Court bans thoroughbred trainer for ten years
Rick Dutrow Jr.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Kentucky Derby-winning thoroughbred trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. will be banned from the horse racing for the next ten years.
Dutrow's license was revoked by the New York Racing and Wagering Board in October, though he has been working under a court-ordered stay. On Thursday, the court upheld the horse trainer's ten year ban.
The racing board said Dutrow violated the rules by using syringes containing a painkiller, and that they found a painkiller in the urine of his horse Fastus Cactus back in November of 2010 when it won at Aqueduct Racetrack. They also said they found a sedative in Dutrow's desk.
Dutrow faces $50,000 in fines.