Jorge Navarro Is an Obscenity

Back in January, X Y Jet, a million-dollar racehorse, was killed training in Florida. His trainer: Jorge Navarro. Yes, the same Jorge Navarro who was indicted by the U.S. Justice Department last week on multiple doping charges. So I thought a tidy juxtaposition was in order. Here is what Navarro said when announcing X Y’s death:

“With deep regret, I am sorry to notify you that X Y Jet died this morning as a result of a heart attack. X Y Jet was more than a horse on my trained list, it [not ‘he’] was the one that took us through a wonderful and exciting roller coaster of emotions. He always fought against adversity and despite the injuries that affected him during his career, he always brought out that kind of champion he was.

“Beyond the racetracks, XY Jet becomes [sic] part of my family, was like the older brother of my children and of course, that affection extended to all those who in one way or another related to this swift, mood [sic], but noble racehorse.

“Since his arrival at my stable, I immediately felt that connection with him, which remained until today and will surely remain with me until the day of my departure. I owe X Y Jet so much, that I’m sure there are no words that can specify my thanks to his nobility and class. I do not say goodbye to a horse, I say goodbye to a friend that I will carry forever in my heart. Keep running fast to your next destination X Y Jet.”

Now, from the indictment:

“[JORGE] NAVARRO and others administered several adulterated and misbranded PEDs to XY Jet prior to both the February 13 race in Florida and the March 30 race in Dubai. On or about February 9, 2019, NAVARRO and MARCOS ZULUETA had a telephone conversation in which they discussed NAVARRO’S need for a particular customized analgesic PED, referred to as a ‘blocker.’ NAVARRO specified that the PED was for administration to XY Jet, and ZULUETA agreed to supply that PED via an overnight shipment.

“NAVARRO further attempted to source additional PEDs for XY Jet…including additional doses of a ‘blocker’ PED. On February 10, NAVARRO wrote to OAKES: ‘Do u have any of that new block that dr makes [?],’ and in subsequent calls between NAVARRO and OAKES, OAKES agreed to procure and deliver the ‘blocker’ PED to NAVARRO in advance of XY Jet’s February 13 race.

“On or about February 11, NAVARRO complained to ZULUETA about XY Jet’s performance in a pre-competition run…. NAVARRO and OAKES discussed a plan to secretly introduce a bottle of the ‘blocker’ into the stable where XY Jet was being held prior to the February 13 race. OAKES confirmed that he would smuggle that PED into the racetrack and meet NAVARRO once inside.

“On or about February 13, the day of the Florida race, NAVARRO instructed OAKES to visit XY Jet to administer the PED, and to lie to racing officials if necessary to access the racehorse: ‘Drive through. If anything, if they stop you. You are an owner and you come to Navarro’s barn.’

“On or about March 22, while in the UAE with XY Jet, NAVARRO personally administered various adulterated and misbranded PEDs to XY Jet, including a substance NAVARRO referred to as ‘monkey.’ During an April 3 call between NAVARRO and MARCOS ZULUETA, the two discussed, among other things, NAVARRO’s administration of PEDs to XY Jet in the weeks leading up to, and on the day of, the race in Dubai, and NAVARRO explained: ‘I gave it to him through 50 injections. I gave it to him through the mouth.’

“Following XY Jet’s victory in Dubai, SETH FISHMAN [a veterinarian who was also indicted] congratulated NAVARRO on the win via text message, and NAVARRO replied, in part and among other things, ‘Thank u boss u are a big part of it.'”

To recap:

Navarro: “He always fought against adversity and despite the injuries that affected him during his career, he always brought out that kind of champion he was.”

FBI: “NAVARRO and OAKES discussed a plan to secretly introduce a bottle of the ‘blocker’ into the stable where XY Jet was being held prior to the February 13 race.”

Navarro: “Beyond the racetracks, XY Jet becomes [sic] part of my family, was like the older brother of my children.”

FBI: “NAVARRO instructed OAKES to visit XY Jet to administer the PED, and to lie to racing officials if necessary to access the racehorse.”

Navarro: “[I] immediately felt that connection with him, which remained until today and will surely remain with me until the day of my departure.”

FBI: “NAVARRO personally administered various adulterated and misbranded PEDs to XY Jet, including a substance NAVARRO referred to as ‘monkey.'”

Navarro: “I do not say goodbye to a horse, I say goodbye to a friend that I will carry forever in my heart. Keep running fast to your next destination X Y Jet.”

FBI: “‘I gave it to him through 50 injections. I gave it to him through the mouth.'”

It runs deeper than just the words he spewed and the acts he committed; Jorge Navarro himself – at his very core – is an obscenity.

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  1. Sociopath or evil? Either way, don’t let him near another animal ever again. Unfortunately, this kind of mental defect seems pervasive in horse racing. Shut it down! Please.

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  2. This “man” is a blight on society and a disgusting insult to those of us who truly love our horses and would never remotely consider anything that could harm them no matter the inducement. I believe there is a special place in Hell for people who abuse children and animals, and this guy deserves the lowest level. Fines and prison are too lenient for him and those like him.

    • Rebecca – Jorge Navarro Was Banned – Suspended From Racing At Laurel Park, But He Was Allowed
      To Race His Horses At Gulfstream Park? Both Racetracks Are Owned By Frank & Belinda Stronach –
      They Both Should Be Under Investigation Because The Did Nothing To Help XY Jet Before His Death
      At Their Racetrack!

  3. In the immortal words of a famous? actor, “I’ll be back!”

    And unfortunately friends he no doubt will be. He has connections in powerful places and his evil wicked acts will be forgotten by the equally evil people in the racing industry.

    It’s strange isn’t it, that ballet dancers and opera singers and kennel and stable girls, nursery staff and similar tend to be pretty and very amenable people. They are happy in their work, either performing in the arts or working with animals at the bottom of the pile, just happy to be with and close up to the animals they adore.
    But in reverse those who are in a part of an industry where they are solely in it to cream off everything they can get, look mean, unpleasant and plainly untrustworthy.

    There is an established theory on this I am sure but just can’t place it.

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  4. It could be that he was raised in a different culture and the individuals that he worked around all had the same mind set. Also, he is not very smart and this article certainly highlights that. He may not even realize what he has done wrong. Its a shame but there are so many more people just like him training horses at all the racetracks. You can’t make money training horses so you don’t get the cream of the crop doing it. And this is why cheating is so pervasive.

    • Mary – We Knew Something Was Going On With Jorge Navarro – All Of His Horses Were Winning By 10-20
      Lengths At Gulfstream Park For Years, But Gulfstream Park Did Nothing To Jorge Navarro. They Used
      Jorge Navarro As A Role Model.

    • The complete saturation of corruption in the horseracing industry is essentially the reason why HORSERACING WRONGS exists. I thank God for all of you who diligently follow this industry and stand up for the victims of vile and depraved acts that cause so much suffering to so many horses! This low-life sleaze bag from hell being indicted for his heinous cruelty and torture of XY JET and, honestly who knows how many other horses he has tortured, KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING WAS WRONG. HE TOLD HIS ILLEGAL DOPING “PERSON” TO LIE ABOUT WHO HE WAS AND WHY HE WAS THERE (AT THE RACETRACK) so making excuses for him that “maybe he didn’t know what he was doing was wrong” DOES NOT FLY!!!!

    • Maybe he didn’t know what he was doing was wrong? Oh, sure, pumping a horse full of God-knows-what comes naturally to everyone who owns horses. These people are addicted to seeing what they can get away with and have ZERO regard for the pain and suffering the horses endure.

  5. How Many More Trainers At Gulfstream Park 2020 Will Follow Jorge Navarro & Jason Servis?

    Saffie Joseph, Jr., Pat Biancone, et al

  6. The fact that Navarro continued to flourished in this business says all one needs to know about racing. What he was getting away with is unimaginable. Everybody knew what was going on but NOTHING was done. He was winning, making lots of money and in racing the end justifies the means. The fallacy of this business policing itself has been exposed in all its “glory”!!!

    • Rose – When Jorge Navarro Won The Big Race – 2019 Dubai Golden Shaheen – He Was Not Surprised
      At All? He Knew XY Jet Would Win The Big Race – No Excitement At All! He Was Using The Horse To
      Make Money For Himself. He Did Not Care For XY Jet At All! He Kept Pushing XY Jet For More Money
      Every Year Until He Died At Gulfstream Park!

  7. To add insult to injury, Ms. Donna Brothers, a paid mouthpiece for racing, has stated on Twitter (when replying to someone about drugs in racing)…

    “You are SO clueless. Drugs are not allowed in racing, aside from the diuretic, Lasix. You are seriously making me nauseous with your lies and half-truths. I don’t block anyone so I won’t do that but I can only read a fraction of what you write.”

    Brothers then continues to babble…”I use myself for profit everyday. Every animal in the animal kingdom has a job, enerv (the person she is replying to on Twitter)….get used to it. It’s called nature and the circle of life.”

    Now, I’m an NOT comparing Brothers to Navarro, who is not only an obscenity but a thug, but she has ZERO credibility due to the fact she is a prolific liar. Remember her op-ed where she declared that PETA is a bully. PETA is a bully? Brothers needs to remove her head from up her ass and look at HER industry where she uses herself for profit every damn day as horses are crippled, maimed and killed. Make no mistake, Brothers is the CLUELESS one!

    • Mary – Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg told Congress that modern thoroughbred racing had become “chemical warfare.”

      • I met Jack Van Berg back in 2013 during an event in Texas. He seemed like a decent guy. So many people have testified in front of Congress over the years to no avail. I have said many, many times that racing doesn’t want to change or it would have cleaned up its filth by now.

    • Donna Brothers is just one “cog in the wheel” of this industry called horseracing that is completely saturated with corruption involving hideous cruelty and torture and suffering to horses. Donna Brothers is what she is and I hope she goes down with all the rest of the sleaze bags from hell that make money doing horribly wrong things to horses on a daily basis and lie their asses off to protect themselves and “throw the horses under the bus” on a daily basis.

  8. Navarro et al. may talk about the beauty and the friendship with racehorses, but in the end the horses are regarded the same as dogs to puppy mill breeders, cattle to ranchers, cows and calves to the dairy industry, pigs to Hormel–sentient animals used with any means possible to make profit.

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      Maximum Security First Race Was A $16,000 Claiming Race, So They Said Lets Get Rid Of Him?

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      Gary & Mary West Put Maximum Security In For $16,000 Claiming Race On 12/20/18 – Race 10?

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      Gary & Mary West Should Have Said To Jason Servis – What Are You Doing To Make My Horse Win?

      They Loved The Money More Than They Loved The Horse!

      • Oh yes,DEAD on. Your damn right they knew. I knew one they sent out to California…to be “free” of (knew injury).

  9. This man, by his own words, is uneducated and a liar.

    Here is what has infected the horse racing world. The brutality of his own existence has brought and breathed life into cruelty born of greed.

    He is an obscenity! Everyone who speaks up for him is of the same cloth.

    • Kathy – Jess Jackson, the founder of Kendall Jackson Wines Said “I think the vet’s the problem and the industry attitude and enforcements are the problem,”

  10. This is an emergency! Every horse in all races should be removed from their owners. If a human baby, child, son or daughter was being neglected, starved, hit, abused mentally, physically, emotionally, sexually, or any one or combination of the above, the state would remove that child and put him or her in a foster home and investigate the mother, father, siblings, grandparents, aunts & uncles, and anyone and everyone that had contact with the child even for five minutes!! A lot of injury and damage can and does occur in less than five minutes. People notice a toddler walking alone or standing on the side of a road, and leap into action to rescue him or her. This begs the question, who is watching out for animals in the line of danger, and are we jumping into action to save them? They are innocent! Sometimes, when a person has a bad day, you hear them say, “I didn’t ask to be born.” Well, neither did animals ask to be born, yet we’re so easily offended. Can an animal go to the refrigerator and make a sandwich when hungry? No. Humans can. Can an animal escape the heat, cold, flies, ants, mosquitoes, and be adequately rested and rejuvenated? No. Humans can. We know the outcome. So, the horse is property….get over it…do something! Why do you let a few words scare you. Bad people laugh at us everyday, and keep doing exactly as they wish. We got into this thing legally…was it a bond referendum? We can get out of it legally! Is there a horse alive today that won’t be tomorrow? Yes. We know the outcome.

  11. This man should be punished for doping horses, I mean really punished. Punished so much that he wouldn’t be able to ever dope another racehorse, EVER! Dispicable people!

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