03/09/2006 12:00AM

Foley serving 10-day penalty for positive


Trainer Greg Foley has paid a $500 fine and is serving a 10-day suspension through Tuesday after one of his horses tested positive for acepromazine, a commonly used tranquilizer that is banned on raceday.

Foley, the leading trainer at the 2005 winter-spring meet at Turfway Park and the current meet's leader with 19 wins, was suspended by the Kentucky stewards after Sweet Miss El returned positive after finishing fifth in a Dec. 29 race at Turfway. In Foley's absence, his horses will compete in the name of his assistant, Terry Smith.

The stewards also announced that trainer Wilson Vittur has appealed a 10-day suspension for a positive test for an antihistamine after a winning race by Easy Grades on Oct. 9 at Keeneland.

* Owner Charles Kidder has been fined $5,000 because he sold a horse at the January breeding stock sale at Keeneland before a 30-day moratorium had ended on selling claimed horses. Kidder claimed Haley's Lass at Turfway for $15,000 on Dec. 30, and then, against state regulations, sold her for $50,000.