According to a Daily Racing Form report, 2015 top Gulfstream Park trainer Kirk Ziadie may not be able to continue training in Florida this summer because of a license issue.
Per an email to the Paulick Report from the Florida Division of Parimutuel Wagering, Ziadie applied for a license May 29 of this year, and the division has 90 days to review the request–the trouble is, his current license expires before that grace period is up.
“Pursuant to section 550.105, Florida Statute, Kirk Ziadie's license is set to meet the statutory maximum allowance of three years and expires June 30, 2015,” said Chelsea Eagle, spokeswoman for the division.
A section of Florida law allows the division to deny license to an applicant that has had past rule violations. Ziadie had five positives for clenbuterol in 2013 and has nine more pending, according to the Form, all of which he is contesting based on procedural issues with the blood sample collections.
An attorney for Ziadie alleged that the trainer was being singled out for refusing to settle the latest clenbuterol overages, as other trainers with clenbuterol violations have had no difficulty getting their licenses renewed.
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