Dutrow’s suspension to begin today
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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