Feds Crack Down on Trainers Accused of Doping Scheme

According to the Washington Post and today’s Thoroughbred Daily News, the Federal Government has issued indictments for 27 people in the racing industry including trainers Jason Servis and Jorge Navarro.

Jason Servis (Bill Denver/Equi-photo)

From TDN: The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York unsealed indictments against Thoroughbred veterinarians and trainers, including Jason Servis and Jorge Navarro Monday in Manhattan. A total of 27 defendants were named in four separate indictments, alleging that the two trainers and 25 others engaged in a “widespread, corrupt scheme by racehorse trainers, veterinarians, PED distributors and others to manufacture, distribute, and receive adulterated and misbranded PEDs and to secretly administer those PEDs to racehorses under scheme participants’ control.” 


The Washington Post article quotes Graham Motion via Twitter that it was “a sad day for racing but a long time coming.”

Graham Motion (Zimbio)

WP Spot’s Columnist Sally Jenkins, daughter of the late great newspaperman Dan Jenkins, closed her editorial saying:  “Stop handing them horses. Just stop. Take the reins back.”

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