LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Rick Dutrow
will serve a 30-day suspension after reaching a settlement with the
Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
Dutrow's horse, Salute the Count, tested positive for a
breathing stimulant in May 2008. He was first suspended in July but
appealed, leading to Tuesday's settlement.
The suspension runs from Nov. 15 to Dec. 15 as part of the
settlement. Dutrow will not have to pay the commission's legal
Dutrow won the 2008 Kentucky Derby with Big Brown. Big Brown
never violated a drug rule, but Dutrow was widely criticized when
he acknowledged the horse had the then-legal steroid stanozolol in
his bloodstream during his 2008 Derby and Preakness victories.
Kentucky and most other states have since banned stanozolol and
other anabolic steroids.
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