Following Rojas Verdict, Penn National Ejects Trainers: Blood-Horse 7/6/17

By: Frank Angst Following the guilty verdict of trainer Murray Rojas for 14 counts of misbranding drugs as part of an illegal effort to administer race-day medications to horses in 2013, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course banned the trainer, and two others, from the Grantville, Pa., track. On July 6, Penn National announced plans to eject Rojas,

Jury Reaches Split Decision on Trainer Rojas: Blood-Horse 7/3/17

By: Frank Angst In the first federal case to go to a jury verdict following numerous arrests of trainers and veterinarians in connection to 2013 events at Penn National Race Course, a jury found trainer Murray Rojas guilty of 14 counts related to misbranding of animal drugs but determined that Rojas was not guilty of seven

U.S. Alleges Conspiracy at Penn National: The Blood-Horse 3/30/15

RMTC By Frank Angst A review of federal court records outlining the criminal cases against four Penn National Race Course veterinarians reveals that the vets allegedly followed trainers' orders on what medications should be administered to horses. The four vets involved, Kevin Brophy, Fernando Motta, Christopher Korte, and Renee Nodine have admitted guilt to misdemeanor

License Review Likely for Charged Penn Vets: The Blood-Horse 3/27/15

RMTC By Frank Angst Four veterinarians, who have agreed to plead guilty under a plea agreement following criminal charges brought by a U.S. Attorney, can expect to have their licenses reviewed in Pennsylvania. Late March 26, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced criminal charges had been filed against racetrack vets

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