Judge Denies Banned Remington Trainers

Remington decision to ban trainers is upheld.

Q-Racing Journal
March 7, 2013

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Four trainers with serious medication violations and banned from racing horses at Remington Park in Oklahoma City went to court in an attempt to be allowed to run at the racetrack, via a restraining order and injunction.

On March 4, a judge in Oklahoma County denied the trainers, which include Karl Broberg, Robert Dimitt, Rodney Harmon and Jeffery "Heath" Reed.

All four trainers have been associated with medication violations.

Last fall, Reed was suspended for 21 years by the New Mexico Racing Commission after four horses under his care tested positive for dermorphin. He also had two positives for the steroid stanazol. Reed is currently suspended by AQHA.

According to court records, Dimitt has two positives for a Class 2 medication and nine previous charges (including a Class 1 medication). Harmon has a pending positive for the Class 1 medication dermorphin. Broberg had six medication positives at Remington Park (for which he plead guilty to three), and positives in Arkansas and Texas (including a Class 1 medication).

The judge stated in his ruling that Remington Park and its owner Global Gaming LLC had "just cause" to deny access to the trainers and upheld Remington Park's position.

Visit AQHA's Racing Welfare and Medication page.