Heath Reed Gets 21 Year Suspension

Heath Reed given 21 year suspension, Carlos Sedillo given 10 year suspension.

Paulick Report
October 1, 2012

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The New Mexico Racing Commission continued issuing their rulings related to a series of positives for the Class 1 drug dermorphin that occurred May 25-26 during the Ruidoso Futurity and Derby trials at Ruidoso Downs.

Trainer Jeffrey "Heath" Reed has been suspended 21 years and fined $23,000 after four horses tested positive for dermorphin. A fifth positive test was dropped due to unclear reading of the sample label, according to New Mexico Racing Commission director Vince Mares. Reed’s suspension includes a one-year ban because two of the horses in question also tested positive for an anabolic steroid.

Carlos Sedillo was given a 10-year suspension and $10,000 fine for two positive tests.
 
Last week, trainer John Basset was handed a similar 10-year suspension and $10,000 fine.

All of the trainers have the right to appeal to the New Mexico Racing Commission. If upheld, they may seek a temporary restraining order in through the courts.

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