Muncie, Indiana – Bobby Brower’s history of abusing horses, and humans, is catching up with him, and the Indiana Horse Racing Commission has fined him $40,000 and suspended his racing license for 15 years. Brower’s attorney neglected to file a request for hearing on time, which allowed the default judgement to be entered.
Brower, age 54, is accused of whipping, kicking and beating a harness race horse, B ABland, until it collapsed from exhaustion. After collapsing, Brower continued to beat A ABland in an attempt to get the horse to stand. The abuse happened at a training facility, Pace Setter Farm, a couple of miles from Hoosier Park. Brower’s explanation is the horse slipped on concrete wet with sweat from other horses and is fine.
The Racing Commision also accused Brower of intimidating witnesses and interfering with the investigation. “As I read the history of this person, I am not upset this will be a career-ending decision,” Commissioner Susie Lightle said ahead of the career ending vote.
Brower is no stranger to allegations of abuse, and has numerous drug violations for drugging horses beyond the legal limit, wreckless racing, purchasing illegal drugs through the mail, and whipping other than using a wrist action. He has had over 44 actions against him by the Racing Commission in his 20 years of racing.Author: Dale Williams <-- Become my friend on Facebook! - Phone: 724-964-6773
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