About 3 weeks ago, two thoroughbreds from Fair Grounds showed up in a Tennessee livestock auction. One was purchased by a rescue group and the other by a private individual. Maggi called the Fair Grounds, who took the situation seriously. They investigated to find out how the two horses ended up at the livestock auction. The horses were given to someone who supposedly was going to train them as jumpers. They were turned over at 9:30am and showed up at the livestock auction that afternoon.
Fair Grounds determined that Andre Colson, someone long-rumored to be a middleman, was the person who took the horses under false pretenses. They immediately went to the Racing Commission and got the following ruling against Andre Colson.
We thank and applaud the commitment by both Fair Grounds and the LA Racing Commission to solving this frustrating problem.