Wednesday June 25, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) -- The trainer of Kentucky Derby and Preakness
winner Big Brown is facing a 15-day suspension by Kentucky horse
racing officials after another horse he trains exceeded the
allowable limit for a drug that increases lung capacity.
According to the chief state steward of the Kentucky Horse
Racing Authority, Rick Dutrow has 10 days to appeal the
suspension. Salute the Count tested positive for twice the
allowable level of Clenbuterol after finishing second in a race at
Churchill Downs the day before Big Brown won the Derby.
Dutrow says he hasn't heard officially from the KHRA, but tells
The Associated Press that he usually files an appeal after being
penalized. The penalty is the first for Dutrow in Kentucky. He will not be
fined, but the owner of Salute the Count will have to return
$20,000 in purse earnings.
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