09/04/2013 4:22PM

Thistledown: Trainer Sipp appeals 180-day suspension

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Trainer Burton Sipp has been suspended 180 days by the Thistledown stewards after a random search of his barn by state investigators turned up several syringes and injectibles at Thistledown last Saturday.

The injectibles were vitamins, according to state steward Darrell Parker.

“Mr. Sipp stated that he was taking them to a farm on his way to Mountaineer Park,” Parker said.

Sipp has appealed the suspension and is being allowed to continue to race at Thistledown, as well as Mountaineer Park and Presque Isle Downs.