March 31, 1989 |
The California Horse Racing Board is expected to make a decision today regarding the suspension and fine imposed upon Roger Stein after one of the trainer's horses tested positive for cocaine after a race at Santa Anita last October. Stein, who has denied responsibility in the drugging of the horse, was fined $2,000 and suspended for six months by the Santa Anita stewards. He obtained a court injunction, and his appeal of the penalty was heard by an administrative law judge.
November 10, 1988 |
Stewards acting on behalf of the California Horse Racing Board Wednesday suspended trainer Roger Stein for 6 months, fined him $2,000 and put him on probation until 1990 because one of his horses tested positive for cocaine. The ruling prohibits Stein, 34, from running any of his horses in California and denies him access to any race track within CHRB jurisdiction. Under reciprocity agreements, the ban applies nationwide and in Mexico and Canada.
January 31, 1989 |
A horse trained by a former assistant of trainer Roger Stein has been detected running with an illegal medication in his system at Santa Anita. Stewards at Santa Anita, although they have not yet issued a ruling, have found that Notable Host, a 6-year-old gelding, tested positive for procaine after finishing fourth in a $15,000 race at the Arcadia track on Jan. 16. Notable Host is trained by Willie Washington, an assistant trainer for Stein until last November.
April 3, 1990 |
The California Horse Racing Board is dropping its case against Roger Stein, the trainer who was suspended for six months and fined $2,000 after one of his horses tested positive for cocaine after a race at Santa Anita in October of 1988. The Stein case is the last to be dismissed by the board, which dropped charges last year against five other trainers whose horses also tested positive for cocaine. Those trainers included Wayne Lukas and Laz Barrera, two of the biggest names in racing.
November 4, 1988 |
Trainer Roger Stein angrily denied Thursday that he or his barn employees were responsible for one of his horses testing positive for cocaine. "There's no basis for this whatsoever," Stein said. "I've never treated a horse with cocaine, nor have I ever known anyone to do so. I didn't do it, and no one under my hand did it. I don't know what else to say. I told the stewards that this morning. "I've been training for 10 years and I've never had anything like this happen.
February 24, 1989 |
Sen. Ken Maddy (R-Fresno), reacting to the furor that resulted from six horses testing positive for cocaine after they ran in races, has introduced a bill in the state legislature that would shift some of the responsibility for equine drug testing to the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis. Maddy's bill asks that at least 25% of the drug testing for horses be done at Davis.