A New York appeals court has unanimously upheld the revocation of
trainer Rick Dutrow's license by state racing regulators—a major setback
for the colorful trainer's ability to keep working in the state.
Just a day before the opening of the Saratoga summer meet, the
Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court said July 19 the
state Racing and Wagering Board's revocation of Dutrow's license was
legally justified and based on a claim that he had "engaged in conduct
that was improper and inconsistent with the public interest and the best
interests of racing."
Dutrow's license last year was revoked-though regulators said he
could re-apply in 10 years-and fined $50,000 for what officials said was
a pattern of abuse involving various rules violations.