The California Horse Racing Board has established a new policy of releasing a weekly update of complaints, accusations, stewards rulings, and board decisions involving Class 1, 2, and 3 medication violations and other significant matters.-- By stipulated agreement, owner/trainer Jerry McArthur was suspended 60 days and fined $1,000 for violation of CHRB Rule 1843 after a horse in his care, Go On Orange, tested positive for Acepromazine. Go On Orange finished fifth in the fifth race at Golden Gate Fields on January 17, 2005. Acepromazine is a Class 2 drug substance, which includes therapeutic medications with a potential for abuse. Acepromazine is a commonly used tranquilizer in horses. During the term of his suspension, Sept. 15 through Nov. 13, the licensee is denied access to all premises in the CHRB's jurisdiction.-- The CHRB filed a complaint against trainer Albert (Mike) Lenzini after a horse in his care, Lady Woodman, tested above the regulatory threshold for total carbon dioxide (TCO2). Lady Woodman ran fifth in the third race at Golden Gate Fields on Sept. 17, 2006. This is a Class 3 violation. A hearing has not been scheduled.
-- The Board, meeting in executive session on Sept. 20, adopted the recommended decision of an administrative law judge and suspended trainer Lemoyne Svendsen for 180 days after a horse in his care, Cams Mr. C, tested positive for the Class 1 prohibited substance methamphetamine. Cams Mr. C finished first in the 10th race at Cal Expo on July 3, 2005. The suspension commenced Sept. 25.