Tampa, Florida – A record-setting trainer, Jorge Navarro, is facing a loss of his career when a horse he trained, Minecraft, tested positive for cocaine. Navarro is the current record holder for most wins in a season at Monmouth Park in New Jersey.
Minecraft, a 7-year-old gelding, placed 2nd in a $5,000 claiming race. Track officials tested the horse and found a positive cocaine reading. Navarro disputes the findings. “I don’t do cocaine, my horses don’t go out and party, so why would cocaine show up in my horses? This is nuts,” he said. Cocaine is a Class 1 violation, and carries the harshest penalties, a recommended minimum 1 year suspension and $10,000 fine.
Navarro is no stranger to drug controversy, in 2013 he was sentenced to a 60 day suspension in Florida for drug violations.Author: Dale Williams <-- Become my friend on Facebook! - Phone: 724-964-6773
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