Hemingway: Mangled horses, dead jockeys, dope, fixed races

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  1. A couple of decades earlier, during the “American Invasion” when horse racing more or less shut down in the U.S., doping became rampant in England with the invaders. It’s in my mind that George Lambton (best known as trainer of Hyperion) made it know to the stewards that he was going to dope a horse in a specific race (where it showed a tremendous turn-round in form), to provoke some sort of action, there not actually being at that point any rule against doping.

    Somewhere back in the recesses of my memory I think it was an American trainer called Wishard (maybe Enoch Wishard, the trainer of Roseben) who was particularly notable. I think after being run out of England, they moved on to France, as in the story.

    Anyway, if anyone has a copy of “Men and Horses I Have Known” by George Lambton, the whole story would be in there.

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