Dutrow’s suspension to begin today

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Thursday marks ‘D-Day’ for Rick Dutrow Jr., as the embattled trainer is set to begin serving a 10-year suspension of his license.

According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, Dutrow’s attorneys had been expected to file a request for an injunction in federal court seeking a stay in the suspension, but that did not happen. It was unclear why Mitchell Elman, Dutrow’s attorney, did not file the request.

Dutrow indicated to the DRF that he had ‘new evidence’ that would help him in his fight, although he didn’t elaborate as to what that evidence was.

“I’m going to keep fighting,” Dutrow told a reporter for the DRF. Dutrow then compared his situation to that of New York Yankees starter Alex Rodriguez – “It’s just like A-Rod. Some people love him, some people hate him, some people don’t care. It’s been like that all my life. A lot of people like me, a lot of people don’t. A lot of people don’t care.”

“If you would ask my horses, all of them love me, all of them. That’s why I’m here – for the horses.”

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  • Rebaf2000

    How will Dutrow handle his 10 year suspension???
    A. He will just simply ignore and keep on training as usual. NYRA will not know how to handle this and will take another year to develop a plan to get him out the training business.
    B. Will wait for PVal to get his new knee replacement done and then come back as drug free team.
    C. Will move operation to Ruidoso Downs where his operation will look clean in comparison to current trainers.
    D. Will quit horse training completely and work with Lance Armstrong on developing new performance enhancing drugs.
    E. Will team up with Biancone to develop new line of energy drinks
    F. Will open micro brewery with Desormeaux
    G. Will travel the world with Albarado doing anger management and spousal abuse seminars.

    • Oscetra

      He will start up a daycare chain specializing in endurance training for children…

    • JT

      H. Will be featured on late night infomercials pushing legal services to the poor.
      I.  Will sell pencils out of a golf cart at the entrance to Aqueduct and Belmont.
      J.  Will become a waiter at Siro’s during the SPA meet.

    • Tannerracestable

      That’s some good writing!

  • Rebaf2000

    How will Dutrow handle his 10 year suspension???
    A. He will just simply ignore and keep on training as usual. NYRA will not know how to handle this and will take another year to develop a plan to get him out the training business.
    B. Will wait for PVal to get his new knee replacement done and then come back as drug free team.
    C. Will move operation to Ruidoso Downs where his operation will look clean in comparison to current trainers.
    D. Will quit horse training completely and work with Lance Armstrong on developing new performance enhancing drugs.
    E. Will team up with Biancone to develop new line of energy drinks
    F. Will open micro brewery with Desormeaux
    G. Will travel the world with Albarado doing anger management and spousal abuse seminars.

  • Oscetra

    He will start up a daycare chain specializing in endurance training for children…

  • Anne

      I do not feel that Rick Dutrow is only one using enhancing drugs or other methods to win races. Not one other trainer has come forward in his defense or in condoning his suspension. They know they can’t say a word. How can they when, they too, are as guilty as he is. They just keep a tidy ship where he was careless. One assitant trainer once said to us after a tough loss,”Chemical warefare today in racing and we aren’t using any.”
      It needs to stop. We don’t need a poster boy, we need consistent drug enforcement at all tracks and better enhancement testing. Consistency… People know who the cheaters are but because some are large operations, tracks do not want to lose their business. Therefore, they are overlooked. Maybe this is a start, if he is actually guilty (considering his new, said, foundings) and all other findings that would make him not guilty are forth coming.

    • http://www.facebook.com/savestallions1 Mary Adkins-Matthews

      I agree Dutrow is certainly not even close to being one of the worse ones out there but yet he has had a big target on his back that IMHO is due to his bad azz attitude. Sadly he has some really really nice horses that are well cared for and yet he can’t seem to shut up and follow the rules 

      • KYRACINGMAN

        HIS ATTITUDE DID HIM IN——–RULES DO APPLY TO HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Larry Burnett50

      Confucious say “Trainer who carry syringes in shirt pocket should also wear dunce hat”.

  • Anne

      I do not feel that Rick Dutrow is only one using enhancing drugs or other methods to win races. Not one other trainer has come forward in his defense or in condoning his suspension. They know they can’t say a word. How can they when, they too, are as guilty as he is. They just keep a tidy ship where he was careless. One assitant trainer once said to us after a tough loss,”Chemical warefare today in racing and we aren’t using any.”
      It needs to stop. We don’t need a poster boy, we need consistent drug enforcement at all tracks and better enhancement testing. Consistency… People know who the cheaters are but because some are large operations, tracks do not want to lose their business. Therefore, they are overlooked. Maybe this is a start, if he is actually guilty (considering his new, said, foundings) and all other findings that would make him not guilty are forth coming.

  • JT

    H. Will be featured on late night infomercials pushing legal services to the poor.
    I.  Will sell pencils out of a golf cart at the entrance to Aqueduct and Belmont.
    J.  Will become a waiter at Siro’s during the SPA meet.

  • Holtzmana

    With his acknowledged expertise, his best bet is to start his own consulting company – perhaps called PED Consulting. He could consult with state regulators and other government officials who want to clean up racing’s current drug era. For example in a companion piece, New Mexico is planning on spending $750,000 to clean up its racing. A slice of that could get his consulting company launched. Success with that intiative should lead to broadening the base of his consulting business for other states.

    Another market segment would be owners and trainers who want to learn the ‘tricks of the trade’ for their own purpose. Here too, his expertise would be well respected.

    And then there’s the vast human sports market waiting in the wings.

    • JT

      The only problem with this is that he is still in denial.

  • Holtzmana

    With his acknowledged expertise, his best bet is to start his own consulting company – perhaps called PED Consulting. He could consult with state regulators and other government officials who want to clean up racing’s current drug era. For example in a companion piece, New Mexico is planning on spending $750,000 to clean up its racing. A slice of that could get his consulting company launched. Success with that intiative should lead to broadening the base of his consulting business for other states.

    Another market segment would be owners and trainers who want to learn the ‘tricks of the trade’ for their own purpose. Here too, his expertise would be well respected.

    And then there’s the vast human sports market waiting in the wings.

  • JT

    The only problem with this is that he is still in denial.

  • http://www.facebook.com/savestallions1 Mary Adkins-Matthews

    I agree Dutrow is certainly not even close to being one of the worse ones out there but yet he has had a big target on his back that IMHO is due to his bad azz attitude. Sadly he has some really really nice horses that are well cared for and yet he can’t seem to shut up and follow the rules 

  • Larry Burnett50

    Confucious say “Trainer who carry syringes in shirt pocket should also wear dunce hat”.

  • Sue M. Chapman

    Dutrow’s suspension has begun.  The horses were being disbursed this AM.  Ward got some.  More later.

    • Shanjer

      Its such a shame the Horses are the ones that will suffer NOBODY, NOBODY ,NOBODY TAKES AS GOOD CARE OF THE HORSES LIKE Babe  does
      he is the BEST the horses will miss him as much as he will miss them GOOD LUCK BABE

      • tfly

        Wouldn’t a good caregiver care about the long term health of the horses?  Just a comment- a lot of these ‘super’ trainers are indeed good horsepeople.  That really has nothing to do with violating the rules of racing.

      • Mcreschke

        They won’t miss be milkshaked.

  • Sue M. Chapman

    Dutrow’s suspension has begun.  The horses were being disbursed this AM.  Ward got some.  More later.

  • Shanjer

    Its such a shame the Horses are the ones that will suffer NOBODY, NOBODY ,NOBODY TAKES AS GOOD CARE OF THE HORSES LIKE Babe  does
    he is the BEST the horses will miss him as much as he will miss them GOOD LUCK BABE

  • tfly

    Wouldn’t a good caregiver care about the long term health of the horses?  Just a comment- a lot of these ‘super’ trainers are indeed good horsepeople.  That really has nothing to do with violating the rules of racing.

  • Tannerracestable

    That’s some good writing!

  • Thelibrarian

    OK…So now what? This should  be the beginning….not the end. Do you really want to see the sport cleaned up? Or just the appearance of it being cleaned up? NO reinvention of the wheel necessary….follow that bicycle!

  • Thelibrarian

    OK…So now what? This should  be the beginning….not the end. Do you really want to see the sport cleaned up? Or just the appearance of it being cleaned up? NO reinvention of the wheel necessary….follow that bicycle!

  • Mcreschke

    They won’t miss be milkshaked.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashley.paulson1 Ashley Gay

    So don’t laugh but can he train in another states and tracks, or this for all of the us, what about Woodbine can he go there>

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashley.paulson1 Ashley Gay

    So don’t laugh but can he train in another states and tracks, or this for all of the us, what about Woodbine can he go there>

  • KYRACINGMAN

    HIS ATTITUDE DID HIM IN——–RULES DO APPLY TO HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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