Watch and Wager LLC has excluded owner Osmin Carrera and trainer Dario Solares from the grounds and all participation following the death and illegal removal of the 5-year-old pacer Nutmegs Davey.
"The horse is undergoing a necropsy at UC Davis," said Watch and Wager LLC General Manger Chris Schick. The investigation is being conducted by the California Horse Racing Board and we are giving them our full co-operation.
It was reported that Carrera and Solares removed the horse from the grounds at Cal Expo without notififying proper authorities. Nutmegs Davey had won at Cal Expo Saturday night and was removed Sunday.
California racing rules state that any horse that dies at a California racetrack for any reason must be transported to UC Davis’ California Animal Health and Food Safety lab for necropsy.
By Mark Ratzky, for Cal Expo Harness