Eight Belles' trainer orders drug test - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Eight Belles' trainer orders drug test

The trainer of Eight Belles has ordered a drug test to be part of the autopsy on the Kentucky Derby runner-up.

Larry Jones wants to dispel rumors the filly may have been on steroids.  He says the tests will come back negative.

Eight Belles was euthanized after the Derby Saturday when she broke both front ankles.  Jones also says the Ethical Treatment of Animals is wrong to criticize jockey Gabriel Saez.

The group says Saez should have known the horse was in trouble and that the rider went to the whip too often.

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