LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky racing stewards have suspended
New York-based trainer Kiaran McLaughlin for 30 days due to drug
violations for three horses he trained.
McLaughlin's suspension, which was posted on the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's Web site, began Tuesday and will run through Dec. 30. The horses in violation are Bluegrass Princess, Liston and Hatheer, all of which tested positive for the banned Ipratropium, a
synthetic compound used to help keep the breathing passage clear.
According to the stewards' ruling, McLaughlin has waived a
formal hearing and the suspensions will run concurrently because he
was unaware the horses tested positive before they raced.
A call to McLaughlin Wednesday was not immediately returned.
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