08/18/2008 11:00PM

Trainer gets one-year-ban


Owner-trainer Samuel J. Brown has been suspended for one year and fined $1,000 by the Thistledown stewards for having in his possession two bottles of injectables, needles and syringes, a jugging tube, and other paraphernalia on Monday.

Brown, 19, came to Ohio from Mountaineer Park with 11 horses a month ago and has won two races. His case has been referred to the Ohio State Racing Commission for possible further action. He is denied access to any track under the racing commission's jurisdiction.