Texas Racing Commission: Jockey accused of shocking horse did it before

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- There's a surprising twist in the case of a jockey suspected of carrying a shock device at Sam Houston Race Park.

According to newly filed documents, the Texas Racing Commission alleges Roman Chapa carried a similar shock device in the same race a year earlier as well.

It is the second alleged violation of racing rules forbidding shock devices that could both hurt a horse and make it run faster.

The racing commission would not say how the alleged infraction was detected.

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