Alligator Blood’s trainer David Vandyke has made an announcement regarding the horses second sample which confirmed the prohibited substance altrenogest in the swab taken from Alligator Blood after he won the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas at the Gold Coast
Vandyke said in a statement that the positive swab and inquiry ‘presents a challenging time’ for his stable.
“Since moving to Queensland in May 2016 this is the first irregularity that I have had in this state,” the statement read.
“It is my hope that the inquiry will shed light on how Altrenogest entered Alligator Blood’s system and help prevent any similar incident occurring in racing again.”
When the initial positive return Vandyke responded to the situation saying:
“It is used in our stable under the brand name Ovumate and is given to some female horses under our care with accurate records kept surrounding administration.
“Those records have been given to QRIC.”