During his years in school, jockey Terry Houghton recalls hearing the U.S. legal standard of innocent until proven guilty.
Based on his experience in racing, that standard does not apply.
Since December 2006, when Tampa Bay Downs excluded Houghton and six
other riders from the track when their names came up in a race-fixing
investigation, Houghton essentially has had to prove his innocence to
gain permission to ride at various tracks.