EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – In 2016, Jeffrey Tretter lost a bet on a horse race in the Meadlowlands. He later found out the winning horse was doped up and he lost his bet. This week, in federal court, Tretter won a $20,000 settlement against the owner of the doped up winning horse, J.L. Sadowsky and his trainer Robert Breshnan, Jr.
Tretter is donating $7,500 of his settlement to a racehorse adoption program. He said he hopes his lawsuit strengthens bettor rights and helps to clean up the horse racing industry.
“We faced a lot of opposition because of the precedent involved, but I hope this will open the door for others to come forward and hold those responsible accountable for their blatant cheating at tracks across North America,” Tretter said. “Bettors must organize and go after the cheats for every verifiable dime that was lost. ”