Illegal Horse Racing Near Guymon

Guymon, OK

Nine people sit in the Texas County jail this afternoon charged with running an illegal horse racing operation.

Around 7:30pm Sunday night, over 50 officers from various jurisdictions,  including the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement, broke up the ring north of Guymon.

As part of Operation Belmont Stakes, officers detained around 150 people.

The nine arrested include the track owner, jockey's, horse owners, and those involved in the operation of the track.

Officers also took 19 horses, and various vehicles, horse trailers, cash, electronic equipment, and racing equipment from the scene