Leatherbury suspended 15 days, fined $400 for Laurel incidents

July 31, 1992|By James H. Jackson

LAUREL -- King T. Leatherbury, perennially one of the leading trainers on the Maryland racing circuit, was fined and suspended yesterday for two incidents at Laurel.

Leatherbury, the second-leading trainer in the current Laurel meeting with nine winners in 60 mounts, was suspended by the Maryland stewards for 15 days, Aug. 3 to Aug. 17, after his horse, Days Dwindle Down, tested positive for the drug acepromazine. Days Dwindle Down finished second in the first race at Laurel on July 21. Leatherbury waived his right to contest the ruling.

Leatherbury also was fined $400 for failure to bring his entry Super Bowl Five to the Lasix Barn on time for treatment for the first race July 28 at Laurel.

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