02/09/2015 1:57PM

Report: Tampa trainer arrested


OLDSMAR, Fla. - Kenneth Wirth, a trainer who has raced a stable at Tampa Bay Downs since 1996, was arrested Feb. 1 and accused of maliciously stalking jockey Oriana Rossi, according to a report from the Tampa Bay Times.

The report said that according to an arrest affidavit, Wirth, 57, admitted to harassing Rossi, 32, who has ridden a number of horses for the trainer. According to the Times , Rossi reported she had been receiving vulgar text messages from various phone numbers.

The report said that Rossi found condoms and pornographic flyers with her name and address on her car.

Wirth was released on $25,000 bail.

This meeting Wirth has 3 wins from 10 starts. Rossi has 3 wins from 36 mounts at the meeting. One of those wins came aboard a horse trained by Wirth.