06/24/2016 10:57AM

Lynch allowed to train at Woodbine after failed drug test in New York


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Trainer Brian Lynch, who had to surrender his New York license on June 8 after failing a drug test for marijuana, will continue to be allowed to train at Woodbine, according to steward Fenton Platts.

“He’s never been suspended by the New York Racing Association and [New York State] Gaming Commission,” Platts said. “There’s never been a ruling issued. They’re holding it in-house. I spoke to the stewards there last week, and there will not be a ruling issued. If there’s no suspension, there’s no reason for his owners to be penalized, and we are not going to suspend his license at this point in time.”

Some of Lynch’s Belmont runners have been running in the name of assistant Erin Cotterill.

Lynch won the 2015 Queen’s Plate with Shaman Ghost. He could be represented in this year’s Queen’s Plate on July 3 with Hammers Vision.

Lynch has also run two horses at Monmouth Park since turning in his New York license.