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Arraignment For Navarro, Servis, And Others Set For Teleconference April 2

Several of the defendants in a federal case focusing on drug misbranding and the doping of racehorses will be arraigned via teleconference later this week. The defendants scheduled to be arraigned include Jorge Navarro, Erica Garcia, Marcos Zulueta, Michael Tannuzzo, Gregory Skelton, Ross Cohen, Seth Fishman, Lisa Giannelli, Jordan Fishman, Rick Dane Jr., Christopher Oakes, […]

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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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From The Brink Of Retirement, Federal Indictments Have Given Casse Renewed Hope

Even before COVID-19 prompted numerous racing delays or cancellations, the horse racing world was living in uncertain times. Last week’s federal indictments of more than two dozen people accused of doping racehorses had already thrown the sport into turmoil.  But for by-the-book trainers like Mark Casse, last Monday wasn’t a black eye for the business […]

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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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Drazin Calls On New Jersey Legislature To Enact Widespread Reforms, Including Track-Regulated Pharmacy

Dennis Drazin, the chairman and CEO of Darby Development, LLC, operator of Monmouth Park in New Jersey, released the following statement on Monday, March 16: In the wake of last Monday’s federal indictments in the horseracing industry, I wanted to take this opportunity to address the public, horsemen, media, employees and any other interested parties. […]

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Florida Trainer Alfredo Lichoa Among Five Charged By Feds In Money-Laundering Scheme

A money-laundering investigation conducted by the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York – the same agency that charged trainers Jason Servis, Jorge Navarro and 27 others in an illegal racehorse doping scheme  last week – has led to the arrest of five men, including Venezuela native Alfredo Lichoa, a longtime Central Florida […]

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NYRA: More Than 50 Horses With Indicted Trainers Have Been Transferred

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) applauds and supports the actions taken by the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) to suspend the licenses of 12 horsemen named in Monday’s indictments by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.  On Tuesday, the NYSGC suspended the licenses of the following individuals named […]

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New Jersey Suspends Seven Racing Licenses Following Federal Indictment

Editor’s note: The following statement was released by the New Jersey Attorney General and New Jersey Racing Commission. The New York State Gaming Commission announced immediate suspensions of 11 racing licensees in response to the indictment on Tuesday.  Also on Wednesday, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations suspended the license of indicted trainer […]

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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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