Updated on 09/19/2012 4:05PM

Woodbine: Hollywood Hit, champion of 2010, on suspension after drug positive


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Hollywood Hit, Canada’s champion sprinter of 2010, is ineligible to race in Ontario for a period of 90 days, Sept. 15 through Dec. 13, after testing positive for the Class 3 drug acepromazine, a tranquilizer.

Trained by Terry Jordan for owner Peter Redekop, Hollywood Hit had been an impressive winner of a six-furlong allowance race here at Woodbine on Sept. 7, earning a Beyer Speed Figure of 104 for his 1:08.30 clocking, which was just a tick off the 1:08.16 track record.

That start was the first for Hollywood Hit since he had disappointed in two minor stakes at Turfway Park this past winter, with the more recent on Jan. 28.

The suspension affects only the horse, and Jordan will be able to continue training until an Ontario Racing Commission investigation has been completed, his case heard, and a ruling rendered. Jordan then will have the right to appeal.

Hollywood Hit had tested positive for the same medication after winning the King Corrie Stakes on Sept. 30, 2009. Jordan served a suspension of 30 calendar days from April 2 through May 1, 2010 and was fined $2,500.

Hollywood Hit, a 6-year-old gelding who was bred in Oklahoma, has won 10 of 22 starts and $670,804. In his Sovereign Award-winning year of 2010, he earned a 114 Beyer Figure after setting the current Woodbine track record of 1:20.07 in the seven-furlong Vigil Stakes.