When Rick Dutrow went to appeal his latest suspension, he never
thought he’d get dragged into the drama that has unfolded in the past
Dutrow was originally suspended for 90 days for a positive drug test,
found after Fastus Cactus won a race at Aqueduct last fall, and for
possession of hypodermic needles found in his barn. The positive drug
test is a 60 day offense, while the needles found in his barn added
another 30 days.
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board received a letter from
Racing Commissioners International President, Ed Martin, on February 17
requesting a formal review of Dutrow’s license to find a reason as to
why it should be given back to the trainer.