08/20/2011 4:10PM

Arlington: Tajaaweed disqualified from Arlington Handicap win due to clenbuterol positive


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Tajaaweed has been disqualified from his first-place finish in the Grade 3 Arlington Handicap on July 9 because a laboratory test revealed the presence of the bronchodilator clenbuterol in a urine sample.

Clenbuterol, a class 3 drug under the classification system employed by the Association of Racing Commissioners International, is not permitted at any level on race day in Illinois. Tajaaweed was ruled unplaced in the race, with second-place finisher Mister Marti Gras moved up to first through the disqualification.

Dan Peitz, who trains Tajaaweed for Shadwell Stables, was fined $1,000 for the violation.