Ex-Thoroughbred Clocker Pleads Guilty

Published: July 23, 2014 12:04 pm EDT

It has been reported that a former clocker at Penn National Race Course has pleaded guilty to falsifying workout times for Thoroughbreds at the Pennsylvania raceway.

An article by philly.com states that Danny L. Robertson, 63, has pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud.

The report states that Robertson provided inaccurate workout times between 2008 and 2013. The article also states that Robertson at least once fabricated information to make it look like a horse put in a workout when it in fact did not. According to prosecutors, Robertson accepted cash from trainers in exchange for falsifying performance in formation.

In November of 2013, Robertson and three Thoroughbred trainers (David Wells, Sam Webb, Patricia Anne Rogers) were arrested and charged by the United States Attorney’s Office with fraud relating to horse racing. Charges against Webb were dropped earlier this summer.

(With files from philly.com)

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