Steve Asmussen, currently the country's leading trainer in money and races won, was slapped with a six-month suspension and a $1,500 fine by the Lone Star Park stewards on July 16 for a positive urine test that contained a lidocaine metabolite in a horse he trained in 2008.
- Dark Bay or Brown Filly
- Born 2005
- KY -Bred
|Trainer||Steven M. Asmussen|
|Jockey||Alfredo J. Juarez, Jr.|
|Timber Trick View Five-Cross Pedigree||Forestry||Storm Cat|
|March Magic||Evansville Slew|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Don Graham||Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, agent||$120,000|
|Two-year-old||Don R. Graham||($240,000)|
|Broodmare||Faruk Tinaz||Gainesway, agent||$75,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
The Texas Racing Commission stewards at Lone Star Park have set a July 18 hearing for trainer Steve Asmussen after the horse Timber Trick tested positive for the prohibited substance hydroxylidocaine, a metabolite of lidocaine.
Trainer Steve Asmussen was notified June 26 that a horse in his care tested positive for the Class 2 substance lidocaine following a May 10 maiden special weight race at Lone Star Park, and his lawyer said Asmussen would fight the charge.
Steve Asmussen has been notified of a drug overage, Daily Racing Form reported June 25.