New Mexico: Tests confirm dermorphin positives

Waxy Monkey Tree Frog. By Afulki on Flickriver.

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

Horse given exotic painkiller breaks down at New Mexico racetrack

Racehorse dead in the dirt at NM racetrack. Photo: Jakob Schiller.

Cross-posted from New York Times Written by WALT BOGDANICH and REBECCA R. RUIZ "A horse [who] recently tested positive for a supercharged painkiller drawn from a type of South American frog broke down and was euthanized Thursday at a New Mexico racetrack after winning a trial heat for the coming All American Futurity, one of… Continue reading Horse given exotic painkiller breaks down at New Mexico racetrack