The horse "Anything But That' could use anything but that, but he did and was suspended. The horse trainer didn't even know about the drug; perhaps the horse wanted privacy.
Morrical was suspended for a year after one of his horses tested positive for sildenafil, which is used to make Viagra and other male enhancement drugs.
Morrical said he did not give sildenafil to the horse Anything But That, and that the penalty was too harsh since it was his first positive in seven years of training.
"This is my first offense," he said. "(The penalty) should be lighter, but it's the maximum. Other tracks only gave guys 30 days for the same thing. Prairie Meadows is just getting out of hand."
The track meted out a harsh penalty:
Along with the suspension, Morrical was fined $1,000 and Anything But That was disqualified from his July 21 victory, which included a $5,700 winner's share. Anything But That was barred from racing for 90 days, which Morrical said will hurt his chances of selling the horse.
Viagra has also been an issue in human athletics. An Italian cyclist was suspended earlier this year for Viagra possession. The New York Daily News alleged in June that former Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens kept Viagra in his locker, which is legal in baseball.
The World Anti-Doping Agency is studying the effects of sildenafil, which is believed to expand blood vessels and increase the blood supply to muscles. However, the drug is currently permitted in Olympic events.
Under horse racing rules, a trainer is responsible for any substance found in his horse's system. Morrical said that racetracks should install security cameras in barns to make sure that strangers cannot tamper with horses.
Could this be sabotage (Or could the horses girlfriend slipped him one?)