Reibercrombie, who won a division of the second round of the Cam Fella Series March 3 at Woodbine Racetrack, has been declared ineligible to race for 90 days by the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) as a result of a positive test after finishing second in the Series opener on Feb. 25.
According to the ORC, the Casie Coleman-trained pacer Reibercrombie received the positive for the Class III drug Ephedrine and Phenylpropanolamine, which are commonly used in decongestants. While the drug is considered a Class II by the Association of Racing Commissioners International guidlines, a spokesman for the ORC told harnessracing.com that in consultation with the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency it is treated as a Class IIi in Canada.
Coleman, a four-time O'Brien Award winner as Canada's Trainer of the Year, has been notified concerning the positive test and that the Woodbine judges are continuing their investigation. Coleman and Steve Calhoun claimed Reibercrombie, a 5-year-old gelded son of Cheyenne Rei, last November for $40,000. Overall, Reibercrombie has career earnings of more than $185,000.