Two admit doping horse in Saratoga

The Barracks are accused of giving snake venom injections as a painkiller to a horse called Disco Force A before a race on Oct. 26, 2006. Disco Force A. went off at 3-to-1 and placed that night.

The indictment doesn't allege that any of the defendants bet on any of the horses in question, but the Barracks collected $900 in purse money from that race, according to court documents.

Licensing for ownership, training, driving and grooming of horses requires board approval of paperwork submitted by the applicant. There are no tests related to receiving a license, according to Gail Pronti of the state Racing and Wagering Board.

In March, the board suspended the owner and trainer licenses of William Barrack; the groom and owner licenses for Keith Barrack; the groom's license for Marc Mosher; and the owner's license for Robert Moscone. Forrester's groom's license expired in 2005 Pronti said the racetrack licenses of all five men have been suspended, and hearings will be held to determine whether they will be permanently revoked.


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