07/14/2016 12:16PM

Veterinarian fined for failing to give horse Lasix


Veterinarian Robert Campbell has been fined $1,000 by the Delaware Park board of stewards for causing the scratch of Suffused from the Grade 3, $200,000 Robert Dick Memorial last Saturday.

Suffused, trained by Bill Mott, was the 5-2 second choice on the morning line for the Dick Memorial. Mott shipped her to Delaware, but she had to be scratched after she was not treated with the anti-bleeding medication Lasix during the specified time window prior to the race.

The diuretic Lasix is given to all horses at Delaware Park by a third-party administrator, First Equine. The stewards’ log said Campbell was fined “for assuming the horse was scratched and not verifying that information.” The log also said Campbell has been removed from the Lasix rotation at Delaware Park.

Delaware Park officials said last weekend that Mott and Suffused’s owner, Juddmonte Farms, would be reimbursed for expenses involved with sending Suffused to Delaware.

Mott has entered Mighty Mo in the Grade 3, $200,000 Kent Stakes at Delaware Park on Saturday.