CHRB Takes Action Against Owner For Selling Herbal Products

The California Horse Racing Board has issued a complaint against licensed horse owner Gregory Allen Long for allegedly selling equine herbal products at a state racetrack without a required vendor's license.

According to the CHRB, Long is accused of selling the "Herbal Advantage" to other horsemen. The complaint states that Long used his owner's license to gain access to the restricted stable area. According to the complaint, an independent analysis confirmed that a particular lot of "Herbal Advantage" contained the prohibited drugs phenylpropanolamine and norpseudoephedrine, both of which are Class 3 substances prohibited in post-race equine urine samples.

A hearing on the matter has been scheduled for Sept. 2 by Del Mar stewards. According to the CHRB, under rules covering occupational licenses and conduct detrimental to horse racing, the stewards have authority to suspend, fine, and/or exclude licensees from all racing enclosures under the jurisdiction of the board.