Oklahoma Commission Hands Down Dermorphin Rulings

Trainer gets 20-year suspension and $100,000 fine.

January 25, 2013

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The Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission held hearings on Thursday on the dermorphin positives charges against Roberto Sanchez-Munoz and Alehandro Sanchez-Munoz.

Their preliminary ruling is for Roberto Sanchez-Munoz to receive 10 years and a $10,000 fine for each of the 10 positive tests, with only two of the 10-year sentences to run consecutively and the other eight to be concurrent with the first two, ending with 20 years and a $100,000 fine.

Alehandro Sanchez-Munoz was reportedly given five years and a $5,000 fine as the assistant trainer on each of the two horses that he owned with both to run consecutively for a total of 10 years and a $10,000 fine. The other eight charges in which he was the assistant trainer only and did not own the horses were dismissed due to the fact that he was not formally noticed prior to the hearing for those charges.

The fines and penalties for both cases are pending final approval of the commission orders at the February OHRC meeting.