I think everyone should give this a quick read, as things are as black and white as they seem. No one hates "doping" more than I. We race Standardbreds and have raced against those who do it (at county fairs the state is not always present to test, at paramutuals they are) and it is infuriating to say the least. On the other hand, however, it is frightening to be held to a guilty until proven innocent standard. O'Neill was not found guilty of anything and Pena never had a single positive. Circumstanially, they seem guilty but I would like evidence before I convict someone.
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Like I said though, whether or not he is in fact guilty of 'doping', still doesn't change the FACT that he has a breakdown rate twice the national average. I don't care if he has 100 drug violations to his name or none. There's something seriously wrong, if you have a breakdown rate that high, in my opinion.