Aqueduct: Summer Sunset officially DQ’d for Lasix violation
By David Grening
Summer Sunset, the horse that mistakenly was given Lasix
prior to winning the second race here Dec. 29, has been disqualified and ruled
unplaced in the order of finish by New York State Racing and Wagering Board.
Runner-up Money in Motion has been declared the winner of that race.
Any further action is
still pending, including a possible fine/or suspension of trainer Karl
received a shot of Lasix from a New York Racing Association veterinarian the
morning of the race, though the horse was not scheduled to get the medication.
The betting public was never made aware of the fact the horse received Lasix as
the stewards were not notified until after the race had been run.
Summer Sunset won
that race by 6 3/4 lengths and returned $11.
Summer Sunset was
claimed out of the race by trainer Dominic Galluscio, who has elected to keep