September 2, 2014
The trainer for a leading Kentucky Derby contender has been arrested outside Los Angeles on suspicion of drunk driving.
Julio Canani, who trains The Pamplemousse, was released from
jail Monday after his arrest a day before in Sierra Madre, about 15
miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.
Sierra Madre police say officers pulled over the 70-year-old
trainer for a traffic violation. He failed to pass a field sobriety
test and was booked at the Pasadena City Jail.
The Pamplemousse on Saturday won the Sham Stakes at Santa Anita
Park in record time, solidifying his status as a Kentucky Derby
Canani was released on $5,000 bail with a promise to appear on
The Kentucky Derby will be run on May 2.