Tag Archives: Quarter Horse

Trainer With Ties To Cartel In Court

Allegedly, Eusevio Huitron was being paid unusually high amount to train horses, and has since been accused of laundering money for  Mexican drug cartel. Huitron, who trains racing Quarter horses, has been accused of laundering money for the Zeta cartel through a real-estate business and trained their horses for competition. Authorities confiscated property from Huitron,including one of his prize racing horses, Tempting Dash. This horse had won several races such as the Dash for Cash at Lone Star Park race track in Grand Prairie, Texas, in October 2009.

Tempting Dash, one of Huitron’s winning horses. Image courtesy of 440 Post.

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Dixon Rocked By Equine Scandal

UPDATE: Rita Crundwell has pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the fraud charge against her.

Of Glitz And Bling And Embezzled Things

In the quiet town of Dixon, Illinois, long-time comptroller Rita Crundwell is alleged to have embezzled over $30 million to fund a private horse farm, a lavish motor home, and expensive jewelry. The horse farm in question, Meri-J Farm is well-known for its high-quality quarter horses that were predominantly local champions in the western riding scene. Crundwell was well-known for her elite horses, most recently praised for her mare ‘Pizzazzy Lady’, who won the 2011 American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City.

Pictured: Rita Crundwell and one of her horses. Image courtesy of The Atlantic.

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