On June 21 at Thistledown, Two Eagles “won” the 8th race, “earning” $10,000+ for his people, including trainer Alejandro Murillo Rodriguez. (Two Eagles was also “claimed” – sold – for $7,500 prior to the race.) Turns out, however, that the horse was jacked up on nikethamide, a Class 1 – the worst, most dangerous kind – stimulant. The drug is so bad that, according to the Thoroughbred Daily News, it is not even available (legally that is) in the U.S. For this flagrant act of animal abuse, Rodriguez received but a one-year suspension and $1,000 fine. That’s about right, huh?