John Clay: How does the 2021 Kentucky Derby drug scandal compare to Dancer’s Image in 1968?

John Clay of the Lexington-Herald Leader writes: So how does the 2021 Kentucky Derby drug scandal compare to the 1968 Kentucky Derby drug scandal? “The biggest difference is social media,” said Milton Toby, a Georgetown attorney who wrote the book “Dancer’s Image: The Forgotten Story of the 1968 Kentucky Derby.” “There wasn’t the 24-hour news… Continue reading John Clay: How does the 2021 Kentucky Derby drug scandal compare to Dancer’s Image in 1968?

Drug Test Results, Conflict of Interest Issues, on Agenda of 2020 Racing Investigators Conference

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Many of the world's top racing investigators will meet in New Mexico Feb. 23-26, 2020 for the annual meeting of the Organization of Racing Investigators.

CHRB suspends trainer John Martin after 3 horses test positive

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ALBANY — A Southern California trainer has been suspended for one year by Golden Gate Fields stewards after three horses in his care tested positive for a banned drug, the California Horse Racing Board announced Tuesday. Owner/trainer John Martin of Marina del Rey had half of the suspension stayed as long as he does not… Continue reading CHRB suspends trainer John Martin after 3 horses test positive

The slow and merciless death of American horse racing

BY VIVIAN FARRELL "She [Eight Belles] ran with the heart of a locomotive, on champagne-glass ankles." Blaming the breeders and investors, sports writer Sally Jenkins claimed, "thoroughbred racing is in a moral crisis, and everyone now knows it." "Our horses are sick. Our thoroughbreds are thoroughly inbred. They are locomotives sitting atop toothpicks. They are… Continue reading The slow and merciless death of American horse racing

Unsanctioned horse racing flourishing in rural Colorado

DENVER, Colorado. KDVR FOX31. Chris Halsne and Chris Koeberl reporting. (May 18, 2017)  — Hidden cameras capture doping, gambling and abuse of horses as regulators, politicians, and law enforcement turn a blind eye. Go to full investigative report » It’s Easter Sunday outside the Deer Trail Rodeo grounds. Armed teams of private security in flak jackets set… Continue reading Unsanctioned horse racing flourishing in rural Colorado