05/06/2014 12:23PM

Derby, Oaks horses test clean


Post-race tests on samples pulled from horses running in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday and the Kentucky Oaks on Friday at Churchill Downs were all negative for prohibited substances, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said Tuesday.

The samples were tested by the commission’s laboratory, LGC Science Group in Lexington, for 1,500 substances under the so-called supertesting protocols. The laboratory expedited the testing, the KHRC said.

All horses entered in the Oaks and Derby also were subject to out-of-competition testing designed to look for illegal blood dopers and peptides. All those samples were negative as well, according to the KHRC.

Guy John More than 1 year ago
Now we know why the derby was run in 203.66. Look how far they all regressed. Closers finished 2,3,4 against 1:11 6F and 137M.
Richard Cadena More than 1 year ago
Your point might be right but the fact remains that California Chrome dominated the Kentucky Derby horses, just like he had dominated in the Santa Anita Derby and the San Felipe. Only back to the future luddites, like A. Beyer, with his odd comments, go sideways with his self-serving focus on slow times, etc. So presumably there were no known advantages, unless you consider that a few of the competitors had already raced and/or trained at Churchill Downs.
KenK More than 1 year ago
How did that horse who won race 3 on the Derby undercard test? He didn't pass in his previous race.
jttf More than 1 year ago
wasnt the jockey fined for not riding ? wasnt the drug a tranquilizer to slow the horse down ? then they work him with bullets at 6f and 7f regularly and ship to kentucky to take sdvantage of huge pools. but did any horsemen complain about these tactics ? i sure didnt hear anything. doesnt it sound like horsemen are in favor of cheating the public ? nothung will be done as usual.