Trainer Sees Federal Charges Dropped

Published: June 10, 2014 04:45 pm EDT

It has been reported that a trainer who was a subject of Federal charges following a racing probe has had the charges he was facing dropped.

An article by states that Samuel Webb will no longer be facing charges relating to what the United States Attorney’s Office referred to as an alleged scheme to defraud those betting on Thoroughbred races at Penn National Racetrack in Pennsylvania.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced this past November that in May of 2013 Webb was caught at Penn National preparing to inject a horse that was scheduled to race later that day with medication. Fellow Thoroughbred trainers David Wells and Patricia Anne Rogers, along with a clocker at the track, Danny Robertson, were charged after the probe.

According to the report, a Federal Judge has ruled that there is insufficient evidence to support the charge against Webb.

All of the trainers involved in the matter have pleaded not guilty. The article states that the trials for the other two conditioners are expected to take place this summer.

(With files from

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