Patrick Biancone Suspended In Kentucky Over Horse Drugging

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Thoroughbred trainer Patrick Biancone will serve a 15-day suspension next month after one of his horses was
found to have prohibited drugs in its system after a race.

The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority says "L'Aziza" tested positive for caffeine and theophylline after winning the fifth race on May third at Churchill Downs.

The authority says Biancone doesn't plan to appeal the suspension, which will be served September fifth to September 19th. The Courier-Journal reports that purse money from the race will be redistributed with Biancone's horse disqualified and placed last.

The authority says the investigation is ongoing. It has not disclosed the contents of a search of three of Biancone's barns at Keeneland Race Course after the race.

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