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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Michigan Scandal Coming to a Head?

According to, the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has accused driver Kevin Wallis specifically of lying to regulators at his hearing and being involved in the race fixing scandal which has been hanging over Michigan harness racing.  According to the MGCB, three other drivers have implicated Wallis in paying drivers as well as receiving payment for participation in fixed races; something Wallis had denied. 

There have been other drivers and trainers suspended but Wallis is the first person named publicly as well as having some detail of his alleged involvement outlined..  It is quite possible that the MGCB has or is in the process of wrapping up their investigation and will be presenting their findings to authorities for possible criminal prosecution.  These accusations are not good for harness racing in general and in Michigan specifically but the best thing which can happen at this time is for this investigation to get wrapped up so those not involved in this scandal can move on and attempt to repair the damage those accused of allegedly fixing races have caused.

For those who wager on the Meadowlands, Friday, July 9th's program will be a matinee starting at 1:10pm.      


Cangamble said...

I'd like to know where they were betting. It couldn't have been in the pools. Had to be offshore, or I just don't see the point.

Pacingguy said...

I imagine we will find out in time.

Pacingguy said...

Anonymous, I received your response but am unable to post your comment as it makes certain accusations which have not been proved.

With your regards to your comments regarding substance abuse, it is a problem all facets of society deals with, harness racing and thoroughbred is no different. The industry tests and when a person with a problem is discovered, attempts are made to get them help and if needed, they are banned.