After eliminating a backlog of drug testing samples from Thoroughbred races, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) announced a long list of sanctions levied against trainers from Aug. 1 through the end of October.

In a ruling log presented at its Nov. 17 meeting, the IHRC announced sanctions against nine trainers and one veterinarian for medication-related violations. The trainer sanctions included disqualification of all nine horses involved in races at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, in Shelbyville, fines, and some suspensions.

Eight of the nine sanctions involved overages of anti-inflammatory substances. The following list includes the trainer, sanction, medication involved, date of race, and horse involved; all of these horses were disqualified to last with purse money forfeited:

  • Genaro Garcia, $1,000 fine, dexamethasone, in a July 12 maiden claiming race ($15,000 total purse), in which he saddled Dream of Bertie, who finished first.

  • Anthony Granitz, $1,000 fine, dexamethasone, in a May 28 claiming race ($13,000 total purse), in which he saddled Miss Charity Cat, who finished second.

  • Marvin Johnson, $1,000 fine, methylprednisolone, in an Aug. 26 claiming race ($10,500 total purse) in which he saddled Aquis, who finished first.

  • Wayne Minnock, $1,000 fine, dexamethasone, in a May 23 claiming race ($16,000 total purse) in which he saddled Tazdue, who finished first.

  • Manuel Perez, clenbuterol, $500 and a 15-day suspension that was served Sept. 29-Oct. 13, following an Aug. 28 allowance/optional claiming race ($36,000 total purse) in which he saddled Julie Darlin, who finished