Derby-Winning Trainer Dutrow Endures Racing Exile

by | 05.03.2014 | 12:35pm

Six years ago, Rick Dutrow's Big Brown rolled to victory in the Kentucky Derby as the heavy favorite. But less than half a decade after that triumph, the trainer found himself suspended from the sport for ten years, serving time for drug violations.

In an exclusive interview with NBC News, Dutrow insisted his innocence. “I've never cheated to win a race in my life,” he said.

A successful yet controversial racing figure with a lot of major stakes wins under his belt, Dutrow is determined to set the record straight on the accusations levied against him. He claims that he has been targeted by racing authorities for “making truthful but embarrassing comments” about various things regarding the industry and his own past.

Read more at NBC News

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