03/14/2015 12:32PM

Dutrow goes for appeal in federal court Monday

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Trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. will be back in federal court Monday in Manhattan in a last-ditch effort to have his appeal of a 10-year banishment handed him by New York racing regulators heard.

Dutrow will appear before Judge Robert A. Katzmann, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second District, seeking to have a suit he filed in Feb. 2013 against the New York State Gaming Commission (formerly the New York State Racing and Wagering Board) and the Association of Racing Commissioners International heard.

Last July, Judge Sandra Townes of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District dismissed Dutrow’s suit, contending that Dutrow did not have cause to argue his case in a matter that had already been decided by state courts.

In Oct. 2011, the then New York State Racing and Wagering Board announced it had banned Dutrow for 10 years and fined him $50,000 for a history of rules violations that included a medication violation and the finding of three unlabeled syringes containing an illegal drug in his barn in Nov. 2010.

Dutrow exhausted all his appeals over the next 15 months and began serving his suspension on Jan. 17, 2013.

Dutrow’s attorney Mitch Elman will have 10 minutes to give his oral arguments while attorneys for the Gaming Commission and ARCI will have five minutes of rebuttal.

Asked if this is Dutrow’s last opportunity to have his case heard, Elman, said, “Pretty much, man.”

Dutrow is best known as the trainer of Big Brown, winner of the 2008 Kentucky Derby and Preakness, and Saint Liam, the 2005 Horse of the Year.

Nathan More than 1 year ago
Don't need rick. Bet nevin. Same thing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of cry babys in NYRA they got pissed because he made them look so bad .He would claim a horse and the next time it ran it brought home a check He knew the business . No body wants to give him credit for his success.
Jock More than 1 year ago
A cheater is a cheater and deserves what he gets when he is caught. I don't feel sorry for them at all.
william More than 1 year ago
I hope he wins his case.
mike More than 1 year ago
You hero has no shot.
Rick Cook More than 1 year ago
rick dutrow takes better care of his horses than any trainer. his horses always look fantastic in the paddock. give the guy back his license
Arjay More than 1 year ago
his dad must be crying somewhere
Salvatore Agro More than 1 year ago
In response to Red Dog, DRF and other sites always play word games w/ these articles. Its because they are tacitly in sympathy w/ the cheaters but dont want to be seen in that light.
Red Dog More than 1 year ago
Why does the illegal drug used have no name? AN illegal drug /ped passed over a 100 lab test at Pen National without being detected also had no name. Can anyone drop a dime. " the finding of three unlabeled syringes containing an illegal drug in his barn in Nov. 2010."
Edward More than 1 year ago
Xylazine
Edward More than 1 year ago
It's actually against the law, not just illegal in horse racing, for anyone other than a veterinarian to be in possession or administer the drug.