illegal horse racing

Colorado: Arapahoe County Deputies Hired To Work At Illegal Horse Races

Last week, Denver station KDVR-Fox 31 revealed the results of an undercover investigation into unsanctioned horse racing in Colorado. The station’s investigative reporters had acquired hidden-camera footage of the races held at the Deer Trail Rodeo grounds in Arapahoe County, and the illegal gambling that went along with it. As part of the station’s ongoing investigation, it has […]

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Arizona Officials Launch Investigation Into ‘Underground’ Racing Operation

Officials with Arizona’s Department of Racing have launched an investigation into what appears to be an illegal horse racing operation located west of Phoenix. State regulators began the investigation after a local news affiliate, KPHO/CBS5, recently broadcast its undercover report on the operation. The news station received a tip about the operation over a year […]

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Texas Authorities Arrest Six in Connection With Illegal Racetrack

Authorities in Texas have arrested six people following a year-long investigation into an illegal racetrack in Smith County. FBI agents say that activities at Carril El Tarahumara, the illegal track, included illegal gambling on the races and that the facility was a meeting place for drug dealers from Dallas, Houston, and eastern Texas. The Texas Racing […]

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Authorities Shut Down Illegal Track in New Mexico

Authorities raided a facility in Valencia County, N.M., this week, where they suspect illegal racing has been taking place for years. According to an Associated Press report, the investigation had been going on for over a year and involved federal, state, and county law enforcement. A search of the facility uncovered a “well-maintained” track and […]

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Regulators Voice Concerns Over Compounding Pharmacies

According to a report by The Blood-Horse, the Weatherford Compounding Pharmacy is raising eyebrows among Texas racing regulators, who say the pharmacy is manufacturing some concerning products. The pharmacy offers items such as Equine Growth Hormone, Race Ready, and Exacta among others, which officials believe may be designed to provide performance-enhancing effects without resulting in positive […]

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Authorities Raid Illegal Racetrack in Texas

Officials made nine arrests at the Rancho El Herradero Training Center in Crosby, Texas, on Saturday in connection with an illegal racing and gambling operation. Six of the people arrested were law enforcement officers, who were providing security for the facility as it conducted illegal activities. All were charged with racing without a license, which […]

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McHenry Co., Illinois Planning Board: Horse racing ‘exhibitions’ not allowed

Horse races deemed exhibitions are no longer allowed at a Union, Illinois, training facility after investigators determined the owner violated terms of his previous temporary-use permit. Property owner Luis Mendez Jr. said he was notified of the punishment Friday by the McHenry County Planning and Development Department. An investigation was launched after neighbors complained that […]

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Arizona Department of Gaming investigates illegal race track

Authorities raided a suspected unlicensed horse racing operation near Picacho this past weekend as part of an investigation by the Arizona Department of Gaming, reports AzCentral.com. The homemade straight-away track had rails, a starting gate and anywhere from 100-300 people in attendance. People attending the races paid a $10 entry fee. The horses involved were […]

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Illegal horse races, cruelty, investigated in central California

Sacramento news station KCRA reports on a new investigation into dozens of illegal horse races taking place every week in California’s Stanislaus County. Undercover videos show a starting gate and photo finish for the unregulated races, which are attended by up to 2,000 people. “We found stimulants like amphetamine, methamphetamine (and) cocaine,” said Dr. Scott […]

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Georgia authorities bust illegal horse racing operation

Some people in Georgia apparently couldn’t wait for the state to legalize gambling on horse racing.  Atlanta’s WSB-TV reports that authorities busted an illegal horse racing operation in Meriwether County, GA Sunday after they found up to 300 people at a race track with “fencing, a starting gate and professional timekeeping equipment.” “We received several […]

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