Ohio Veterinarians Suspended

Two Ohio Veterinarians Suspended following a search at The Red Mile harness track.

From a KHRC Release

Two veterinarians attending to horses competing at The Red Mile harness track in Lexington were  suspended indefinitely Oct. 2 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) pending the results of an ongoing investigation. On Oct. 1, two KHRC investigators searched two trucks owned by Dr. Rick Mathers and Dr. Rick Rothfuss, who are partners in a veterinary practice in Columbus, Ohio.

The investigators seized records and unidentified substances, said Lisa Underwood, KHRC executive director. The substances will be sent to a laboratory for testing.

Richard Williams, the KHRC's presiding judge for Standardbred racing, imposed the suspension after reviewing the physical evidence. A hearing on the suspension is pending.