Frog juice drug resurfaces at Louisiana racetracks; vet charged

BATON ROUGE, LA — Do you remember the Louisiana trainers that were busted for giving racehorses the illegal drug Dermorphin? Well, they've been at it again. Only this time the racetrack vet is taking the fall and has reportedly been charged along with a healthcare company. ABC via the Associated Press reports: A Louisiana veterinarian has been… Continue reading Frog juice drug resurfaces at Louisiana racetracks; vet charged

A Christmas rescue makes it a happy new year for a horse, disabled children and the taxpayer

GUEST POST BY DR. BRIAN SULLIVAN, MD Updated 1/25/2016 2:40 pm Just before Christmas I spotted a gorgeous, healthy, palomino quarter horse colt in a kill pen in Bastrop, Louisiana awaiting shipment to slaughter in Mexico. I bought him as a gift for a therapeutic riding school for handicapped children in Victoria, Texas and shipped… Continue reading A Christmas rescue makes it a happy new year for a horse, disabled children and the taxpayer

Alleged drug smugglers may have ties to Quarter Horse racing

Cross-posted from the Daily Racing Form WRITTEN BY MATT HEGARTY A group of 18 people who were arrested last week in Louisiana on charges of drug smuggling included several individuals with ties to Quarter Horse racing in the state, according to reports covering the arrests and officials with the state racing commission. The list of… Continue reading Alleged drug smugglers may have ties to Quarter Horse racing

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