By Dan Ross
The Peter Miller trained Mr. Dougie Fresh (Ghostzapper) tested positive for phenylbutazone–a class 4, penalty category C drug–after the horse worked at the San Luis Rey Downs training center Sept. 19, according to a California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) complaint dated Sept. 26.
Miller, who did not request a split sample in this case, is scheduled to appear before the Santa Anita board of stewards at an unspecified date. This is Miller's third overage offense in 365 days.
On April 10, Miller was fined $500 after Hembree (Proud Citizen) tested positive for Isoflupredone, a 4C penalty regulated drug, after winning the seventh race at Santa Anita Park Jan. 1.
On Sept. 2, Miller was fined $1,500 and assessed one half point in accordance with the CHRB's multiple medication violations rule as a consequence of Mo Forza (Uncle Mo) testing positive for a phenylbutazone overage after working at San Luis Rey Downs June 19. Mo Forza most recently won the GII City of Hope Mile S. at Santa Anita Oct. 2.
Additionally, the Steve Knapp trained Socal Red (Lookin at Lucky) tested positive for methocarbamol, a 4C penalty regulated drug, after winning the 4th race at Del Mar Aug. 19, according to a CHRB complaint dated Sept. 29.