Racing Commission Pushes Back Hearings on Dermorphin Cases to August

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Racing Commission Pushes Back Hearings on Dermorphin Cases to August
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The Louisiana State Racing Commission will meet Aug. 29-30 to hear cases against nine trainers cited by stewards for alleged rules violations stemming from 11 positives for dermorphin at Louisiana tracks, Executive Director Charlie Gardiner said Monday. Dermorphin is a powerful, pain-killing drug that Racing Commissioners International categorizes in Class I, among the most harmful drugs that might be given to horses.

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