07/17/2014 4:34PM

Trainer Chatterpaul suspended, fined for medication violations


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Trainer Naipaul Chatterpaul was suspended for 60 days and fined $5,000 by the New York State Gaming Commission due to four medication violations.

An additional 120 day-suspension was stayed for two years beginning Sept. 15 provided Chatterpaul does not accrue any additional equine violations for which he is found responsible.

The suspension was to begin Friday – opening day at Saratoga and one day before his 47th birthday – and runs through Sept. 15.

Over a two-year period from February 2012 through January 2014, Chatterpaul had four medication violations. Missile Motor, who finished fourth in the fifth race at Aqueduct on Feb. 2, 2012, was found to have Clenbuterol, a bronchodilator, in his post-race sample. Those Lion Eyes, who finished fourth in the eighth race at Aqueduct on Feb. 16, 2012, was found to have Flunixin, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory also known as Banamine, in her system.

Unprecedented, who won the ninth race at Belmont on Sept. 7, 2013, also had Clenbuterol in his system following the race, while Mary Ann’s Kitchen, fourth in the second race at Aqueduct on Jan. 31, had Flunixin in her post-race sample.
All four horses were disqualified and ruled unplaced in the order of finish.

A native of Guyana, Chatterpaul is best known for winning the 2011 edition of the Grade 1 Manhattan Handicap with 21-1 longshot Mission Approved, a horse he had claimed a year earlier for $35,000.

Steve More than 1 year ago
Assmussen & Pletcher had numerous drug violations ....I don't see they're suspended...the key is they have big time owners who kiss up to these tracks and they are WHITE NYRA is a joke
Dee R. Eff More than 1 year ago
Actually, true and false. Asmussen has one of the highest drug violation records Pletcher has one of the lowest.
Stephen Mercier More than 1 year ago
I already had a lowly opinion of this trainer....sheesh....
Brian Taylor More than 1 year ago
All he'll do is turn his horses over to an Assistant who'll continue to run them while Chatterpaul trains them from behind the scenes.It's like when a baseball manager gets ejected from the game and continues to make the decisions from the clubhouse.Until you have REAL suspensions with the owners being fined and suspended as well;nothing will change.In England they even suspend the horse for 6 months! At least the dinosaurs had an excuse.They saw the comet coming but lacked the brains to comprehend what was happening.What excuse do those who run racing have?
Lawrence MacSelwiney More than 1 year ago
I don't expect anything from NYRA. Two horses ran for purse money only in the first four days of the meet.
Tom More than 1 year ago
The big trainers use drugs, so the smaller outfit tries it . They catch him to show that they are doing their job. They went after Oscar Barrera, Frank Martin ,Gasper Moscherra, and others who started to win bigger races. " The sport of kings ".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This trainer is one of the most incompetent on the NYRA circuit. if he was drugging horses, this guy is pretty lousy at that as well.
Ray Sousa More than 1 year ago
these mentioned drugs are just the tip of the iceberg. If they tested seriously the top trainers would all be out. The only way to stop this is a zero tolerance policy..get caught youre out .period .no excuses no suspensions.out.
Ray Sousa More than 1 year ago
cant say this comes as a surprise .now lets test some of the pletcher horses.no that would be too damming.
Dee R. Eff More than 1 year ago
HIs horses are tested same as the others. He has one of the lowest violation records of all trainers. No comment on the trainer, it's just a fact.
Dennis Geier More than 1 year ago
Most of these negative comments on here are either by people who know nothing(Like Sgt Schultz on hogans hero) or a bunch of losers who blame bad tests when its bad gambling
Dee R. Eff More than 1 year ago
They can give me as many thumbs down as they want. A fact is a fact, and ignoring it only shows ignorance.
Dee R. Eff More than 1 year ago
Four drug violations in two years is enough for the NY State Gaming Commission to give this guy a $5,000 fine and 60 day suspension. So how does a well known trainer get 10 drug positives for prednisone in a two month period for 10 different horses, with all 10 winning and get only fines, as low as $250, and only one at $1,500, and no suspension. I guess it's just a free for all in Chicago.
Dee R. Eff More than 1 year ago
Clenbuterol needs to be banned. It's a look the other way bronchial dilator that has the wanted side affect of acting like an anabolic steroid. Almost every trainer using it isn't using it for it's stated purpose. That's a fact. He got caught a few years back because vets were saying it would be out of the system in a week, now it's a minimum of two weeks to clear. It's a performance enhancer plain and simple and 50% of all horses are on it. It builds lean muscle mass. So now you know one of the reasons horses run every 5/6 weeks. Several weeks to train on it, and two weeks to clear the system.
mike More than 1 year ago
Agree with you,should be banned.
Chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
And Biancone runs horses in Cali !