Racehorse-Drugging Scheme Latest Scandal For Thoroughbred Racing
Thoroughbred racing has a new scandal on its hands this week as more than two dozen people have been charged in what authorities describe as a widespread international scheme to drug horses to make them race faster. In fact Jason Servis, the trainer of champion Maximum Security which crossed the finish line first in last year’s Kentucky Derby, only to be disqualified for interference is among those facing charges of administering performance-enhancing drugs to that horse and others. Horse trainers, veterinarians and others were detailed in four indictments unveiled Monday in Manhattan federal court. Natalie Voss, features editor for the Paulick Report talks with WUKY's Alan Lytle about what this could mean for the Keeneland Spring meet and beyond.