03/24/2007 12:00AM

N.Y. trainer banned for 60 days


Owner-trainer David Nunn was suspended 60 days by the New York stewards after he was found to have been in possession of a syringe containing an illegal bleeder medication at Aqueduct on Feb. 15.

The finding of the syringe at the detention barn necessitated the late scratch of Thyme to Think, a 4-year-old filly, from the fourth race that day at Aqueduct. According to the stewards, the medication in the syringe was Carbazochrome, also known as Kentucky Red, which is used to treat high blood pressure. The medication is legal in some jurisdictions, but not New York. Moreover, only licensed veterinarians are permitted to be in possession of equipment that may be used for hypodermic injection.

Nunn's suspension was to begin on Sunday and runs through May 23. Nunn, who is usually based at Finger Lakes or at a farm in New Jersey, is denied the privileges of the grounds of any New York Racing Association track.

Reached by phone on Saturday, Nunn had no comment.