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Bresnahan, Jr. trotter tests positive for EPO

January 31, 2016

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As a result of its out-of-competition testing program, the Meadowlands Racetrack announced Saturday afternoon (Jan. 30) that six-year-old trotter Tag Up And Go has returned a positive test for the performance-enhancing substance epogen, more commonly known as EPO. Tag Up And Go, a winner of $292,745 lifetime and $127,710 in 2015, is trained by Robert Bresnahan, Jr. and owned by J L Sadowsky LLC of Manalapan, NJ.

The blood samples were taken from two horses at Bresnahan’s barn at Gaitway Farm on Dec. 8. The samples were sent to the Hong Kong Racing Laboratory, among the world leaders in research on equine drug testing. The positive test result was returned to Meadowlands officials in late January, the delay caused by testing officials being away on vacation during the holiday season.

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