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Dutrow Suspension Upheld

The New York State Court of Appeals on January 8, 2013 determined to uphold the 10 year suspension of trainer Rick Dutrow. The suspension plus a $50,000 fine will go into effect immediately upon service of the suspension order. The Dutrow Case has been fully discussed here. In my view, this means when a licensee … Continue reading »

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Governor Cuomo announces selections for the NYRA reorganization Board

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his selections to the New York Racing Association (NYRA) reorganization board on Thursday afternoon. The Daily Racing Form has published the names of the appointed board members as well as the prospective NYRA board appointees. Reviewing the governmental appointees, it appears the selections made are solid credentialed executives with leadership abilities. … Continue reading »

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Opening Day at Saratoga

My 35th consecutive opening day brings back lots of memories for me. It is a time for me to reflect and to represent the memory of my parents who loved this place so very much. This is a life lesson essay, not legal but personal. When in Saratoga, I follow certain rituals that they both … Continue reading »

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And I’m Off….

On Wednesday I will be leaving Syracuse and packing my files and clothes for my annual pilgrimage to Saratoga. It is hard to believe that this will be the 35th consecutive year I have been spending time at the Spa. I look forward to this week every year like a child looks forward to Christmas … Continue reading »

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