Kathy Walsh Penalized $3,000 and 30 Days for ‘Ace’ Positive
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 3:03 pm |
Back to: Shared News, Top News Updated: February 9, 2021 at 3:05 pm
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By T. D. Thornton Longtime trainer Kathy Walsh, who currently has no horses actively racing according to Equibase, was fined $3,000 and suspended 30 days stemming from a June 28, 2020, acepromazine metabolite positive at Los Alamitos Race Course.
But Walsh, who has been a licensed trainer since 1970 and an assistant since 1962, will pay only $1,500 and serve seven days through Feb. 13, 2021. The remainder of the penalty will be stayed pending a one-year probation without any Class 3 or lower violations because Walsh entered into a “settlement agreement and mutual release” over the matter, according to a Feb. 5 ruling issued by the California Horse Racing Board.
Acepromazine is a Class 3 Penalty Category B sedative.
The horse that triggered the positive was the 0-for-16 gelding Git On Your Pulpit (Lucky Pulpit), who ran second, beaten half a length, at 3-1 odds in a $20,000 maiden-claimer. He was disqualified and placed last for co-owners Walsh and Marietta Gelalich.
That start was Walsh’s last recorded entry on Equibase, and Git On Your Pulpit had been Walsh’s only starter dating to March 2020.
Walsh, a MGSW conditioner from a family that was prominent for decades in racing in the Pacific Northwest, has 1,231 lifetime wins and is a member of the Washington Racing Hall of Fame.
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