Updated on 09/16/2011 6:46AM

Vet, two trainers draw bans


JAMAICA, N.Y. - Trainers Ben Perkins Jr. and Michael Daggett and veterinarian William Isomoto were served suspensions on Sunday by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board for post-race positives for Guanabenz, a central nervous system depressant with sedative properties.

By waiving their right to appeal, Perkins and Daggett each will serve 30-day suspensions, instead of 45 days. Both trainers also were fined $1,000 apiece.

Isomoto was given a 180-day suspension for treating the horses trained by Perkins and Daggett, Exasparate and Mercy Be, with Guanabenz. Both horses tested positive for the medication after running in races at Belmont Park last summer. Exasparate won his race and Mercy Be was third. Both horses were disqualified from purse money.

Another horse treated by Isomoto, Arcadia Street, was disqualified from second and unplaced for testing positive for Guanabenz after a race last June. A ruling against Roy Sedlacek, Arcadia Street's trainer, is expected by the end of the week.

Daggett's 30-day suspension begins on Monday, and Perkins will start serving his 30 days on Tuesday.