It was a case that could have been a storyline for an episode of the
short-lived HBO horseracing series “LUCK.” Trainer Julio Canani – on
whom the fictional “LUCK” role of the cagey horse trainer Turo Escalante
is said to have been modeled – and attorney Roger Licht, a former
chairman of the California Horse Racing Board, were found by a jury to
have conspired to defraud Minnesota businessman and horse owner Jeffrey
Nielsen when he decided in 2008 to sell the California-based horses in
his Everest Stables.