Gorajec: ‘Day Of Reckoning’ On Horizon For New York’s Drug Testing Program

Former longtime racing regulator Joe Gorajec, writing for Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, discusses the drug testing protocol of the New York State Gaming Commission, and the implementation of its new split sample program, which began at the start of Aqueduct’s fall meet.

Gorajec questions the timing of the new protocol, asking “why now?”, when it’s a procedure that should have already been adhered to. Gorajec believes it most likely has to do with the ongoing court case involving trainer Bill Mott, who sued the Gaming Commission over a suspension he received in 2014.

Mott was given a 15-day suspension after the horse Saratoga Snacks, tested positive for the overages of Salix and Banamine. When Mott asked for the split sample to be tested, he was told that there was insufficient blood remaining and another test could not be run. The case is still making its way through the judicial system.

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