drugs in racing

Arraignments For Servis And Navarro Delayed Due To COVID-19

The court appearances that had been scheduled for today for indicted trainers Jorge Navarro and Jason Servis have been postponed indefinitely, according to a report from The Blood-Horse. The postponement came after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo put the state in lockdown mode beginning Sunday night due to COVID-19. The trainers, along with more than […]

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Veterinarian Robinson Hit With Eight Charges Of Influencing Races In Texas

A Bexar County grand jury in Texas has handed down a felony indictment against Dr. Justin Robinson, the veterinarian who in 2017 was named in connection with a series of Class 1 positives in Quarter Horse racing. Robinson was hit with eight charges related to illegal influence of a race outcome and administering a prohibited […]

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Report: COVID-19 Pushes Back Several Doping Arraignments

Arraignments for several defendants facing federal charges related to their role in racehorse doping rings have been pushed back due to health concerns about COVID-19, according to The Blood-Horse. A conference originally scheduled for March 17 on the indictment that includes Louis Grasso, Donato Poliseno, Thomas Guido III, and Conor Flynn was pushed back to […]

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Stronach Group: Horses From Indicted Trainers Will Undergo Minimum 60 Days’ Stand Down Period

The Stronach Group announced today that all horses who were under the custody of trainers named in the federal indictment earlier this week will undergo a mandatory minimum of a 60-day stand down period and are prohibited from racing at any Stronach Group racing facility during that time. “Our goal is to keep these horses […]

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Jockeys’ Guild: Indictments Show ‘Complete Disregard’ For Safety Of Riders, Horses

The Jockeys’ Guild released the following statement to media Wednesday: In light of the extremely concerning events that led to the recent indictment of at least 27 individuals in the racing industry, including trainers and veterinarians, the Jockeys’ Guild would like to reiterate the importance of the safety and welfare of both the human and […]

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Stronach Group: All Horses From Indicted Trainers Scratched, Stand Down Protocols In The Works

The Stronach Group released the following statement today regarding the status of horses trained by individuals named in a federal indictment Monday. Racing commissions in New York and New Jersey have suspended racing licenses of those indicted, including veterinarians, a groom and an owner, and California has begun its own investigation into the doping allegations […]

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Federal Indictment Highlights Tangled Web Woven By Illegal Drug Makers

There’s a lot to unpack from Monday’s bombshell indictment of 27 people connected with alleged equine doping rings, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation may not be done with the case yet. When the charges were announced by the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, officials said the investigation […]

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Navarro, Servis Among 27 Indicted On Federal Charges Related To Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Trainers Jorge Navarro and Jason Servis are among 27 people indicted on federal charges in connection with the use of performance-enhancing drugs on racehorses, according to indictments released Monday by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Alongside Navarro and Servis, several assistant trainers, veterinarians, pharmacists and drug distributors are also named […]

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CHRB’s New Medication Cutoff Rule Catches California Horsemen By Surprise

New medication rules are going into effect in California tightening what already are the strictest drug regulations in North American horse racing. The California Horse Racing Board in January voted to approve and send out for public comment an amendment redefining cutoff time for many medications – including non-steroidal anti-inflammatories – to midnight on the […]

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