Sutherland-Kruse Admits to Unsuccessfully Cheating on 2012 Breathalyzer

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Chantal Sutherland aboard Game On Dude Chantal Sutherland aboard Game On Dude

During her testimony at an Ontario Racing Commission panel hearing on Woodbine track employee Robert Bertrand, jockey Chantal Sutherland-Kruse admitted that she attempted to falsify a breathalyzer test in October 2012, the Toronto Star reports.

Sutherland-Kruse said she used an asthma inhaler before taking the test, but was still over the legal limit and was suspended five days.

Bertrand, who has been clerk of scales for the last two decades, is accused of neglecting to report jockeys' failed breathalyzer tests on race days. He is also accused of receiving thousands of dollars in gifts from riders.

Sutherland-Kruse, Emma-Jayne Wilson and Patrick Husbands all testified that Bertrand runs a “tight ship” and plays by the rules.

Read more at The Star

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  • sg

    I remember when Kent Desormeaux got Charlie fired/demoted as clerk of scales for not passing his 126 lbs as 118 or was it for a failed breathalyzer, I can’t remember

    • Richard C

      I believe that was the whole scales game.

  • quiet guy

    It is interesting that a person who has admitted to “attempting to falsify a breathalyzer” (which is tantamount to attempted lying and cheating) is being used as a character witness for the clerk of scales.
    Couldn’t the defense team find someone else?!
    I am not a rocket scientist – but even I would question the veracity of this person’s testimony.

  • SnarkyEyeCanB

    Pretty sick stuff………great sport that we love, no?

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