Controversial thoroughbred trainer Rick Dutrow has been slapped with a 10-year ban from racing at New York racetracks
The New York Racing and Wagering Board announced it decision, which will go into effect October 18, according to a report by the New York Daily News.
In addition to the lengthy ban, Dutrow has been fined $50,000. He is also barred from any of the state's racetracks.
The NYSRWB decision has come months after a three-day meeting with Dutrow took place this past summer. The meeting had come after yet another serious infraction by the controversial and highly successful conditioner, who has had in the vicinity of 70 rule infractions in his training career. His last major violation, which came last November, was related to the finding of syringes in his barn
Earlier this year, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission denied Dutrow a license to train horses in the state.
National Thoroughbred Racing Association President and CEO Alex Waldrop commented on the ruling afterward, saying, “Today’s ruling by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board in the case of Rick Dutrow is a clear indicator that regulators will not tolerate a pattern of disregard for the rules of racing by a licensee. Integrity is an indispensable part of thoroughbred racing, and all participants must abide by this principle in order to retain the privilege of participation.”