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The Horse Racing worth $ 100 billion: “The rigged horse” scooped up every prize

The information shocked the American sports, 27 horse racing coaches, veterinarians and support staff were charged with using doping for racing horses to cheat to get money from gamblers.

According to CNN (USA), more than twenty people participating in horse racing events have been accused of building a process of using doping to help horse racing win many races around the world. US federal prosecutors announced the information on Monday.

Coach Jason Servis and Horse Maximum Security are accused of using doping to attend many races.

One of the defendants was coach Jason Servis. Prosecutors said the man had possessed performance-enhancing drugs for “all racing horses under his control”.

The indictment later said, Servis – the horse coach Maximum Security was first in the Kentucky Derby last year and then eliminated because of suspicion of doping. Earlier, Maximum Security won $ 10 million after winning the Saudi Cup opening race in Riyadh – the world’s richest horse race in Saudi Arabia.

That is information that makes the equestrian world and the audience of the racing industry worth $ 100 billion extremely urgent, and they feel angry when a group of people “cheat” to profit from their own pockets.

Prosecutors said investigators discovered evidence of “cruel and inhumane” treatment of 27 horses accused of fraud. “Revealing four indictments about the horse doping scandal is the largest ever prosecution of the Justice Department,” Manhattan Justice Secretary Geoffrey Berman said in a statement.

The type of horse doping makes “an increase in performance beyond their natural ability,” says William Sweeney, assistant director, head of the FBI office in New York. The drugs used can increase the number of red blood cells, endure, relieve pain and reduce arthritis.

Doping abusive horses have made some big bucks at races in New York, New Jersey, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky (USA) and the UAE. One of the 27 accused, coach Jorge Navarro, is said to have trained a horse named “XY Jet”, a thoroughbred horse that won the 2019 Golden Shaheen race in Dubai.

“XY Jet” after using performance-enhancing drugs died in January 2020 due to a heart problem.

The US horse racing industry faces a big challenge (Part 1)

Nowadays, we can see that the US horse racing industry is facing with a very big challenge.

The horse is directly contributing about the US $50 billion to the US economy and creating nearly 1 million jobs in 2017 alone, according to American Horse Council.

As the North American Triple Crown season (including the three Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont – ND races) approaches, the focus of attention should be on the championship candidates of the Kentucky Derby. Instead, the Santa Anita racetrack had to suspend activities due to a mass death of horses, prompting people to question the safety of the track.

A foal named Lets Light the Way was recently found dead after breaking a sesame bone in his ankle joint. Since December 26 last year, a total of 21 horse racing events have been killed when participating in competitions or training in Santa. Earlier in 2017, there were 20 deaths within 122 days of racing, according to Jockey Club’s horse racing distribution company.

This is the second time in 8 days that the famous racetrack under the San Gabriel Mountains has been closed. Since the 2008 Kentucky Derby, when the young horse Eight Belles was killed after finishing second, the entertainment industry officials have been concerned that a similar incident could have caused the sport to become lost.

In a series of incidents in 2012, 24 racing horses died each week at racetracks across the United States, many of whom suffered from drug shock or lack of regulatory protection. This has driven regulations that help protect racing horses across the country and minimize the number of deaths.

For example, in 2017, the race rate of death was only about 1.61/1,000, compared to 2/1000 in 2009. In California, the number of dead horses has decreased by 60% in the last 13 years, with most of the decline in the past few years, according to the California Equestrian Council.