Federal horse-doping trial begins

"The Jan. 19 selection of jurors for the federal horse-doping trial of Dr. Seth Fishman and Lisa Giannelli was extended into at least a second day when only 37 of 75 potential jurors were questioned inside a lower Manhattan courthouse," writes BloodHorse magazine. "Fishman and Giannelli are facing federal charges for allegedly working through a… Continue reading Federal horse-doping trial begins

Mangini pleads guilty in race-doping scheme

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Florida resident faces 5 years in jail for scheme involving Servis, Navarro horses. THE BLOODHORSE reports: An operator of several pharmaceutical websites charged with conspiring to unlawfully distribute adulterated and misbranded performance-enhancing drugs for racehorses with the intent to defraud and mislead pled guilty April 23 in United States District Court. Scott Mangini, 55, had… Continue reading Mangini pleads guilty in race-doping scheme

Will the Teflon effect keep Bob bobbing along?

Bob Baffert, U.S. Thoroughbred racehorse trainer.

by JANE ALLIN The Triple Crown races are upon us again, albeit postponed, and Baffert is back in the news. Two of his horses, one a top contender for the Belmont Stakes, tested positive for Lidocaine. Not one but two — Charlatan and stable mate Gamine — both of whom won on the race card… Continue reading Will the Teflon effect keep Bob bobbing along?

NYT: More than 2 dozen charged in horse racing doping scheme

Maximum Security in the Cigar Mile. Photograph by Rob Mauhar.

Among those charged was Jason Servis, the trainer of Maximum Security — By Benjamin Weiser and Joe Drape | March 9, 2020 Federal prosecutors announced charges on Monday against more than two dozen racehorse trainers, veterinarians and drug distributors in a wide-ranging series of indictments that laid out a corrupt scheme to secretly dope horses… Continue reading NYT: More than 2 dozen charged in horse racing doping scheme