Trainer, Veterinarian Suspended by Aqueduct Stewards

Trainer Michael Daggett and veterinarian William Isomoto were suspended for by Aqueduct's stewards Sunday.

Daggett was suspended for 30 days and fined $1,000. A banned substance was found in the postrace urine of Mercy Be, who finished third at Belmont Park last June 28.

Isomoto was suspended six months. He was cited by stewards for administering a prohibited antihypertensive drug to three different horses.

In Aqueduct's Sunday feature, Ground Storm took the lead entering the stretch and drew away to a 4 3/4-length victory Sunday in a $56,000 allowance race. Coyote Lakes was second in the field of five older horses. Tempest Fugit was another length back in third. Franbulo and Acres completed the order of finish

This was the first win in two starts this year for Ground Storm. The winner, ridden by Javier Castellano and carrying 121 pounds, was timed for the 1 1/4 miles in 2:04.33 on a fast track.
Ground Storm returned $3.80, $2.30, and $2.10 and earned $33,600 for Centennial Farms. Coyote Lakes paid $2.50 and $2.10 and Tempest Fugit was worth $2.10 to show.

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