27 charged over drugging racehorses
NEW YORK: US prosecutors yesterday said 27 trainers, vets and others had been criminally charged in a wide-ranging scheme to drug horses and cheat people who bet in the $100 billion (R1.5trillion) professional horse-racing industry.
Among those charged was Jason Servis, trainer of Maximum Security, one of the world’s best racehorses. Prosecutors accused him of covertly administering performanceenhancing drugs “to virtually all of the racehorses under his control”.
Maximum Security won the 2019 Kentucky Derby before being disqualified for interference.