Trainers Frederic, Cedric Rossi Among Group Arrested On Horse Doping Charges In France

Four members of the prominent Rossi racing family were taken into police custody in France this Tuesday on charges of horse doping and forgery, reports the Thoroughbred Daily News. Trainers Cedric Rossi, Frederic Rossi, and Charley Rossi were among those arrested, as well as Charley’s wife, jockey Jessica Marcialis.

A group of approximately 15 individuals, including veterinarians, were taken into custody from the the Marseille and Paris regions. Police have subsequently searched the Calas training center based on months’ worth of surveillance and phone tapping.

Cedric Rossi trains this year’s Group 1 QIPCO Champion Stakes winner Sealiway, though the horse had previously been trained by Frederic Rossi to a win in the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere and a fifth-place finish in the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. Sealiway has been reported to be aiming for the 2022 Saudi Cup on dirt.

This year, Cedric Rossi saddled Rougir to win the Group 1 Prix de l’Opera and a seventh-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf. On Saturday, Rougir sold at the Arqana Breeding Stock sale for a record €3 million (about US$3.37 million) to Peter Brant, while the Cedric Rossi-trained Purplepay brought €2 million (about US$2.25 million) from Lael Stable.

Read more at the Thoroughbred Daily News.

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