ORC Rules On LaPointe And St. Pierre

Published: February 27, 2009 04:21 pm EST

The Ontario Racing Commission has released its rulings on appeals filed by Stephane LaPointe and Johanne St. Pierre


LaPointe and St. Pierre appeal to the Commission from Judges’ Rulings SB 37739 and SB 37284, dated September 21, 2008.

On February 25, 2009, a panel of the commission consisting of chair Rod Seiling, commissioners Brenda Walker and Pam Frostad, convened to hear the appeal.

Luisa Ritacca appeared as counsel for the administration. The licensees were not present and were not represented by counsel.

Upon hearing the evidence presented by the administration and upon reviewing the written submissions filed, the Ontario Racing Commission denies the appeals.

The licensees are each fully suspended for 15 days and fined $1,000. Further, the licensees are ordered to pay costs in the amount of $1,500.00 (collectively) on the basis that the appeals brought were frivolous. The panel’s reasons for decision can be viewed by clicking here.

(With files from the ORC)