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Tapentadol, Cocaine, and Smacking a Horse in the Face

5-year-old Truckin Tommy, says HISA, tested positive for tapentadol after an Aug 8 race at Presque Isle. Tapentadol, in case you’re wondering, is an opioid painkiller. Trainer Michael Pappada has been provisionally suspended while awaiting final adjudication. Truckin, it should be noted, finished 24 lengths back in that race and was “vanned off.” Still, Presque…

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Killed in His Very First Race

Moon Frolic was injured and vanned off in the 1st at Aqueduct Sunday. I subsequently received a tip that he was euthanized, and indeed he was, as finally confirmed by the not-so-diligent NYS Gaming Commission. Moon was four, and this was his very first race.

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3-Year-Old at Parx: “Fell Dead After Finish”

Here is the chart note for 3-year-old Hip Hop Hooray in the 1st at Parx yesterday: “raced just behind the pacesetters then collapsed and died after the finish.” The comment next to all the relevant betting information was even more stark: “fell dead after finish.” Imagine if you had seen that in one of yesterday’s…

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