Apprentice jockey Eswan Flores was handed a 60-day suspension by
California Horse Racing Board stewards at Fairplex Park after testing
positive for cocaine metabolites in a test taken Aug. 23 at Del Mar.
Flores will be suspended through Oct. 23 and is not eligible to an
extension of his apprentice allowance. Flores basically surrendered the
final three weeks of his apprentice allowance that would have expired
Sept. 11. Flores has not ridden since Aug. 24.
Flores, 19, was the leading apprentice in Southern California, and has won109 Thoroughbred races from 977 mounts.