Louisiana Racing Commission to meet late Sept on dermorphin cases

BOB FORTUS writing for the Times-Biscayne reports: NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana State Racing Commission will meet Sept. 27-28 to hear cases against nine trainers cited by stewards for alleged rules violations stemming from 11 positives for dermorphin at Louisiana tracks, Executive Director Charlie Gardiner said Tuesday. Dermorphin is a powerful, pain-killing drug that Racing… Continue reading Louisiana Racing Commission to meet late Sept on dermorphin cases

New Mexico: Tests confirm dermorphin positives

by RAY PAULICK Cross-posted from the Paulick Report Independent lab tests have confirmed that all nine horses that originally tested positive in May for Dermorphin were indeed given that illegal painkiller. Vince Mares, the executive director of the New Mexico Racing Commission, told the Albuquerque Journal that the three trainers responsible for the drug positives… Continue reading New Mexico: Tests confirm dermorphin positives

Dermorphin use now suspected in Nebraska racehorse

by ART HOVEY Cross-posted from the Lincoln Star Journal (Aug 19, 2012) — Insiders at horse-racing tracks call it frog juice, and concerns about its use as a performance-enhancing drug in Louisiana, Oklahoma and other states have spread to Nebraska. The Nebraska Racing Commission is investigating a case in which a urine sample drawn from… Continue reading Dermorphin use now suspected in Nebraska racehorse

U.S. Senator Tom Udall calls for the end of doping in horse racing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) issued the following press release yesterday. It is of course important to demand it. It is another to actually introduce a bill, push it through and get it done. Udall is plucky and has the determination necessary to succeed. Sen. Udall is of course keenly aware of racehorse… Continue reading U.S. Senator Tom Udall calls for the end of doping in horse racing