Svanstedt also received a second positive on his trotter
, who won an $8,000 amateur race on August 5 at
the Meadowlands with his wife, Sarah, driving, and received
the same penalties.
The positives were for Dexamethasone, which is a Class ‘C’
violation as recommended by the Association of Racing
With Ake Svanstedt driving, Resolve
on Hambletonian Day in a career-best 1:50.2,
besting Obrigado by one and a quarter lengths. As a result
of the positive test and subsequent disqualification of
Resolve, Obrigado is now the official winner of the race.
According to the New Jersey ruling, Svanstedt's two 15-day
suspensions will be served consecutively, starting on Jan.
2, 2017, and continuing through and including Jan. 31, 2017.
The ruling also states that "in addition to the penalty
issued, a total of two Multiple Medication Violation points,
as recommended by the Association of Racing Commissioners
International, shall be assigned as a result of these Class