Ontario horse trainer suspended for suspicious death of racehorse

A racehorse trainer has been given a three-year suspension and a $11,000 fine for the suspicious death of a racehorse.

The Ontario Alcohol and Gaming Commission has announced that an investigation has found the trainer to have violated multiple Standardbred racing rules.

Violations included providing misleading information about the whereabouts of horses, conduct not in the best interests of racing, and failure to report the death of a racehorse.

The trainer will be suspended until July 2026, according to AGCO.

The Commission serves as the regulatory body for all forms of horse racing in Ontario, including racecourse operations and horse racing participants.

All AGCO decisions are appealable to the Racing Appeals Panel, an independent body mandated to hear appeals against decisions.

This report by the Canadian Press Agency was first published on July 13, 2023.

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