June 27, 2012
Nine horses who raced at Ruidoso Downs this spring have tested positive for three banned medications, including the powerful painkiller dermorphin, according to a report from the Daily Racing Form.
At least five of the positive tests came in the trials of the Grade 1 Ruidoso Futurity and Derby. The names of the horses and trainers have not yet been released.
In addition to dermorphin, the tests also included positives for ractopamine and stanozolol, a water-based steroid.
In recent weeks, there have also been positive tests in Louisiana and Oklahoma.
Read more at the Daily Racing Form.
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