linkin park found guilty of illegal drugs

May 21, 2008

Linkin Park trainer found guilty, escapes suspension

Posted Tue May 20, 2008 1:43pm AEST

Map: Darwin 0800
The Territory’s chairman of racing stewards says the case of a local galloper which tested positive to the same drug taken by its trainer should serve as a warning to the industry.

Shane Clarke was last night found guilty of taking a horse to the racecourse with a prohibited drug in its system, but escaped without suspension.

Clarke’s Linkin Park tested positive to the human anti-inflammatory drug Naproxen after winning a race at Fannie Bay in March.

Clarke told a stewards inquiry he has taken a Naproxen based drug for more than 20 years and that it probably entered the system through the horse’s mouth while he was applying a commonly used tongue tie before the race.

Chairman of stewards Lindsay Lane says while Clarke escaped without suspension, the case still sends a message to all trainers.

“Inadvertent contamination of their horses can happen through means such as this, so whatever medication they or their staff could be using or any products that they’re using, they need to be extremely cautious to ensure that contamination of their horses doesn’t occur.”

Clarke can continue preparing runners for the Darwin Cup Carnival.

courtesy of abc news:




  1. ayanami on May 27, 2008 at 7:52 am

    HA HA HA!!!
    a horse! that’s funny!
    for a moment i imagined all 6 lp behind bars in prison…but then i read that LP is an horse!

  2. yumiXXXO_o on May 25, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    the first thing that came to my mind when i read the title was which member of the band would do drugs? it almost gave me an heart attackXx………………..nice one shinoda.-

  3. PerpetualPerwana on May 25, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    When I first read the title, I was like WHAT?! Glad I read the article.

  4. Crystal122208 on May 25, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    haha that’s funny

  5. sitbackstatik on May 24, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    yea..yea…..linkin park IS a horse from now on……muah.ha.ha.ha.~~

  6. hannxmann on May 24, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    lmao thats great.

  7. durg on May 24, 2008 at 8:29 am

    wait wait wait..

    race horse…?

  8. Kira on May 23, 2008 at 10:28 am

    You read LP Times, don’t you?

  9. shinoda_me on May 23, 2008 at 8:59 am

    LMFAO!!!! i LOVE this shit! keep going with it .. hahaha! oh … you may have had to look out for stones being thrown at you for this … frustrated fans ..lmao! (i’ll name my cutest kitty Mikey… but naming a horse LINKIN PARK is …. word.)

  10. PankakeMunky on May 23, 2008 at 6:07 am

    i remember the first time i read this, i got a bit concerned and very confused. the word trainer didn’t quite match up with a rock band. there’s another article somewhere about a couple naming their new born baby “Linkin Park” and whatever their last name is. that was a bit interesting…

  11. Ezza on May 23, 2008 at 5:47 am

    that is seriously fucked up!!!!….Although it is NT and the rest of au doesn’t hear much about whats going on up there unless ur looking for it…then again they do make boats out of old beer cans….and here i was thinkin that u guys were up to no good. only a horse from Darwin XD

  12. Blaesbjerg on May 23, 2008 at 2:50 am

    A horse? .. What the f?ck?.. And i was getting nervous here!!

  13. axrinekey on May 23, 2008 at 12:42 am

    LOL! xDDD
    Linkin Park = Horse? xD

    That’s just so not right!! xDDDD

  14. analoggirl on May 22, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Mike, you thought your secret was out, didn’t you?
    “All the LP boys stand in line for the bathroom.” (I modified the lyrics to match the flow. lol)

  15. kUmiKo on May 22, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    youuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!! froze me by the title LOL
    ive never knowen there is a race horse named linkin park.

  16. lynndarwinharris on May 22, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Good one Mike!! When I first saw the headline I about fell out of my chair!! Then I read the blog. Again, Good one Mike!!

  17. zimminator on May 22, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    hahaha u trickster…. 🙂 that was a good one

  18. Xavi_cardenas on May 22, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    i didn’t know Clarke had Linkin Park for his own…..

  19. paneska on May 22, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    hey!! i was kind of shocked with the tittle “linkin park!! drugs!! oh noooo!!” so linkin park was the name of the horse?? HAHA

  20. tinkerbella26 on May 22, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    OMGAWD..April fools was like a month and a half ago!! I was like WTF? really loud..Then I thought how in the world am I gonna get my money back for PR cuz I instantly thought that it was gonna be can be selfish sometimes..LMAO..That freaked me out..


  21. Jess_Rox on May 22, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    What? that is BS!. . . Drugs are bad for you (and everyone else) don’t do them (even if you are a horse)

  22. Jay_Sensei on May 22, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    ok this story is a bit confusing to me, but at least we know youre not a druggie….congrats i guess?

  23. FeelToForget on May 22, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    the first thing that went through my head was like: “WTF?!”
    i don’t like seeing the words LInkin Park and Illegal Drugs in the same sentence…xD
    you really scared me, mike! x)

  24. Ssophia on May 22, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    oho…you guys are crazy ones))))Well done.You always have so freaking funny problems?…But it’s your problem and i think that horse in the end is very poor,you just imagine it!Greate…wish you luck,maybe next time so wil named smthing else xD

  25. KATHYxx on May 22, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    lmao horse named Linkin Park. At first I though you guys had a trainer… like you were a pokemon or something (i choose you, nodachu!)

    I can only imagine the heart attack you guys had when seeing that headline. The innocent looking “..?” saying “i didn’t do it” made me lol..

  26. psykobouliz on May 22, 2008 at 10:34 am

    looool when i saw the title of the blog, i thought to myself : hummm, no that’s a bullshit. lol of course, it was, haha anyway that was funny! by the way, you HAVE to see this video, maybe you already know it? I saw it almost 15 times i think, but i sooo love it that i watched it again yesterday and i tought, wow, i really got to share this! haha enjoy!!

  27. rockermeg on May 22, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Oh fucking hell Mike…My heart stopped for a split second when I read that headline…

    God…don’t ever do that again…

    You should sew the guy that named that horse Linkin Park for…false…something or other 🙂


  28. Noe_Kenji on May 22, 2008 at 8:11 am

    hahahahahahaha omg!! lol

  29. SteppinRazor on May 22, 2008 at 7:44 am

    You really like playing around with us, don’t you Mike?

    I was SO scared something insanely bad was happening within Linkin Park that I almost didn’t read this entry. I’m REALLY glad my curiosity got the better of me and that my assumptions were TOTALLY wrong.

    If I actually knew you, I’d SO be getting you back for this! 😀

    Zmazhiing – the same kind of people who name their kid “Linkin”?

  30. Zmazhiing on May 22, 2008 at 7:07 am

    Hahah, WTF? X) who names a horse linkin park? XD

  31. bleeding_paperkut on May 22, 2008 at 6:48 am

    haha okay so i see that i had the same reaction as lots of pplz….HOLY SHINODA! ^.^ thats so great. your sense of humor is exhilarating mike lol ILY

  32. outlawserenade on May 22, 2008 at 5:27 am


    apparently there are illiterates on this page… Sheesh. I was about to make light comment when I see the illiterate comments on here and it changed my mood completely. Sorry. Tweenies and me don’t mix. Speedreading is only for the fully literate, chillen. Keep that in mind, kthx.

  33. M4LL0RY on May 22, 2008 at 5:03 am

    What a mean joke.

    I almost shit myself. I was like “WTF?”

  34. maria on May 22, 2008 at 4:59 am

    Hi Mike) Well, the headline first made feel awesome, but then I read the article itself I felt a big relief))) That it was a trainer’s guilt not yours guys) I feel such a relief that it has been you))) I’ve always believed in you guys) and in you Mike)))
    That was a black humor) I’m not accussing you in anything offensive, I’m just saying))) My apologizes if I offended you somehow. Have a nice day) God Bless you) You’re the best group in this world) Thank God you exist)))) I’m proud of being your fan)))))))))))))

  35. amanda on May 22, 2008 at 4:39 am


  36. Fishgoingwest on May 22, 2008 at 4:37 am

    The headline is some kind of horrable!Thanks to god,it’s not you guys.

    Making this kind of joke can lead to fans’ heartbreak,probably.

    Mike…you just…eh eh eh eh have made a little bad trick.

  37. Reem on May 22, 2008 at 3:49 am

    lol that freaked me out so bad, my head was all’ not LP,please dont be serious!!’ im glad its not you guys, and yeh where do you find these things? lol, sounds like somones been googling themselves alot latley:p nothing wrong with that if your in lp,anny whoo,have a good day!

  38. Ilo on May 22, 2008 at 3:35 am

    UH! I think they should change the headline! You can misunderstand it…… Maybe you´ve had the same facial expression that I´ve had…….WHAT!?!

    But it´s funny that somebody named his horse Linkin Park. My girls and I have a VW-Bus in which we are sleeping when we are driving to festivals……it´s name is Chester……and be sure you can´t find any drugs in it……only a few bottles of beer….maybe ;-))


    PS: please don´t forget…….”Runaway”!

  39. _NoRa_ on May 22, 2008 at 3:01 am

    LOL! Where do you get this stuff anyways?Or better…what the eff were you looking for when you found it???

  40. AS_21 on May 22, 2008 at 2:32 am

    whoaaa…. ^^ your sense of humor is rulling the world!

    LP horse!! that’s never happened! thanks for sharing and making laugh! xD

  41. Helene on May 22, 2008 at 2:22 am

    haha.. i will have a dog named mike shinoda muhahhaa xD. actually i never would do that for my doggy 😉

  42. Sashy on May 22, 2008 at 12:36 am

    At first I went,”what, Linkin Park has a trainer?”
    That’s sleep deprivation for you xD

  43. MentalisFun on May 21, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    LMFAO 😛

  44. nillp on May 21, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    ha! when i read the title i was like: “OMG. WTF?! o_o”

    but then i felt ur sense of humor in the air.. lol

    thanks for making me laugh today; as usual. 🙂

    btw, u find the best things EVER, dude!

    take care; love ya ~ mk’nil ♥

  45. WTF on May 21, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Now that there is actually a kid out there with the name “Linkin”, we’ll all be reading a similar story in 10 years or so.

  46. bigbadindy on May 21, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Oh, Mike, ILU.

  47. asianotter on May 21, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    LMAO!!! i KNEW from the title it had to be something completely out there! thanks for makin gme smile today : D

  48. kellz on May 21, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    hahaha oh man this has got to be my favorite post

  49. shan1105 on May 21, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Tongue Tie – A cloth, or leather band used to tie down a horse’s tongue to keep the tongue from interfering with breathing. I still don’t get how the trainer taking the naproxen effected the horse.he claimed to cut his hand. it would have to be a significant amount of blood to effect the horde. interesting post though you knew we would have to click on that.

  50. NeneLP88 on May 21, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    OMG! When I first read the title I was like: _ pretty shocked! And then: horse, luckily! =)
    Did you put that title or is it the original one?
    Bad Mike.. Don’t get into the habit of scaring fans now.. 😉

  51. murry on May 21, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Haha! That’s hysterical.

  52. Sammy on May 21, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    wow man you shocked me …… and then that funny story i mean it’s not funny to take this wonderfull name which is standing for so great persons for a drug horse

  53. YourConscience on May 21, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    (shakes head) You’re fun, Mike. =D

  54. Cheryl_PTT on May 21, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    See I don’t think you’d be so keen to post that if it wasn’t about a horse, so it had to be something amusing lol 😉

    But LMAO

    Linkin Park Cheat!

  55. bec on May 21, 2008 at 3:53 pm


    That’s quite a headline

  56. big_bad_lukas on May 21, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    mike i swear im gonna kill u
    that title of this post scared me hahaha =p

  57. stenki on May 21, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    i’ve found a picture for this story: lol

  58. TaylorKenjiLP on May 21, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    woah. that was a little confusing the first time read. and idk, linkin park is a pretty sick name for a horse… i wonder where they got it from? o_0

  59. Umi on May 21, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Well, I can only repeat what everyone else already said: poor horse ^^’ Naproxen… I wonder if I heard about it in last weekends drug seminar at university… sounds kinda familar o.O I hope it (=horse) didn’t suffer from any side effects or sth like this… And I won’t tell you, how curious the title of this blog post made me and how incredible awesome u are for making everyone excited with it XP Though the story was really fun, considering the horse’s name…
    But I’ll remind u, how much weeee, ur beloved German fans, would love to hear/see No Roads Left live on June 28th in Düsseldorf. Yeah. That’s way more important ;D

  60. Anstice on May 21, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Dude, I was so confused when I read that at first. I saw the title and was like, “God, what the Hell is Perez Hilton writing now?” But then I saw that it was a horse. Who in the Hell…I might love you guys, but for Christ’s sake. I would never name my animal anything like that o_O. -Jade

  61. Jhuryn on May 21, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    HAHA, awesome headline! Where do you find these things?

  62. Daga280 on May 21, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    hahaha thats good one ;D Mike where did U find that stuff? :> haha greets-cya in Vinius [hopefully on m&g(; ]

  63. PinkWater3 on May 21, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    it just took me like 5 minutes to actually get that linkin park was a horse.
    i’m dumb.

  64. Romeo4wheels on May 21, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Linkin Park’s fan can be any kind of people. what the heck. and i am not gonna give the name of things that I hate for another part of my life. He must be a very great fan of you.
    By the way, what the hell was he thinking while he was doing such that thing? He should have thought about if you were there. I’m gonna go to kill him by myself…hehe, just kidding

  65. keineAhnung on May 21, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    ROFLMAO…thx, that just saved my day!!!

  66. cuz on May 21, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Mike you did it especially xD imitated the title… a really WTF thing 😉 and you even have your horse… yeah, poor horse :/

  67. Madlen on May 21, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    hahahaha omg!!!that was really weird!!! though i recently read that a boy born on mothers day was named linkin and i’m not kidding about that…:Dit’s pretty cool and unusual(getting grim and mandy vibe…:)

  68. DRO22 on May 21, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    um.. wow. hahaha.
    yeah, as others have said, i was like WHAT?! when i read the title,
    but then when i read it, i was like “…what?” haha.

    a horse named LP. nice. =D.

  69. lp_fm_fan on May 21, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Lol, when I saw the title I was like, wtf.

    then I was like OHHHH, horse. poor horsie. 😦

  70. Zara on May 21, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    well I never….


  71. merve on May 21, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    …..?*!’&!!……..i dont know what to say,its such an unnecessary and stupid news!!……….poor horse!…its all i can say:)this name didnt be lucky for himher,i guess :D:D……..i had a turtle,his name was joe and he died.this news has nonsense as my turtle story:Danyway

  72. Romeo4wheels on May 21, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    HAHA, you have nothing involve with that post. just for others and owner (the horse)
    Huh…I knew it.

  73. SouthernGirlAM on May 21, 2008 at 2:55 pm


  74. Anisyah on May 21, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Haha I cant believe there is horse called LINKIN PARK! The owner must be a massive fan of LP!

  75. Chasy on May 21, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    lol, I was looking like “wtf” at the screen as I first read it. But after a while I was laughing out loud xD weird that a horse called Linkin Park … lol. Reminds me of that baby called Linkin. 🙂

  76. vanessa_6487 on May 21, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Wow linkin park the horse… now I think i have heard everything about linkin park…lol :]

    Att. Vanessa

  77. Aiman on May 21, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    lol linkin park the horse

  78. no_name21 on May 21, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    when I first read the title I was like WTF….but then I read the story….still worth a WTF lol

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