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An aggrieved harness-racing bettor has received $20,000 in the settlement of his claims that he was cheated out of his winnings when a doped horse won a race in New Jersey in 2016.

News 12 Staff

Aug 13, 2020, 1:45 AM

Updated 1,344 days ago

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An aggrieved harness-racing bettor has received $20,000 in the settlement of his claims that he was cheated out of his winnings when a doped horse won a race in New Jersey in 2016.
When the bettor filed suit in March 2018, leading figures in harness racing said they had never before heard of such a lawsuit. It accused the trainer of fraud and racketeering.
The general practice has been to reallocate the purse to other owners in the event a winning horse is later proven to have been doped, but not to pay back bettors.
Under the settlement, the horse's trainer and owner have agreed to pay $20,000 to the bettor, Jeffrey Tretter. He agreed to donate $7,500 of that sum to a racehorse adoption program
By DAVID CRARY
AP National Writer
(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.)


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