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trainer peter miller   General Discussions

Started 7/5/17 by smartyslew; 661 views.

From: smartyslew


check this out !

Peter Miller had his first drug violation after 30 years as a trainer and at Penn National.

are you kidding me, at penn national, What!

SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G


Miller's record is exemplary & it speaks for itself.  Contamination positive for speed.  I forget where I read it but speed & coke are so prevalent that 3 out of 4 one dollar bills of paper currency are contaminated.

They test down to the picogram for horses.  All somebody has to do is sneeze on one of them after tooting some speed. 

If they really wanted a shock, they should test all the track employees who handle horses.


From: Wintertrian


Yes, it is true that there is a lot of contamination even on money these days.

As for testing "employees",  the people who work the backside work harder in a day than most people would work in a year, and they do not enjoy very good living conditions.  All the ones I know are also quite poor.  I think the conditions for most backside workers could be vastly improved, however, the banksters have all the $$ these days :sarcasm:  

At present, many backsides workers  are probably under even more stress due to worrying about being deported. 

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Like lack of retirement program for racehorses, this is the less glamorous side of horse racing.

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SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G


The exploited wage slave of the racing industry is no different than those who are exploited in hospitality, fast food, farming, healthcare, etc.   If one drills down far enough in any industry, the humans at the bottom, swabbing floors, flipping burgers, harvesting lettuce & turning beds are actively being exploited every day.  They all work hard for subsistence while the obscenely wealthy whine about taxes & the people in between are fast asleep.

It's global.  The human resources at the bottom of the barrel are exploited.  

None of this has anything to do with a horse testing positive for a minute trace of speed & the consequences of that.  If the powers that be in racing don't want dirty tests from contamination, then, hell, run a tighter ship and test everyone who works with horses for drugs.  


From: smartyslew


this is the other side of the poor

do you think O'brien adminster these drugs when he isn't suppose to ?

O'Brien fined after assistant found with injectable electrolytes

ELMONT, N.Y. - The New York Gaming Commission fined trainer Aidan O’Brien $1,500 for having three sealed bottles of an injectable form of electrolytes in his assistant trainer’s care at Belmont Park.

According to a Gaming Commission ruling issued Sunday, O’Brien was fined for having “three sealed bottles of Duphaylyte Solution for injection.” The ruling said the solution contains “vitamins, amino acids, electrolytes and glucose.”

O’Brien, a multiple champion trainer based in Ireland, shipped three horses to New York for Saturday’s Stars and Stripes Racing Festival at Belmont Park. Homesman and Whitecliffsofdover finished third and seventh, respectively, in the Grade 1, $1.2 million Belmont Derby. Key To My Heart finished last of 11 in the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Oaks. O’Brien’s horses were cared for by assistant T.J. Comerford.

Duphaylyte Solution, a injectable electrolyte typically used to treat dehydration, is permissible to use with a prescription. The problem isn’t that the substance is illegal or deemed to be performance-enhancing, it’s that it was possessed in injectable form.

The Gaming Commission rule the state says O’Brien violated was 4012.1 (A) (1) which states, “No person other than a commission veterinarian, track veterinarian or a practicing veterinarian licensed by the commission shall have or possess in or upon the premises of a licensed or franchised race track … or shall have or possess in his or her personal property or effects upon such premises the following: (1) any equipment that may be used for hypodermic injection or other infusion into a horse or any vial, bottle or cartridge designed and usable for such purposes …”

“You can’t have injectables in the barn,” said Steve Lewandowski, the steward for the New York Gaming Commission.

There were no hypodermic needles discovered.

Electrolytes are typically given to horses after shipping by plane or van; the three horses were given the Duphaylyte Solution under supervision of the USDA after the horses arrived here Tuesday. Veterinary records for all horses running in the Belmont Derby and Belmont Oaks were posted on the Gaming Commission website beginning Wednesday.

Homesman and Whitecliffsofdover were two of seven horses in the Belmont Derby that received Bute on Thursday.

SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G


This is a good one.  I'd actually be laughing at NYRA & the Gaming Commission for following the letter of the law in this case while, for decades, slapping wrists or sweeping under the rug real drug violations if the stupidity wasn't so rank.

When horses routinely fly on planes, those (harmless) electrolytes are administered when they land & before they take off.  Yes, it was wrong for the assistant to have them on his person so in the narrowest sense the fine was justified.  The fact that the backstretch is awash in electrolytes to give horses post-race to replenish fluids lost to the effects of lasix doesn't matter to the letter of the law as applied here.

However, the irony is too great to overlook while known miscreants go about their merry way & NYRA produces yet another press release how important integrity is to uphold.


From: Gerh


So O Brien gets fined $1500 for electrolytes in New York while Ness has over a dozen drug positives in Florida and gets $4800 and a suspension.Wouldn't it be nice to have universal rules in horse racing.