The situation made public last week regarding an administrative
complaint recommending that trainer Tom Amoss be suspended for 60 days
and fined $5,000 for an alleged violation of Indiana medication rules is
troubling in many ways.
According to the complaint, filed Feb. 24 by Indiana Horse Racing
Commission Executive Director Joe Gorajec, a horse trained by Amoss
tested positive for the muscle relaxant methorcarbamol after a race Oct.
21 at Hoosier Park.
Tom Amoss is not a cheater.
Like many successful people in sports, he’s very competitive. He
plays to win. But he respects racing and the horses. He wouldn’t
knowingly break the rules.