09/27/2004 12:00AM

Shuman hit for positive


Trainer Mark Shuman was suspended for 15 days and fined $500 by Delaware Park stewards on Monday after one of the horses in his care tested positive for a prohibited substance.

Highway Prospector, owned by Michael Gill, tested positive for the medication diclofenac after winning the $100,000 Vincent Moscarelli Memorial Handicap on July 24. After a hearing and the testing of a split sample, Delaware Park stewards suspended Shuman from Oct. 11 through Oct. 25.

Highway Prospector was disqualified from purse money in the Moscarelli and runner-up Don Six was awarded the $60,000 winner's share.