Yonker‘ Free Pre‘‘ SATURDAY MARCH 14, 2020 - BRIAN HARROD PUBLISHER Yonkers harness racing trainer Rene Allard has joined the long list of those indicted for their role in a massive horse doping scheme that has rocked Thoroughbred and harness racing. The number of individuals who are known to have been involved is now 29. Yonkers Horseman cause Rene Allard was not among the Cohen: What’s going on with the original list of names of those who Allard death camp? Rene Allard were indicted that was released Mon- Grasso: (Laughter) well I didn’t day by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for get anymore emergency calls yester- Arrested By Feds the Southern District of New York. day so I am assuming Allard is second in the current Cohen: Assuming the number In A Doping trainer’s standings at Yonkers Race- stopped at 7? way, behind only Richard Banca, who Scheme has also been indicted as part of the Grasso: Well yeah Cohen” How many died? By BRIAN HARROD doping probe undertaken by the FBI. Grasso: Three According to a source, Allard was Cohen. Jeez. What were you arrested earlier this week while sup- thinking? posedly vacationing in Las Vegas. MGM’s racetrack at the Empire He is being charged with “mis- Grasso: Three or two maybe. City Casio is still closed, because of branding” drugs, which carries a The pair continue to discuss the COVID -19 death of equine regulator maximum penalty of five years in situation before wrapping up: John Breenan, but is not stopping the prison. Grasso: One of them just died on fed’s from busting horse dopers at the During its investigation of Allard the table they just cut him open and Yonkers Raceway. and others, the FBI intercepted a dis- poof it died. Yonkers Horseman Rene Allard turbing phone conversation between Cohen: Holy fk did they do an au- was arrested in Nevada after the feds Ross Cohen and Louis Grasso, who topsy? took down 29 suspected hoodlums al- were among those indicted Monday, Grasso: Their heart rate was like legedly involved in massive horse dop- discussing the deaths of horses who triple they were breathing real heavy ing scheme. were given illegal drugs by Allard. their membranes were going f-ing There must have been a rat, be- It reads (exactly): purple.