According to a ruling posted on the Association of Racing Commissioners International website, owner/trainer Juan De Dios Torres has been summarily suspended by the New Mexico Racing Commission after his trainee Parker Dam tested positive for the prohibited substance Clenbuterol.
The 2-year-old Quarter Horse filly finished third in her only career start, the West Texas Futurity Trial on March 11, 2022, at Sunland Park.
Torres’ suspension is pending a hearing scheduled before the board of Stewards at Sunland Park on April 2, 2022. There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol allowed to appear in any official sample.
Torres has been excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Juan D. Torres are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in that jurisdiction, and all transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of Juan D. Torres must be done in accordance NMRC regulations.
Equibase records have Torres training for over 15 years, with 80 Quarter Horse wins and two Thoroughbred wins on his resume. Torres saddled Streakin Cherry to win the Grade 3 All American Gold Cup at Ruidoso Downs in 2009.