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Baeza: I Never Indicated Evidence Was Planted In Dutrow Case

A little more than a week after a letter alleging evidence was planted in the case of long-suspended trainer Rick Dutrow came to light, New York officials say those allegations are false. A letter from now-retired state steward Stephen Lewandowski to the New York State Gaming Commission alleged that Braulio Baeza, who replaced Lewandowski, told […]

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Retired Steward’s Letter To New York Gaming Commission Raises New Questions In Dutrow Suspension

A retired state steward in New York has written an explosive letter to his former employer at the State Gaming Commission alleging that the 10-year suspension of Rick Dutrow was based largely on incriminating evidence that may have been planted in a desk drawer inside the trainer’s office at Aqueduct by a state investigator. John […]

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Commentary: Anabolic Steroids And Lasix – More Similarities Than You May Think

I believe that for many horsemen, administering performance-enhancing drugs to our horses — if they can get away with it — is based on the sad fact of trying to stay competitive at all cost. For those of you who have already begun to do a slow burn just reading this — stay with me. […]

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Tweets Indicate Rick Dutrow Will Be Racing Consultant For New Saudi Owner

Just under six years into his ten-year suspension in New York, longtime trainer Rick Dutrow is reportedly embarking on a new career in Saudi Arabia. According to numerous tweets from Saudi owners and racing affiliates this week, Dutrow will serve as racing consultant to new owner Abdulrahman Fahad M Albawardi. According to reports from The […]

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New York Commission Describes Reasons For Not Reopening Dutrow Case

The New York State Gaming Commission released a 16-page ruling this week detailing its refusal to reopen the case of controversial former trainer Rick Dutrow. Dutrow, whose license was revoked for 10 years in 2011, had applied to have his case reopened and his penalty shortened based upon evidence he argued would have changed the […]

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New York Officials Reject Proposal To Shorten Dutrow’s 10-Year Ban

The New York State Gaming Commission voted 4-2 Monday to dismiss an appeal from supporters of suspended trainer Rick Dutrow, according to the Daily Racing Form. Chairman Barry Sample said commission members met before their meeting on Monday to discuss a request to reconsider the 10-year ban from racing Dutrow has been serving since 2013. […]

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Pricci To Cuomo: ‘Just, Fair And Compassionate’ New York Would Give Dutrow Second Chance

John Pricci, executive editor of HorseraceInsider.com, has written an open letter to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, asking that the state’s Gaming Commission review and reconsider the 10-year suspension handed down to trainer Rick Dutrow by the regulatory agency’s predecessor, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, in 2011. Pricci writes that the Gaming […]

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Dutrow To Racing Community: If Given A Second Chance, I Won’t Let You Down

Kentucky Derby and Preakness-winning trainer Rick Dutrow has written an open letter to members of the Thoroughbred community, communicating his hope that the New York State Gaming Commission will reconsider the 10-year suspension he received in 2011 for an accumulation of rules violations from the regulatory board’s predecessor, the New York State Racing and Wagering […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA’s Loyalty Program: Time’s Up?

Trainer Dale Romans has launched a campaign to have fellow horseman Rick Dutrow’s 10-year suspension from the sport cut short for time served. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the Kentucky Derby-winning trainer’s record and defense for being allowed back into the game. They also weigh in on […]

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