From the Iowa Racing Commission, regarding goings-on at Prairie Meadows:
“A report from Industrial Laboratories states methamphetamine confirmed in blood and urine in sample taken from the horse ‘Drag Malibu’ after finishing first in the third race on May 29.” Owner/trainer Kenny Smith’s defense? His groom was on meth; he was responsible for installing the tongue tie, hence… The stewards bought it, and only suspended Smith 15 days.
In other news, on June 15, veterinarian and owner/trainer James Hume was found to be in possession of multiple injectables, hypodermic needles, and syringes on the backside. Dr. Hume admitted this but told the stewards that he has a private practice and “had gone to a client’s farm on his way to the racetrack and that was the reason his medical bag was in his vehicle.” Ha, huh? Anyway, Hume has been suspended – but only because he’s not licensed as a vet by the Commission.
This is horseracing.