2-Year-Old Tests Positive for Meth in Oklahoma

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.

10 Comments

  1. Just when you think it can’t get any worse. This confirms that trainers are criminals. You must be a criminal to get your hands on these illegal substances.

  2. We’d like to know if the horse is still living or brain damaged. You know when you think you’ve heard it all “one mo’ thing” surfaces.

  3. And he’ll get his license back. The neighbor’s cousin’s girlfriend’s stepson was smoking meth and the fumes wafted over from the adjoining property. He’s just as surprised as anyone. Oh yeah, then his lawyer will claim they’re preventing him from earning a living by suspending him.

  4. the horse needs to be seized from this owner now and sent to a sanctuary. the horse doesnt have a chance living with this bum.we need a law here if caught with this, its serious enough to take the horse away immediately

  5. A horse on methamphetamine. I thought I had heard everything when I read some years ago that snake venom was administered to a horse–and who comes up with stuff like that as a “performance enhancer” (if that’s what it was intended for)–but I guess not.

  6. Meth has been around for a long time!!!! I don’t know how much it’s been used in horses, but THIS ISN’T THE FIRST REPORT of such. Most, if not ALL, OF THESE PEOPLE in the horseracing industry SHOULD be ARRESTED for MISDEMEANORS and FELONIES for possessing illegal substances!!!!!!!!! They should also be ARRESTED for animal abuse!!!!!

    • I agree with Wanda Diamond that the people in the horseracing industry should be arrested for possessing illegal substances and for animal abuse.

  7. Apologists and all who support this business are enabling and condoning depraved humans to torture and kill voiceless sentient beings.
    There is no excuse for these people. Should we expect there will be any accountability and appropriate consequences for any of these atrocities when the judges and jurors are the enablers? I don’t think so! Depravity reigns.

  8. Meth, impotent meds, thyroxin, steroids, cocaine, EPO and so many others that we don’t know about.
    These racehorses are no different than lab rats.
    They are confined, voiceless, defenseless, sitting ducks that have needles shoved in and out of them every day that require restraint methods such as nose twitches or other draconian devices.
    Needles for pain, inflammation, to control behavior, to get a competitive edge and to push them beyond their natural abilities.
    Horse racing people know that there will be little to no repercussions and any are temporary because they come back and press on “business as usual.”
    Racehorses are disposable commodities under this deliberate system of cruelty and inhumane treatment.

    • Speaking of the little to no consequences or repercussions for “horse racing people” and the fact that the so-called punishments are temporary, THE KING OF SLEAZE — the morally depraved Bob Baffert — will be back in the “saddle” again, figuratively speaking. He should be in prison as far as I am concerned, but it is as you say, Gina. He will be back doing BAU — Business As Usual.
      On July 3rd, 2022, this salivating slimeball will allegedly be at Monmouth Park, where according to the CEO and chairman of Darby Development, Bob Baffert is welcome (once his 90-day suspension ends).

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