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Thursday, August 01, 2013Contact: Bob Curran Jr. (212) 521-5326
The Jockey Club Denies Stud Book Privileges to Four Trainers for Violations

The Jockey Club announced today that four trainers will be denied all privileges of The American Stud Book for periods ranging from one year to six years, effective January 1, 2014.

This includes the privilege of registering foals, in addition to the denial of privileges of any registration process for any Thoroughbred. The denial of privileges is pursuant to Rule 19 of the Principal Rules and Requirements of The American Stud Book.

Kim C. Veerhusen will be denied those privileges for six years, starting January 1, 2014, for violating applicable racing authority statutes, rules or regulations relating to horses on three or more occasions in a 365-day period involving prohibited or restricted drugs, medications or substances, and for violating applicable racing authority statutes, rules or regulations relating to substances that have been classified by the Association of Racing Commissioners International Inc. (RCI) as Class 1 or Class 2. The violations occurred at Fonner Park and Horsemenís Park in Nebraska in 2012.

Lamont Keith Charles will be denied privileges for five years, starting January 1, 2014, for violating applicable racing authority statutes, rules or regulations relating to substances that have been classified by the RCI as Class 1 or Class 2. That violation occurred at Louisiana Downs in 2012.

Eddie Clouston will be denied privileges for one year, starting January 1, 2014, for violating applicable racing authority statutes, rules or regulations relating to horses on three or more occasions in a 365-day period involving prohibited or restricted drugs, medications or substances. Those violations occurred at Mountaineer Park in 2011 and 2012.

Freddy Dewaine Loy will be denied privileges for one year, starting January 1, 2014, for violating applicable racing authority statutes, rules or regulations relating to horses on three or more occasions in a 365-day period involving prohibited or restricted drugs, medications or substances. Those violations occurred at Fair Grounds and Louisiana Downs in 2011 and 2012.

The entire text of Rule 19 can be found at jockeyclub.com/registry.asp?section=3#nineteen.