Sports Betting

Five charged with horse doping

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. - Five horsemen were indicted yesterday on charges they tried to fix races by injecting harness horses with substances designed to deaden pain or improve performance. The investigation began in September at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway following a tip from people at the track that harness horses were being injected with cobra venom and Epogen.

Hoosier Park sale complete

- Churchill Downs Inc. announced yesterday it has completed its sale of the Hoosier Park racetrack to Indianapolis-based Centaur Inc.

The deal gives Centaur, which had owned 38 percent of Hoosier Park since 2001a, full ownership of the track and betting parlors in Indianapolis, Merrillville and Fort Wayne.