KHRC: Derby Day Samples Cleared, But One ‘Class C’ Positive Found In Oaks Day Sample

Post-race testing from the delayed Kentucky Oaks and Derby days at Churchill Downs (held on Sept. 4 and Sept. 5, respectively) has been completed, according to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. A statement released by the Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet indicated that all samples from Derby day were cleared. However, the KHRC will be investigating a Class C medication which was found in one sample from Oaks day.

No specifics were given about the name of the horse, owner, or trainer involved in the positive, but a KHRC spokesperson told the Thoroughbred Daily News that results are expected in November. 

“The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s official laboratory, Industrial Laboratories (Wheat Ridge, CO), has returned all post-race sample results from both the Kentucky Derby day and Kentucky Oaks day races,” the statement read. “The Derby day samples were ‘cleared,’ showing no irregularities. The Oaks day samples returned a finding for a class C medication in one (1) primary sample. The KHRC is following its regulatory process in conducting a follow-up investigation of this matter. Accordingly, the names involved will be released at the completion.”

Examples of Class C medications can be found here on the KHRC website.

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