06/28/2013 6:03PM

Woodbine: Lynch ban lifted


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Trainer Brian Lynch can return to his barn at Woodbine on Saturday after the Ontario Racing Commission lifted a suspension that it had imposed while conducting its own investigation into an incident in a Woodbine parking lot on May 24.

Lynch allegedly had been involved in a confrontation with jockey Sunny Singh, and was arrested here the following day by Toronto police and charged with uttering death threats and unsafe operation of a motor vehicle.

Lynch also had been prohibited from being within 500 meters of Woodbine and within 500 metres of Singh but those restrictions were lifted when he appeared in York Region Court last Tuesday.

Both Lynch and Singh met with the stewards on Friday and both were fined $100 for engaging in a verbal dispute on the occasion in question.

Lynch will still have to return to court to deal with the police charges.