doping scandal

19 Defendants Enter Not Guilty Pleas in Doping Scandal; Government Outlines ‘Voluminous’ Evidence

Thoroughbred trainers Jason Servis and Jorge Navarro were among 19 defendants in a Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing doping scandal who pleaded not guilty on federal charges in an arraignment and initial pre-trial conference conducted telephonically on Thursday by District Court Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil in the Southern District of New York. The defendants – trainers, […]

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Commentary: Indictments Show Horse Racing’s Existing Regulatory System Is Not Working

It came as no surprise and, in fact, it was expected that in the wake of the recent arrests by the FBI the long line of individuals and organizations entrenched in their defense of the status quo would come forward with the usual litany of nonsensical assertions and rationalizations. I work with several of these […]

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The Independent: British Racing Faces Its ‘Greatest Crisis’ Over Steroid Scandal

British racing was rocked this week with the report that one of Sheikh Mohammed’s trainers, Mahmood al Zarooni, had 11 horses in his care test positive for anabolic steroids. Sheikh Mohammed, who has spent years developing Godolphin into a global racing operation, has always been a steadfast proponent of medication-free racing. In a column written […]

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