According to a report from Le Parisien newspaper, the trio, along with Charley Rossi’s wife, jockey Jessica Marcialis, were part of a larger group to be taken into police custody as part of an ongoing investigation into equine doping allegations.
Cedric Rossi has had a memorable campaign on the track this year, marked by Sealiway’s success in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot in October.
Sealiway was previously coached by Frédéric Rossi, for whom he won the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère and finished second in the French Derby, before joining his nephew mid-season.
A press release from France Galop states: “France Galop is closely following the latest developments in the ongoing investigations, which were made public today. At this point, France Galop is not commenting.
“As part of its public service mission, France Galop is responsible for ensuring the regularity of races and, in this context, it cooperates closely and permanently with the Central Directorate of Races and Games of the National Police.
“The fight against doping is an absolute priority for the racing industry, which devotes an annual budget of 10 million euros to it. The horse racing industry carries out nearly 30,000 doping controls per year, many of them unannounced, in racing, but also on horses in training, horses coming out of training and at studs. ”