Drug-free racing? Now that’s funny

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Quarter horse trainer Jeffrey Heath Reed seems like a happy go lucky fellow. Reed is the guy who was suspended 21 years by the New Mexico Racing Commission after four of his runners tested positive at Ruidoso Downs for dermorphin, the powerful drug also known as frog juice.  

A short time later, after Reed went to court to get a stay of his suspension, the Paulick Report travelled to Will Rogers Downs in Oklahoma, where he was allowed by track management to keep on training. We found some of his horses racing there, and produced a video about him, though Reed himself was a no-show that afternoon.

Someone else ran into Reed at a horse industry event, and here he is, grinning ear to ear while holding a cold beverage wrapped in a koozie provided by RacingFree.com, a Texas-based organization that is promoting drug-free horse racing.

I guess Reed is just tickled pink over the irony of it all. Maybe he thinks the idea of drug-free racing is funny.

The photo was sent to the Paulick Report by someone in the New Mexico racing community who is not amused by Reed’s sense of humor.

In this absurd racing world we live in, where prosecutions for drug cheats go on for years, and punishment rarely fits the crime, I must say I am astonished by Reed’s moxie. He is the early favorite to win the Paulick Report’s coveted Chutzpah Award.

You would think a trainer who has been suspended for 21 years would have some sense of remorse about these serious racing medication violations. I don’t think this photograph reflects that at all.

Maybe Reed is laughing because of how our court system has allowed people to thumb their nose at state regulatory agencies like the New Mexico Racing Commission. While some tracks have used their private property rights to exclude him, not all have, so Reed will be able to continue training for weeks, months, maybe years while the 21-year suspension hangs over his head.

Perhaps he’ll have the last laugh after all.

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  • Kbg11

    awesome report!  many dont take this serious, makes me sick , and many track owners should do what hubbard, rick baugh, and doc allred have done, kick them out.

  • Kbg11

    awesome report!  many dont take this serious, makes me sick , and many track owners should do what hubbard, rick baugh, and doc allred have done, kick them out.

  • Barbara Wood

    Just another example of lawlessness being rewarded. Sickening. The horses are always the ones to pay, sometimes with their lives. The true irony in this is that some who make their living off the backs of the horses are the worst abusers.

  • Barbara Wood

    Just another example of lawlessness being rewarded. Sickening. The horses are always the ones to pay, sometimes with their lives. The true irony in this is that some who make their living off the backs of the horses are the worst abusers.

  • La Paloma

    The brazen audacity! Thanks for keeping tabs on the cheaters. Also thanks to the person who sent in the picture. This person stepped up and one by one we put honesty, integrity, and safety first. We can no longer remain silent about what we see or hear on the backside. I don’t recall the author of this quote, ” The only thing necessary for evil to survive is for good people to do nothing”. 

  • La Paloma

    The brazen audacity! Thanks for keeping tabs on the cheaters. Also thanks to the person who sent in the picture. This person stepped up and one by one we put honesty, integrity, and safety first. We can no longer remain silent about what we see or hear on the backside. I don’t recall the author of this quote, ” The only thing necessary for evil to survive is for good people to do nothing”. 

  • Tres Abagados Stupidos

    How ironic.  That picture looks to be from the Heritage Place November sale where the government sold the Zeta drug cartel horses that had been confiscated.  Two of the biggest black-eye stories in Quarter Horse racing captured in one picture.

    • La Paloma

      I am not sure if your name translates to 3 stupid lawyers, you guys hit the nail on the head as far as black-eyes. 

    • ziggypop

       Not sure why, but the picture being taken at that sale, makes his behavior even more obscene.

  • Tres Abagados Stupidos

    How ironic.  That picture looks to be from the Heritage Place November sale where the government sold the Zeta drug cartel horses that had been confiscated.  Two of the biggest black-eye stories in Quarter Horse racing captured in one picture.

  • La Paloma

    I am not sure if your name translates to 3 stupid lawyers, you guys hit the nail on the head as far as black-eyes. 

  • Evrgnracer

    with Reeds’ devil may care  attitude…maybe thats why racing is called a” game”?

  • Evrgnracer

    with Reeds’ devil may care  attitude…maybe thats why racing is called a” game”?

  • ASL

    I’m envisioning an Inglorious Bastard branding or Scarlet Letter moment.  Wish the world could be put on notice of this guy because he’s so non-descript. 

  • ASL

    I’m envisioning an Inglorious Bastard branding or Scarlet Letter moment.  Wish the world could be put on notice of this guy because he’s so non-descript. 

  • stlouiskid

    As  Faber College’s Dean Wormer once said, “Drunk, fat and stupid is no way to go through life son.”

    • $19791973

      He’s now on double secret probation.

      • Stanley inman

        HBPA has asked Reed
        To kick off it’s annual
        Christmas needle exchange program.
        (due to overwhelming backstretch support-
        No longer accepting bent needles)

  • stlouiskid

    As  Faber College’s Dean Wormer once said, “Drunk, fat and stupid is no way to go through life son.”

  • Larry Burnett50

    Very thought provoking article.  Starts out with an oxymoron for a title (Drug-Free Racing,) then describes something similiar to a Greek Comedy/Tragedy. Next it portrays the irony of a trainer who has no remorse and ends with him being nominated for an award. Had I not realized this was about the real world of horse racing I would have thought it should have been published under fiction. Thanks Ray!   

  • Larry Burnett50

    Very thought provoking article.  Starts out with an oxymoron for a title (Drug-Free Racing,) then describes something similiar to a Greek Comedy/Tragedy. Next it portrays the irony of a trainer who has no remorse and ends with him being nominated for an award. Had I not realized this was about the real world of horse racing I would have thought it should have been published under fiction. Thanks Ray!   

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000060014659 JoJo Zumwalt

    Such a travesty that he is allowed anywhere near a track or horses for that matter. Horses suffer and these criminals continue to abuse them and the system. This is why I support creating a National Commission for Horse Racing now. We need to enable the rules,we need to weed out the abusers and cheaters and most of all to protect horses from continued abuse in the name of Horse Racing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000060014659 JoJo Zumwalt

    Such a travesty that he is allowed anywhere near a track or horses for that matter. Horses suffer and these criminals continue to abuse them and the system. This is why I support creating a National Commission for Horse Racing now. We need to enable the rules,we need to weed out the abusers and cheaters and most of all to protect horses from continued abuse in the name of Horse Racing.

  • No Penalties in Horse Racing

    The vet said it was Vitamins, Ray.  

  • No Penalties in Horse Racing

    The vet said it was Vitamins, Ray.  

  • Steve Zorn

    As with Rick Dutrow, track should have barred him even before the legal process ran its course. Racing should be treated as a privilege, not a right. The legal system is what it is, but there’s no reason for track managements not to be pro-active. Other horsemen would support such moves.

    It’s a travesty that Dutrow continues to send out horses in NY and is even contending for leading trainer title a Aqueduct.

  • Steve Zorn

    As with Rick Dutrow, track should have barred him even before the legal process ran its course. Racing should be treated as a privilege, not a right. The legal system is what it is, but there’s no reason for track managements not to be pro-active. Other horsemen would support such moves.

    It’s a travesty that Dutrow continues to send out horses in NY and is even contending for leading trainer title a Aqueduct.

  • No Penalties in Horse Racing

    Looks like Reed is a big fan of Whopper’s and Big Mac’s.  He has more chins than any human being should have.

  • No Penalties in Horse Racing

    Looks like Reed is a big fan of Whopper’s and Big Mac’s.  He has more chins than any human being should have.

  • Brittany

    I agree with you. I personally think anyone who drugs their horses like that are cheating themselves. How do you know if you actually have a good horse or not? The horse could run great with it and the one time the horse doesn’t get it he/she cant run. Racing came about to prove who had the best horse, with the drugs you aren’t proving anything.

    • Kbg11

      really sounds good, but they are laughing all the way to the bank in big races or dead horses, either way he doesnt care, obviously doesnt take things serious, as i have said before, I am for the horse,

  • Brittany

    I agree with you. I personally think anyone who drugs their horses like that are cheating themselves. How do you know if you actually have a good horse or not? The horse could run great with it and the one time the horse doesn’t get it he/she cant run. Racing came about to prove who had the best horse, with the drugs you aren’t proving anything.

  • perks

    Oklahoma better get with the program and take care of their problems like this one SOON!!!!

  • perks

    Oklahoma better get with the program and take care of their problems like this one SOON!!!!

  • nu-fan

    I’ve always believed in the old adage: What goes around, comes around.  It may take a while but, when it does (and it will), please make certain that you post that story for us in big print.  This guy (Reed) may think he’s gotten away with something but he hasn’t.  It just hasn’t caught up to him–yet.  And, until then, he will be looking over his shoulder….

  • nu-fan

    I’ve always believed in the old adage: What goes around, comes around.  It may take a while but, when it does (and it will), please make certain that you post that story for us in big print.  This guy (Reed) may think he’s gotten away with something but he hasn’t.  It just hasn’t caught up to him–yet.  And, until then, he will be looking over his shoulder….

  • No Penalties in Horse Racing

    Only a fool would wager their hard earned money on anything related to Oklahoma racing because of their stance with Reed.

  • No Penalties in Horse Racing

    Only a fool would wager their hard earned money on anything related to Oklahoma racing because of their stance with Reed.

  • tfly

    I’ll say it again- the only way to force these tracks and commissions to take action is to not bet any race that has an entry of one of these type trainers.  And horsemen should scratch their entries instead of running against one.  Yes, take the days!

  • tfly

    I’ll say it again- the only way to force these tracks and commissions to take action is to not bet any race that has an entry of one of these type trainers.  And horsemen should scratch their entries instead of running against one.  Yes, take the days!

  • ziggypop

    ” prosecutions for drug cheats go on for years” and yet, our prisons are filled will weed users.  Oh the irony.

  • ziggypop

    ” prosecutions for drug cheats go on for years” and yet, our prisons are filled will weed users.  Oh the irony.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZGXXN4XH4RGIAEN7W6HQMKVZZQ Csun

    Rolex Submariner on wrist, Ralph Lauren polo shirt and drinking a cool one at a horse sale. Really looks like Heath Reed is stressing out about his sanctions. I’ll bet the guy makes more money than most on the sidelines!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZGXXN4XH4RGIAEN7W6HQMKVZZQ Csun

    Rolex Submariner on wrist, Ralph Lauren polo shirt and drinking a cool one at a horse sale. Really looks like Heath Reed is stressing out about his sanctions. I’ll bet the guy makes more money than most on the sidelines!!

  • Bob Schuler

    …Great job, Ray!…but instead of going after Reed, why not go after the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, the court that granted him the stay, and the attorney that represented Reed.  These are the ones that are “enabling” Reed to continue training. For me, nothing short of a firing squad or being injected with dermorphin would be appropriate for Reed.

    • Mrcalltothepost

      If Ray really wanted to fix this problem he would file an open records request for Ok and see how dirty Tino Reger and Mary Ann really are. This were the first positives on Demorphin’s anywhere in the US and still have not been heared by the Ok Racing Commission and some have not even been heard by the Stewards. Tino is also the one that insisted that they keep a level on Clenbuterol even after the horsemen asked for it to be banned. How can Ok government continue to back someone that is so bad for the sport. Oh almost forgot the ARCI gave him an award at there conference in Ok naming him regulator of the year. Yes there are some bad cheating horsemen, but the regulators can’t do anything because they are covering up there mistakes and incompetence.

    • enough already!

      don’t forget the owner’s who also enable this type of behavior!

      • http://www.facebook.com/judy.pottins.9 Judy Pottins

         Yeah, agreed. If you call the owners up on the block maybe a lot more might get done. The lawsuits would choke the system.

  • Bob Schuler

    …Great job, Ray!…but instead of going after Reed, why not go after the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, the court that granted him the stay, and the attorney that represented Reed.  These are the ones that are “enabling” Reed to continue training. For me, nothing short of a firing squad or being injected with dermorphin would be appropriate for Reed.

  • Bob Hope

    horse racing should be conducted as a system of private clubs.  government regulatory bodies that are neutered to resemble civil courts are costly and non-productive in sports.

  • Bob Hope

    horse racing should be conducted as a system of private clubs.  government regulatory bodies that are neutered to resemble civil courts are costly and non-productive in sports.

  • http://www.facebook.com/savestallions1 Mary Adkins-Matthews

    I just now called and talked to the Oklahoma Racing Commission. I talked to Constantine Rieger and he says that yes they will not be able to stop him from racing and their hands are tied because he has a stay .. until the commission denies the stay, he can race there. According to Constantine.. he agrees that Reed shows NO REMORSE and they do not like it either. He did state that he had heard that Remington will not be allowing him to race for the good of the sport but it seems that Will Rogers Downs does NOT care. We need to contact Will Rogers Downs and ask them why they would allow this to go on? Tell them that we are disgusted and he should be removed from the track NOW!

    Just wanted to add that Will Rogers is now closed for the season and the next time that Reed can show up racing again would be at Remington Park in the Spring

    • Erik Weiss

      Don’t let his horses in the stable gate, refuse to give him stalls, if he is already on the grounds, erect a fence around his barn that has openings just large enough for his employees to get though.  The only opening big enough to get a horse out of is a chute to load his horses on a truck and get them out of there.  Make his life miserable until he leaves.  People have done much worse to much nicer in the past

      • valanne

        he’s going to stay at home and train “Daddy’s” horses…already has his program trainer hired to shuffle them in and out and race them

    • Kbg11

      not true , ask zia track owner, doc allred, hubbard, they have the balls to say no!  if they get him out of the charge, then let him train, and not until!

    • Kbg11

      this doesnt fly, ask rich baugh, from zia and doc allred from los al, owners can do what they want, throw his ass out and his kind

  • http://www.facebook.com/savestallions1 Mary Adkins-Matthews

    I just now called and talked to the Oklahoma Racing Commission. I talked to Constantine Rieger and he says that yes they will not be able to stop him from racing and their hands are tied because he has a stay .. until the commission denies the stay, he can race there. According to Constantine.. he agrees that Reed shows NO REMORSE and they do not like it either. He did state that he had heard that Remmington will not be allowing him to race for the good of the sport but it seems that Will Rogers Downs does NOT care. We need to contact Will Rogers Downs and ask them why they would allow this to go on? Tell them that we are disgusted and he should be removed from the track NOW!

  • voiceofreason

    Why not have “horse-free” racing? Same difference in this country.

  • voiceofreason

    Why not have “horse-free” racing? Same difference in this country.

  • Sandy M

    “A short time later, after Reed went to court to get a stay of his suspension, the Paulick Report travelled to Will Rogers Downs in Oklahoma, where he was allowed by track management to keep on training.” Isn’t this how it always happens? The cheaters just get stays in court, which enables them to just keep on cheating. Until racing gets some kind of national governance over ALL racing, this will just continue, and nobody that matters will take the sport seriously. This is why racing has become merely an afterthought to “racinos”.

  • Sandy M

    “A short time later, after Reed went to court to get a stay of his suspension, the Paulick Report travelled to Will Rogers Downs in Oklahoma, where he was allowed by track management to keep on training.” Isn’t this how it always happens? The cheaters just get stays in court, which enables them to just keep on cheating. Until racing gets some kind of national governance over ALL racing, this will just continue, and nobody that matters will take the sport seriously. This is why racing has become merely an afterthought to “racinos”.

  • ex.rider

    when is this publication and the jockeys guild, stronach , etc gonna bring up the fact that now 80% of horses are gettin  tranqualied to train every morning. i hope owners trainers tracks can get sued , fior this despicable behaviour , bringing jockeys , ex. riders, in such danger, and of course horses

    • enough already!

      Wow if 80% of the horses you got on in the morning had to be tranq’ed, no wonder you are an”ex” I’ve hardly ever had to tranqualize a  horse to train, maybe the first time to a new track but very few over a 50 yr training career.

  • ex.rider

    when is this publication and the jockeys guild, stronach , etc gonna bring up the fact that now 80% of horses are gettin  tranqualied to train every morning. i hope owners trainers tracks can get sued , fior this despicable behaviour , bringing jockeys , ex. riders, in such danger, and of course horses

  • Erik Weiss

    Don’t let his horses in the stable gate, refuse to give him stalls, if he is already on the grounds, erect a fence around his barn that has openings just large enough for his employees to get though.  The only opening big enough to get a horse out of is a chute to load his horses on a truck and get them out of there.  Make his life miserable until he leaves.  People have done much worse to much nicer in the past

  • Roy

    Guys like Reed give the racing business a bad name. That’s why in this poll 71% of responders say the Feds should get involved in racing rules for meds. The Feds have no business in the racing business, just like PETA. They no nothing about racing. The NTRA can handle any problems we have.

    • Lost In The Fog

      You’ve got to be kidding.  The NTRA can handle any problems we have?  They’ve done an abysmal job of problem resolution so far and I see no reason to believe that will change.

  • Roy

    Guys like Reed give the racing business a bad name. That’s why in this poll 71% of responders say the Feds should get involved in racing rules for meds. The Feds have no business in the racing business, just like PETA. They no nothing about racing. The NTRA can handle any problems we have.

  • Frank_Reardon

    He’s now on double secret probation.

  • diastu in tempe

    This boy doesn’t look like he pushes away from the trough much. Perhaps a nice cardiac event will change his perspective some. I bet he’ll tell you that he is a Christian. If you ask him WWJD? about the cavalier way he treats the animals in his keep, you’d get an interesting answer.

  • diastu in tempe

    This boy doesn’t look like he pushes away from the trough much. Perhaps a nice cardiac event will change his perspective some. I bet he’ll tell you that he is a Christian. If you ask him WWJD? about the cavalier way he treats the animals in his keep, you’d get an interesting answer.

  • Lost In The Fog

    You’ve got to be kidding.  The NTRA can handle any problems we have?  They’ve done an abysmal job of problem resolution so far and I see no reason to believe that will change.

  • Stanley inman

    HBPA has asked Reed
    To kick off it’s annual
    Christmas needle exchange program.
    (due to overwhelming backstretch support-
    No longer accepting bent needles)

  • Mrcalltothepost

    If Ray really wanted to fix this problem he would file an open records request for Ok and see how dirty Tino Reger and Mary Ann really are. This were the first positives on Demorphin’s anywhere in the US and still have not been heared by the Ok Racing Commission and some have not even been heard by the Stewards. Tino is also the one that insisted that they keep a level on Clenbuterol even after the horsemen asked for it to be banned. How can Ok government continue to back someone that is so bad for the sport. Oh almost forgot the ARCI gave him an award at there conference in Ok naming him regulator of the year. Yes there are some bad cheating horsemen, but the regulators can’t do anything because they are covering up there mistakes and incompetence.

  • DinkyDiva

    This guy makes me sick!!!  I can’t believe that he’s still training!  Where are the Owners in all of this?  Shame on them for allowing their horses to be abused!

    • nu-fan

      DinkyDiva:  Yes, the owners….  They hired this guy.  Can’t tell me that they don’t know his reputation.  Perhaps, they are negligent and do not bother checking out who they hire.  Either way, scum! Birds of a feather, fly together.

    • sad okie

      they are looking at their win pictures and puting the check in the bank…thats what the business end of racing is

      • Kbg11

        wow, did you really just say that? 

  • DinkyDiva

    This guy makes me sick!!!  I can’t believe that he’s still training!  Where are the Owners in all of this?  Shame on them for allowing their horses to be abused!

  • nu-fan

    DinkyDiva:  Yes, the owners….  They hired this guy.  Can’t tell me that they don’t know his reputation.  Perhaps, they are negligent and do not bother checking out who they hire.  Either way, scum! Birds of a feather, fly together.

  • Bluehen16

    How many positive tests does Asmussen have? Dutrow? Let’s don’t get on a high horse guys. Those crrooked trainers run at the highest level of racing. Have an tracks have banned Asmussen? His family sent nice mares to a killer sale. I don’t blame this guy for laughing at us. Doping horses is race fixing, they all should be in a Federal Prison.   

  • Bluehen16

    How many positive tests does Asmussen have? Dutrow? Let’s don’t get on a high horse guys. Those crrooked trainers run at the highest level of racing. Have an tracks have banned Asmussen? His family sent nice mares to a killer sale. I don’t blame this guy for laughing at us. Doping horses is race fixing, they all should be in a Federal Prison.   

  • Stakesmares

    Race tracks are private property, ownership has the right to ban these crooked trainers from entering the grounds. Asmussen and the like are welcomed with op[en arms, Shame on Churchill, Keeneland, Aqueduct, Your as guilty as the trainer holding the needle.

  • Stakesmares

    Race tracks are private property, ownership has the right to ban these crooked trainers from entering the grounds. Asmussen and the like are welcomed with op[en arms, Shame on Churchill, Keeneland, Aqueduct, Your as guilty as the trainer holding the needle.

  • Starofthecrop

    Is he related to Kay Reed? If he is he’s related to the classiest, honest, most elegant women in the industry, maybe even the whole world!

  • Starofthecrop

    Is he related to Kay Reed? If he is he’s related to the classiest, honest, most elegant women in the industry, maybe even the whole world!

  • valanne

    he’s going to stay at home and train “Daddy’s” horses…already has his program trainer hired to shuffle them in and out and race them

  • Wabstat

    While the authorites seem helpless, this does not excuse the people who profess their love of the game and their love of horses from doing anything about guys like this.  IF the game is mostly clean and being soiled by a FEW cheaters, then where is the outrage and action from the good guys?? 

  • Wabstat

    While the authorites seem helpless, this does not excuse the people who profess their love of the game and their love of horses from doing anything about guys like this.  IF the game is mostly clean and being soiled by a FEW cheaters, then where is the outrage and action from the good guys?? 

  • valanne

    John Bassett had dermorphin positives and similar suspensions…he trained for Reliance Ranch…The man behind “Racing Free”.   Reliance Ranch changed trainers…they took their horses to Bassett’s son.  Same barn, different name… it’s all a joke

    • horseguy

       Does Bear Bassett have a positive test??  They have operated completely separate barns for years.  You can’t lump Bear in with his dad.

  • valanne

    John Bassett had dermorphin positives and similar suspensions…he trained for Reliance Ranch…The man behind “Racing Free”.   Reliance Ranch changed trainers…they took their horses to Bassett’s son.  Same barn, different name… it’s all a joke

  • sad okie

    they are looking at their win pictures and puting the check in the bank…thats what the business end of racing is

  • horseguy

     Does Bear Bassett have a positive test??  They have operated completely separate barns for years.  You can’t lump Bear in with his dad.

  • Kbg11

    not true , ask zia track owner, doc allred, hubbard, they have the balls to say no!  if they get him out of the charge, then let him train, and not until!

  • Kbg11

    and now danielle from racing free has a youtube on reeds deal, just leave it alone guys, quit giving him  more attention,,  this is serious stuff,  he killed atleast 2 horses with this stuff in one weekend,  put the pressure on tracks, that is the only way to get rid of these kinds of people

  • Kbg11

    and now danielle from racing free has a youtube on reeds deal, just leave it alone guys, quit giving him  more attention,,  this is serious stuff,  he killed atleast 2 horses with this stuff in one weekend,  put the pressure on tracks, that is the only way to get rid of these kinds of people

  • Kbg11

    wow, did you really just say that? 

  • Kbg11

    this doesnt fly, ask rich baugh, from zia and doc allred from los al, owners can do what they want, throw his ass out and his kind

  • Kbg11

    really sounds good, but they are laughing all the way to the bank in big races or dead horses, either way he doesnt care, obviously doesnt take things serious, as i have said before, I am for the horse,

  • ziggypop

     Not sure why, but the picture being taken at that sale, makes his behavior even more obscene.

  • ziggypop

    Perhaps people need to start calling the DEA instead of the racing commissions, over the drug issues. 

  • ziggypop

    Perhaps people need to start calling the DEA instead of the racing commissions, over the drug issues. 

  • Coyotebait

    I like your style.

  • Coyotebait

    I like your style.

  • ELADD

    Best of luck Ray, be careful in AZ.

  • ELADD

    Best of luck Ray, be careful in AZ.

  • HJV

    I would have thought AQHA themselves would step in on this situtation.  This is what I dont understand unless they have not dealt with the cheaters yet. 

  • HJV

    I would have thought AQHA themselves would step in on this situtation.  This is what I dont understand unless they have not dealt with the cheaters yet. 

  • enough already!

    don’t forget the owner’s who also enable this type of behavior!

  • enough already!

    Wow if 80% of the horses you got on in the morning had to be tranq’ed, no wonder you are an”ex” I’ve hardly ever had to tranqualize a  horse to train, maybe the first time to a new track but very few over a 50 yr training career.

  • Kris

    Ray, thanks for ‘old school’ muckraking you did at Will Rogers Downs.  It’s appreciated by this horse racing fan and it would seem that you are the only one keeping the rest of us informed on Jeffery Reed.
    Apart from that:  WRD looks like a nice little track.

  • Kris

    Ray, thanks for ‘old school’ muckraking you did at Will Rogers Downs.  It’s appreciated by this horse racing fan and it would seem that you are the only one keeping the rest of us informed on Jeffery Reed.
    Apart from that:  WRD looks like a nice little track.

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  • Abosibe

    Greed is the name of the game. That jerk must have a bundle of money to live on.
     I remember when there was horse racing without lasix and bute. Would like to
     go back to those days.

  • Abosibe

    Greed is the name of the game. That jerk must have a bundle of money to live on.
     I remember when there was horse racing without lasix and bute. Would like to
     go back to those days.

  • Ray

    Hog is a really great guy!! 

  • Ray

    Hog is a really great guy!! 

  • Vinceb

    A brazen cheater like Jeffrey Heath Reed obviously is bad for racing, and unfortunately too many of these characters are winning races from coast to coast. That said, a bigger problem might be the trainers who supplement good horsemanship with chemicals; racing has struggled with policing these guys. And even worse, to do so could severely impact the quality of racing programs.   

  • Vinceb

    A brazen cheater like Jeffrey Heath Reed obviously is bad for racing, and unfortunately too many of these characters are winning races from coast to coast. That said, a bigger problem might be the trainers who supplement good horsemanship with chemicals; racing has struggled with policing these guys. And even worse, to do so could severely impact the quality of racing programs.   

  • http://www.facebook.com/judy.pottins.9 Judy Pottins

    He’s laughing because his brain is made of swiss cheese, folks. Only to be pitied and roasted.

  • http://www.facebook.com/judy.pottins.9 Judy Pottins

    He’s laughing because his brain is made of swiss cheese, folks. Only to be pitied and roasted.

  • http://www.facebook.com/judy.pottins.9 Judy Pottins

     Yeah, agreed. If you call the owners up on the block maybe a lot more might get done. The lawsuits would choke the system.

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