John D. Conner

Penn National Probe: Trainer Oliva Latest Named On State Criminal Charges

Thoroughbred trainer Robert J. Oliva has been charged by the Dauphin County district attorney in Pennsylvania with rigging a publicly exhibited contest – a first-degree misdemeanor. Oliva, 60, is the fifth trainer to be brought up on state charges in an ongoing investigation into illegal medication practices and corruption at Penn National racetrack in Grantville, […]

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Kulp Latest Penn National Trainer Charged; Detective Says ‘Hundreds’ Of Owners, Trainers Implicated

Brandon L. Kulp became the fourth trainer based at Penn National in Grantville, Pa., to be charged in recent weeks by the Dauphin County district attorney with rigging a publicly exhibited contest in Pennsylvania – a first-degree misdemeanor. Based on comments by Dauphin County Detective William B. Jackson in an affidavit, reported in the Harrisburg […]

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Two More Trainers Charged With ‘Rigging’ Penn National Races

Veteran Penn National trainers John D. Conner and Bruce M. Kravets await Nov. 15 preliminary hearings in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania court on charges of “rigging a publicly exhibited contest.” The two men are the latest to be swept up in a long-running investigation of medication practices by equine veterinarians and trainers at the Grantville, Pa., […]

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