Gill Withdraws Suit Against Penn National Jockeys Due to Cost
U.S. Middle District Senior Judge Sylvia Rambo granted owner Michael Gill permission to withdraw from a lawsuit against 31 Penn National Race Course jockeys on Wednesday. Gill said he couldn’t find affordable representation after falling out with former lawyer Alan Pincus late last year.
The Penn National jockeys refused to ride Gill’s horses following a crash at the track that involved a Gill horse and several other riders. Jockeys accused the owner of using performance-enhancing substances that endangered riders and their mounts. Gill and trainer Anthony Adamo were ejected from the track by officials.
Gill said that the riders’ claims were unfounded, and also brought a suit (which was later dismissed) against the racing commission over his ejection. Adamo is still pursuing the lawsuit against the jockeys.
“I brought this case to clear my name and reputation and to expose the truth, and it was not to bankrupt or financially ruin any of the jockeys,” Gill told Penn Live.
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