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Ramon Dominguez will replace Desormeaux on Sagamore Farm's Tiger Walk, a 30-1 longshot trained by Ignacio Correas. The decision to remove Desormeaux from his mounts was first reported by Daily Racing Form.
"Mr. Desormeaux was removed from his mounts today because of a violation of Rule 4042.6(c)(2)," the New York State Racing and Wagering Board said in a statement. "The board is conducting an investigation into the matter."
"The presence of .05% or more alcohol in the blood by weight per volume as indicated by said device shall constitute alcoholic impairment and be a violation of this section," the rule states.
The incident is not the first involving Desormeaux and alcohol. In 2010, Woodbine in Canada kept Desormeaux from riding a race last year after blowing just a .02% in a breathalyzer test.