It has been announced that a handicapper that wagered on a race which featured an EPO-positive Standardbred has filed a lawsuit against the trainer and ownership group that were connected to the horse at the time.
According to an article on nationalpost.com, the handicapper in question, Jeffrey Tretter, from Illinois, is seeking more than $31,000 from trainer Robert Bresnahan Jr. and the group that owned Tag Up And Go when the horse raced at the Meadowlands Racetrack on January 15, 2016.
Tag Up And Go won the race in question at odds of 11-1. Tretter’s lawsuit states that he had correctly selected the horses that finished second through fifth in the race. According to the suit, Tretter’s wagers would have earned him $31,835 if Tag Up And Go had been disqualified.
Tretter’s suit alleges that Bresnahan and the horse’s ownership group at the time committed fraud and are guilty of violations under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
According to the article, Tretter is seeking his lost winnings and additional damages.
In February of 2016, Bresnahan had responded to the news of Tag Up And Go testing positive for EPO by saying that the news of the positive was “a complete shock” to him and that the news of the violation was “obviously very upsetting.”
(With files from nationalpost.com)