Richard Dutrow Jr., the embattled trainer, said Tuesday that he
intended to go to federal court in New York on Wednesday to seek an
injunction that would prevent the New York State Racing and Wagering
Board from enforcing a 10-year suspension beginning Thursday.
In a brief text message in response to a reporter’s question Tuesday
of when he intended to seek the injunction, Dutrow said “tomorrow.” The
attorney said to be representing Dutrow, Mitchell C. Elman, did not
return a phone call Tuesday.
Also on Tuesday, New York Attorney General’s office officials
confirmed that Dutrow’s 10-year suspension was to begin Thursday,
barring a decision by the federal court Wednesday to grant Dutrow a
stay. The attorney general’s office represents the New York State Racing
and Wagering Board, a state agency.