Shelbyville, TN – When you thought maybe, just maybe, they would stop shooting themselves in the foot, they go and do it again.
Take look at the 75th Annual Diamond Anniversary Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration on August 31, 2013, STAKE NIGHT, and lo and behold what do we have:
Last year the CELEBRATION made a big deal of throwing Jackie under the bus.
CELEBRATION DOYLE MEADOWS SAYS “WE IN NO WAY WANT HIM ASSOCIATED WITH OUR SHOW”
THE TRUTH is Jackie McConnell was a Hall of Fame Tennessee Walking Horse Trainer, and his customers paid LOTS of money to fuel Herr Howard’s CASHCOW
And when Herr Howard went back to his hometown of Chattanooga and pranced and danced on the steps of the U. S. Federal Courthouse in front of media on May 22, 2012 after Jackie McConnell pled guilty. Howard told Duane Gang, Tennessean reporter – some people will always find a way to break the law “” “Why did Roger Clemens take drugs?” he asked “” but the celebration is working to put stricter rules in place in time for the Aug. 22 to Sept. 1 event”.
What Howard said was basically horse poop. He badly needed Purple Strategies to package him up for that appearance – better yet, take his keys away from him so he couldn’t drive down to Chattanooga and try to spin the deal.
Rarely, does “Herr” Howard ever come out from behind the the curtain.
He did do so on May 22, 2012.
The truth is David L. Howard has known for years that trainers sore/fix horses then steward them to pass inspection.
What Jackie McConnell got caught doing was “business as usual”.
David L. Howard has become an extremely wealthy man by milking the “Big Lick” CASHCOW of the Tennessee Walking Horse Racket.