Dutrow horses formally transferred to other trainers
The Daily Racing Form’s David Grening is reporting that suspended trainer Rick Dutrow has formally transferred his horses into the care of others in Florida and New York. In New York, Wesley Ward took over about 42 horses, while six others owned by Paul Pompa moved to different barns, including that of Rudy Rodriguez. In Florida, Michelle Nevin, former assistant and girlfriend of Dutrow, passed her trainer’s test Wednesday according to Gulfstream management, and has been given 20 stalls at the track. Multiple graded stakes winner Teaks North is among the horses now in Nevin’s care.
The suspension order states that Dutrow is banned from “any arrangements made to care for, train, enter, race, invoice, collect fees or payments, manage funds, employ or insure workers, provide advice or information, or otherwise assist with any aspect of training of the horse.”