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Winning Racehorse Banned After Testing Positive for Cocaine and Crystal Meth

, Winning Racehorse Banned After Testing Positive for Cocaine and Crystal Meth

Owner Also Fined and Banned

A winning racehorse named Halina Jibay has been banned from the sport after traces of cocaine and crystal meth were found in his nose bag and urine tests following a race. Despite crossing the finish line in first place, the horse has now been banned for a year. In addition, the owner has received a two-year ban and a £305 fine.

Blacklisted from Competitions for a Year

Halina Jibay has been blacklisted from participating in any competitive races in Malta for the next 12 months. The bans went into effect on November 12. The owner, who has not been named, will face consequences for their involvement in this drug scandal.

Lab Tests Reveal Multiple Banned Substances

The Malta Racing Club officials became suspicious and sent a urine sample of Halina Jibay to an independent lab near Paris for testing. The lab reportedly discovered traces of cocaine, crystal meth, ketamine, and steroids. These substances can significantly increase a horse's heart rate and blood pressure, posing a risk of a fatal heart attack.

Investigation Underway

The race officials are now preparing a detailed report of their findings to present to the Maltese police. It is expected that the jockey and the horse's owner will be questioned in the coming days. The investigation aims to shed light on the extent of their involvement in this drug scandal.

, Winning Racehorse Banned After Testing Positive for Cocaine and Crystal Meth

Controversies in Horse Racing

This incident is not the first controversy to hit the horse racing world. In October, a Grand National-winning trainer purchased a horse for £100,000, but it failed a drugs test soon after. Additionally, Hollie Doyle, a prominent figure in the sport, received a one-month suspended ban for using an illegal painkiller after undergoing elbow surgery.

Pictures: Horse Racing Association

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