Maryland Thoroughbred Trainers Cited for Compounded Drug Use
Three Thoroughbred trainers have received suspensions and fines in Maryland after horses in their care tested positive for stanozolol, a synthetic steroid formerly known as Winstrol that is now available only through drug compounders.
The steroid was detected by Truesdail Laboratories, in Tustin, California, in samples taken from racehorses in December and January at Laurel Park, in Maryland, according to the official stewards’ rulings released Feb. 1. The sanctioned trainers are A. Ferris Allen, Hector Garcia, and Scott Lake.
The rulings were issued by the Maryland Racing Commission (MRC) Jan. 29.
At one time the drug had a recommended cutoff of 30 days, but racing officials dropped it from the list of substances when Winstrol’s manufacturer ceased production. Stanozolol is now available only through compounding
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