According to the Tampa Bay Times, Florida racing authorities found cocaine in five dogs from a St. Petersburg kennel owned by Malcolm McAllister, a man who that a Debry Lane executive once called a "wonderful patriarch of the industry."
In a written statement, McAllister claims that "it was not me," and that one of his helpers must have administered the drug.
From the Times:
"One of these undesirables had to have either dropped or administered the 'cocaine,' " he wrote. His only plea, he said, "is that it was not me."The dogs that tested positive for blow were P Kay Sweetmissy, Flying Tidalwave, Roc A By Sevenup, Kiowa Wellington, and Flying Microsoft.
In case you weren't aware, the state of Florida prohibits the use of cocaine in dog racing.