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Arroyo Suspended for Failing a Drug Test

Jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr. failed a drug test for marijuana and has now been suspended by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.

Arroyo has already been ruled ineligible to ride by the New Jersey Racing Commission for failing a drug test for marijuana, according to a notice sent to Arroyo by the board. It is unclear whether the suspensions are related.

The New York stewards were unaware of Arroyo's New Jersey suspension until Dec. 4, at which time they ordered him off his mounts. Arroyo then had to submit to a drug test, which he failed.

New Jersey racing officials would not comment on why Arroyo was suspended in late November, citing confidentiality.

Arroyo, 32, is scheduled to appear before the New York board at a hearing next week.

Arroyo will have to undergo a board-approved counseling program as well as submit to a re-test before he's eligible to get his license back. He will also have to agree to submit to random periodic drug tests.


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