TrainerDateStateTrackSuspensionFineHorseBreedViolationNotes 
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Commission has determined that all penalties assessed against all trainers involved in pemoline positives should be withdrawn and they be restored to good standing.RCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when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 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.
Douglas Berkeley5/13/2017PAPcD$200WhosurpapaSTranitidineRCI Class 5, used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, which are a common problem in racing horses.
Richard J. Banca5/10/2017MDRcR$500, DQ, purse redistributionStorm LoganSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form
Charles R. Elliott5/9/2017OHNfld180 days$500STpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and injectable medicines
Frank E Harris5/9/2017PAPcD$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionKaretsSTmethocarbamol overgaeTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
James J Cosenza5/8/2017PAPcD$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable medicines and/or other drugsSyringe was found in vehicle (mitigating circumstances)
Nicholas Kozar5/7/2017PAPHL15 daysDQ, purse redistributionEveil Dun ChampionSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable medicines and/or other drugsClassified as 2B substance; the active chemical in chili peppers, capsaicin is found in some topical anti-inflammatory and analgesic products. These products have no legitimate therapeutic purposes in racehorses and a finding at any concentration would likely result is harsh penalties.
Bruce D. Clarke5/5/2017MAPRc7 days$750, DQ, purse redistributionMybrothergeorgeSTgabapentin & PrednisoloneGabapentin: RCI Class 4, analgesic for neuropathic pain. Prednisolone: RCI Class 4, is a cortisol primarily used to treat anti-inflammatory diseases and arthritis.
Elisha A. Lafreniere4/28/2017NJFhld$1500, DQ, purse redistributionSlick BoatSTglaucine 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.
Tara Hynes4/24/2017OHNfld$500, DQ, purse redistributionSenator CharlieSTcobalt (53+-2 (ppb) plasma)Cobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Gregory V. Bateson4/22/2017MINor$200JDSSTflunixin overage (118 +/- 3.5ng/ml)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
George R. Hensley Jr.4/22/2017PAPcDwarning issuedRocken CamnationSTranitidineRCI Class 5, used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, which are a common problem in racing horses.
Richard J. Banca4/22/2017MINorDQ, purse redistributionGunnin' ForafightSTisoflupredone overage (342 pg/ml) & Dexamethasone overage (330 +/- 3.2pg/ml)Isoflupredone;RCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint. Dexamethasone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Bart Hugh Stimer4/21/2017MINor$200Sensational ShowSTisoflupredone overage (462 pg/ml)RCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint.
Gerald J. Malady4/20/2017KYTRR$500, DQ, purse redistributionConcert Ticketbetamethasone (86 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Gary W. Neafus4/20/2017KYTRR5 daysDQ, purse redistributionStormin On BySTphenylbutazone overage (9.4 ug/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Harley Emerson4/20/2017MAPRcI'll Have AnotherSTpositive test-post raceunknown
Daniel W. Gill4/19/2017OHNfld180 Days$500unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and injectable medicines3 hypodermic needles were found on Mr. Rice person, 2 bottles designed for injectable administation and a syringe with needles were discovered in tack room.
Curtis Rice4/19/2017PAPHL$500unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable medicines and/or other drugsUnlabeled prescription bottle with five pills was found during search of truck and trailer.
Brian Charles Fisher4/18/2017MAPRc$500Pembroke BaronessSTpositive test-post raceunknown
Scott E. Pooler4/17/2017NYYR7 daysunknownSTpositive test-post raceunknown
Ricky A. Bucci4/17/2017MAPRc7 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionShinobu HanoverSTpositive test-post raceunknown, class 4 drug
Lindsey W. Blackler4/17/2017PAPcD$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionCorolinkiaSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Owen C. Eiler Jr4/14/2017inHoP$500Royale RoseSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (Furosemide 431 ng/ml)
Lyle D. Scurlock4/13/2017INHoP$750Rosie KitSTflunixin overage (25.6 ng/ml)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Joseph W. Putnam4/12/2017MDRcR$200unknownSTprohibited paraphernaliaProhibited Paraphernalia found in vehicle
Alvin M. Lineweaver4/12/2017PAPHL30 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionGuns an RosesSTquinidine
Clayton Faurot Jr.4/11/2017MDRcR$200unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles1 hypodermic needle was found in vehicle
Leon J. Harris4/10/2017MAPRc$750, purse redistributionDad's BoySTpositive test-post raceunknown
Daniel W. Gill4/6/2017PAPHL30 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionGuns an RosesSTquinidine
Clayton Faurot Jr.4/4/2017PAPcD15 Days$500, DQ, purse redistributionShutthefrontdoorSTclenbuterol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Michael J. Sinclair4/1/2017OHMVR$500unknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (furosemide 477 +/- 77ng per ml, plasma)
Kris M. Hinchcliff3/29/2017PAMea$250John PaulSTphenylbutazone overage (4.90 +- 0.50 mcg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Ted J. Williams3/29/2017MDRcR$500unknownSTflunixin overage (42.7+-3.7 ng/ml, plasma)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
David A. Kelly3/28/2017FLPPk30 daysunknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and injectable medicinesSyringes, needles and multiple injectable solutions were found in dorm room
Mark W. Winacott3/25/2017PAPHL30 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionStars and GlidesSTquinidine
Clayton Faurot Jr.3/21/2017PAMea$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionBona Fide CaviarSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Tye R. Loy3/18/2017NYYR$250unknownSTpositive test -post raceunknown
Mark A. Harder3/12/2017OHMVRwarning issuedThree CardSTcobalt (46 +1 (ppb) plasma)Cobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Tyler W. Bates3/10/2017OHMVRwarning issuedAlwayssmoothraiginSTcobalt (35 +4 (ppb) plasma)Cobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Randy D. Crisler3/8/2017FLPPk45 daysunknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and injectable medicinesVarious injectable solutions, syringes and needles found in tack room.
R L Polese3/8/2017FLPPk60 daysunknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and injectable medicines1 vial of injectable solution (ACTH gel 80 u/ML) was found in vehicle and 8 bottles of various solutions, syringes and needles found in tack room.
Byron A. Pineda3/7/2017OHMVR15 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionDixieland BandSTflunixin overage (530 +-110 ng/ml)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Randy H. Massey3/4/2017MINor184 daysDQ, purse redistributionHow Tweet It IsSTAminorexRCI Class 1; a synthetic stimulant similar to methamphetamine. Has no legitimate therapeutic use in the racehorse. Has been reported to be a metabolite of levamisole which is a deworming agent. Presence of the drug would likely warrant a harsh penalty.
Gregory P. West3/4/2017OHMVR15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionDakota RoadsterSTclenbuterol overage (76+21pg/ml, plasma)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Zach Tackett3/4/2017OHNfld$500Delightful SydSTflunixin (13+-2) & phenylbutazone (0.7+-0.2)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation. Phenylbutazone;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation. OSRC rules prohibit the presence of more than one regulatory NSAID in a blood sample.
Lloyd K. Mansfield2/28/2017DEDD60 days$3,000, DQ, Purse redistributionGolden IdolSTdiazepam
Leigh A. Raymer2/28/2017DEDD$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionGolden IdolSTdiazepamDr. Janice Sosnowski-Nichol administered diazepam IV in the process of floating teeth on 2/25/17
Janice L. Nichol2/22/2017OHNfld$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionFranco Natura NSTdimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) overage (32.4 +-0.5mg/ml, plasma)Therapeutic medication; RCI class 4; is a topical NSAID cream which is labeled for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis; it is also commonly used to decrease soft tissue swelling in the lower leg.
John Thomas Green2/21/2017OHNfld7 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionRight On TimeSTatenololRCI Class 3, Penalty Class B; a drug used in human medicine in the treatment of hypertension.
Jay B Watts2/20/2017OHNfld$250YouwillwishyouhadSTflunixin overage (40 +-2 ng/ml, plasma)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Charles Roy Stewart2/17/2017CACalX$2,500 LincolnSTmethocarbamol overage (92.0 ng/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Liberio M. Pacheco2/16/2017DEDD$500Art's BSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Ronald Lee Millman1/30/2017NYMR45 days$500Won Sweet DreamSTcobalt overageCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Jeffrey L Sorenson1/30/2017NYYR15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionunknownSTunknown
Marthe Drolet1/24/2017OHNfld$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionSky LavSTdimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) overage (14.6 +-0.1 mcg/ml, plasma)Therapeutic medication; RCI class 4; is a topical NSAID cream which is labeled for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis; it is also commonly used to decrease soft tissue swelling in the lower leg.
Henry E. Beachy1/23/2017OHMVRwarning issuedDani GirlSTflunixin overage (33 +1 ng/ml)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Timothy E. Lane1/19/2017OHMVRwarning issuedDani GirlSTflunixin overage (33 +2 ng/ml)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Timothy E. Lane1/16/2017OHMVRwarning issuedDnieperSTflunixin overage (26 +2 ng/ml)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Noah Garrett1/16/2017OHNfld5 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionCooter DunnSTTCO2 -Post-race (41.4 +- 1.6 mmol/L)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Renee Honora Bauslaugh1/10/2017DEDD$1,000 Along Came JaneSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (furosemide 13.5mmol/L (1st test), 14 mmol/L (2nd test) )
Brian S. Malone1/8/2017OHMVR$250Dani Girlflunixin overage (47.7 +- 4 ng/ml)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Timothy E. Lane1/7/2017OHNfld15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionMarigold BloomSTTCO2 -Post-race (42.6 +- 0.6 mmol/L)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Renee Honora Bauslaugh1/3/2017OHNfld$500SnowsonSTflunixin overage (36+-3 ng/ml, plasma)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Christina Lynn Evans12/28/2016OHDTNForever FriskieSTcobalt (29 +0.1 (ppb) plasma)Cobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Tyler W. Bates12/26/2016CACalX45 days$1,500,InexpressiblebeautySTcobalt (53ng/ml)Cobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Ronald Malette12/26/2016CACalX$250QueenOfHotSTphenylbutazone overage (2.48 mg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Edwin Alberto Quevedo12/14/2016DEDD$135.00/cost of test, purse redistributionHoosier ChinnaSTdantrolene overageRCI class 4, penalty class C; Used as muscle relaxant for horses that tie-up (exertional rhabdomyolysis). It is fairly common problem for racehorses and considered effective for this condition.
Anthony M. Domino Jr.12/13/2016PAMea$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionTricky GirlSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Dana R. Kahrig12/13/2016DEDD$1,000 So RavenSTTCO2 -Pre-race (12.9 mmol/L (1st test), 12.4 mmol/L (2nd test))Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Vincent S. Bradley12/10/2016NJM$500Every IntentionSTdimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) overageTherapeutic medication; RCI class 4; is a topical NSAID cream which is labeled for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis; it is also commonly used to decrease soft tissue swelling in the lower leg.
Jean Laurier Drolet12/10/2016NJM$500LyraSTdimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) overageTherapeutic medication; RCI class 4; is a topical NSAID cream which is labeled for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis; it is also commonly used to decrease soft tissue swelling in the lower leg.
Jean Laurier Drolet12/10/2016NJM$500Rockers AlleySTdimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) overageTherapeutic medication; RCI class 4; is a topical NSAID cream which is labeled for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis; it is also commonly used to decrease soft tissue swelling in the lower leg.
Jean Laurier Drolet12/7/2016PAPHL DQ, Purse RedistributionThree SwingsSToxycodoneRCI Class 1, penalty class A,opiod pain reliever for relief of moderate to severe pain, not FDA approved for use in horses
Martin J. Davis12/7/2016DEDD30 days$2,000, DQ, Purse RedistributionHoosier ChinnaSTdantrolene overageRCI class 4, penalty class C; Used as muscle relaxant for horses that tie-up (exertional rhabdomyolysis). It is fairly common problem for racehorses and considered effective for this condition.
Anthony M. Domino Jr.12/4/2016PAPHL30 days$1,000 Supreme Mach NSTTCO2 -Pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Jeffrey S. Smith12/2/2016MAPRc5 Months$3000, DQ, purse redistributionPainiteSTAminorexRCI Class 1; a synthetic stimulant similar to methamphetamine. Has no legitimate therapeutic use in the racehorse. Has been reported to be a metabolite of levamisole which is a deworming agent. Presence of the drug would likely warrant a harsh penalty.
Jocelyn M Gale12/1/2016PAPHL30 days$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and injectable medicines12cc syringe was found during truck/trailer search
Brian Charles Fisher12/1/2016PAPHL60 days$2,500 Ok AmeliaSTTCO2 -Pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Brian Charles Fisher11/29/2016OHNfld$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionContechSTnaproxenRCI Class 4; non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, no longer available in an FDA-approved equine formulation but still used (human product is Alleve®) due to the availability of compounded and human formulations.
Amy L. Wengerd11/28/2016NYYR7 days-training$250, DQ, Purse redistributionunknownSTunknown (positive test-post race)
Jose Luis Godinez11/26/2016MEScar$250unknownSTrefusal to submit horse to urine, saliva or blood testhorse was tested after leaving the paddock and coming back
Clayton E. Merrill Jr.11/26/2016NJFhldDQ, purse redistributionDreamzzzSTglaucineGlaucine 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.
Howard Slotoroff11/25/2016PAPHL30 days$1,000 Marlee BSTTCO2 -Pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Christopher W. Oakes11/22/2016OHNfldIneligible x 1 year$4,000 STpositive testunknown
Michael J. Dowdall11/22/2016OHNfld15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionJump The SharkSThydroclorothiazideRCI Class 4; diuretic used in the treatment of high blood pressure in humans, also FDA approved for use in cattle- often marketed as Nequasone
Larry D. McCarty11/22/2016OHNfld$250NanohioSTadministration of unknown substanceemployee administered unknown substance with oral dose syringe while in paddock prior to race
Robert R. Coblentz11/21/2016OHMVR15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionUncle GoodfellowSTatropineRCI Class 3; popular as a pre-anesthetic agent due to its ability to decrease saliva. Used as a respiratory aid for similar reasons. Also can be found in some over the counter herbal preparations such as Traumeel listed under the plant name Atropa belladonna.
Amy R. Eubanks11/21/2016MAPRc$100Certificate Of AnalysisSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (furosemide- 257 ng/ml)
Mark W. Eaton11/17/2016PAPHL$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionRumor MillSTisoflupredone overageRCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint.
Rene M. Allard11/17/2016PAPHL60 days$2,500 Spell To CastSTTCO2 -Pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Christopher B. Temming11/17/2016PAPHL30 days$1,000 Dragon LawsSTTCO2 -Pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Christopher B. Temming11/15/2016OHMVRunknownForever FriskieSTcobalt (39 +6 (ppb) plasma)Cobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Billy M. Farmer11/15/2016PAMea$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionFoundonabeachSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
John G. Wengerd11/15/2016PAMea$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionFoundonabeachSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
John G. Wengerd11/12/2016NJFhld15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionWine MarketSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Elizabeth J. Carotenuto11/11/2016PAPHL365 days$10,000, DQ, purse redistributionSawbuck HanoverSTjwh-250 (synthetic cannabis)Man-made chemical intended to produce similar effects to cannabis. Considered a psychoactive substance which affects the brain in humans. Reported effects include relaxation. Cannabis is listed as a substance with the potential to improve performance by WADA.
Anthony De Francesco III11/11/2016NJFhld$250Rock n Roll FanSTomeprazole sulfide (blood sample)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 5, used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, which are a common problem in racing horses.
Raymond S. Ahto11/11/2016PAPHL1095 days$10,000. DQ, purse redistributionER RoomSTjwh-250 (synthetic cannabis)Man-made chemical intended to produce similar effects to cannabis. Considered a psychoactive substance which affects the brain in humans. Reported effects include relaxation. Cannabis is listed as a substance with the potential to improve performance by WADA.
Anthony De Francesco III11/10/2016DEDD$1,000 Hardscrabble TillySTTCO2 (excess of 14 mmol/l (1st test), 12.9 mmol/l (2nd test))-Pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Robert R. Shahan11/9/2016PAPHLDQ, purse redistributionSupersonic ASToxycodoneRCI Class 1, penalty class A,opiod pain reliever for relief of moderate to severe pain, not FDA approved for use in horses
Andrew S. Harris11/7/2016MEScar$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionTawnetteSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Adam Leroy Gray11/4/2016NYSTga15 days$250unknownSTpositive test - post racedrug unknown
Amanda Kelley11/3/2016PAPHL$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionDragon LawsSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Christopher B. Temming11/2/2016PAPHL365 daysDQ, purse redistributionSawbuckSTjwh-250 (synthetic cannabis)Man-made chemical intended to produce similar effects to cannabis. Considered a psychoactive substance which affects the brain in humans. Reported effects include relaxation. Cannabis is listed as a substance with the potential to improve performance by WADA.
Anthony De Francesco III10/29/2016PAPcD365 days$5,000, DQ, Purse RedistributionJulericaSToxycodoneRCI Class 1, penalty class A,opiod pain reliever for relief of moderate to severe pain, not FDA approved for use in horses
Rene M. Allard10/29/2016INHoPStable EyesSTphenylbutazone overage (3.1 mg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Tim Clevenger10/27/2016OHDTN$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionunknownSTfirocoxib overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug in the COX-2 inhibitor class. FDA-approved for use in the horse under the tradename Equioxx. Used to treat mild inflammatory conditions.
John D. Tatham10/27/2016INHoP$500Sand FortuneSTphenylbutazone overage (3.3 mg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Tim Clevenger10/24/2016NYYR60 days$1,000 unknownSTpositive test - post racedrug unknown
Michael A. Forte10/23/2016PAPHL547 days$5,000, DQ, purse redistributionGold ShooterSTsildenafil (4th offense)RCI class 3, penalty class A, Trade name Viagra, phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor, not FDA approved for use in horses but often used ineffectivly in horses with EIPH to relax capillary walls
Virgil Addison10/22/2016NJM$250unknownSTpositive test - post race**Rescinded by Commission**drug unknown
Aaron J. Lambert10/22/2016PAPHL$250unknownSTpositive test - post racedrug unknown
Thomas G. Milici10/18/2016PAPcD1825 days$5,000 Bettin BruceSTconduct detrimental to the best interest of horse racingin the paddock trainer placed a syringe in the mouth of the horse twice and appeared to give him a shot in the neck with a needle
John D. Shawver10/18/2016DEHar$1,000 Miss ReadSTTCO2 (11.3, 1st test & 11.7, 2nd test)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Leigh A. Raymer10/17/2016OHNfld20 days1000, purse redistributionLookinforadventureSTmethocarbamol overage (60.4 +/- 11.5 mcg/ml urine)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Michael J. Dowdall10/16/2016PAPHL$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionHalton HurricaneSTisoflupredone overageRCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint.
Thomas G. Milici10/15/2016INHoP228 days$1,500 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and injectable medicines
Krista J. Harmon10/12/2016INHop$500Crusin OnSTflunixin overage (29.9 ng/ml)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Joseph W. Putnam10/12/2016PAPHL365 days$5,000, DQ, Purse RedistributionFlight Deck NSToxycodoneRCI Class 1, penalty class A,opiod pain reliever for relief of moderate to severe pain, not FDA approved for use in horses
Brad D. Irvine10/11/2016INHop15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionMorgangetsherwaySThydroxylidocaine (4360 pg/ml)RCI Class 2; Frequently used local anesthetic. Administered to block nerves in order to conduct lameness examinations and for any short procedure (suturing lacerations, Caslick’s procedure, etc.) that can be done with local anesthesia. Can also be found in some over-the-counter topical antibiotic ointments that advertise “pain relief.” Can be a dangerous drug if used illicitly because of its ability to deaden pain so violations are generally taken seriously. A metabolite of lidocaine.
Jordan L. Frye10/10/2016PAMea90 days$1,000 Mcace Of ArtsSTconduct detrimental to the best interest of horse racingoral administration of a substance to a horse programmed to race same day
Scot R. Davidson10/10/2016PAPcD30 days$1,000, DQKesons AvaiaSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Frank Petrelli10/3/2016PAPcd75 days$3,500 scratchedTouch The RockStTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build u
Tracy L. Brainard10/2/2016PAPHL$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionShechinah GlorySTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form
Linda Rae Lambert10/1/2016NYStga15 days$250unknownSTpositive test - post racedrug unknown
Jackie Lynn Rousse9/30/2016INHoP1826 Days$20,000 Iam BonaseraSTadministration of medication other then lasixwas acting lasix administration veterinarian
Joseph M. Baliga (DVM)9/29/2016PAPHL1825 Days$10,000. DQ, purse redistributionPinot GrigioSTsildenafil (3rd offense)RCI class 3, penalty class A, Trade name Viagra, phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor, not FDA approved for use in horses but often used ineffectivly in horses with EIPH to relax capillary walls
Virgil Addison9/29/2016MDRcR15 daysDQ, purse redistributionCell Phone HanoverSTdimethylsulfoxide overage (22.6 +/- 1.8 mcg/ml) & flunixin overage (107 +/- 5 ng/ml)DMSO; Therapeutic medication; RCI class 4; is a topical NSAID cream which is labeled for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis; it is also commonly used to decrease soft tissue swelling in the lower leg. Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Darryle Lamar Dennis9/27/2016MDRcR15 daysDQ, purse redistributionChinese CuisineSTcaffeine (204 +/- 9 ng/ml)Caffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Tina H. Duer9/23/2016PAPHL15 days$1,500, DQ, Purse redistributionJaded DreamSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Gilbert Garcia-Owen9/23/2016NJFhld$250Inukchuk ChuckSTomeprazole overage ** Rescinded by Commission**Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 5, used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, which are a common problem in racing horses.
Donna J. Marshall9/22/2016PAMea$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionTremor HanoverSTbetamethasoneTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Shawn P. Johnston9/21/2016PAPcDIndefinitely$3,500 VenganceStflunixin overage (more than twice allowed level)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Anthony R. Farina9/21/2016INHoP$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionGorgeous ViewSTdexamethasone overage (77 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Thomas R. Simmons9/20/2016MAPRc90 days$1,000, purse redistributedB R Patriot R6STlevamisole (.173 ng/ml) & pemoline (1.03 ng/ml)RCI Class 1; documented metabolite of levamisole in the horse; central-nervous-system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedule II substance; marketed as Cylert™ for use in humans but no longer available in the U.S.; Subsequent Ruling-The PA State Harness Commission has determined that all penalties assessed against all trainers involved in pemoline positives should be withdrawn and they be restored to good standing.RCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse.
Ralph H. Anderson9/20/2016OHDela$1,000 I Said DiamondsSTadministration of IV fluidsadministration of IV fluids during time frame not allowable by dentention barn rules, not granted permission by security staff, allowed unlicensed person to assist with injectable device
Louis Bauslaugh (DVM)9/17/2016KYLex30 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionFashion HeartSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Rex D. Watson9/15/2016KYYR60 days$1,000 unknownSTTCO2 post-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build u
Peter J. Tritton9/13/2016OHNfldwarning issuedMr Tommy FRASTflunixin overage (26 +/- 3 ng/ml, plasma)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Rosy E. Weaver9/13/2016NYYR$250unknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Dennis J. Laterza9/11/2016PAPcD60 days$2,500 PreciousSTTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Arthur J. Jones9/10/2016IAWhat$200, DQ, purse redistributionBootfulladiamondsSTflunixin overageFlunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Michael West9/9/2016INHoP$1,000, DQEastenderSTdexamethasone overage (47 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Aaron D. Colley9/8/2016MAPRc$500, DQ, purse redistributionStar Studded CastSTbenzocaine (307 pg/ml)RCI Class 4; local anesthetic used topically; depolarization of the neuronal membrane is inhibited blocking the initiation and conduction of nerve impulses
Anthony A. Ciuffetelli9/8/2016PAPHL365 days$5,000, DQ, Purse RedistributionBlingSTsildenafilRCI class 3, penalty class A, Trade name Viagra, phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor, not FDA approved for use in horses but often used ineffectivly in horses with EIPH to relax capillary walls
Bette Jean D. Lare9/6/2016INHoP$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionVinSTmethocarbamol overage (10.9 ng/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Harry E. Miller9/5/2016MEWind15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionDonemeswiththebestSThydroxyethyl promazine sulfoxide (HEPS)Metabolite of acepromazine; RCI Class 3; tranquilizer used for mild sedation; often administered prior to shipping, or for making a difficult horse safer to work with, also used prior to anesthesia.
Craig A. Hall9/3/2016OHBurtwarning issuedAt My RequestSTflunixin overageFlunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Samuel J. Schillaci9/3/2016KYLex30 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionStormin On BySTcobalt ( 185.00 ppb)Cobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Harley Emerson9/3/2016MNAces$750, DQ, purse redistributionWhatevershesgotSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Jenni King9/1/2016OHDTN30 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionPumped Up KicksSTcobalt (156 + 10 ppb plasma) see also 7/28/16- charges combined for 1 positive testCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Delvin J. Criswell8/31/2016MNAces$500, DQ, purse redistributionPa's Corn SqueezinSTisoflupredone overageRCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint.
Luke Plano8/31/2016MNAces$500DashpointhanoverSTomeprazole sulfide overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5, used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, which are a common problem in racing horses.
Jim R. Marino8/31/2016INHoP1000, DQ, purse redistributionJake The GiantSTmethylprednisolone overage (315 pg/ml)Therapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Allan R. Vorhees8/30/2016NYStga30 days$1,000 unknownStunknown (positive test-post race)
Harold F. Smith8/30/2016MAPRc$500, purse redistributionLove Live LaughSTisoflupredone overage (181 pg/ml)RCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint.
Dennis J. Whittemore8/29/2016PAMea$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionPhantom PhotoSTflunixin overage (403.25 +/- 11.71 ng/ml)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Jan R. Fread8/28/2016PAPHL$500, DQ, purse redistributionRing WarriorSTflunixin overageFlunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Toni C. Freitas8/28/2016MNAces$500, DQ, purse redistributionWhatevershesgotSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Jenni King8/27/2016MNAces15 days$1,500, DQ, Purse redistributionKeep the DreamSTflumethasonelong acting oral/intravenous corticosteroid often used in treating musculoskeletal inflammation
Sean R. Lancaster8/26/2016INHoP15 days$500Hit And Giggle ASTmepivacaine overageRCI Class 2; Frequently used local anesthetic. Administered to block nerves in order to conduct lameness examinations and for any short procedure (suturing lacerations, Caslick’s procedure, etc.) that can be done with local anesthesia. Can also be found in some over-the-counter topical antibiotic ointments that advertise “pain relief.” Can be a dangerous drug if used illicitly because of its ability to deaden pain so violations are generally taken seriously.
Dylan P. Davis8/26/2016PAPHL120 days$3,500 Cherokee RangerSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Dean M. Eckley8/24/2016MNAces$200Mint To CruiseSTadministration within 48 hours of race(robaxin by trainer)MRC Rule #7890.0110 subpart1: no person shall administer/cause to be administerd to a horse within 48 hours of a race in which it is scheduled to run any medication.
Nick Royce Roland8/23/2016PAMea15 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionTheresnowaySTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone 8.9 mcg/ml, confirmed in split sample)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Katricia Lynn Adams8/21/2016KYLexDQ, purse redistributionStanfordSTdexamethasone overage (28 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
C. Kevin Thomas8/21/2016PAPHL1825 Days$5,000, DQ, Purse RedistributionPerrito CalienteSTdarbepoetinRCI class 2, penalty class A. Trade name Aranesp. EPO Stimulating Agent.
James M. Borke8/19/2016PAPHL365 Days$5,000, DQ, Purse RedistributionPinot GrigioSTsildenafilRCI class 3, penalty class A, Trade name Viagra, phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor, not FDA approved for use in horses but often used ineffectivly in horses with EIPH to relax capillary walls
Virgil Addison8/17/2016OHDytn$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionPoppetSTflunixin overage (1592.50 +/- 100.35 ng/ml)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Terry R. Altmeyer8/17/2016MNAces$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionChewy BacaSTflumethasone (111 pg/ml serum)long acting oral/intravenous corticosteroid often used in treating musculoskeletal inflammation
Sean R. Lancaster8/16/2016PAMea30 days$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable medicines
Katricia Lynn Adams8/16/2016MESkowwarning issuedWantsomeofthisSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Elmer N. Ballard8/14/2016KYLex$500, DQ, purse redistributionErica AmericaSTdexamethasone overage (27 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
C . Kevin Thomas8/12/2016OHNfldwarning issuedFeelin LuckySTflunixin overage (26 /- 3 ng/ml plasma)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
John P. Oliverio8/10/2016OHNfldwarning issuedIndependent GSTflunixin overage (28 +/- 2 ng/ml)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Henry E. Beachy8/9/2016PAMea5 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionHot Chica BoombaSTcapsaicinNot currently classified by RCI; the active chemical in chili peppers, capsaicin is found in some topical anti-inflammatory and analgesic products. These products have no legitimate therapeutic purposes in racehorses and a finding at any concentration would likely result is harsh penalties.
Timothy P. Twaddle8/9/2016PAMea31 days$2,500, DQ, purse redistributionBackstage PassSTbupivacaineRCI Class 2;used for local and regional anesthesia; Not as commonly used as other anesthetics such as lidocaine and mepivacaine. If found, would generally warrant greater penalties since recognized alternatives exist.
Jimmie D. Ritter Jr.8/9/2016MNAces$750Serious ArtSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Steven C. Wiseman8/7/2016KYLexDQ, purse redistributionBarrys GiftSTcaffeine (659 ng/ml) -- contamination from feed supplement not on label, manufacturer has taken responsibilityCaffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Tina H. Duer8/6/2016KYLex$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionOne More ThingSTbetamethasone overage (333 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Terry L. Deters8/6/2016NYFhld$250Solar SisterSTomeprazole overage ** Rescinded by Commission**Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 5, used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, which are a common problem in racing horses.
Gregg R. McNair8/5/2016NYM31 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionResolveSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Ake Svanstedt8/5/2016NJFhld$250Not Before EightSTomeprazole overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5, used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, which are a common problem in racing horses.
Steve M. Elliott8/4/2016MAPRc$100Personnel SpaceSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (furosemide 205 ng/ml)
Emile F. Shaw8/1/2016MEPres15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionPembroke Jack BSTpyrilamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
James R. Ramsdell8/1/2016MEPres$500, DQ, purse redistributionIts a GoSTdiclofenac overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. FDA-approved for use in the horse as a topical ointment under the trade name Surpass. Used to treat mild inflammatory conditions.
Michael G. Hitchcock7/31/2016MNAces$500I'm An AthleteSTphenylbutazone overage (2.61 +/- 0.38 ug/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Jessie L. Pacheco7/31/2016KYLex$250Maserati SeelsterSTphenylbutazone (.44 ug/ml) & flunixin overage (13.9 ng/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.-- Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Daniel T. Jones7/30/2016KYLex$500I'll Have AnotherSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (Flunixin,28.3 ng/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Tyler G. Shehan7/29/2016ILHaw15 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionVirtually SaidSTtheobrominetheobromine, theophylline and caffeine are all methylxanthines and their metabolism is interchanged, so one can sometimes find any of them from the administration of any of the other two compounds. Most consider theobromine to be an environmental or dietary contaminant. Theobromine is also found in husks of the cocoa nut.  Since the husks are sometimes used as bedding for horses, there are opportunities for horses to be exposed to the theobromine in the bedding. Furthermore, shipping containers that were previously used to transport cocoa may contaminate horse feed if the containers are not adequately cleaned. Findings are quite rare above the 2 mcg/mL threshold.
Eslie Burton7/28/2016PAPHL10 days$500Ok AmeliaSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Brian Charles Fisher7/28/2016OHDTN30 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionPumped Up KicksSTcobalt (222 + 11 ppb plasma) see also 9/1/16- charges combined for 1 positive testCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Delvin J. Criswell7/26/2016PAPcD$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionB J Class ActSTbetamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Allen L. Sisco7/25/2016OHNfld$750, DQ, purse redistributionSnowsonSTflunixin overage (114+/- ng/ml plasma)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Christina Lynn Evans7/22/2016NYTgDn$250Party With ArtieSTphenylbutazone administration inside permitted 48hr time frameTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Matthew G. Levesque7/22/2016PAPHL$1,000. DQ, Purse RedistributionMr BlissfulSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Gilbert Garcia-Owen7/21/2016PAPHL DQ, Purse RedistributionKeystone RampageSToxycodoneRCI Class 1, penalty class A,opiod pain reliever for relief of moderate to severe pain, not FDA approved for use in horses
Kevin Lare7/19/2016OHNfldwarning issuedCedar PointStflunixin overage (31 +-1 ng/ml plasma),low or excess level of authorized medication (furosemide 119 +/-13 ng/ml)Flunixin;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation. Furosemide;Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations.
John A. Konesky III7/18/2016MAPRc$750SIMPLETWISTOFFATESTdexamethasone overage (16.9 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Todd M. O'Dea7/16/2016MNAces$200Pl JalapenoSTMedication Procedure ViolationHorse was treated by a licensed veterinarian on the instructions of the trainer on race day, necessitating a late declaration.
Jessie L. Pacheco7/15/2016NYBR7 days$250, DQ, Purse redistributionComfy Cozy TimeSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Lyle H Marsh7/15/2016NYBR7 days$250, DQ, Purse redistributionININETYSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Margaret A. Butler7/15/2016NYBR7 days$250, DQ, Purse redistributionRoyal BelliniSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Ronald C. Beback Jr7/10/2016OHScD$1,000 Bubba DelightSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (furosemide 192 +/- ng/ml, plasma)
Edwin Eugene Bibler7/10/2016MDOD$500unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugsFound to be in the possession of baking soda and a dose syringe, violating COMAR rule: .09.10.03.03 (20).
Richard L. Hans7/8/2016NJM30 days$1,000 Casmir JitterbugSTconduct detrimental to the best interest of horse racingfailure to protect and guard a horse under his care/custody as trainer, against the administration of a foreign substance by means of injection by unauthorized individual
Tony J. Osullivan7/7/2016MEScar$500unknownSTrefusal to submit horse to urine, saliva or blood testFailed to submit horse to the testing barn before leaving the paddock. Horse was later returned and tested.
William A. Dubois7/4/2016MNCanon$500, DQ, purse redistributionI Want RevengeSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Amy L. Wetzel7/3/2016MEScar$500, DQ, purse redistributionSTflunixin overage (29.65 ng/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Gregory S. Libbey7/2/2016NJM$250DabunkaSTomeprazole overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5, used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, which are a common problem in racing horses.
Ross A. Croghan6/30/2016MAPRc$500, purse redistributionSarnoSTmethocarbamol overage (4.8 ng/ml & 4.3 ng/ml for split)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Pasquale Picca6/29/2016INHoP$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionNaughty IIISTmethylprednisolone overage (364 pg/ml )Therapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Melanie Wrenn6/28/2016MAPRc$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionDontmeswiththebestSTbetamethasone overage (30.1 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
James E. Hardy6/25/2016INHoP15 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionJesse's ConSttripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
J. Martin Rodgers6/24/2016KYBgD$250Gunny SgtSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone 4.8 ug/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Tyler G. Shehan6/24/2016OHScD15 days$500Power RockSTcobalt (246 + 7 ppb plasma)Cobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Larry D. Richardson6/24/2016MAPRc15 days$750, DQ, purse redistributionMias Bold ManeuverSTnandrolone (352 pg/ml)Nandrolone is an RCI Class 3 anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Stephen F. Quinn6/21/2016OHNfld15 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionHaydenssmoothmoveSTmethocarbamol overage (6.1 +/- 0.2 micrograms/ml urine)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Tye R. Loy6/21/2016MAPRc$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionMischief Maker NSTbetamethasone overage (100.2 +/- 2.0 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Steven S. Nason6/18/2016OHScD500,DQ, purse redistributionLittle WoodySTphenylbutazone overage & flunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.-- Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
James Russell Arledge6/17/2016MAPRc$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionPanbienSTmethocarbamol overage (2.39 +/- 0.13 ng/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Irwin T. Rosenthal6/17/2016MAPRc$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionFannishSTdexamethasone overage (29.5 +/- 3.8 pg/ml) & betamethasone overage (33.1 +/- 2.0 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
James E. Hardy6/16/2016PAPHL$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionDot Dot Dot DashSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Shae P. Vandervort6/15/2016PAMea$500Classical CaviarSTflunixin overage (29.65 ng/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Raymond M. Romanetti6/15/2016INHoP$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionEnochSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutzone 8.6 ug/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Terry F. Cullipher6/15/2016INHoP$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionShot of Sweet LoveSTmethylprednisolone overage (366 pg/ml)Therapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Curtis L. Sumpter6/8/2016OHScD15 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionKing By MistakeSThydrochlorothiazideRCI Class 4, loop diuretic
Sean W. Mayhugh6/7/2016INHoPDQ, purse redistributionWhitefootedreedSTlevamisole & pemolineRCI Class 1; documented metabolite of levamisole in the horse; central-nervous-system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedule II substance; marketed as Cylert™ for use in humans but no longer available in the U.S.; Subsequent Ruling-The PA State Harness Commission has determined that all penalties assessed against all trainers involved in pemoline positives should be withdrawn and they be restored to good standing.RCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse.
Michael W. Johnson6/6/2016OHNfld7 days$500, DQ, purse redistributionunknownSTpositive test - post racedrug unknown
C Brian Loney6/5/2016PAPcD15 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionDash PediaSTclenbuterol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
George N. Benetos6/4/2016MNAces365 Days Probation$5,000, DQ, Purse RedistributionTame The Dice & Jimmy ShinSTmethamphetamineRCI Class 1; central-nervous-system stimulant with pharmacological activity similar to amphetamine; no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; pharmacologic potential for altering the performance of a racing horse is very high.
Steven C. Wiseman6/4/2016OHNfldWarningWere GoneSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (Flunixin,23.0 +/- 0.9 ng/ml, plasma)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Scott L. Cox6/2/2016INCnvr$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionFritas ShooterSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Steven D. Pletcher6/1/2016OHScDWarningFancy JessSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (Flunixin, 30 +/- 5 ng/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Carla M. Asher6/1/2016DEHar30 days$2,000, DQ, Purse RedistributionunknownSTmethylprednisolone overage (6.4 ng/ml in blood with 4.5 ng/ml found in split sample (Iowa) )Therapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Morgan S. McInnis6/1/2016OHNfld$500Bryndan's ToySTflunixin overage (34 +/- 1 ng/ml in plasma)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Frank E. Harris5/28/2016MNAcesCombined with 5/22/16American DancerSTmethylprednisolone overage (128 +/- 16 pg/ml)Therapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Robert J. Lems5/28/2016INHoP15 days$1,500, purse redistributedShocking ImageSTdexamethasone overage (176 pg/ml, 1st and split sample- same result)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Christopher Lee Short5/26/2016MAPRc$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionItsallaboutmikeSTtriamcinolone acetonide (133 +/- 19 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; corticosteroid used for the treatment of multiple conditions. Often used in joints to control inflammation resulting from degenerative joint disease.
Michelle J. Hardin5/26/2016PAPHL$500,DQ, purse redistributionMercury FashionSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Lorenzo De Simone5/22/2016MNAces$750, purse redistributionAmerican DancerSTmethylprednisolone overage (179 +/- 15 pg/ml)Therapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Robert J. Lems5/21/2016MNAces$250, purse redistributionYou'llseemeupfrontSTmethylprednisolone overage (212 +/- 15 pg/ml serum or plasma)Therapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Robert J. Lems5/21/2016MINor30 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionNoah's SharkSTTCO2 (excess of 37mmol/l)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Casey M. Wolfe5/21/2016MINor$100Magnus DeoSTforeign substance administrationadministration of a foreign substance via horse nostrils
Clyde Harris5/21/2016MINor30 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionMustang TomSTTCO2 (excess of 37mmol/l)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Tricia M. Shepard5/20/2016NJM$250HillosophicalSTomeprazole overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5, used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, which are a common problem in racing horses.
Valeriya Medik5/20/2016PAPHLDQ, purse redistributionBobbi HanoverSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Robert W. Clark5/18/2016INHoP15 days$1,500m DQ, purse redistributionHoosiers FantasySTdexamethasone overage (37.5 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Perry W. Smith5/18/2016INHoPDQ, purse redistributionEnochSTlevamisole & pemolineRCI Class 1; documented metabolite of levamisole in the horse; central-nervous-system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedule II substance; marketed as Cylert™ for use in humans but no longer available in the U.S.; Subsequent Ruling-The PA State Harness Commission has determined that all penalties assessed against all trainers involved in pemoline positives should be withdrawn and they be restored to good standing.RCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse.
Terry F. Cullipher5/16/2016KYTRR$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionBlue By YouSTbetamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
James Edward Stiltner II5/13/2016KYTRR60 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionYou Slay MeSTcaffeine (230 ng/ml)Caffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Calvin L. Harris5/12/2016DEHar$1,000 Amber FellaSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
E. Eugene Walls III5/10/2016PAPcD30 days$1,000 McFoolerySTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Laurie M. Patistas5/7/2016OHMVR7 days$500Crosswinds DodgerSTphenylbutazone overage & flunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.-- Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
David R. Elliott5/7/2016INHoPDQ, purse redistributionRed ScooterSTlevamisole & pemolineRCI Class 1; documented metabolite of levamisole in the horse; central-nervous-system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedule II substance; marketed as Cylert™ for use in humans but no longer available in the U.S.; Subsequent Ruling-The PA State Harness Commission has determined that all penalties assessed against all trainers involved in pemoline positives should be withdrawn and they be restored to good standing.RCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse.
Ryan Bellamy5/6/2016MINor30 days$500, purse redistributionEE BaySTTCO2 (excess of 37mmol/l)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Timothy S. Hall5/4/2016KYTRR$100Yesterdays ChildSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone 3.8ug/ml)
Devernon K. Wilson5/4/2016PAPHL$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionLettucefib ASTdimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) overageTherapeutic medication; RCI class 4; is a topical NSAID cream which is labeled for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis; it is also commonly used to decrease soft tissue swelling in the lower leg.
Frank C. Caleca5/4/2016KYTRR$100B BlissfulSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone 2.7ug/ml)
Jimmy Viars5/3/2016PAPcD$100, DQ, loss of purseQuick ArtSTflumethasonelong acting oral/intravenous corticosteroid often used in treating musculoskeletal inflammation
Christie Collins5/1/2016PAPHL30 days$1,000,unknownSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Arthur J. Jones4/30/2016NJMea$1500, DQ, purse redistributionA Blink Of An EyeSTglaucine 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.
Tara Hynes4/28/2016MAPRc$750, DQ, purse redistributionFlaming YankeeSTflumethasone (250pg/ml)long acting oral/intravenous corticosteroid often used in treating musculoskeletal inflammation
Shawn T. Gray4/24/2016PAPHLFull
Robert F. Bongiorno4/23/2016OHNfld7 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionGorgeous RoadSTtestosterone (119+-4 ng/ml urine)RCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Cory G. Deyermand4/23/2016INHoP$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionBestinthebusinessSTbetamethasone overage (89.1 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Anthony Brett Boyd4/21/2016MAPRcDQ, Purse RedistributionTJ's Mr LavecSTflumethasone (+/- 121 pg/ml)long acting oral/intravenous corticosteroid often used in treating musculoskeletal inflammation
Lindsey W. Blackler4/20/2016KYTRR30 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionYou Slay MeSTcaffeine (121 ng/ml)Caffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Calvin L. Harris4/18/2016MAPRc$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionSouthwind InfernoSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Gretchen R. Athearn4/18/2016MAPRc180 Days$3,000 unknownSTconduct detrimental to the best interest of horse racingpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
John S. Nason4/16/2016NJFhld$1500, DQ, purse redistributionTreySTglaucine 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.
Tara Hynes4/16/2016OHMVR15 Days$500Power RockSTcobalt (99 + 2 (ppb) of plasma)Cobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Vince W. Gomez4/15/2016KYTRR5 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionKelly BoySTmethylprednisolone overage (231 pg/ml)Therapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Geremy C. Bobbitt4/14/2016NJFhld$1500, DQ, purse redistributionSlick BoatSTglaucine 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.
Tara Hynes4/14/2016KYTRR10 days$1,500, DQ, Purse redistributionSuplemental IncomeSTdexamethasone overage (43.4 pg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
James Edward Stiltner II4/11/2016MAPRc$750, DQ, purse redistributionReal NiceSTflumethasonelong acting oral/intravenous corticosteroid often used in treating musculoskeletal inflammation
Lindsey W. Blackler4/11/2016DEDD$1,000 Denslow HanoverSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Gary B. Evans4/9/2016NJM1096 days$35,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugsitems found included; Cobalt, Stanozolol, Zinconotide (SNX-III), Chlorpromazine, Flunixin, Hyluronate Acid, Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA), Phenylbutazone, Tripelennamine, Methocarbamol, Glycopyrrolate, Dexamethasone, Guaifenesin, Furosemide, Flumethasone, Hydrochlorthiazide, and Trichlormethiazide
Jeffrey T. Dauplaise4/7/2016INHoPDQ, purse redistributionDate RockerSTlevamisole & pemolineRCI Class 1; documented metabolite of levamisole in the horse; central-nervous-system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedule II substance; marketed as Cylert™ for use in humans but no longer available in the U.S.; Subsequent Ruling-The PA State Harness Commission has determined that all penalties assessed against all trainers involved in pemoline positives should be withdrawn and they be restored to good standing.RCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse.
Bobby A. Brower4/6/2016PAPHL$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionBobbi HanoverSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Robert S. Reeser4/5/2016PAMea30 days$2,500, DQ, purse redistributionSkyway HurricaneSThydroxybupivacaineRCI Class 2; major metabolite of the local anesthetic bupivacaine. Not as commonly used as other anesthetics such as lidocaine and mepivacaine. If found, would generally warrant greater penalties since recognized alternatives exist.
Jean M. Rastetter4/5/2016MEScar450 Days$2,250, DQ, purse redistributionCivil Cause/Boogitydoc Boogity/LegerdepanSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Patricia J. Switzer4/5/2016MEScar450 days$2,250, DQ, purse redistributionLuvnuisfun/Moonisonfire/Ringo/Luv A Lot HanoverSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Randy L. Bickmore4/3/2016CACalX$500Boulder RollerSTflumethasonelong acting oral/intravenous corticosteroid often used in treating musculoskeletal inflammation
Liberio M. Pacheco4/3/2016CACalX$750One And OnlySTflumethasonelong acting oral/intravenous corticosteroid often used in treating musculoskeletal inflammation
Liberio M. Pacheco4/2/2016PAPcD$1000, DQ, purse redistributionMassacaiaSTbetamethasone
Jason M. Robinson4/1/2016INHoP$750, DQ, purse redistributionKeystone WandaSTflunixin overage (24.4 ng/ml), levamisole & pemolineTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.RCI Class 1; documented metabolite of levamisole in the horse; central-nervous-system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse; Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) schedule II substance; marketed as Cylert™ for use in humans but no longer available in the U.S.; Subsequent Ruling-The PA State Harness Commission has determined that all penalties assessed against all trainers involved in pemoline positives should be withdrawn and they be restored to good standing.RCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse.
Bobby A. Brower3/29/2016PAPcD15 Days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionunknownSTxylazineRCI Class 3, Alpha 2 agonist used for sedative and analgesic properties. Adverse properties in horses include: muscle tremors, decreased respiratory rate, sweating, and decreased GI motility.
Dean M. Eckley3/29/2016MEScar270 days (training), 90 days (driving)$1,700, DQ, Purse RedistributionRemix/JJ's JetSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Winston D. Campbell3/24/2016NYYRIndefinitelyMagic MannySTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Tyler J. Nostadt3/21/2016DEDD$100Abelard HanoverSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Brian L. Callahan3/21/2016NYYRIndefinitelyunknownSTUnknownpositive test-post race
Sean M. Campbell3/19/2016PAPcD$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionBrandon's ColtSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Gilberto Garcia-Herrera3/19/2016PAPcD30 days$1,000 Smokey's LuckSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Anthony R. Farina3/18/2016NJM15 Days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionunknownStUnknown
Tony P. Alagna3/15/2016OHNfld$250Broadway BoundSTflunixin overage (36+-ng per ml/plasma)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Benjamin L. Miller3/9/2016PAMea$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionLet Loose HanoverSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Phil R. Goldwater3/8/2016OHMVR15 days$500, purse redistributionWestern EmpressSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Zachary R. Henry3/5/2016NJM$250Fly AwaySTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Stanley C. Whittemore3/1/2016OHNfld180 Days$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Robert L. Ernsthausen2/26/2016------$250unknownSTunknown
Mark A. Harder2/21/2016DEDD30 days$2,000, DQ, Purse RedistributionDrunk On YouSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Melvin Wayne Givens2/21/2016CACalX$250Dickies MotelSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Richard F. Schneider2/21/2016OHMVR$1,000 Henry's WaySTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Christopher Lee Short2/15/2016PAMea15 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionPC's VixenSTmepivacaine overageRCI Class 2; Frequently used local anesthetic. Administered to block nerves in order to conduct lameness examinations and for any short procedure (suturing lacerations, Caslick’s procedure, etc.) that can be done with local anesthesia. Can also be found in some over-the-counter topical antibiotic ointments that advertise “pain relief.” Can be a dangerous drug if used illicitly because of its ability to deaden pain so violations are generally taken seriously.
Paul J. Kennedy2/15/2016OHMVRwarning issuedMias Bold ManeuverSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Max A. Stockman2/13/2016OHNfld$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionMy ImmortalSTdimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) overage (25.5 +/- 0.2 mcg/ml)Therapeutic medication; RCI class 4; is a topical NSAID cream which is labeled for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis; it is also commonly used to decrease soft tissue swelling in the lower leg.
Robert J. Schultz Jr.2/10/2016PAMea$250Whiskey EyedSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Deron E. Young2/9/2016PAMea$500Skyway CruiserStflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Jimmy M. Salerno2/9/2016OHNfld180 days$500unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugsFound to be in the possession of a bottle designed for hypodermic administration (injectable).
Jimmy M. Salerno2/4/2016PAMea15 days$500Skull of RosesSTcapsaicinNot currently classified by RCI; the active chemical in chili peppers, capsaicin is found in some topical anti-inflammatory and analgesic products. These products have no legitimate therapeutic purposes in racehorses and a finding at any concentration would likely result is harsh penalties.
Jamie M. Coffy2/2/2016OHNfld15 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionCC StormySTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Anthony R. Farina2/1/2016OHNfld365 days$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugsFound to be in the possession of baking soda and a dose syringe, violating COMAR rule: .09.10.03.03 (20).
Robert J. Schultz Jr.1/30/2016NJFhld$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionunknownSTisoxsuprineRCI Class 4; used in the treatment of navicular syndrome (navicular disease) although the efficacy is questionable according to published literature; causes the dilation (enlargement) of blood vessels.
Traci L. Berry1/23/2016FlPPk$100Ariel SaluteSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
John Paul Cummings Jr.1/23/2016CACalXDQ, Purse RedistributionCruize CommanderSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Marissa K. Tyler1/17/2016CACalXDQ, Purse RedistributionYankee FlyerSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Marissa K. Tyler1/17/2016CACalXDQ, Purse RedistributionCruize CommanderSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Marissa K. Tyler1/17/2016FlPPk$100Sounthern WindsSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Luanne C. Case1/13/2016ILHaw15 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionBreakin LooseSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
George F. Anthrop1/12/2016FlPPk$400All American MajorSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Donna M. Riedel1/12/2016FlPPk$400Put It In GearSTmethylprednisolone overage, isoflupredone overage, triamcinolone acetonide overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis)., -RCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint., -herapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; corticosteroid used for the treatment of multiple conditions. Often used in joints to control inflammation resulting from degenerative joint disease.
Donna M. Riedel1/12/2016FlPPk$750Goldstar RaiderSTisoflupredone overageRCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint.
Michael L. Micallef1/11/2016FlPPK$100Do It For AnnieSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Normand Dessureault1/11/2016FlPPK$100SelenaSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Normand Dessureault1/10/2016ILHaw15 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionRock HollywoodStmetoprololMetoprolol: RCI Class 3, beta blocker for treatment of certain heart conduction conditions and hypertension.
Mike S. Brink1/7/2016PAMea$250Miss TillySTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Linda K. Armentrout1/5/2016OHNfldwarning issuedPuttin On The FoilSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
B. Clair Umholtz1/2/2016CACalXDQ, Purse RedistributionUptown BoySTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Marissa K. Tyler1/2/2016NJFhld15 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionDrive Em CowboySTflumethasonelong acting oral/intravenous corticosteroid often used in treating musculoskeletal inflammation
Mark A. Infante12/27/2015CACalX$200unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Pierre Girard12/26/2015ILBmlP$250Odds On DominicaSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Frank R. Moseley12/22/2015FLPPK$300CashahallicSTtestosteroneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Richard S. Silverman12/19/2015CACalXDQ, Purse RedistributionYoung AmericanSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Marissa K. Tyler12/17/2015NJFhld$500unknownSTunknown
Newton M. Sheridan12/14/2015FLPPk$100unknownSTwarming up before pre-race blood test
Michael D. Hardy12/13/2015FlPPk$750Coopers BeachSTdimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) overageTherapeutic medication; RCI class 4; is a topical NSAID cream which is labeled for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis; it is also commonly used to decrease soft tissue swelling in the lower leg.
Richard C. Plano12/12/2015ILBmlP30 daysnoneFriskie FlickerSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
John F. Fletcher12/12/2015ILBmlP366 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionBig Footed ButchSTmethylphenidateRCI Class 1, trade name Ritalin, central nervous system stimulant, similar to amphetamines.
Robert L. Phillips12/10/2015OHDTN$250DivulgeSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Pierce D. Henry12/10/2015PAMea$250Mein SchatzSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Aaron M. Johnston12/8/2015PAMea9 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionTune InSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Scot R. Davidson12/7/2015DEDD30 days$2,000 DQ, Purse RedistributionunknownSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Christine Chrissman-Bier12/5/2015MDRcR15 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionJesse's DiamondSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Phyllis Copeland12/1/2015FlPPk$250Fly AwaySTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Stanley C. Whittemore12/1/2015MDRcR$500unknownSTisoflupredone overageRCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint.
Basil Sapienza11/30/2015PAMea15 days$500 DQBourbon St HanoverSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Jamie M. Coffy11/28/2015FLPPK$300Artsbred CamotionSTclenbuterol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
James E. Hysell11/28/2015NJFhld10 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionWhataorseSTatropine & scopolamineRCI Class 3; popular as a pre-anesthetic agent due to its ability to decrease saliva. Used as a respiratory aid for similar reasons. Also can be found in some over the counter herbal preparations such as Traumeel listed under the plant name Atropa belladonna./ Anti-cholenergic anti-muscarinic medication often used for treatment of motion sickness and other gastro-intestinal issues in humans. No horse-specific FDA approved medications.
Dennis J. Watson11/25/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Cathy B. Smith11/24/2015OHNfld$200unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Randy J. Cassavaugh11/23/2015FLPPk$500Shanty Town GuySTanabolic/androgenic steroid
Gus G. Scarpias11/23/2015DEDDDQ, Purse RedistributionBobby the GreekSTisoflupredone overageRCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint.
Shawn P. Hanley11/21/2015MEScar$250May Day JojoStphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Aaron C. Hall11/19/2015MAPRc$500Medoland JTSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
William F. Abdelnour11/18/2015OHDTN$500, DQStrong FeelinSTdipyroneRCI Class 4; analgesic, not approved for use in animals, not legally manufacuted or marketed in the US.
Devan S. Miller11/18/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Robert D. Marston11/17/2015MDRcR$500unknownSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Leon J. Harris11/16/2015MAPRc$500Unique SignSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
William F. Abdelnour11/16/2015DEDD30 days$2,000 DQBobby the GreekSTisoflupredone overageRCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint.
Shawn P. Hanley11/15/2015MEScarCarrieannSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Aaron C. Hall11/14/2015INHoPwarning issuedElla RoseSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Jason E. Miller11/13/2015PAPHL60 days$500unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
John D. Shawver11/11/2015PAMeawarning issuedMcCutchenSTprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Available in multiple formulations and used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions. Legal for raceday administration in Florida in the sodium succinate formulation. As with other corticosteroids, intravenous administration produces a calming effect according to anecdotal reports. Evidence of raceday administration would likely lead to more significant penalties in states other than Florida.
John P. Oliverio11/10/2015FLPPk5 days$500DavitaSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Kim Chiaramonte Sears11/9/2015MAPRc$500Unique SignSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
William F. Abdelnour11/8/2015FlPPk$250Fortunes LegacySTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Gus G. Scarpias11/7/2015NJFhld$500East MeadowSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Vincent Fusco Jr.11/7/2015PAPcD30 days$1,000 ElectrofireSTTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build u
Jennifer L. Lappe11/6/2015MEBang$500 DQ, Purse RedistributionMaras WorldSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Joseph M. Burke11/6/2015OHNfldwarning issuedRD Elegant YankeeSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Harla Renae Loney11/6/2015PAPHL$1,000 DQGirlofyourdreamsSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
William Barton Dalious11/4/2015PAMea$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionClassicalitySTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Lisa A. Dunn11/4/2015INHoP$1,000 DQB FlorealSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Bobby A. Brower11/4/2015PAPHL$1,000 DQWarrawee QuallySTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
David S. Russo11/4/2015DEDD30 days$2,000 DQunknownSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Terri E. Lynch11/4/2015PAPcD3,650 days$5,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Robert J. Carter10/31/2015NJM15 days$500 DQunknownSTunknown
Michael P. Pollio10/31/2015PAPcD30 days$1,000 Cadillac PhilSTTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build u
Luca Derrico10/30/2015ILBmlP15 days$500 DQSpeedy RendezvousSTlevamisoleRCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse.
Nick E. Prather10/30/2015INHoPDQ, Purse RedistributionMuscle Baby DollSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Trent P. Stohler10/30/2015PAPHL$1,000 DQSimple Saver NSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Darran F. Cassar10/29/2015MEScar$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionKeystone StatelyStmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Lisa M. Saidon10/29/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
William F. Abdelnour10/29/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Randal R. Smith10/27/2015OHNfld$1,000 DQTax FreeSTnaproxenRCI Class 4; non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, no longer available in an FDA-approved equine formulation but still used (human product is Alleve®) due to the availability of compounded and human formulations.
Randy J. Cassavaugh10/26/2015OHNfld$500 DQWellsaidanddoneSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Tye R. Loy10/24/2015OHDTN365 Days$1,000 unknownST3-Methoxytyraminecatecholamine often found as a dopamine metabolite
Christi R. Pokornowski10/23/2015INHoP$1,000 DQChips StarrSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
James Russell Arledge10/23/2015INHoP$1,000 DQMuscle Baby DollSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Trent P. Stohler10/23/2015NJFhld15 days$500 DQunknownSTunknown
John Paul McDermott Jr.10/23/2015NJFhld15 days$500 DQunknownSTunknown
John Paul McDermott10/22/2015DEHar$50Crushed AgainSTMedication Procedure ViolationWarming up his horse before Amicar was administered.
Eli C. Scott Jr.10/22/2015PEPHL30 days$1,000 DQUpscale HanoverSTTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build u
Brian L. Callahan10/22/2015MEBangDQ, Purse RedistributionFritzie RocketStmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Joseph M. Burke10/22/2015MEBangDQ, Purse RedistributionNavarro SeelsterStmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Joseph M. Burke10/22/2015DEHar$200unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Alton E. Lynch Sr.10/21/2015PAPHL$1,000 DQNamesmuscleSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Ronald J. Burke10/20/2015MAPRc$250New Yorks BestSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Lisa Krom10/18/2015MEBangDQ, Purse RedistributionNavarro SeelsterSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Joseph M. Burke10/18/2015VAOak$1,000 DQI Am DelightfulSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Mark S. Gray10/17/2015VAOak15 days$500 DQPansai YamamotoSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Henry B. Lewis10/17/2015MDRcR$500A Storm Is BrewingSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
John M. McIntyre10/15/2015NJFhld15 days$500 DQClassy CharacterSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Dennis J. Watson10/15/2015MAPRc15 days$500SambadSTstanozololRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, the FDA-approved equine formulation (Winstrol®) is no longer available; controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Shawn P. Answeeney10/15/2015DEHar$200unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Willard C. Reynolds10/13/2015MDRcR$1,000 DQClassic FillySTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
John J. Cabot10/10/2015INHoP$1,000 DQHermosaSTprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Available in multiple formulations and used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions. Legal for raceday administration in Florida in the sodium succinate formulation. As with other corticosteroids, intravenous administration produces a calming effect according to anecdotal reports. Evidence of raceday administration would likely lead to more significant penalties in states other than Florida.
Lauren B. Nickells10/10/2015DERcR$500 DQVeronicavermillionSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Gregory F. Trotto10/10/2015VAOak$500unknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Brandon A. Givens10/10/2015DERcR$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Luis E. Collazo10/9/2015KYLexDQ, Purse RedistributionReady to IgniteSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Frank M. Antonacci10/8/2015KYLex$500 DQHollywood HighwaySTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Staffan K. Lind10/7/2015MAPRc$250Crusin BreezeSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Todd M. O'Dea10/7/2015MEFrybg$50unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Mathew J. Aubin10/6/2015MEFrybg$50unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Steven V. Vafiades10/3/2015PAPcD75 days$3,500 Touch The RockSTTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build u
Tracy L. Brainard10/3/2015KYLex$500 DQReady to IgniteSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Frank M. Antonacci10/3/2015PAPcD$1,000 Rockin RambaranSTTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build u
Mike C. Watson10/2/2015INHoP33 dayspurse redistributionBC's Bad CatSTxylazineRCI Class 3, Alpha 2 agonist used for sedative and analgesic properties. Adverse properties in horses include: muscle tremors, decreased respiratory rate, sweating, and decreased GI motility.
Michael W. Johnson10/2/2015INHoP27 days$2,500, purse redistributedBC's Bad CatSTxylazineRCI Class 3, Alpha 2 agonist used for sedative and analgesic properties. Adverse properties in horses include: muscle tremors, decreased respiratory rate, sweating, and decreased GI motility.
Michael W. Johnson10/1/2015PAMea$1,000 Mt Ring Me BelleSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Jana M. Rutkowske9/30/2015OHDTN90 days$1,000, purse redistributedParty In The ParkSTboldenoneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid available in a FDA-approved formulation for the horse (Equipoise®), controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Jason R. Beattie9/30/2015OHDTN15 days$500, purse redistributionJetting AroundSTdextrorphanNot classified by the RCI; major metabolite of the narcotic dextromethorphan, which is found in many prescription cough suppressants.
Gregory L. Henderson9/30/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Shawn T. Gray9/28/2015OHDTN60 days$1,000, purse redistributedThisdeuceiswildSTboldenoneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid available in a FDA-approved formulation for the horse (Equipoise®), controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Jason R. Beattie9/27/2015ILBmlP15 days$500 DQFriskie FlickerSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
John F. Fletcher9/26/2015OHDTN15 days$500, purse redistributionRock N Roll SpecialSTcaffeineCaffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Thomas Eric Tharps9/25/2015ILMay$250Dade HallSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Todd E. Warren9/24/2015ILMay15 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionWisconsin's BestSTO-desmethylpyrilamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Eugene Gilerman9/24/2015MEFarmwarning issuedOhm Like ClockworkSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Aaron C. Hall9/24/2015MAPRc$300unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Shawn P. Answeeney9/23/2015OHDela$250Y F CrasherSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Marlin Smith9/22/2015PAMea$1,000 DQFoiledoncemoreSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Raymond A.Simms9/19/2015MDRcR$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Ernest L. Taylor9/19/2015MDRcR$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Kenneth Schlotzhauer9/18/2015INHoP15 days$500 DQTimes Are TightSTalbuterolRCI Class 3 beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Does not have any effect on normal airways. Oral formulations have been shown to be ineffective in horses but can be administered effectively via inhalation. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race or the raceday use of the inhalation formulation.
Mary E. Bangert9/18/2015PAPcD$2,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Dean M. Eckley9/15/2015OHNfldwarning issuedMidnight AutumnSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
David J. Wornstaff9/15/2015PAPcD60 days$2,500 Gratian HanoverSTTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build u
Robert F. Bongiorno9/13/2015IAWhatwarning issuedR TunderboltSTketoprofen overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Royal R. Roland9/13/2015PAPHL$500unknownSTwarming up before pre-race blood test
Steve M. Elliott9/8/2015MAPRc$250Tony AbsolutSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Randal R. Smith9/8/2015INHoP$1,000 DQKierras JewelSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Merle W. Myers9/7/2015OHDTNwarning issuedSecret UniverseSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
April Lyn Roach9/7/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Shawn P. Answeeney9/7/2015MAPRcwarning issuedWild DeuceSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Jennifer M. Allen9/4/2015ILMay15 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionSister's KeeperSTO-Desmethyl (Tramadol)RCI Class 2, narcotic analgesic. Has no legitimate therapeutic application in the racehorse. A finding of any concentration in a post-race sample would result in a heavy penalty absent significant mitigating circumstances.
Delbert Lee Chupp9/3/2015MAPRcwarning issuedWhat's The StorySTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
James E. Hardy9/2/2015PAPHL15 days$1,000 IncognitoSTTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build u
William P. Mann9/1/2015INHoP15 days$1,500 DQRock Me HenrySTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Joseph G. Seekman8/29/2015ILDuQ15 days$500 DQStylish Big GuySTlevamisoleRCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse.
Kelcey E. Perymond8/29/2015ILDuQ$250unknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Mark T. Walker8/28/2015ILMay60 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionBC's Papa EricSTO-Desmethyl (Tramadol)RCI Class 2, narcotic analgesic. Has no legitimate therapeutic application in the racehorse. A finding of any concentration in a post-race sample would result in a heavy penalty absent significant mitigating circumstances.
Charles Cistrunk Jr.8/28/2015MEFarmwarning issuedGG RouletteSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Aaron C. Hall8/28/2015OHNfld15 days$500 DQJodi GirlSTcaffeineCaffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Lonnie Gaber8/28/2015OHNfldwarning issuedCyst To SisterSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Frank E. Harris8/28/2015OHNfld$200unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Nichole E. Stahl8/26/2015INHoP$1,000 DQNorthmedo RockySTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Michael W. Medors8/25/2015OHNfld15 days$500 DQJakes ChanceSTcaffeineCaffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Lonnie Gaber8/25/2015DEHar$200 purse redisributionunknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Sheila A. Daugherty8/24/2015MDOD$500Card RustlerSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Bryan J. Truitt8/23/2015ILBmlP15 days$500Casino CompSTlevamisoleRCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse.
Leslie R. Miller8/23/2015PAPcD$250unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Kenneth A. Hess Jr.8/23/2015ILBmlP$250Show Stopin MonkeySTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Roshun D. Trigg8/22/2015MNAces$500 DQMargin's EchoSThydrocortisone succinateCorticosteroid with rapid onset. Commonly used when quick glucocorticoid or mineralcortocoid effect is required. RCI Class 4.
Richard T. Magee8/20/2015OHNfldwarning issuedMiracle MannySTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Stephen Arter8/20/2015MAPRc$1,000 DQMad MaxSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
John Hogan8/20/2015MDOD$500Lindas BuddySTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Duane A. Rust8/19/2015PAPHLindefinite suspension$2,500, DQ, purse redistributionPowerful YieldSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Arlene E. Cameron8/19/2015PAPHL45 days$2,500 DQ, Purse RedistributionPowerful YieldSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Arlene E. Cameron8/17/2015MDODwarning issuedMrs Lady CantabSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Gregory Knepp8/16/2015KYLex$500 DQReckoning DaySTmethylprednisolone overageTherapuetic medication; RCI Class 4; quick acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joince (tradename Dep Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerated join disease (arthritis).
Daniel N. Noble8/14/2015MDODwarning issuedArt SimpsonSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Mark S. Gray8/13/2015OHNfldwarning issuedBlack Denim N LaceSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Benjamin L. Miller8/12/2015PAWayn$1,000 DQRoyalthhasarrivedSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Stephen J. Schoeffel8/11/2015MNAces$1,000 DQMargin's EchoSThydrocortisone succinateCorticosteroid with rapid onset. Commonly used when quick glucocorticoid or mineralcortocoid effect is required. RCI Class 4.
Richard T. Magee8/9/2015MDOD$1,000 DQSpecial T RocksSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Joseph C. Hundertpfund Jr.8/9/2015OHDTN$250JesuslovesmeSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Richard L. Peterman8/9/2015KYLexDQ, Purse RedistributionCorsica HallSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Bill J. Elliott8/9/2015MNAces$750, purse redistributionAl-Mar-Skip-BoSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Richard T. Magee8/8/2015KYLex$500Cinnabar HallSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Peter G. Foley8/8/2015KYLex$500 DQSwinging CamiSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Mark E. Winters8/8/2015MNAces$750 DQToatsmygoatsSThydrocortisone succinateCorticosteroid with rapid onset. Commonly used when quick glucocorticoid or mineralcortocoid effect is required. RCI Class 4.
David E. Flinn8/8/2015KYLex$500 DQDon't Sugarcoat ItSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
David C. Lough8/7/2015ILMay365 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionReadySTO-Desmethyl (Tramadol)RCI Class 2, narcotic analgesic. Has no legitimate therapeutic application in the racehorse. A finding of any concentration in a post-race sample would result in a heavy penalty absent significant mitigating circumstances.
James S. Ellison8/7/2015ILMay15 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionNorthern DaliSTO-Desmethyl (Tramadol)RCI Class 2, narcotic analgesic. Has no legitimate therapeutic application in the racehorse. A finding of any concentration in a post-race sample would result in a heavy penalty absent significant mitigating circumstances.
Curtis Rice8/7/2015PAPcD$1,000 DQIn Mint ConditionSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due to its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflamatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intraveneous jug. Positive tests are typical the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Thomas C. Wine II8/5/2015OHNfldwarning issuedSenator SamSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculosketetal inflammation.
Don L. Pfister8/4/2015OHNfld$1,000 DQDL's CabiarSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculosketetal inflammation.
Don L. Pfister8/3/2015MAPRc$250Shooter OnthelooseSTbetamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Scott L. Rollins8/2/2015MDOD$500MarshalinnSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
John Dixon8/2/2015PAPHL$500unknownSTwarming up before pre-race blood test
William S. Height8/1/2015KYLex$500Ky LizSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Tyler G. Shehan7/31/2015ILMay15 days$500 DQMontero Blue ChipSTmetaprololRCI Class 3, beta blocker for treatment of certain heart conduction conditions and hypertension.
John J. Zawistowski7/30/2015KYLexDQ, Purse RedistributionWildcat BobbySTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Arthur E. Gregory Jr.7/28/2015MNAces$500, purse redistributionThe Last RailwaySTxylazineRCI Class 3, Alpha 2 agonist used for sedative and analgesic properties. Adverse properties in horses include: muscle tremors, decreased respiratory rate, sweating, and decreased GI motility.
Brandon Jenson7/26/2015PAPHL$500unknownSTwarming up before pre-race blood test
Tony J. Osullivan7/25/2015ILBmlP$2,000 DQLexSTclenbuterol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Nelson Willis7/24/2015PAMeaDQ, Purse RedistributionNimble and QuickSTtheophyllineRCI Class 3; used to treat respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Is present in tea and cocoa beans so it could also be an environmental contaminant. Suspected cases of contamination would warrant lower penalties.
Richard H. Ringler7/24/2015ILMay$250Muy CalienteSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Gary A. Fatland7/24/2015OHNfld$250Were GoneSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Scott L. Cox7/24/2015ILMayIndefinitelyunknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
James P. Durante III7/23/2015MEScar$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionIsn't She LovelyStmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Marc Raymond Tardif7/23/2015PAPHL$500unknownSTwarming up before pre-race blood test
Mark A. Harder7/22/2015PAPHL$500unknownSTwarming up before pre-race blood test
Ervin M. Miller7/21/2015NYMR30 days$500Ideal RowanSTcaffeineCaffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Madison J. Shearer7/21/2015PAMea$1,000 DQMarissaSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due to its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflamatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intraveneous jug. Positive tests are typical the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
William J. Daumit7/21/2015MNAcespurse redistributionChonga HanoverSTractopamineRCI Class 3; beta-agonist with established nutrient partitioning capabilities; promotes skeletal muscle accretion at the expense of fat deposition. No known legitimate therapeutic use in racehorses.
Merlin G. Van Otterloo7/21/2015OHNfld$250Triple CommandSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
John D. Wengerd7/20/2015PAMea15 days$500 DQLight Up the SkySTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Edward J. Zubkoff7/17/2015OHNfld15 days$1,000 DQNo Whip ChipSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due to its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflamatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intraveneous jug. Positive tests are typical the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Daniel N. Noble7/17/2015ILMayDQ, Purse RedistributionSimply BurbonSTtheophyllineRCI Class 3; used to treat respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Is present in tea and cocoa beans so it could also be an environmental contaminant. Suspected cases of contamination would warrant lower penalties.
Larry W. Finn Jr.7/17/2015PAPcD$1,000 DQSarah's HallSTfirocoxib overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug in the COX-2 inhibitor class. FDA-approved for use in the horse under the tradename Equioxx. Used to treat mild inflammatory conditions.
Steven W. Bartholomew7/17/2015PAPcD30 days$1,000 QuincySTTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of the lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by threshold.
Dean M. Eckley7/16/2015OHScD$1,000, purse redistributedJT's ChewbaccaSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due to its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflamatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intraveneous jug. Positive tests are typical the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Daniel N. Noble7/16/2015PAPHL30 days$1,000 Dreamzzz R for USTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Julius S. Czermann Jr.7/16/2015PAPHL$500unknownSTwarming up before pre-race blood test
A. Papadopoulos7/15/2015NYMR30 days$3,000 DQNoble LoverSTCaffine, Theophylline, Theobromine, & DimethylxanthineCaffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties. Theophylline is an RCI Class 3; used to treat respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Is present in tea and cocoa beans so it could also be an environmental contaminant. Suspected cases of contamination would warrant lower penalties. Plant alkaloid found in chocolate as well as in a number of other foods, including tea plant, that can act as a bronchodilator. Theobromine, theophylline and caffeine are all methylxanthines and their metabolism is interchanged, so one can sometimes find any of them from the administration of any of the other two compounds. Most consider theobromine to be an environmental or dietary contaminant. Theobromine is also found in husks of the cocoa nut.  Since the husks are sometimes used as bedding for horses, there are opportunities for horses to be exposed to the theobromine in the bedding. Furthermore, shipping containers that were previously used to transport cocoa may contaminate horse feed if the containers are not adequately cleaned. Findings are quite rare above the 2 mcg/mL threshold.
David S. Russo7/15/2015WIRicL$400 DQDirt MerchantSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Alexia R. Kehl7/15/2015WIRicL$200 purse redisributionHoney's YankeeSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Van L. Nelson7/14/2015INHoP15 days$500 DQJ'S Smooth JazzSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
John D. Lewis7/14/2015OHScD15 days$500 DQFritzie ChicSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Tyler J. Nostadt7/14/2015OHScD15 days$500 DQDigamSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Jason R. Beattie7/13/2015OHBftn$1,000 DQTerry GrovesSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Leo T. Groves7/12/2015NYVD30 days$500unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Justin Victor Huckabone7/12/2015ILBmlP15 days$500 DQFrontier SarahSTtheophyllineRCI Class 3; used to treat respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Is present in tea and cocoa beans so it could also be an environmental contaminant. Suspected cases of contamination would warrant lower penalties.
Rikki Lynn Soteras-Finn7/12/2015PAPHL$500unknownSTwarming up before pre-race blood test
Monte Gelrod7/11/2015PAPcD$250unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Dean M. Eckley7/11/2015NYStga$250unknownSTMedication Procedure Violation
James F. Doherty Jr.7/7/2015MNAces60 days$1,500 DQKeep the DreamSTlevamisoleRCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse.
Sean R. Lancaster7/5/2015MEScar30 days$50, purse redistributionDanvile SweetheartSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Allie B. Hiscock7/4/2015ILBmlP$500Sara's TerrorSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Lyle D. Scurlock7/4/2015ILBmlPunknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Roger S. Welch7/4/2015OHScD$250Lone Valley SamSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Christopher F. Beaver7/2/2015MINor$50R E ShawnSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Paul A. Russell7/2/2015ILMay$200unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Terry Lee Leonard7/2/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Randal R. Smith7/2/2015ILMay15 days$500 DQAJ's PrincessSTmorphineRCI Class 1; narcotic pain killer that has no legitimate therapeutic application in a racehorse. However, it can be found in a post-race sample due to contamination from feedstuffs which would be a potential mitigating factor.
James P. Durante III7/1/2015NYStga60 days$1,000 unknownSTunknown
Madison J. Shearer7/1/2015PAPcD$250unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Tracy L. Brainard6/30/2015INHoP$1,000 DQVicious LiesSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Joe D. Yoder6/29/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Joel Herman Wheeler6/29/2015DEHar$200unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Nick Surick6/29/2015OHNfld$250Allamerican FargoSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
George R. Hensley Jr.6/28/2015MNAceswarning issuedDrawing DeadSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Sean R. Lancaster6/28/2015PAPcD$250unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Richard J. Banca6/28/2015INHoP15 days$500 DQJ'S Smooth JazzSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
John D. Lewis6/28/2015KYBgD10 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionAlwayssmoothraiginSTnaproxenRCI Class 4; non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, no longer available in an FDA-approved equine formulation but still used (human product is Alleve®) due to the availability of compounded and human formulations.
John D. Lewis6/27/2015PAPcD15 days$500 DQDynamic YouthSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Aaron J. Lambert6/25/2015MEScar$1,00, DQ, Purse RedistributionI'm A Lucky ManStmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Marissa K. Tyler6/25/2015ILMay15 days$1,000 DQSun DreamSTmetaprolol and gabapentinMetoprolol: RCI Class 3, beta blocker for treatment of certain heart conduction conditions and hypertension. Gabapentin: RCI Class 4, analgesic for neuropathic pain.
Perry W. Smith6/24/2015OHScD$250Strong FeelinSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Devan S. Miller6/23/2015OHScD$250unknownSTisoxusprineRCI Class 4; used in the treatment of navicular syndrome (navicular disease) although the efficacy is questionable according to published literature; causes the dilation (enlargement) of blood vessels.
Mary Dawson6/20/2015NYStga$250unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Rocco A. Vinci6/19/2015KYBgD$500 DQLashondaSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Harley Emerson6/19/2015OHNfld15 days$1,000 DQRegil MillionaireSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
George R. Hensley Jr.6/19/2015PAMea$250unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Scott R. Betts6/18/2015MINor$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Keith H. Crawford6/18/2015DE$200unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Willard C. Reynolds6/18/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Randy L. Bickmore6/17/2015OHNfld$250Lula's Lil SweetieSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Frank E. Harris6/17/2015OHNfld$1,000 DQCan RepeatSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
George R. Hensley Jr.6/16/2015OHNfld$250Blue Collar RaiderSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Matthew P. Miller6/16/2015OHNfld$1,000 DQPrime Time PoppaSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
George R. Hensley Jr.6/16/2015PAPcD15 days$500 DQMurderers RowSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Charles A. Sylvester6/15/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Marissa K. Tyler6/15/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Kyle Spagnola6/15/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Eric E. Davis6/13/2015ILBmlP$1,000 DQRock SpringsSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Robert Yohn6/12/2015MEBangwarning issuedBens Beach BoySTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Michael R. Cayouette6/11/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
John Hogan6/10/2015INCnvrDQ, Purse RedistributionAll About CheeringSTmepivacaine overageRCI Class 2; Frequently used local anesthetic. Administered to block nerves in order to conduct lameness examinations and for any short procedure (suturing lacerations, Caslick’s procedure, etc.) that can be done with local anesthesia. Can also be found in some over-the-counter topical antibiotic ointments that advertise “pain relief.” Can be a dangerous drug if used illicitly because of its ability to deaden pain so violations are generally taken seriously.
Douglas J. Rideout6/9/2015PAPcD3 days$1,000 Colorful SpeechSTTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Joseph P. Caraluzzi6/8/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Irwin T. Rosenthal6/7/2015PAPcD$1,000 DQJailhouse FunkSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Gus G. Scarpias6/7/2015PAPHL30 days$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Michael C. Capron6/6/2015KYTRR$250Paul The PowerfulSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide), flunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Lawrence Cooper6/6/2015MNAces60 days$1,500 DQStonebridge Lyric, Rock All Star, OutlawdangruswatrsSTlevamisoleRCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse.
Sean R. Lancaster6/6/2015PAPcD$250unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
William M. Wiggins6/4/2015MINor$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Edward J. Zubkoff6/4/2015MINor$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Tobin J. Carver6/3/2015MAPRc$500unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Roland J. Sears III6/3/2015OHScD364 days$1,000 DQBlanca RayaSTzilpaterolNot currently classified by RCI; beta agonist drug (same family as clenbuterol) that is found in feed supplements for cattle. Has a fairly strong anabolic effect when administered orally. No legitimate therapeutic purpose in a racehorse and would most likely be used in an attempt to evade anabolic steroid restrictions.
Brett E. Landis6/1/2015DEHar$1,000 Magic CamSTTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
David Wayne King5/31/2015INHoP3,654 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionScotty Moch NSTdarbepoetin alfaRCI class 2, penalty class A. Trade name Aranesp. EPO Stimulating Agent.
Brad R. Moffitt5/30/2015OHScD365 days$1,000 DQAmbush the BagsSTzilpaterolNot currently classified by RCI; beta agonist drug (same family as clenbuterol) that is found in feed supplements for cattle. Has a fairly strong anabolic effect when administered orally. No legitimate therapeutic purpose in a racehorse and would most likely be used in an attempt to evade anabolic steroid restrictions.
Brett E. Landis5/30/2015PAPcD$250unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Nick Surick5/28/2015NYYR60 days$5,000 unknownSTRefusal of authorities to conduct a search of barn area or vehicle
Daniel R. Taneyhill5/27/2015OHNfld$1,000 DQGet PackinSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
John Thomas Green5/26/2015INHoP$1,000 DQLegal BriefSTbetamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Philippe Belanger5/26/2015INHoPwarning issuedLegal BriefSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Philippe Belanger5/25/2015PAPHL30 days$1,000 FF BigshowSTTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Paul N. Fusco5/25/2015MABang$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Howard E. Davis Jr.5/23/2015KYTRR$500 DQBallard BlazeSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Kandace K. Schooley5/22/2015MEBang$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionMr Tommy FRASTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide), flunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Philip Bo Sowers5/21/2015PAMea$1,000 Unadorned HanoverSTbetamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Ricky L. Stamm5/21/2015MAPRc$500BB Happy and Matz Creek RexSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Ronald J. Sears III5/21/2015INHoP$1,000 DQReally RockinSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Gavin D. Bixler5/21/2015OHScD365 days$1,000 DQAmbush the BagsSTzilpaterolNot currently classified by RCI; beta agonist drug (same family as clenbuterol) that is found in feed supplements for cattle. Has a fairly strong anabolic effect when administered orally. No legitimate therapeutic purpose in a racehorse and would most likely be used in an attempt to evade anabolic steroid restrictions.
Brett E. Landis5/20/2015OHScD365 days$1,000 DQGrams LegacySTzilpaterolNot currently classified by RCI; beta agonist drug (same family as clenbuterol) that is found in feed supplements for cattle. Has a fairly strong anabolic effect when administered orally. No legitimate therapeutic purpose in a racehorse and would most likely be used in an attempt to evade anabolic steroid restrictions.
Brett E. Landis5/20/2015PAPcD90 days$3,500 DQFall Creek BanditSTdexamethasone overage & methocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty. Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
John J. Barchi5/19/2015DEHar$200unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
James D. Minton5/17/2015MEScar450 days$1,000, DQ, Purse redistributionThe King RingSTerythropoietin (EPO)Substance responsible for stimulating red blood cell production in mammals. Used in treatment of anemia in human chronic kidney disease. Can be used for performance enhancing effects.
Patricia J. Switzer5/17/2015MEScar90 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionBoy CrazySTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Franklin P. Hiscock5/16/2015KYTRR$500 DQBlue By YouSTbetamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
James Edward Stiltner II5/16/2015INHoPwarning issuedReal Or MagicSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Joseph G. Seekman5/15/2015INHoP$1,000 DQVelocity VespaSTisoflupredone overageRCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint.
Mervin J. Schmucker5/14/2015MAPRc$250Martz Creek RexSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Ronald J. Sears III5/14/2015INHoPDQ, Purse RedistributionBags for AllSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Jacob Graber5/14/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
William A. Dubois5/13/2015FLPPk$500Taylor B SwiftSTprocaine overageRCI Class 3; local anesthetic more commonly known by the trade name Novocaine. No longer used frequently as a local anesthetic due to more effective alternatives. It is most commonly used now as an additive in several injectable forms of penicillin to reduce the pain associated with intramuscular injections. Because of this, procaine is very difficult drug in a regulatory environment.
Francis J. Tambolleo5/13/2015PAPcD60 days$3,000 DQunknownSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
John J. Barchi5/12/2015MABang$500unknownSTunknown
David N. White5/9/2015INHoPwarning issuedDemanding ForceSTomeprazole overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5, used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, which are a common problem in racing horses.
Bernard S. Wolin5/9/2015MEScarwarning issuedunknownSTunknown
Jamie P. Gerard5/9/2015MEScar90 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionMagicallySTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Allison H.S. MacDonald5/7/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Cornelius J. Bonetti5/7/2015KYTRR30 days$500 DQJ J's GalSTclenbuterol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Derrick J. Flowers5/7/2015PAPcD$100HaberdasherySTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Kevin Lare5/3/2015MEScar$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionLadyofcastlebrookSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Elizabeth A. Richardson5/2/2015MEScar$200 purse redisributionunknownSTunknown
John F. Bowman5/1/2015ILMay$250unknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Nelson Willis4/29/2015PAPcD30 days$2,500 DQPL EurekaSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
John J. Barchi4/26/2015MEScar10 days$500 purse redistributionunknownSTunknown
Allie B. Hiscock4/25/2015PAPcD$250unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Kimberly A. Asher4/24/2015PAPHL60 days$5,000 Hurrikane Jon PaulSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Robert F. Bongiorno4/23/2015KYTRR30 days$500 DQJ J's GalSTlevamisoleRCI Class 2; Broad-spectrum de-wormer medicine; central nervous system stimulant that exerts sustained stimulation when administered to the horse; high potential to affect performance and no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse.
Derrick J. Flowers4/23/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Stephen J. Farrell Jr.4/22/2015OHScDDQ, Purse RedistributionStarven DarvenSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Dan E. Ater4/22/2015FLPPk45 days$500unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Robert A. Dutilly4/22/2015OHScDDQ, Purse RedistributionStarven DarvenSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Dan E. Ater4/19/2015MAPRc$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Roland J. Sears III4/18/2015MEScar90 days$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionAshlee's Cool GalSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Stephen I. Murchison4/10/2015OHScD$250Beer and PretzelSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Paul Anthony Ciambro4/8/2015PAPHL$1,000 DQA Crown For LindySTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Toni C. Freitas4/6/2015DEDD$300unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Kevin Lare4/4/2015OHMVR$250unknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Laura L. Searway4/4/2015ILBmlP15 days$500 DQWildcat BobbySTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Arthur E. Gregory Jr.4/2/2015PAPHL$1,000 DQTapitSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Arlene E. Cameron4/1/2015MEScar$500PH ThunderStclenbuterol overage, methocarbamal overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Marissa K. Tyler3/29/2015OHMVR365 days$1,000 DQNuclearccinoSTmorphine and codeineRCI Class 1; codeine is a narcotic analgesic drug that is also prescribed frequently as a cough suppressant. Codeine is converted to morphine so they are often found together in samples. No therapeutic value in the racehorse.
Brandon K. Piguet3/29/2015PAPHL30 days$3,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
David A. Pinkney Jr.3/28/2015MEScar450 days$2,250, DQ, purse redistributionCheck Dons Pulse/Miss Paula D/ Bubeleh Stone/Sam Lucky/Skyway Shania/Victory Tax/JustrollwithitSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Steven V. Vafiades3/28/2015ILBmlP$250Officially YoursSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Kimberly Brautigam3/27/2015PAPHL15 days$500 DQVimy RidgeSTprocaine penicillin overageRCI Class 3; local anesthetic more commonly known by the trade name Novocaine. No longer used frequently as a local anesthetic due to more effective alternatives. It is most commonly used now as an additive in several injectable forms of penicillin to reduce the pain associated with intramuscular injections. Because of this, procaine is very difficult drug in a regulatory environment.
Arlene E. Cameron3/17/2015OHMVR$250unknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Anthony J. Price3/8/2015OHMVR$250unknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Eddie H. Poling3/6/2015NJM$300unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Chris J. Scicluna3/6/2015MINor$50unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Gregory R. Cook2/26/2015OHNfld$200unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Sam Mignano2/24/2015PAMea10 days$250unknownSTRefusal to submit urine test
Steven D. Owens2/23/2015OHNfld$500 DQAnnie's RocketmanSTnaproxenRCI Class 4; non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, no longer available in an FDA-approved equine formulation but still used (human product is Alleve®) due to the availability of compounded and human formulations.
Scott L. Cox2/22/2015OHMVR$250unknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Ray C. Belt2/22/2015DEDD$300unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
George R. Leager2/17/2015DEDD$1,000, stewards list for 14 daysStep QuicklySTTCO2 pre-raceTotal Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Jeff D. Whaley2/17/2015PAMea$1,000 DQPonda RiverSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Brian Christopher Indof2/14/2015OHMVR$250unknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
George F. Anthrop2/14/2015OHMVR15 days$500 DQLittlebitaclassSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
George F. Anthrop2/11/2015OHMVR15 days$500 DQIndian's RocketSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
George F. Anthrop2/10/2015FLPPk7 days$500 DQYour My Boy BlueSTboldenoneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid available in a FDA-approved formulation for the horse (Equipoise®), controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Shawn M. Mcdonough2/8/2015ILBmlP15 days$500 DQFriskie FlickerSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Nicole L. Bava2/6/2015NJMwarning issuedunknownSTMedication Procedure Violation
Amber D. Buter2/6/2015ILMay30 days$1,000 Makena CatSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Vincent Accardo2/2/2015PAMea$250unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Sean R. Girard1/31/2015NJM15 days$500 DQunknownSTunknown
Mark S. Ford1/28/2015DEDD$2,000 Wind of the NorthSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Daryl Scott Bier1/27/2015FLPPk60 days$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Ashley N. Eldred1/27/2015OHNfld7 days$500 DQBasilio Blue ChipSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Rocco A. Vinci1/25/2015CACalX524 days$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Osmin A. Carrera1/25/2015FLPPk$250JJ's DoughnutSTisoxusprineRCI Class 4; used in the treatment of navicular syndrome (navicular disease) although the efficacy is questionable according to published literature; causes the dilation (enlargement) of blood vessels.
Christopher W. Oakes1/23/2015PAMea$250unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Kris H. Rickert1/20/2015NYMR60 days$500 DQR Blue Moon RisingSTsertralineRCI Class 2; selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor; antidepressant treatment for OCD, anxiety, PTSD in humans.
Gary D. Gibson1/18/2015OHMVR15 days$500 DQDon't Sugarcoat ItSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
David C. Lough1/17/2015NJM15 days$500 DQunknownSTunknown
Alexandra S. Berube1/17/2015CACalX$500JudgementalSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Richard N. Dunneback1/15/2015NJM$100unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Anthony Shane Armour1/13/2015OHNfld7 days$500 DQTidewater TomahawkSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Billy L. Knipper1/12/2015FLPPk7 days$500 DQDreamnwillieSTtestosteroneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Thomas Artandi1/11/2015OHMVR15 days$500 DQShockoe HanoverSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
David C. Lough1/10/2015OHMVR7 days$500 DQTiza MojoSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Jeffery Brewer1/9/2015PAMea$250unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Randy L. Ringer1/7/2015DEDD$100Albert ChiefSTMedication Procedure ViolationWarming up his horse before Amicar was administered.
Kathleen B. Brewer1/5/2015DEDD$1,000 Happy Feet TooSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
John M. McIntyre1/3/2015CACalX$200unknownSTMedication Procedure Violation
Gordon J. Graham1/2/2015OHMVRunknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Terry L. Deters12/29/2014OHNfld$1,000 DQYa Gotta GoSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Tyler J. Nostadt12/28/2014OHNfld$500West River TexSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Mark Allyn Harris12/23/2014FLPPk7 days$500 DQAdeniumSTtestosteroneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
L. Dale Gilmour12/18/2014ILMay$1,000 DQRJ's Irish LassieSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Debra K. Messing12/14/2014ILBmlP$200unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
James S. Ellison12/4/2014OHNfld$250Bob's AlibiSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Dean R. Santantonio12/3/2014OHDTN$500 DQunknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Karen M. Tkaczyk12/1/2014FLPPkScratchedLex LugarSTTCO2 (1st offense)Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Peter P. Pellegrino11/30/2014ILBmlP$200unknownSTlate to the lasix/detention barn
Joseph C. Mapes11/29/2014CACalX$500Tony CheesecakeSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
James W. Wilkinson11/28/2014ILMay15 days$500Cuatro CincoSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Hosea B. Williams11/25/2014FLPPk45 daysunknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Earlon R. Eugley11/22/2014PAPcD15 days$500 DQBig Boy LloydSTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Kenneth M. Rucker11/20/2014OHDTNwarning issuedunknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Thomas C. Mann11/19/2014DEDD$100McMurray HanoverSTMedication procedure violationWarming up his horse before Amicar was administered.
James E. Dennis11/17/2014OHDTN45 days$500 DQAK's Livin LargeSThydroxy-tripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Adam B. Short11/15/2014PAPcD60 days$2,500 DQAhead of the CurveSTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Christopher W. Oakes11/12/2014OHDTN$500 DQunknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Larry Six11/6/2014OHNfld7 days$500 DQMajor DealSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Amy R. Eubanks11/6/2014OHNfld$1,000 DQLu's NeelySTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Ronald Dale Randall11/5/2014DEDD30 days$2,000 DQI'm So StrikingSTfirocoxib overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug in the COX-2 inhibitor class. FDA-approved for use in the horse under the tradename Equioxx. Used to treat mild inflammatory conditions.
James E. Dennis11/5/2014DEDDDQMandabraSTfirocoxib overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug in the COX-2 inhibitor class. FDA-approved for use in the horse under the tradename Equioxx. Used to treat mild inflammatory conditions.
Nicholas I. Callahan11/4/2014PAPcD$1,000 DQOrder By TexasSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Sylvanus B. King Jr.11/4/2014INHoPDQ, Purse RedistributionGD U NO WattSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Michael G. Peterson11/2/2014DEDD30 days$2,000, DQEncoding Z TamSTfirocoxib overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug in the COX-2 inhibitor class. FDA-approved for use in the horse under the tradename Equioxx. Used to treat mild inflammatory conditions.
Nicholas I. Callahan10/30/2014OHDTN7 days$500, DQIrish ElitistSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Conor James Flynn10/30/2014OHNfld$1,000 DQStar Master FoxSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Anthony T. Peregrin10/29/2014PAPHL15 days$500 DQJustin On BroadwaySTclenbuterol overageTherapeutic medication;RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Jennifer L. Sansone10/26/2014ILBmlP15 days$500Jo Jo SpurSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Patrick M. Curtin10/24/2014OHNfldwarning issuedSpecial Lady DSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Tyler J. Nostadt10/20/2014NYMR30 days$500 DQCaronte / Check My PulseSTcaffeineCaffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Ronald Valle Langley10/20/2014OHDTN7 days$500 DQMustang TomSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Thomas E. Horner Sr.10/18/2014INHoP60 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionLease Ness MonsterSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Matthew W. Waltz10/17/2014OHNfldWarningConnie's MartiSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
David A. Grisenthwaite10/17/2014PAMea30 days$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Timothy G. Betts10/16/2014VACnl$500 DQSpringhouse RebelSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Tyler G. Shehan10/15/2014VACnl$500Sweet Fancy MosesSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Tyler G. Shehan10/15/2014INHoPwarning issuedunknownSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Pasko Vucinaj10/14/2014INHoP180 daysDQ, Purse RedistributionSkyway Sierra / Brookelynn FancySTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Michael W. Johnson10/13/2014OHDTN$1,000 DQFifteen Four NSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Thomas E. Horner Sr.10/12/2014VACnl$250 DQSpringhouse RebelSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Tyler G. Shehan10/11/2014INHoPDQ, Purse RedistributionHall Pass HelenSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Kelly F. Goodwin10/10/2014MAPRc$100unknownSTMedication procedure violationUnlabeled and outdated medications were seized.
Cornelius J. Bonetti10/9/2014INHoPDQ, Purse RedistributionCJ's RascalSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Brian J.Hauck10/8/2014INHoPDQ, Purse RedistributionJD's First LadySTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Pasko Vucinaj10/7/2014OHNfld$500Sky LavSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Henry E. Beachy10/4/2014PAPcD15 days$500 DQSolar SurpriseSTmepivacaine overageRCI Class 2; Frequently used local anesthetic. Administered to block nerves in order to conduct lameness examinations and for any short procedure (suturing lacerations, Caslick’s procedure, etc.) that can be done with local anesthesia. Can also be found in some over-the-counter topical antibiotic ointments that advertise “pain relief.” Can be a dangerous drug if used illicitly because of its ability to deaden pain so violations are generally taken seriously.
Allan N. Johnson10/4/2014ILBmlP15 days$500, DQTink and TigerSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Lyle D. Scurlock10/2/2014DEHar$100My Girl GalSTMedication procedure violationTrainer is fined for warming up his horse before Amicar was administered.
Joseph P. Skowyra10/1/2014ILBmlPDQ, Purse RedistributionSand In My BikiniSTtestosteroneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Sanford E. Ropp10/1/2014INHoPDQ, Purse RedistributionTruth Is BigSTcobaltCobalt is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to all animals as a key constituent of vitamin B12 and other enzymes. However, it is present in animals at very low concentrations which are met by standard diets and husbandry practices.  When it is given in excess of normal dietary requirements, it has the potential to effect performance and may cause toxicity.
Bobby A. Brower9/29/2014OHNfld$500Full ForceSTflunixin and phenylbutazone overagesTherapeutic medications; RCI Class 4, see individual drug for description. A finding of both drugs in the same sample often leads to a harsher penalty due to the ”stacking” effect when multiple NSAIDS are administered at the same time.
George R. Hensley, Jr.9/27/2014VACnl$250Sweet Fancy MosesSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Tyler G. Shehan9/24/2014ILBmlP60 days$1,000 One Loud DingSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Harold Herrera9/23/2014INHoP$1,000 It's About RevengeSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Robert A. Goth9/21/2014IAHumbwarning issued/DQBankin On BombSTLow or excess level of authorized medication (bute/lasix)Therapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Scott M. Smith9/21/2014VACnl$500 DQNuclear AttractionSTAmbroxolmucolytic agent that reduces the viscosity of respiratory mucous, making it easier for the horse to expel the mucous thereby improving the passage of air. ARCI Class 4 substance that has little potential to affect performance of horses in racing.
Brian S. Malone9/17/2014ILBmlP15 days$500, DQLook Ma No HandsSTpositive test-post race
Harold Herrera9/16/2014MDRcR15 daysDQSt Lads He ManSTclenbuterol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Kevin Lare9/15/2014DEHar90 days$3,000, DQDina's GambleSTpropanthelineRCI Class 3; used as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of peptic ulcer.
Philip B. Vannicola9/14/2014NYMR15 days$250, DQKennanskingwilliamSTcaffeineRCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Gerald H. Decker9/14/2014PAPHL$1,000, DQWindsong GorgeousSTbetamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Blake Alan Baker9/14/2014KYLex140 days$5,000 Silent PineSTlamotrigineAnti-convulsant, RCI Class 3
Bruce L. Walls9/13/2014ILBmlP121 daysBailey's WishSTO-Desmethly TramadolRCI Class 2, narcotic analgesic. Has no legitimate therapeutic application in the racehorse. A finding of any concentration in a post-race sample would result in a heavy penalty absent significant mitigating circumstances.
Dirk Simpson9/12/2014PAMea30 days$1,000 DQRichesse Oblige SSTclenbuterol overageTherapeutic medication;RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Michael A. Palone9/11/2014DEHar90 days$3,000, DQHarmony Oaks RulerSTpropanthelineRCI Class 3; used as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of peptic ulcer.
Tyler Edward Davis9/9/2014PAMea$1,000, purse redistributedMcArctic OceanSTbetamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Michael A. Palone9/8/2014OHNfld5 days$500, DQunknownSTpositive test-post race
Joseph J. Miller9/6/2014INHoP$250, DQ, Purse redistributionHall Pass HelenSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Kelly F. Goodwin9/6/2014INHoP30 days$2,500, DQImage of FeliciaSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Ronnie B. Roberts9/1/2014DEHar$50Shiftin To CruzSTMedication procedure violationWarming up before Amicar was administered.
Melvin Wayne Givens9/1/2014INSbyv$1,000 DQJL Intimidating JoSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (trade name Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Merle W. Myers8/30/2014INHoP$1,000 DQMiss MillieSTdantrolene overageUsed as muscle relaxant for horses that tie-up (exertional rhabdomyolysis). It is fairly common problem for racehorses and considered effective for this condition.
Alvin R. Miller8/29/2014PAPHL$1,000, DQSimple Saver NSTbetamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Darran F. Cassar8/27/2014PAPHL$1,000, DQunknownSTunknown
Christopher W. Oakes8/27/2014OHNfldwarning issuedFortune JamesSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Larry H. Ferrari8/26/2014OHNfld7 days$1,000, DQAllamerican PewterSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Billy L. Knipper8/25/2014KYLex30 daysunknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Donald Gribbin, Jr.8/25/2014KYLex30 days$500unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Matthew D. Stephens8/24/2014IAHumb$1,000, DQThey Call Me GordySTprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Available in multiple formulations and used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions. Legal for raceday administration in Florida in the sodium succinate formulation. As with other corticosteroids, intravenous administration produces a calming effect according to anecdotal reports. Evidence of raceday administration would likely lead to more significant penalties in states other than Florida.
Mark A. King8/24/2014KYLex15 daysDQBig Bear BowSTatenololRCI Class 3; a drug used in human medicine in the treatment of hypertension.
Eddie H. Poling8/23/2014PAPcD$1,000, DQJungle of TerrorSTtriamcinolone acetonide overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; corticosteroid used for the treatment of multiple conditions. Often used in joints to control inflammation resulting from degenerative joint disease.
Christopher W. Oakes8/21/2014OHNfld$500, DQKC ColtSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Laura L. Searway8/21/2014OHNfld$250My Boy DooleySTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
David R. Horne8/17/2014KYLex15 daysOmaha SurvivorSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Donald Gribbin, Jr.8/16/2014MEScar30 days$500AlitlbitrocknrollSTunknown
James W. Smallwood8/16/2014ILBmlP15 days$500, DQSpecial JoeSTstanozololRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, the FDA-approved equine formulation (Winstrol®) is no longer available; controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Gary A. Kreischer8/16/2014OHNfld$500My Boy DooleySTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
David R. Horne8/14/2014KYLex60 days$750 DQJenna's DreamSThydrocortisone succinate and clenbuterol overageCorticosteroid with rapid onset. Commonly used when quick glucocorticoid or mineralcortocoid effect is required. RCI Class 4. Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 3, beta-agonist bronchodilator. Used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is also very useful to assist the horse in expelling mucous from the airways. Does not have any effect if the airways are normal. Violations are most often due to withdrawing the drug too close to the race although evidence of raceday administration would warrant a harsher penalty.
Stacey L. Vanraemdonck8/9/2014INPtIn$1,000 DQGW Watt PowerSTbetamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Kent J. Wilcox8/9/2014INPtInDQWestwindwillySTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
John Spotten-Morici8/9/2014OHNfldwarning issuedKingfishers GoldSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Ty L. Van Rhoden8/8/2014INHoP$1,000 DQEarls SpeederSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
Brandon L. Bates8/7/2014INHoP$1,000 DQNorthern VictorySTisoflupredone overageRCI Class 4; a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Can be used in a variety of ways. Found in some topical anti-inflammatory creams, can also be injected intravenously or directly into a joint.
Joseph Gary Cirasuola8/7/2014KYLex30 days$500 DQTouch and GoSTambroxolmucolytic agent that reduces the viscosity of respiratory mucous, making it easier for the horse to expel the mucous thereby improving the passage of air. ARCI Class 4 substance that has little potential to affect performance of horses in racing.
Conor James Flynn8/6/2014METops60 days$750Chanteuse HanoverSTunknown
Joseph R. Douglas8/3/2014ILMtSt$250Fox Valley TwistSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Hart Walker8/2/2014ILMtSt$250Frosty DuneSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Robert J. Walker8/2/2014MAPRc$500unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Terrence D. McGee8/1/2014IASxC$100, DQMoment of ImpactSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Michael J. Conte8/1/2014IASxC$100, DQRocket LifterSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Gary D. Liles8/1/2014INSbyv$1,000 DQDirk's SecretSTbetamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Keith A. Roth8/1/2014OHNfld$1,000, DQFeelin GoodSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
Charlie E. Schoonover7/31/2014ILMay15 days$500, DQRichess NestorSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Vincent Accardo7/31/2014ILMay15 days$500, DQMM WestSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Frank A. Affrunti7/30/2014INHoP$2,000 DQSteal N GasSTmethylprednisolone and betamethasone overagesTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis). Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; used for various inflammatory conditions involving the joints in horses.
Bill Cottongim7/29/2014INCnsvDQWestwindwillySTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
John Spotten-Morici7/29/2014INHoPwarning issuedunknownSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Jacob Graber7/29/2014OHNfld15 days$1,000, DQMechanical ArtSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Steven O. Ashby7/27/2014MNAces$750, DQunknownSTprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Available in multiple formulations and used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions. Legal for raceday administration in Florida in the sodium succinate formulation. As with other corticosteroids, intravenous administration produces a calming effect according to anecdotal reports. Evidence of raceday administration would likely lead to more significant penalties in states other than Florida.
Daniel R. Maier7/25/2014ILMay$250Sun DreamSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Ronnie B. Roberts7/23/2014INHoP$1,000 DQIt's Not OverSTmethylprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Robert J. Johnson7/22/2014INHoPwarning issuedunknownSTlow or excess level of authorized medication (phenylbutazone/furosemide)
Jeffrey L. Miller7/20/2014KYBgD30 daysDQBlueridge AdahSTtestosteroneRCI Class 3; anabolic steroid, controlled by rule via threshold, violation indicates an administration of drug within the recommended withdrawal period based on the threshold.
Timothy Demond Williams7/19/2014OHScD$1,000, DQFreds Lil ScraperSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Ty L. Van Rhoden7/18/2014MDOD30 daysDQMy Boy CharlieSTguanabenzRCI Class 3, antihypertensive
Phyllis Copeland7/18/2014PAPcD$1,000, DQMy FellaSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
John J. Barchi7/18/2014ILMay15 days$500, DQMcGootsSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Valerie A. Haines7/18/2014PAPcD$1,000, DQMisty's DelightSTDMSO overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use.
John J. Barchi7/16/2014OHNfld$100, DQWeird EarzSTfurosemide overageTherapeutic medication; Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Kurt E. Lepley7/16/2014ILFrmC45 days$1,000 Powerful RileySTcaffeine, methocarbamol  overage and guaifenesinRCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties. Methocarbamol: Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown. Guaifenesin: Is an RCI Class 4; used to induce muscle relaxation and restraint as an adjunct to anesthesia for short procedures, also found in many over-the-counter cough suppressants.
Vicente Espinosa7/16/2014OHNfld$1,000, DQArtistic DreamerSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Anthony T. Peregrin7/16/2014INHoP15 days$1,500, DQLucy FlewSTtriamcinolone acetonide overageRCI Class 4; corticosteroid used for the treatment of multiple conditions. Often used in joints to control inflammation resulting from degenerative joint disease.
Thomas R. Simmons7/15/2014INSbyv$1,000 DQHoosiers FantasySTDMSO overage, failed to receive furosemide (when registered)Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 5; often used as part of topical leg paints due its ability to improve the absorption of other substances, has anti-inflammatory properties and can be administered for this purpose as an oral or intravenous jug. Positive tests are typically the result of the latter use due to the small concentrations resulting from topical use. Can be administered by intravenous injection no closer to the race than 4 hours. Administration guidelines regulated by a threshold. Violations usually due to administration closer than 4 hours or administration intramuscularly. Used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding).
Joseph W. Putnam7/15/2014PAMea$1,000, DQWicker HanoverSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Andrew John McCarthy7/14/2014INSbyv$2,000, DQSignsealdeliverSTmethylprednisolone & triamcinolone acetonide overagesTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; quick-acting and longer-lasting corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Often used in the joint (tradename Depo Medrol®) to alleviate the symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease (arthritis). Therapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; corticosteroid used for the treatment of multiple conditions. Often used in joints to control inflammation resulting from degenerative joint disease.
Lester Raber7/13/2014MEScar30 days$500unknownSTunknown
Janet M. Davis7/12/2014INKendDQ, Purse RedistributionBlue Boy BenjiSTcaffeineCaffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Cary Funk7/12/2014IAWhat$300, DQLo Rail CrossingSTphenylbutazone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Lorenza Gooch7/11/2014NJM$250unknownSTpositive test - post race
Christopher J. Ryder7/11/2014NYMR$1,000 Irish Bride / Black Diamond GirlSTphenytoinRCI Class 4 therapeutic drug used in horses to treat exertional rhabdomyolysis or “tying up” syndrome; used in human medicine as Dilantin™ for the treatment of epilepsy... Trainer administered, prerace
Kim Chiaramonte Sears7/11/2014OHWlstwarning issuedRump ShakerSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Katherine M. Lehmkuhl7/8/2014INHoP$1,000 DQDouble JessieSTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Ervin M. Miller7/8/2014NJM30 days$1,000 Casmir JitterbugSTinjection of foreign substancepossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Robert Cleary7/8/2014NJM30 days$1,000 Casmir JitterbugSTconduct detrimental to the best interest of horse racingprovided hypodermic needle/syringe to someone other than a NJ Racing Commission licensed vet for administration by a non-veterinarian.
Ted Mazzarisi7/8/2014INDPtInDQ, Purse RedistributionThat's A Party BoySTcaffeineCaffeine is an RCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Cary Funk7/8/2014MNAces$750, DQRails of VictorySTflumethasoneRCI Class 4, FDA-approved for use in the horse. A corticosteroid used for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions due to inflammation, where permanent structural changes do not exist, e.g., bursitis, carpitis, osselets, and myositis; and allergic states, e.g., hives, urticaria, and insect bites.
Nick Royce Roland7/8/2014INHoPwarning issuedunknownSTTCO2Total Carbon Dioxide is a physiologic measurement which, if elevated, indicates the administration of alkalinizing substances such as sodium bicarbonate. An increased pH level in the blood can theoretically enhance performance by counteracting the build up of lactic acid in the muscles. Regulated by a threshold.
Lyle D. Scurlock7/6/2014MNAces$750, DQunknownSTprednisolone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Available in multiple formulations and used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions. Legal for raceday administration in Florida in the sodium succinate formulation. As with other corticosteroids, intravenous administration produces a calming effect according to anecdotal reports. Evidence of raceday administration would likely lead to more significant penalties in states other than Florida.
Daniel R. Maier7/5/2014INHoP$500, DQ, Purse RedistributionMetro ShoppingSTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Michael Alyn Roth7/5/2014INHoPDQ, Purse RedistributionNext Thing Smoke'nSTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Roger D. Cullipher7/5/2014INHoPDQ, Purse RedistributionJesse's ConSTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
J. Martin Rodgers7/5/2014PAPcD$1,000, DQCamcruiser HanoverSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Matias S. Ruiz7/4/2014ILMay$1,000, DQLarry's PlaceSTdexamethasone overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Used most frequently as a general anti-inflammatory in a powder form administered orally. Because of this, violations are often due to an administration error in the barn. Can also be given intravenously close to the race for a purported “calming” effect. Concentration indicating raceday administration would warrant a greater penalty.
George K. Dritselis7/4/2014INHoPDQ, Purse RedistributionHouse of PleasureSTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Bonnie Lou Mattingly7/3/2014PAMea$2,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
Eric C. Goodell7/2/2014OHNfldwarning issuedStubby's LeisureguySTflunixin overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4, permitted 24 hours before the race by intravenous injection. Violations of the permitted threshold are usually due to administrations within 24 hours or the use of oral formulations. Used primarily to treat musculoskeletal inflammation.
Amy Eubanks7/1/2014PAPcD$1,000, DQYakekty HanoverSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Henrik L. Lundell6/29/2014KYBgD45 days$500, DQAlabama HowardSTcaffeineRCI Class 2; while caffeine has no known therapeutic use in the racehorse, many of the findings are the result of contamination due to the ubiquitous nature of caffeine in products such as colas, chocolate and coffee. Positives that result from suspected contamination would result in lower penalties.
Antonio M. Love6/29/2014PAPHL15 days$1,000 unknownSTpossession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs
William S. Height6/26/2014NYYR10 days$250, DQNewport VoloSTdiclofenac overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. FDA-approved for use in the horse as a topical ointment under the trade name Surpass. Used to treat mild inflammatory conditions.
Stephen J. Reid6/25/2014OHNfld$1,000, DQAllamerican PewterSTmethocarbamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Billy L. Knipper6/24/2014INSbyv15 days$500, DQBig AmySTtripelennamineRCI Class 3; antihistamine that may have generally accepted medical use but has potential to affect performance.
Bruce L. Walls6/22/2014KYBgD$250, DQMy RobertoSTmethocarabamol overageTherapeutic medication; RCI Class 4; skeletal muscle relaxant/muscle spasm reducer; approved by the FDA for use in the horse. Mechanism of action of the drug is unknown.
Glen A. Bratch