Horse Trainer Arrested for DUI

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

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
contender.

Canani was released on $5,000 bail with a promise to appear on
May 6.

The Kentucky Derby will be run on May 2.


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