04/08/2016 4:22PM

Stewards order purse of Soviet Problem Stakes to be redistributed


ARCADIA, Calif. - A portion of the purse of the $100,500 Soviet Problem Stakes at Los Alamitos last December has been ordered redistributed after third-place finisher Run for Retts tested positive for the prohibited substances methamphetamine and amphetamine, according to a ruling released by Santa Anita stewards on Friday.

Run For Retts earned $12,000, which has been ordered forfeited. The order of finish has been revised to reflect Baby Bea Scattin, Yodelsong, Lucky to Win,  and All in the End as the third- through sixth-place finishers.

In a one-page ruling, stewards Grant Baker, Scott Chaney, and Kim Sawyer ordered Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, the owner of Run For Retts, to return $11,400 to track officials by May 8. Jockey Santiago Gonzalez must forfeit his $530 share of the prize money. Gonzalez is allowed to keep his $70 fee for a losing jockey’s mount, stewards said.

The positives tests were found in a post-race test taken from Run for Retts and tested at the Maddy Laboratory at University of California-Davis.

Run for Retts, who is entered in Saturday’s $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes for California-bred 3-year-old fillies, is trained by Steve Miyadi.

Miyadi was not sanctioned in Friday’s ruling. Chaney said on Friday that a hearing on Miyadi’s case is scheduled for early May.