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Yankee Rose positive drug test for Flight Stakes 2nd

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Dual Group 1 winner Yankee Rose has returned a positive drug test resulting from her second in the Group 1 $500,000 Sydney Airport Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on October 1.

Yankee Rose, above, has returned a positive drug test after running second in the Flight Stakes at Randwick during the 2016 Spring Carnival. Photo by Steve Hart.

Yankee Rose, above, has returned a positive drug test after running second in the Flight Stakes at Randwick during the 2016 Spring Carnival. Photo by Steve Hart.

Yankee Rose was having her second Spring Carnival run when an eye catching second in the Flight Stakes to the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Global Glamour but Racing New South Wales stewards have reported that the All American filly has tested positive to the non-steriodal anti-inflammatory Ketorolac.

Sunshine Coast based trainer David Vandyke has been notified and an inquiry has been scheduled for 10am on Friday January 20, 2017.

The following statement was released by Racing New South Wales today: “Racing NSW Stewards are in receipt of notification from two Official Racing Laboratories, namely the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory and Racing Analytical Services Limited, that the post-race urine sample taken from the David Vandyke-trained filly Yankee Rose, after being placed second in the Group 1 Flight Stakes conducted at Royal Randwick on 1 October 2016, has been found to contain the non-steriodal anti-inflammatory Ketorolac.

“An inquiry into the findings has been scheduled to be conducted at 10am on Friday, 20 January 2017 at the Offices of Racing NSW in Sydney.”

Followinng her second in the Flight Stakes, Yankee Rose went on to claim her second Group 1 victory with a win in the $500,000 Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) at Randwick the next week.

Yankee Rose then continued her Spring Carnival campaign in Melbourne where she ran third to Winx in the Group 1 $3m Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on October 22 before fading in the straight too beat one runner home when fourteenth to Lasqueti Spirit in the Group 1 $1m Crown Oaks (2500m) at Flemington on November 3.

Yankee Rose burst into the spotlight with a first up second to Capitalist in the Group 1 $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on March 19 during the 2016 Sydney Autumn Carnival before winning her first Group 1 by taking out the $1m Inglis Sires’ (1400m) at Randwick on April 2.

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

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