06/07/2013 2:31PM

Golden Gate: Trainer Billy Morey suspended for medication violations


The Golden Gate Fields stewards suspended trainer Billy Morey for 30 days and fined him $3,000 for an overage of the bronchodilator albuterol in the horse Picture Perfect, who tested positive after winning the first race at Golden Gate Fields on Jan. 1.

Fifteen days of the suspension, which begins on June 10, were stayed as part of a stipulated agreement. Morey will be placed on probation through June 5, 2014.

The 39-year-old Morey was fourth in the trainer standings entering Friday’s racing at the Golden Gate Fields meeting with 39 winners from 139 starters.

Glenn Thompson More than 1 year ago
DRF Very surprised you printed this!!! It is a negative story and God Forbid you print anything negative in racing!! How about we talk about Baffert and Cibelli next!!
Glenn Thompson More than 1 year ago
They should ban Albuterol from racing!! It is the most abused drug in the game!!!
Justin More than 1 year ago
And I always thought Billy was one of the good guys!
Quite A Dude More than 1 year ago
You've got to be kidding. Horses to Billy are nothing but meat..
Christopher Russell More than 1 year ago
Morey is the most fined trainer in California over the last 4 years.