Windsor horse trainer pleads guilty in horse doping case

Supported By:

Net Patrol International Inc.  Data Investigation and Forensic Services
Bankruptcy and Insolvency Trustees

A local horse trainer who was caught on camera injecting a horse with performance-enhancing drugs in 2010 pleaded guilty to fraud and attempted fraud over $5,000 in Superior Court Monday. Chris Haskell, 39, was filmed using a syringe to give horse a tracheal and “intramuscular” injection during an OPP horse doping investigation in October 2010.

Tracheal and “intramuscular” injection

Racegoers bet a total of $26,669 on the event where Haskell’s horse ended up finishing out of the money in ninth. On Monday both the Crown and defence stated Haskell should face a $2,500 fine for the fraud (injecting a horse) and $1,250 for attempted fraud (being caught with drug-filled syringes).

Read more at the Windsor Star.

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.