"According to an agreed statement of facts read in court, Chris Haskell,
39, was filmed using a syringe to give horse He’soneinamillion a
tracheal and “intramuscular” injection during an OPP horse doping
investigation in October 2010.
"A search of his person revealed six “loaded syringes” full of
performance-enhancing drugs which police alleged he intended to use to
give his horses Enzo Seelster and Ideal Gift a boost."
He was (after a plea deal) convicted of fraud.
His punishment, 6 years after the fact -- "a $2,500 fine for the fraud (injecting a horse) and $1,250 for attempted fraud (being caught with drug-filled syringes)."
That's a purse check for winning a $7,500 horse race.
Why do trainers cheat? Probably because even if you're caught and convicted for fraud via a provincial police investigation, it's worth it.
h/t to @righthind
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