25 April 2006


ORC issues flurry of fines
April 21, 2006

Rulings written by the Ontario Racing Commission on April 11 and announced April 20 reveal that approximately 20 people have been fined for buying drugs/medications from an unlicensed vendor in Ontario.

Bill Hicks of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) told The Horseman And Fair World that the rulings citing “conduct prejudicial to the best interest of racing” came as a result of an investigation separate from the one announced Thursday, April 20. The ORC released news Thursday that Aranesp and other drugs were discovered in a search and Sandy DiFlorio was arrested.

The majority of those people found to have purchased drugs/medications through the unlicensed vendor, who Hicks said is Fred Rogers, were fined $1,000 and put on probation. One horseman, Robert Hummel, was fined $2,000 but has already appealed. Trainers had 10 days to appeal the ruling.

Among those fined as a result of the investigation were Shane Arsenault, Charalambos Christoforou, Carl Jamieson, Scott McEneny and Don Rankin.

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