OMAHA, Neb. – A veterinarian will be in court next week to face accusations he injected horses with vodka to calm their nerves before races at Fonner Park in Grand Island.
In a story first reported by the Omaha World-Herald, Stewart denied any wrongdoing. He didn't immediately return a message from The Associated Press seeking comment. A person who answered the phone at his Grand Island clinic said Stewart was in surgery Friday morning.
Stewart is alleged to have administered vodka to horses in 2005 — before the fourth race Feb. 20, the sixth race Feb. 27, the fifth race March 11 and the ninth race April 9.