KEN RUCKER SUSPENDED

09:22 AM 10 Dec 2005 NZDT
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rainer Ken Rucker has received six suspensions of 30 days each for positive tests for indomethacin in his home state of Illinois according to harnessracing.com's website.

Illinois Racing Board projects manager Mickey Ezzo earlier today that Rucker had recently been fined a total of $3,000 for a pair of indomethacin positives before receiving another six. Indomethacin is commonly known as Indocin and is used to treat humans for gout.

According to Ezzo, Rucker paid the first $3,000 in fines and then requested and was granted a 30-day stay November 30 regarding the six positives that resulted in another total six-month suspension.

Rucker's 304 wins in 2005 is good for a third place ranking in the national standings and his $3.79 million in purse earnings ranks him sixth.

Courtesy of harnessracing.com

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