Miyadi Cited for Sixth Steroid Complaint

TheNorthern California trainer allegedly broke the rules for use of stanozolol.

Northern California trainer Steven Miyadi has drawn a sixth complaint from the California Horse Racing Board for alleged violations of new rules regarding the use of the synthetic anabolic steroid stanozolol that became official after Aug. 1.

The CHRB, following tests of a urine sample taken by the University of California-Davis, reported Sept. 25 that Anziyan's Song, a horse under Miyadi's care, exceeded regulatory thresholds for stanozolol. Anziyan's Song won the fifth race at Cal Expo's state fair meet on Aug. 29. Stewards at Golden Gate Fields have scheduled an Oct. 12 hearing.

Stanozolol, sold under the brand name Winstrol, is one of four anabolic steroids that became Class 4 violations as of Aug. 1 -- punishable by an official warning that goes on the trainer's record. All six of the complaints against Miyadi came during the month of August.

As of Sept. 4, stanozolol, nandrolone, boldenone, and testosterone have been moved to Class 3 drugs requiring automatic disqualification of the horse and redistribution of the purse. Additional penalties include a minimum 30-day suspension and a fine of up to $10,000.

Miyadi also faces five complaints that were announced Sept. 7 for positive tests for stanozolol that occurred Aug. 1 at Sonoma County Fair and Aug. 6, 9, 10, and 16 at the Bay Meadows Fair. Golden Gate stewards have set a Sept. 28 hearing.