By: T.D. Thornton
A Turfway Park barn search that turned up injectable medications, syringes, and needles has led to a pair of 90-day suspensions for trainer Amanda Dimmett and owner Jerry Dimmett.
According to three Kentucky Horse Racing Commission stewards’ rulings dated Feb. 21 and 22, the Jan. 11 search of Turfway’s Barn 14 came in the wake of a Dec. 26 positive post-race test result for ibuprofen and naproxen in Miss Discreet, who won a $6,250 claiming sprint at 10-1 odds.
Both ibuprofen and naproxen are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications commonly administered by tablet in human usage.
As Miss Discreet’s trainer, Amanda Dimmett was fined $1,000 and suspended an additional 10 days for the Class 4/Penalty Category C violations. The horse was disqualified and purse money will be redistributed.
Jerry Dimmett was not the owner of Miss Discreet, but he has partnered with Amanda Dimmett in other ownerships. According to Equibase, they have an 0-for-36 combined partnership record. As a solo owner, Jerry Dimmett’s career record is 1-for-14.
Amanda Dimmett has been a licensed trainer since 2017 with a 1-for-51 lifetime record per Equibase.