The Oklahoma Racing Commission announced the following Friday:
“A REPORT WAS RECEIVED STATING THE HORSE JUST A KVN, WHICH PLACED 1ST IN THE 3RD RACE AT REMINGTON ON THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2022, TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE D-METHAMPHETAMINE. ON JUNE 24, 2022, THE BOS AT RP DETERMINED THAT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELFARE IS AT RISK AND REQUIRES EMERGENCY ACTION AND THE SUBSTANCE D-METHAMPHETAMINE CAN AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF A HORSE AND THE WELFARE OF THE BETTING PUBLIC, OTHER LICENSEES, AND HORSES IN HIS CARE. THEREFORE, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE BOS AT RP THAT OWNER/TRAINER ETNIEL SANABRIA IS SUMMARILY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE JUNE 24, 2022, AND CONTINUING PENDING A HEARING AND FINAL DETERMINATION.”
“The public health, safety, and welfare is at risk – emergency action required.” Priorities, huh? And bet you didn’t know that methamphetamine “can affect the performance of a horse.” The “D” prefix, by the way, stands for dextro, the more potent of the two forms of meth – “more stimulating and psychoactive, [with] a higher abuse potential,” according to one medical site. The 2-year-old Just a Kvn has not been raced since the positive over a month ago.
This is horseracing.