08/07/2013 12:53PM

Delaware Park: Suspended trainer Roberson appears before stewards


Donald Roberson, a Delaware trainer who was suspended as of July 17 following a search of his barn, appeared before the Delaware Park stewards Tuesday for a hearing into the results of the search, according to Delaware officials and his legal counsel.

The stewards have yet to issue a ruling as a result of the hearing but are expected to do so by the end of the week, according to John Wayne, executive director of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission. Wayne declined to comment on details of the hearing.

Alan Pincus, a Nevada-based attorney who appeared with Roberson at the hearing, also declined to comment, saying he would not issue any statement until the stewards rule on the case.

Roberson, who had 3 wins from 24 starts at the current Delaware Park meet, was suspended after the July 13 search turned up loaded syringes in his barn, a prohibition of racing rules. The syringes were confiscated and sent to a drug-testing laboratory, officials said.