Kentucky Stewards Suspend Pair of Trainers

POSTED ON  |  23-11-2021

Kentucky-based trainers Philip Bauer and Greg Foley each face a suspension in December following rulings by Kentucky stewards last week that recently were posted to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission site. The stewards suspended Bauer for 30 days after meloxicam was found in post-race samples in a pair of his horses that raced this summer. Angkor  failed a post-race test after finishing third in an allowance-optional claiming race June 13 at Churchill Downs and a week later Played Hard  failed a test after winning a maiden race at Churchill. 

Because Bauer had not been informed of the first positive before the second positive occurred, the stewards viewed the two findings as a single incident in assessing the 30-day suspension (Dec. 5-Jan 3). The multiple graded stakes-winning trainer also was fined $500 for each violation. Both horses were disqualified, costing Rigney Racing—owner of both horses—$67,688 in purses. Colonel Bowman  is now considered the third-place finisher of the June 13 race behind Therideofalifetime  and Macron . Laynlomakndough  is now the winner of the June 20 maiden.

Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. It is considered a Class B (second-highest of concern) violation in Kentucky. According to available records through, this is the first medication violation to result in a fine or suspension for Bauer in his eight years of conditioning horses.

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