Ruidoso Has Nine Positive Tests

Nine horses test positive, five in Ruidoso trials.

June 27, 2012

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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.