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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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Janney Responds To Pennsylvania Commissioner: ‘There Were Indeed Regulators Asleep On The Job’

Stuart S. Janney III, chairman of The Jockey Club, has responded to a letter from Russell C. Redding – Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Agriculture and chairman of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission – in which Redding said Janney’s critical remarks at the Jockey Club Round Table in August spread “misinformation” and were “irresponsible.” “I stand […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: In Rojas Trial, HBPA Plays The Part Of Enabler

It must be disheartening at times to be an honest Thoroughbred owner or trainer, especially one that happens to race in Pennsylvania. It’s bad enough, as we learned last week in the federal trial of trainer Murray Rojas, that widespread and systematic cheating has been going on at Penn National racecourse in Grantville, Pa. for […]

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Rojas Verdict: Not Guilty On Wire Fraud, Guilty On Misbranding Of Prescription Drugs

A jury in United States District Court in Harrisburg, Pa., has convicted Thoroughbred trainer Murray Rojas on 14 of 21 counts brought against her by the U.S. attorney’s office in a wide-ranging FBI criminal investigation into corruption at nearby Penn National racetrack. Their verdict came Friday evening after day-long deliberations that followed a nine-day trial. The […]

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Trainer Beattie At Rojas Trial: ‘Almost Everybody’ Illegally Treated Horses On Race Day

Stephanie Beattie threw fellow horsemen under the bus during her testimony for the prosecution Tuesday afternoon at the federal trial of Murray Rojas, a former rival for leading trainer honors at Penn National in Grantville, Pa. Beattie admitted she routinely had her horses illegally treated with therapeutic medications on race day by the same veterinarians […]

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UPDATED: Trainer Beattie denies cheating allegations; FBI probing Penn National

Stephanie Beattie, leading trainer at Penn National and president of the Pennsylvania Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, came out swinging against allegations made by a former boyfriend and now rival trainer, David Wells, that horses in her care were administered electric shocks before races, making them run faster when the shocks were simulated again during […]

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Pennsylvania grand jury recommends racing commission investigate Adamo, Beattie

A grand jury in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, has completed its investigation of activities at Penn National racetrack near Harrisburg that began last year following a jockey boycott of races in which horses owned by Michael Gill were entered. The grand jury previously indicted trainer Darrel Delahoussaye, who in a plea agreement has been put on […]

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WELLS CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST PENN NATIONAL TRAINER BEATTIE

By Ray Paulick The real-life soap opera that is Penn National racetrack near Harrisburg, Pa., took another strange twist today when Thoroughbred owner and trainer David Wells—the former boyfriend and racing business partner of top trainer and Pennsylvania Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association president Stephanie Beattie—was taken into custody by Dauphine County deputies on misdemeanor […]

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