A ruling yesterday from the Delaware Racing Commission:
“Owner/trainer Jaime Cruz is fined $1,000 for failing to protect a horse in his charge against the administration of prohibited drugs or medications. In testimony, Cruz’s exercise person admitted to giving Acepromazine to El Rey de Papa without the knowledge of Cruz on the morning [Aug 25] the horse fell during training. Cruz has been absent from his trainer’s duties on multiple occasions and does not employ an assistant trainer to oversee his barn.”
Acepromazine, by the way, is a sedative. No explanation as to why El Rey was given it. As for the two-year-old, no word yet on whether he survived.
This is horseracing.