Renowned harness racing driver Jody Jamieson had a positive test for the presences of cocaine and is currently serving an immediate suspension for 15 days.
The suspension comes at the worst of times as Jamieson was scheduled to drive the 2013 Dan Patch Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year, He’s Watching, on Saturday in the $1 million North America Cup at Mohawk Raceway in Campbellsville, Ontario, which Jamieson has won twice in the past. Tim Tetrick is now listed to drive the horse.
Jamieson, age 38, last drove on Saturday, June 7 at Mohawk Raceway. He was taken off all his drives on Monday and Tuesday at Mohawk Raceway and is not listed to drive anywhere else henceforth.
An Ontario Racing Commission official Tuesday afternoon confirmed the suspension but said they would not comment on any details pertaining to Jody Jamieson’s suspension pending a final investigation.
According to Standardbred Canada, Jody Jamieson has 6,871 career wins and purse earnings by the horses he has driven are at just over $100 million.
Despite repeated tries, Jody Jamieson was unavailable for comment.
By Steve Wolf, for Harnesslink.com