Ten Year Suspension of Trainer Richard Dutrow, Jr. Upheld by New York Appellate Court

By The Editorial Team

Today a mid-level New York appellate court unanimously upheld a 10 year suspension and $50,000 fine of thoroughbred horse racing trainer Richard Dutrow, Jr., previously levied by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board (view decision). The penalty was based on a violation of the rule prohibiting licensed trainers from possessing hypodermic needles at race tracks (see, 9 NYCRR 4012.1[a]) and a positive test for the drug butorphanol within 96 hours of racing (see, 9 NYCRR 4043.2 [g]).

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