Tomorrow (Wed 1/16) Dutrow's lawyer will seek federal court action. Either they agree to grant a stay on the NY Court ruling or it's all over. NYSW&B has said Thursday will commence his 10-year ban unless a Federal stay is granted.
It's rare that the federal courts would take such an action so I'll give it 3/5 odds Dutrow will be done come Thursday morning.Quote:
The New York Attorney General’s office represents the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, a state agency.
Michele Hook, deputy press secretary of the New York Attorney General’s office, said Tuesday that the board has informed the attorney general’s office “to oppose any application for a stay” in federal court.
If the suspension is enforced Thursday, Dutrow’s horse will be scratched, and the 60 horses under his care will need to be transferred out of his barn in order to be eligible to run again. In New York, stewards have the power to review those transfers.