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Author Topic: Michigan jock gets 7 years for betting against self  (Read 2008 times)
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« on: November 04, 2005, 08:02:05 AM »

The Michigan jockey, Roberto Perez, who in a fit of genius personally went to a teller and placed a superfecta bet that left himself out - and won the bet - has been suspended 7 years and fined $7,000 by the Michigan stewards. His licensed partner in crime (alternately a trainer or exerciser or maybe even his agent, depending on the story) who tried to cash the ticket for him got 60 days and a $1,000 fine.

Suspensions and fines with bite. What a concept. I remember Michigan kicking butt on a racing official who bet a couple years back, too.

http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=58702&subsec=1     
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2005, 08:52:03 AM »

That is a good start, but I would much rather see somebody send these type of guys to jail, I would think that would make people take notice that this type of thing isn't going to be tolerated. If you work at say a bank and defraud the bank and/or it's customers you would go to jail not just be forced not to work at banks for 7 years. And it isn't like this guy was making much money as a jockey anyways - he probably will be better off going to Ocala or wherever and galloping horses on the farm.
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2005, 08:55:05 AM »

Geez. he could have gotten his wife (or a confederate) to make the wager via account wagering. anything but going up to the tellers and making the wager.

Talk about wanting to get caught. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2005, 09:00:45 AM »

That is a good start, but I would much rather see somebody send these type of guys to jail, I would think that would make people take notice that this type of thing isn't going to be tolerated.

I agree, but I don't see too many state police departments ever doing anything about things like this. There was the one time in Pennsylvania a few years back, maybe, where the police got involved. It's like the swearing issue - "Whaddya expect? It's a RACETRACK!"

At least it gets the guy effectively out of the game and out of our wagers for awhile. Which is more than can be said for most of the meaningless fines and suspensions that get handed down. Of course he'll appeal, I'm sure.
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2005, 09:06:26 AM »

No you don't see the state police getting involved in racing, but interesting enough if they catch a dealer pulling shady stuff or even a customer trying to cheat at a Riverboat they make a big spectacle of the State Troopers trotting them off in cuffs. Sort of sends the message clearly.
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2005, 09:30:46 AM »

No you don't see the state police getting involved in racing, but interesting enough if they catch a dealer pulling shady stuff or even a customer trying to cheat at a Riverboat they make a big spectacle of the State Troopers trotting them off in cuffs. Sort of sends the message clearly.

Well, yeah. And people get thrown out of casinos for the type of behavior that's normal everyday stuff at racetracks. Maybe because casinos have competition, in the next town, or right over the state line?
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2005, 01:36:19 PM »

Never happens at the" Big Tracks " only the bush league tracks right Terry? Yeah sure!!
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2005, 02:54:05 PM »

No you don't see the state police getting involved in racing, but interesting enough if they catch a dealer pulling shady stuff or even a customer trying to cheat at a Riverboat they make a big spectacle of the State Troopers trotting them off in cuffs. Sort of sends the message clearly.

That's because the people that run the casinos actually know HOW to run a business.  There are very few good business minds in racing, IMO...

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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2005, 04:34:52 PM »

Never happens at the" Big Tracks " only the bush league tracks right Terry? Yeah sure!!

Nobody said that here, either. What is with you?
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2005, 01:22:50 AM »

wtf roberto perez was thinking doing this himself is beyond me LOL. i agree tho that there should be criminal penalties involved but do you really think racing cares that much as a whole? how many times are these guys caught with batteries and their back riding in a few years, for instance former ILL jock patrick boxie who is riding in texas now. it should AUTOMATICALLY be a lifetime ban! pval, how many times has he broke his probation yet look at how leaniant they are with him. unfortunately the rules and laws in racing are a joke and thats why the"everyday" people who arent really involved with the sport will never get involved. way too much crap goes on
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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2005, 05:49:33 PM »

Now comes news Perez is going to appeal. Surprise surprise surprise!

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