Estimate, the 2013 Ascot Gold Cup (Eng-I) winner belonging to Queen Elizabeth II, has tested positive for the banned substance morphine, Buckingham Palace announced July 22.
Five horses under the care of different trainers have tested positive recently. The British Horseracing Authority said in a statement that names of horses or trainers will not be released until the investigation is complete.
The California Horse Racing Board has dismissed a pair of six-year-old complaints against trainer Bobby Frankel concerning morphine positives in post-race urine samples taken from his trainees Starmaniac and Mojave Moon in 2000.
- By Tom LaMarra
The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association medication committee hopes to establish what it calls "proper regulatory thresholds" for trace levels of the urinary metabolites of cocaine and morphine.
The California Horse Racing Board, meeting in executive session March 24, dismissed an almost five-year-old morphine case against trainer Bob Baffert.
Roy C. Wood Jr. will retire from his position as executive director of the California Horse Racing Board effective at the end of 2004.
In a decision filed June 6, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a federal court ruling and ordered reinstatement of the California Horse Racing Board's complaint against trainer Bob Baffert for a morphine positive in one of his horses.
Dr. Tom Tobin of the University of Kentucky will represent a group of Irish Thoroughbred trainers currently facing morphine positive cases at an upcoming hearing before the Irish Turf Club.
Be My Royal, winner of the one the biggest races of the National Hunt season to date, faces disqualification in connection with a rash of positive drug tests for traces of morphine in British and Irish races due to contaminated feed.
The regulatory bodies for racing in England and Ireland said in a joint statement they are "gravely concerned" over 20 test samples that screened positive for morphine taken from horses racing in those two countries in recent days.
- By Scott Davis
The Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering in August filed an administrative complaint against trainer Henry Collazo, alleging that a horse he ran at Calder Race Course tested positive for a derivative of morphine. The case has again put Florida's zero-tolerance policy under scrutiny.
A Los Angeles federal district court judge dismissed the California Horse Racing Board's morphine case against trainer Bob Baffert April 15.
A board of three stewards at Santa Anita Park ruled that no penalty should be assessed against trainer Jesus (Jesse) Mendoza for a morphine positive found in a horse he trained in June, 2000. The Jan. 10 ruling stated that Mendoza had "mitigated the circumstances of the charge."
California Horse Racing Board officials are refusing to discuss a federal judge's decision to dismiss the board's case against trainer Bob Baffert in regard to a positive test for morphine in one of his horses last year.
On Monday, Nov. 19, a federal judge in Los Angeles dismissed the California Horse Racing Board's case against trainer Bob Baffert over a morphine positive found in a post-race urine sample of a Baffert-trained horse last year.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick -- If racing commissions can't decide which national organization should represent them, it seems almost absurd to suggest the industry should move toward uniform medication rules.
Trainer Bob Baffert received a stay of the 60-day suspension he was given last Sunday by California Horse Racing Board stewards as a result of a positive test for trace levels of morphine in Nautical Look, a Baffert-trained runner who won a maiden race at Hollywood Park last May 3.
Bob Baffert's attorney said Wednesday he will go to Los Angeles Superior Court either Friday or Monday seeking a stay of the 60-day suspension handed down to the trainer by the California Horse Racing Board.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick -- The 60-day suspension handed down by the three California Horse Racing Board stewards against Eclipse Award-winning trainer Bob Baffert comes as no surprise, given the CHRB track record.
On Thursday, for the second time in less than a week, the California Horse Racing Board issued a complaint against a trainer after morphine was found in a post-race test of a horse. The CHRB charged trainer Jesus Mendoza after Truesdail Laboratories reported a positive test for morphine in a urine sample taken from Golden General after the colt finished second in the sixth race at Hollywood Park on June 23.
For the second time in five years, Hall of Fame and Eclipse Award-winning trainer Robert Frankel is fighting charges levied by the California Horse Racing Board after morphine was detected in post-race tests of horses he trains.
The California Horse Racing Board issued two complaints Saturday against prominent Southern California trainer Robert Frankel. Frankel was cited after morphine was detected in urine samples taken from two horses the trainer raced at Hollywood Park in June.
The California Horse Racing Board on Wednesday issued a complaint against three-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Bob Baffert after an independent laboratory confirmed that a split sample taken from one of his horses tested positive for morphine, an illegal Class I drug first detected by the board's official laboratory, Truesdail.
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