The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Who’s Really Training That Horse?

Regulators and racetrack officials often shrug and say it’s hard to prove when a horse is entered in the name of a trainer who, in fact, has not been supervising the conditioning of a racehorse. These so-called “program trainers” or “paper trainers” may be doing a favor for someone who, for a variety of reasons, is not at a licensed track but is training the horse at a private training facility not under the auspices of regulators.

This past week, however, the Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) told trainer Wayne Potts to vacate his 30 stalls at Laurel Park within seven days after concluding he was fronting for trainer Marcus Vitali, who was coming off a one-year suspension and unable to race horses at Laurel. Potts entered some horses in his own name that MJC officials were convinced Vitali was training at a private training center in New Jersey.

In this week’s edition of the Friday Show, Ray Paulick and editor-in-chief Natalie Voss discuss a story they co-bylined that included details about Potts and Vitali, how the trainers’ alleged actions were uncovered and the role that unregulated private training centers can play when it comes to efforts by horsemen to deceive racing officials.

Also discussed this week is the warning made at last week’s Jockey Club Round Table on Matters Pertaining to Racing by Stuart Janney, chairman of The Jockey Club, that more federal indictments are likely in the FBI’s anti-doping probe and why there has been a delay since the arrests of trainers Jorge Navarro, Jason Servis and more than two dozen others in March.

Watch the Friday Show below.

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