Group 1 winner Yankee Rose has been disqualified from her Flight Stakes placing with her trainer David Vandyke and vet David Garth pleading guilty.
Yankee Rose’s trainer David Vandyke has been hit with a $25,000 fine and the horse has been disqualified from the Group One Flight Stakes after returning a positive test to banned anti-inflammatory Ketorolac.
Vandyke pleaded guilty on Friday to allowing the substance to be administered to Yankee Rose and presenting the filly on race day with a banned drug in her system.
Veterinarian David Garth was fined $15,000 for administering the drug.
Yankee Rose’s owners will have to forfeit the $99,000 prize money from the Flight Stakes while the Chris Waller-trained Sezanne has been promoted to second place.
Yankee rose dq from flight stks. Van dyke charged with admin and presentation. Vet David Garth admin charge. Both plead guilty. Awaiting pen
— Chris Roots (@ChrisRoots1) January 20, 2017