeway SpringsSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Frank Petrelli6/1/2018PAPHL30 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionUse Your NoodleSTfailure 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.
Leslie O. Givens4/24/2018NYPrc15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionAmerican RockSThydroxylidocaine positiveRCI 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 E Hardy4/20/2016KYTRR30 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionYou Slay MeSTCaffeine positiveCaffeine 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.
Calvin L Harris5/17/2018NYPrc$500, DQ, purse redistributionJ-S Miss CarolynSTTriamcinolone 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.
Jim Nickerson5/17/2018ILHaw$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionTrail BlazerSTmethylprednisoloneTherapuetic 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).
Nick E Prather5/2/2018OHNfld$500Go Go GeorgeSTflunixin 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.
Henry E. Beachy5/4/2018OHMVR$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionQueen Me AgainSTflunixin 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.
Brian Brown5/1/2018OHScD15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionCold BathSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Patricia Brewer5/16/2018DEHar15 days$1,500, DQ, Purse redistributionExplosive YankeeSTmethylprednisoloneTherapuetic 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).
Paul Ray Davis Jr.4/26/2018NYPrc15 days$1,250 JerichoSTMethocarbamol 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 A Di Stephano5/23/2018INHoP$500WhodoyoulikeSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Kim S Pluta5/9/2018MDRcR$500Dancin DebbieSTflunixin 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.
Amy M Shahan-Fleming5/1/2018DEHar$1,000 Killean FinaleSTfailure 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.
Leslie O. Givens4/2/2018OHNfld$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionStevie DiamondsSTtrichlormethiazideRCI Class 3; diuretic that is found in a popular therapeutic medication (trade name Naquasone) used to treat swelling. Positives are usually due to administration errors.
Brian C Loney4/30/2018NYPrc$100E L DartsmyboySTMethocarbamol 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.
Brenda L Provost4/10/2018OHMVR30 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionNo Excuses PleaseSTstanozololRCI 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.
Lamar Moody4/23/2018PAMea$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionVic 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.
Angela Porfilio5/12/2018PAPcD30 days$100FF Big ShowSTfailure 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.
Matias S Ruiz3/30/2018OHMVR15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionAnarchy HanoverSTAmbroxol positivemucolytic 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.
Adam B Short4/5/2018INHoP$500DaliocitySTgabapentin positiveGabapentin: RCI Class 4, analgesic for neuropathic pain.
Trent P Stohler4/29/2018PAPHL30 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionJJ FlynnSTfailure of pre-race blood gas test
Joshua L Green4/28/2018PAMea30 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionRoll Em UpSTfailure 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.
Herman Hagerman4/8/2018OHMVR$250Shelby CountySTflunixin overage 51 +/- 2 ng/mLFlunixin;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.
Ronald L Jacobs2/10/2018NJFhld$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionLife Is Good AsSTbenzoylecgoninecocaine metabolite
Howard Edward Davis3/16/2018NJFhld$500Perfect TerrorSTdextrorphanNot classified by the RCI; major metabolite of the narcotic dextromethorphan, which is found in many prescription cough suppressants.
Joseph Pollio4/3/2018OHNfld$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionRD DonethatSTflunixin overage 529 + -18 ng/mLFlunixin;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.
Samuel J Schillaci3/19/2018OHNfld$500Trustworthy KidStflunixin and phenylbutazone overagesFlunixin;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.
Lisa A Dunn4/21/2018PAMea30 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionThiswayorthehighwySTfailure 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.
John A Sullivan3/17/2018OHNfld$500, DQ, purse redistributionThreefold BreannaSTMethocarbamol overage 2.8 + -0.1 mg/mLTherapeutic 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.
Darrell Baird4/9/2018DeHar10 days$2,000 Goin Down RockinSTfailure 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.
Vincent Bradley3/31/2018OHNor$500N/ASTDexamethasone overage 26.4 +/- 3.1 pg/mLDexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-
Ashley A Duford3/2/2018OHNor$500, DQ, purse redistributionBlueridge AdileneSTIsoflupredone 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.
Tomithy S Hall3/2/2018OHNor$500, DQ, purse redistributionQuick ThrillSTIsoflupredone 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.
Tomithy S Hall3/16/18OHNor15 days$1,500, DQ, Purse redistributionOlivia VSTIsoflupredone 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.
Tomithy S Hall2/3/2018CACalX$500Nat-A-KattSTMethocarbamol overage 21.0 ng/mLTherapeutic 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.
Williams Hernandez8/27/2017PAPcDDQ, purse redistributionSilvermass VoloSTacepromazineRCI 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.
Michael Holcman3/14/2018OHNfld15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionRed PineSThydroxy-tripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
John G Kina2/1/2018CACalX45 daysAll horsesSTThe use of illegal and prohibited drugs.
George W Luster2/2/2018CACalX$500Bettor LadySTPhenylbutazone overage 5.730 mg/mLTherapeutic 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. Pacheco3/17/2018OHNor$500, DQ, purse redistributionJust Sweet TSTIsoflupredone 233 +/- 20 pg/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.
Wayne E Smith2/27/2018OHNfld$250Tye SeelsterSTFlunixin overage 43+/-1 ng/mLFlunixin;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. Goldwater2/25/2018OHMVR20 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionBngs ExpressSThydroxy-tripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Alicia Hanners4/12/2017NJFhld15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionJump The SharkSTdextrorphanNot classified by the RCI; major metabolite of the narcotic dextromethorphan, which is found in many prescription cough suppressants.
Thomas W Fanning10/7/2017KYRed Mile$500, DQ, purse redistributionLost In TimeSTBetamethasone overage (32 pg/mL)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
James D Mulinix2/24/2018OHMVR$1,000 Rising to the TopSTDMSO 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.
Scott Tyler George1/19/2018CACalX$500Happy HeathSTMethocarbamol Excess PositiveTherapeutic 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.
Jessie Pacheco1/30/2018OHNfld$500, DQ, purse redistributionSF ScorpionSTNaproxen positiveRCI 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.
Brent Beamish1/6/2018OHNfld7 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionAmerican BanditaSTO-desmethyltramadol, Hydroclorothiazide and Oxazepam Positive 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.RCI Class 4; diuretic used in the treatment of high blood pressure in humans, also FDA approved for use in cattle- often marketed as Nequasone
Larry Deyermand1/19/2018CACalX$500You Name ItSTCobalt Positive ExcessCobalt 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.
Mona M Roy1/28/2018OHMVR15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionIvory CollectionSTBoldenone positiveRCI 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.
Larry Six1/22/2018OHMVR15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionAmazing ChipSTTCO2 38.2 +/-0.4 mmol/LTotal 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 Burt4/14/2017PAPHL365 Days Probation$10,000, DQ, purse redistributionSix GunSTjwh-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.
Nicholas F. Devita1/15/2018OHMVR250Idle Bones NSTFlunixin overage 50 +/-3 ng/mLFlunixin;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.
Scott Tyler George1/16/2018OHNfld$500, DQ, purse redistributionSilver SpirSTDMSO overage 10.8 +-0.2 mg/plasma
Shelly L Hall11/22/2017OHNfld7 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionAmerican FighterSTAminorex and 4-phenyl-2-imidazolidinone (levamisole)RCI 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.
Mark Allyn Harris1/21/2018OHMVR15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionParty AllstarSTTCO2 37.9 +/-0.4 mmol/LTotal 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 Shepard11/16/2017INHoP90 days5000, DQ, Purse Redistribution90 daysSTAminorex positiveRCI 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.
Joseph Gary Cirasuola11/17/2017INHoP90 days5000, DQ, Purse Redistribution90 daysSTAminorex positiveRCI 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.
Joseph Gary Cirasuola12/30/2017NJFhld45 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionJacinta HanoverSTCardarine
Jody B Weidman8/27/2017PAPcD15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionSilvermass VoloSTacepromazineRCI 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.
Michael Holcman1/22/2018PAMea30 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionTJ BlastSTfailure 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.
Ronald J Burke1/1/2018DEDDDQ, purse redistributionOutstnad ForeverSTMethylprednisolone 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).
Ronald E Short1/10/2018DEDD$1,000 JL Wonder WomanSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Bart Bradley1/15/2018DEDD$1,000 Arpeggio HanoverSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Eric E Davis1/5/2018ILHAW15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionSpendabuckonmeSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Frank Petrelli1/15/2018DEDD$1,000 Keystone Camaro, Jus' Like A Virgin, My Last Chance, Falcons Luke STTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Philip Bo Sowers1/3/2018DEDD$1,000 Use Your NoodleSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Leslie O. Givens1/1/2018DEDD$1,000 Byby LondonSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Michael P Hall9/2/2017INHoP$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionThe First StarSTModafinil positive
Mike A Hollenback1/3/2018DEDD$1,000 Spanish DreamSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
James T King Jr.12/6/2017DEDD$1,000 Buckeye GlorySTFlunixin 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.
Sheldon Powell1/24/2017CACalX$250FF BigshowSTPhenylbutazone overage (4.43 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.
George Reider12/6/2017DEDD15 days$1,500 PreaknessSTDantrolene, enrofloxacin, furosemide RCI 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. 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).
Donald F Brittingham12/6/2017DEDD15 days$1,500 ShesagamemajorSTDantrolene, enrofloxacin RCI 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.
Donald F Brittingham12/2/2017OHNfld15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionAbida HanoverSTCobalt positive (216+-14 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.
David Grisenthwaite11/26/2017OHNfld15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionA J CorbelliSTLevamisole positiveRCI 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.
Tommy Householder12/10/2017OHNfld15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionThru N ThruSTCobalt positive (32+-3 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.
Edward Konrad12/3/2017OHNfld15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionSand FortuneSTCobalt positive (90+-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 Malette10/7/2017KYLex$500Lost In TimeSTBetamethasone overage (25.7 pg/mL)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
James Mulinix11/10/2017OHDTN15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionTurbo MachSTCobalt positive (70+ 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.
John Brian Georges12/3/2017OHNfld15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionRuthless CallSTCobalt positive (77+-6 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.
Edward Konrad10/21/2017NJFhld15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionStimulus PlanSTFlunixin 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.
Nick Surick8/19/2017PAPHL365 Days Probation$10,000, DQ, purse redistributionFirst Class HorseSTjwh-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.
Tracy L Brainard12/13/2017PAPHL30 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionPoursomesugaronmeSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Luis E Collazo11/7/2017NYPrc150 days$3,000, DQ, Purse redistributionFree LoveSTAminorex positiveRCI 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.
Daniel W. Gill8/29/2017PAPHL9 days$750, DQ, purse redistributionSergeant SeelsterSTquinidine
Linda Kakaley12/13/2017PAPHL30 days$1,000 A Wild ImpulseSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Joseph F. Karrat11/13/2017OHNfld15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionJust Plain LuckSTTCO2 overage (39.1 +-0.9 mmol/L)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Sean M. Mapes12/3/2017PAPHL30 days$1,500, DQ, Purse redistributionHere Comes SwiftySTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Raymond A. Burt9/25/2017OHDTN15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionLime RaiderSTBoldenone positiveRCI 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.
Laverne Gales11/13/2017OHDTN5 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionGiovanniSTTCO2 overage (39.3 +/-0.4 mmol/L)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Lamar Moody11/12/2017MDRcR$500, DQ, purse redistributionHere's The ScoopSTBetamethasone overage (154.4 +/-1.2 pg/mL)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Steven S Nason11/9/2017OHDTN15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionCanadia's BakinSTTCO2 (38.3 +/-0.3 mmol/L)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Charles Stewart10/27/2017OHDTN$250MesmerizedSTFlunixin overage (30 +/-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.
Clair B Umholtz10/19/2017NJFhld$500Jungle Genie NSTphenylbutazone 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.
Shaun F. Vallee10/13/2017NYPRc150 days$3,000, DQ, Purse redistributionWinbak MagicSTAminorex positiveRCI 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.
Russell F. Lawson10/14/2017OHNfld7 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionWin ChaserSTTheophyllineRCI 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.
Anthony A. MacDonald9/30/2017MNCFwarning issuesTap My FeetSTDexamethasone positiveDexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-
Richard T. Magee10/2/2017NYPRc30 days$750, DQ, purse redistributionPembroke PharoahSTLevamisole positiveRCI 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.
Valerie M Grondin11/18/2017PAPCD30 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionThe Fire WithinSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Michael RJ. Russo10/18/2017OHNfld$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionHula ShuffleSTNaproxenRCI 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.
Ronald E Steck10/20/2017INHoP$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionElusive ImageSTDexamethasone overage (42.7 pg/mL)Dexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-
Mike Wayne Arnold10/26/2017OHDTN5 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionAtoka MillionaireSTTCO2 (38.7 +/- 1.4 mmol/L)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Andrew J. Carlo9/24/2017PAPHL$500, DQ, purse redistributionScotty LauxmontSTFlunixin 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.
Gilberto Garcia-Herrera9/22/2017PAPHL$500, DQ, purse redistributionSouthwind WarsawSTFlunixin 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.
Gilberto Garcia-Herrera10/16/2017OHNfld$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionMcSpideySTNaproxenRCI 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.
Phil R. Goldwater10/11/2017OHNfldWarningRose Run OscarSTFlunixin 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.
Calvin C. Hollar10/18/2017INHoP$500Chief AltawickSTFlunixin 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.
Joel Eugene Smith9/28/2017NYPRc150 days$3,000, DQ, Purse redistributionWinding HillSTAminorexRCI 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.
Dennis J Whittemore10/10/2017NYPRc30 days$750, DQ, purse redistributionSharp EdgeSTCaffeineCaffeine 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.
Michael R Cayouette11/1/2017NYPRc7 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionWell ShadedSTClenbuterolTherapeutic 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.
Jackie Lynn Greene9/24/2017OHNfld$500Ed's Chargin LadySTfurosemide overage (309 + -2 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).
Steven M Carter9/1/2017NYTgDn$500, DQ, purse redistributionSeven RosesSTPhenylbutazone 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.
Carl N Gillespie8/27/2017PAPCD15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionSilvermass VoloSTacepromazineRCI 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.
Michael Holcman8/26/2017KYLex$250Cordoba HallSTBetamethasone overage 17 pg/mLTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Sherri Lynn Holliday10/4/2017INHoP$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionSusies SoulSTMethocarbamol overage 15.3 ng/mLTherapeutic 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.
Jason E Miller10/2/2017PAPCD$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionMeetbehindthebarnSTketoprofen 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 Renaud8/30/2017INHoPDQ, purse redistributionSwing N AceSTDexamethasone Overage 20 pg/mLDexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-
Matthew L. Riggle6/9/2017OHNfld$250, DQ, Purse RedistributionDestiny CruiseSTTestosterone PositiveRCI 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 A. Bangert9/16/2017VAWDS$250Victoria's MunkySTPhenylbutazone, Flunixin overage 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.
Luis E. Collazo9/16/2017VAWDS$250PoursomesugaronmeSTPhenylbutazone, Flunixin overage 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.
Luis E. Collazo10/12/2017PAPCD30 days$1,000 SouthwindSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Owen C. Eiler Jr7/30/2017PAPCD90 days7,5000, DQ, Purse RedistributionPennimanSTLamotrigine PositiveAnti-convulsant, RCI Class 3
Aaron M. Johnston9/12/2017OHWayne Co Fair$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionSTDMSO overage 46.4+-0.7Therapeutic 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.
Tye R. Loy9/16/2017VAWDS$250LiberalSTflunixin 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.
Marcus J Marashian9/11/2017OHDaywarningwarningRocks Noble ArtistSTflunixin overage 29+/-mLFlunixin;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.
BJ Roberts Jr.10/2/2017MAPRc$100Kid CaviarSTPhenylbutazone 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 A Tomaso9/6/2017OHScDDQ, purse redistributionDallenbach HanoverSTmepivacaine 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.
Dan E Ater8/12/2017OHScDDQ, purse redistributionKiss of TerrorSTmepivacaine 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.
Dan E Ater10/4/2017PAPHL$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionBy A TimeSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An
Sean Bier9/26/2017DEHarDQ, purse redistributionIn The ShadowsSTbenzoylecgoninecocaine metabolite
Vincent S Bradley6/10/2017OHNfld$500, DQ, purse redistributionCowboy CodySTmethylprednisolone 182 pg/mL
Barbie Jo Conner7/25/2017OHScD15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionMajor PlansSTatropineRCI 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.
Amy R Eubanks8/18/2017OHScD$500, DQ, purse redistributionEaster TreasureSTmepivacaine 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.
Crist W Hershberger8/19/2017OHNfld$250ManastirkaSTflunixin 47+-5Flunixin;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.
Ned A Hodkinson9/2/2017IWKeokuk County Fair$300, DQ, purse redistribution The Real PrizeSTmethocarbamol 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.
Paul D Liles8/29/2017OHMtGil$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionBeach KiddSTflunixinFlunixin;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. Beachy8/23/2017OHNfld$250WandererStflunixinFlunixin;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 L Clabaugh9/20/2017OHPike County Fair$250Final BreathSTflunixinFlunixin;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.
Duane M Lowe8/3/2017PAPHL$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionHall BroSTflumethasonelong acting oral/intravenous corticosteroid often used in treating musculoskeletal inflammation
Brewer Adams8/26/2017KYLex5 days$250, DQ, Purse RedistributionNewbeginningsSTlow or excess level of authorized medication
George F Anthrop9/8/2017OHNfld$500, DQ, purse redistributionHouse Always WinsSTBetamethasoneTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Eric P Hamlet7/16/2017PAPHL15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionMattamericanSTTestosteroneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Andrew S Harris8/5/2017INHoP60 days$1,500 Stickum VickySTflunixinFlunixin;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.
Harry E Miller7/27/2017INHoP60 days$1,500 Dali SpecialSTdexamethasone overageDexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-
Harry E Miller8/8/2017MAPRc$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.
Stephen M Devincent7/15/2017OHNfld15 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)
Jeffrey L Miller8/11/2017ILHaw30 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.
Jessie L Pacheco7/5/2017OHScD15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionJ L Spend ForeverSTO-Desvenlafaxineunknown
Dustin B Pfeifer7/6/2017OHScD15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionSpunky MonkeySTclenbuterol/lasixTherapeutic 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.
Stacey Vanraemdonck6/22/2017ILHaw15 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.
Nelson Willis8/8/2017PAPcD30 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.
Karen A Garland7/26/2017INHoP15 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.
Brett N Selby7/25/2017PAPSHRCIndefinitelyunknownSTpositive test-post raceunknown
Joe M Musser Jr.7/18/2017PAMea$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.
David P McNeight Jr7/18/2017MDOD$500, purse redistributionUpfront SupersonicSTflumethasone overagelong acting oral/intravenous corticosteroid often used in treating musculoskeletal inflammation
Paul Ray Davis Jr.7/16/2017NJMeadv$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.
Wayne L Long7/15/2017INJay 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.
Paul J Cloer Jr.7/12/2017NJMea60 days$1,000 STregarding vehicle search-discovery unknown
Michael Ladarrius Whitaker7/8/2017INNoble 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.
Paul J Cloer Jr.7/8/2017INKent$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.
Robert S Taylor7/4/2017PAPHL15 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.
Julianne Sapienza7/2/2017MNAces$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.
William Hernandez7/2/2017MNAceswarning 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.
George Reider7/1/2017OHScDwarning 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.
Max A. Stockman7/1/2017NYGosh15 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.
Tracy L Brainard7/1/2017NYGosh7 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.
George W Sholty6/28/2017INHoP$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).
Byron R. Hooley6/27/2017OHScD15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionEr MariaSTatenololRCI Class 3, Penalty Class B; a drug used in human medicine in the treatment of hypertension.
Karen M Tkaczyk6/26/2017DEHar30 daysunknownSTbenzoylecgoninecocaine metabolite
Gloria D Stevenson6/25/2017PAHughesville 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.
Stephen J Schoeffel6/22/2017NYMR7 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.
Rocco A Vinci6/22/2017OHNfld$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).
Timothy S. Hall6/21/2017OHScD$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.
Brady E Galliers6/21/2017OHNfld$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionFire EscapeSTflunixin (28+/-4 ng/ml) phenylbutazone (0.37+/-0.06 micrograms per milliliter of plasma)appealed
Anthony T Peregrin6/20/2017MAPRc7 days$250, DQ, Purse redistributionLetherriptaterchi[STpositive test- post raceunknown
Shawn T Gray6/20/2017MNAces$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.
Richard Magee6/19/2017MAPRc154 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.
Arthur W Brewer II6/18/2017ILHaw365 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.
John D Finn6/17/2017OHScD$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.
Dan E Ater6/16/2017ILHawwarning 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.
Britney L Carver6/15/2017OHScD3 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionunknownSTDextromethorphanNot classified by the RCI; major metabolite of the narcotic dextromethorphan, which is found in many prescription cough suppressants.
Brian D Brown6/14/2017NYMR$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.
Jody B Weidman6/9/2017ILHaw$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.
Frank Petrelli6/7/2017PAPcD15 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.
Leslie O. Givens6/6/2017OHScD$500unknownSTLow or excess level of authorized medication lasix: (249+/-17 ng/ml)
John Brian Georges6/2/2017PAPHL365 days$10,000 Onhishonor HanoverSTmethadone(appealed)
Peter G. Giannaris6/2/2017ILHaw$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.
Dave Gentile6/2/2017MAPRc$500, DQ, purse redistributionMuscles and SpiceSTpositive test-post raceunknown
Kyle Spagnola5/31/2017MDRcR$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.
Steven J. Le Blanc5/30/2017MDRcR15 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
Peter A. Marsh5/28/2017PAPHL15 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.
Ronald Adams5/28/2017MNAceswarning 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.
Lloyd R. Schneiderman5/26/2017INHoP$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.
Justin Lloyd5/26/2017MAPRc$500, DQ, purse redistributionAmazing QuestSTpositive test-post raceunknown
Heidi J. Gibbs5/24/2017PAPHL$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.
Julianne Sapienza5/21/2017PAPcD30 days$1,000, ScratchedI MatterSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable medicines and/or other drugs4 syringes and needles were found in vehicle
Michael A. Cruse5/18/2017INHoP$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.
Matthew L. Riggle5/16/2017PAPcD30 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.
Andrew W. Adamczyk5/15/2017PAMeaIndefinitelyunknownSTregarding vehicle search-discovery unknown
Brett Scott Ecker5/13/2017PAPcD15 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 p